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Where to Watch the Las Vegas 4th of July Fireworks 2021

Condé Nast Traveler logo Condé Nast Traveler 7/4/2021 Juliana Shallcross
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If you're hoping to see Las Vegas 4th of July fireworks this year, you're in luck: The coronavirus pandemic isn’t exactly over, but in Las Vegas it feels like it could be. Since June 1, the city has largely returned to pre-pandemic life; social distancing, capacity limits, and mask requirements have been lifted for vaccinated people. (For those not vaccinated, masks are encouraged; on public transit and in ride-shares masks are still required, however.)

Casinos and sidewalks are crowded again with gamblers, restaurant-goers, and tourists. Pool parties, live-music concerts, theatrical shows, and other major Vegas events are resuming, too, including 2021 Independence Day festivities.

After last summer’s subdued fireworks show, Las Vegas will once again light up its neon playground this year with several displays around The Strip. While 2020’s events were limited and in-person attendance was discouraged, this year’s fireworks shows will stretch out over a few days, starting on July 1, with many ways for visitors to catch them outside. Here’s where to see Las Vegas 4th of July fireworks light up the sky this year.

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On The Strip

The main Las Vegas 4th of July event will occur at 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. A coordinated fireworks show designed by Grucci, the Guinness World Record holder for largest fireworks display, will launch from the rooftops of the ARIA Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace Las Vegas, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, The STRAT Hotel Casino & Skypod, The Venetian Las Vegas, Treasure Island Las Vegas, and the newly opened Resorts World Las Vegas. (Hotels on the south end of The Strip, such as MGM Grand and Virgin Las Vegas, are too close to the airport to participate.)

The STRAT Hotel will also be opening up its SKYPOD tower, the highest free-standing observation deck in the U.S. at 1,149-feet, for special nighttime entry to watch the fireworks. Tickets start at $40 per person, with the tower open from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

If you’re staying anywhere in Las Vegas proper, whether downtown or on The Strip, you’ll be able to see the fireworks extravaganza. Unfortunately, dining reservations at restaurants with great strip views like the Mayfair Supper Club at Bellagio Hotel & Casino, the Skybar at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, Skyfall Lounge at Delano Las Vegas, and The Eiffel Tower Restaurant at Paris Las Vegas book up well in advance. One tip for next year's fireworks show: Book your table months in advance.

At the Plaza Hotel & Casino

Celebrating its 50th year, this downtown favorite is holding fireworks shows nightly, July 2 to 5, at 10 p.m. from its rooftops. Hotel guests who book the VIP Independence Weekend room package can get even closer to the show at the private rooftop pool party, held every night of the fireworks.

Off the Strip

Station Casinos is celebrating its 45th anniversary on July 1 with (what else) a fireworks show from Palace Station at 9 p.m. More fireworks will be set off on July 4 at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa and the Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa and Casino at 9 p.m.

From a helicopter tour

Air tour operator Maverick Helicopters is offering a special Stars and Stripes flight over the Las Vegas Valley on July 4 for those who want a different view of the festivities. Departing at 8 p.m., the 20-minute flight will soar over the iconic casinos on The Strip before landing in a secluded desert lookout where guests can enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres and catch the Red Rock Resort Casino’s fireworks at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $449 per person.

At Las Vegas Ballpark

Las Vegas’ minor league baseball team, the Las Vegas Aviators, is even getting in on the action by hosting its first-ever “Fireworks Extravaganza” for the holiday. The shows will take place at the Las Vegas Ballpark on July 2 and 3, and are scheduled to begin immediately after 7 p.m. night games against the Sacramento River Cats.


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