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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in Las Vegas

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The Fourth of July is almost upon us, and Las Vegas is gearing up for another festive Independence Day celebration. From Las Vegas to Henderson, there will be no shortage of brilliant fireworks displays this July 4th weekend—or of great vantage points to watch them.

Fourth of July Fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip

This year (2024), Caesars Palace takes center stage with a show that starts at 9:00 p.m. The best part? You don’t have to be right at Caesars to enjoy the view. Many spots along the Strip offer fantastic vantage points. We’ve listed some of our favorites below!

The STRAT Tower

As the tallest building in the city, making your way to The STRAT for Fourth of July fireworks in Las Vegas is a no-brainer. For a unique vantage point, consider paying a visit to its newly remodeled observation deck, where you’ll get a bird’s-eye view from the 360 degree windows. The STRAT is on the north end of the Strip, so you’ll have a good chance of catching the rest of the Strip’s fireworks shows from here, too. The entire tower will also be illuminated in red, white, and blue starting at dusk. Purchase tickets in advance online. 

High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ

The views from the High Roller are stellar 365 days a year, but the experience is even better on Independence Day. Take a ride on this enclosed observation wheel (currently the tallest Ferris wheel operating on the planet) to soar more than 550 feet above the center of the Las Vegas Strip for an amazing view of fireworks on the Strip and beyond. You can even enjoy a cocktail or two by booking one of the 21+ Happy Half Hour cabins. 

Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace

Daybed rentals from $300

Beat the heat by renting a cabana or daybed at the Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis at Caesars Palace. You’ll have your choice of seven pool areas and a spectacular view of the evening fireworks from the pool deck. Go swimming, enjoy some lavish sunbathing, play swim-up blackjack, and enjoy tableside food and beverage service to make a day of it. If you’re more the nightclub type, you’ll also probably have a decent view from Omnia.

Foundation Room at the Mandalay Bay

Watch the fireworks show on the Strip from the 63rd floor of the Mandalay Bay at the Foundation Room (inside the House of Blues). From the outdoor patio, you should be able to get a good look at the fireworks blasting off from all seven hotels. Since Mandalay Bay is on the south end of the Strip, you’ll skip the most crowded part of the city, but still get to enjoy sweeping views and handcrafted cocktails. DJ Greg Lopez will also be spinning in the lounge to entertain guests on July 4th.

Free Places to Watch 4th of July Fireworks on the Strip

If you want to watch Fourth of July fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip but don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, we’ve got you covered. Note that many of these spots on Las Vegas Boulevard will be very busy. Although it’s not required, you may want to bring a face mask if you are not fully vaccinated (or pick a less crowded locale). 

  • The Purple Zebra at Caesars Palace is a vibrant outdoor daiquiri bar as well as a great spot for watching the fireworks show right in front of the resort. Just get there early, grab yourself a fruity frozen cocktail, and prepare yourself for a big crowd that’s likely to be standing room only.
  • Employees say that the top level of McCarran International Airport parking garage offers an excellent full view of all the firework displays on the Las Vegas Strip and surrounding areas. Of course, this method isn’t completely free unless you manage to get in and out in thirty minutes or less. (Challenge accepted?)
  • The top floor of The Orleans parking garage is also rumored to have surprisingly good views of Fourth of July fireworks on the Strip. Parking is free, and you can always treat yourself to some table games, a nice steak dinner at Alder & Birch, or a cocktail at Bailiwick while you’re here.

Fourth of July Fireworks in Downtown Las Vegas

The Plaza Hotel and Casino will host its annual fireworks show in downtown Las Vegas at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th. Just make sure your view isn’t blocked by the Viva Vision canopy, and you should be able to see this firework show from most parts of the downtown area. You will have three chances to catch a fireworks show, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 10:00 p.m. nightly. For an even better view, book the VIP package for a private rooftop viewing. Main Street Station or the new Circa Resort should be excellent viewing spots as well.

Other Places to Watch Fireworks in the Las Vegas Valley

You don’t have to make the trek to the Strip or downtown Las Vegas to join in the festivities. Check out these other firework displays around town.


  • The City of Henderson will host a Fourth of July event at Heritage Park (350 E. Racetrack Rd.) on July 4th featuring food vendors, games, live performances by Beyond the Arrow and Six One Five Collective, and fireworks display. Entry to the event is free to the public and runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Green Valley Ranch Resort will also be doing fireworks starting at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th. The best viewing spot for this fireworks show will be in the Backyard pool area. Wristbands are available for purchase at the casino gift shop. Also, try nearby Paseo Vista Park for an alternative free place to view the show.
  • M Resort will set off a 15-minute fireworks celebration at its M Pool Deck on July 4th at 9:00 p.m. Tickets may be bought in advance.  


Red Rock Resort is hosting a Spectacular Fireworks Show on July 4, 2024 at 9:00 p.m. Registered hotel guests staying through July 4th will receive complimentary wristbands for up to 4 people. Non-guests may purchase wristbands at the gift shop. Non-guests may also watch for free from the south parking lot.

You can also catch fireworks at the Las Vegas Ballpark on July 2nd and July 3rd after the baseball games between the Las Vegas Aviators and the Oklahoma City. Purchase tickets online.


The City of Las Vegas is hosting a free Independence Day celebration at Buckskin Basin Park at 7:00 p.m. There will be a free fireworks show at the end of the night in addition to a live DJ and food vendors. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own umbrellas for shade, lots of water, and sunblock.

On July 3rd, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway hosts its annual “Night of Fire” with NASCAR short track racing at 5:00 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk. Buy tickets online at

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