Independence Day is on the horizon. Unfortunately, this year the holiday falls near the middle of the week – making it tough to get away. But don’t worry, if you’re unable to come to Las Vegas on Thursday, there will be plenty of patriotic fun continuing through the weekend in celebration of the nation’s 237th birthday. Here’s a list of what’s happening in the city’s nightclubs and bars for those who want to enjoy Fourth of July weekend while drinking, listening to live DJs and getting rowdy with friends.
Daylight Beach Club at Mandalay Bay
Get an early start on the fun with an explosive appearance by DJ Stellar as part of this sprawling pool club’s Eclipse at Daylight music series on July 3.
The Act inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo
Join a bash for a worthy cause. On July 3, this unique nightlife venue from Simon Hammerstein is hosting its Working Stiff Wednesdays event to benefit the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay
Looking for a pre-Fourth of July place to enjoy some music, food and a few cold ones? Join the Blues & Brews cookout on July 3 at this chic sky-high lounge. In addition to barbecue-style favorites, delight in a live performance by the Backwater Blues Band.
Surrender at Encore
A stellar lineup of electronic music talent has been tapped to lead an unforgettable Fourth of July weekend at Surrender. Come see Will.i.am on July 3, Eric Prydz on July 4, Morgan Page on July 5 and Wolfgang Gartner on July 6.
Tryst at Wynn Las Vegas
The launch party for British-American recording artist Nick Hissom’s single “If I Die Young” is being held here on July 4. It coincides with his 21st birthday celebration. Last year, Hissom performed his song “Killin’ Tonight” while touring North America with the electronic dance DJ duo Manufactured Superstars, who will also be at Tryst tonight. On July 5 and 6, party on with DJ Spider and Jermaine Dupri, respectively.
Hakkasan at MGM Grand
Dance the night away to the sounds of Tommy Trash on July 4, Tiësto on July 5, deadmau5 with Bambi on July 6 and Michael Woods on July 7.
Pure at Caesars Palace
You’ll get a bang out of the Fourth of July at this hotspot. Caesars Palace is lighting up the sky above the Strip with a fireworks display that will kick off at 9 p.m. Guests of Pure’s Red, White & Boom! party will have a front row seat from the Strip-facing patio. On July 6, New Kids on the Block will host an evening at the nightclub that is guaranteed to be a blast.
Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan
Listen to sultry music on what’s sure to be a sweltering July 4th evening. As part of the resort’s Set Your Life to Music summer concert series, Twin Shadow (aka George Lewis Jr.) and Leftover Cuties will appear on the outdoor stage.
Sway Pool Lounge at Silverton
Spend a lazy afternoon/early evening on July 4 at this poolside oasis for a Fourth of July edition of their popular “Party Like It’s $19.99!” concert series. Tommy Rocker will play classic rock and beach tunes while you float in the water. Doors open at 2 p.m., with the music beginning at 4 p.m. The admission cost is $19.99 with two drinks or $15 without drinks.
Gilley’s Saloon and Dance Hall at Treasure Island
This uproarious country bar will be holding its Thirsty Thursday Ladies Night on July 4. Sam Riddle, known for his sultry voice and amazing piano playing, will also take the stage by storm tonight.
Hyde Bellagio at Bellagio
On July 4, enjoy live music as part of the lounge’s Live Thursdays event along with a beautiful patio setting for viewing fireworks and the Fountains of Bellagio. Eric D-Lux (on July 5) and Crooked (on July 6) will round out the remainder of the weekend. Both of them will be joined by D-Miles.
1 OAK at The Mirage
Platinum-selling R&B superstar Ciara will launch her fifth album on July 5 with an exciting release party and live performance. Resident DJ Karma will also be on hand to keep the energy pumping throughout the night.
Gold Boutique Nightclub and Lounge at Aria
This shimmering club is upping the scope of their weekly Flashback Fridays party on July 5 because DJ Kid Conrad will be playing music from the ’80s, ’90s and 2000s. Get into a groove while you appreciate all the hits from the past.
Backstage, Bar & Billiards
This downtown bar, also known as the Triple B, has a sizzling concert planned for July 5 featuring the bands July Talk, Grounders, Close to Modern and The Solid Sons.
Haze at Aria
Haze has two fantastic nights planned for Fourth of July weekend. On July 5, Octagon Girls Brittney Palmer and Arianny Celeste host a thrilling night alongside DJ Earwaxxx. Pauly D’s out-of-control “Turnt Up” party takes over the club on July 6 with a helping hand from DJ E-Rock.
Light at Mandalay Bay
Exercise your freedom to dance at this chic nightclub that showcases Cirque du Soleil performers. On July 5, Sebastian Ingrosso will helm the turntables, with A-Trak taking over on July 6.
Body English at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
You’ll discover the wildest parties of the Fourth of July weekend here. Torro Torro and Twinz Beatz are laying down the tracks on July 5. Disco Fries will get behind the decks on July 6.
XS at Encore
XS will pay tribute to the holiday with an Independence Day weekend lineup that includes the world’s most respected DJs: Above & Beyond on July 5, Afrojack on July 6, Redfoo on July 7 and Cedric Gervais on July 8.
The Bank at Bellagio
Chicago-born hip-hop artist Common will burst out at this hot nightclub with a fantastic live performance on July 6.
Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan
Kaskade’s Summer Lovin’ tour will be in full swing on July 6 as he puts the club’s 32,000-watt subwoofers and custom lasers to maximum usage.