Fireworks displays will light up Vegas for the 4th

From the suburbs to the Strip, Las Vegas will be alight with fireworks this 4th of July, celebrating the 237th birthday of the U.S.A.

Sporting events will kick off the celebration July 3. After they trounce the Fresno Grizzlies in a 7:05 p.m. game, the Las Vegas 51s will celebrate with a fireworks extravaganza at Cashman Field. The annual Night of Fire at the Bullring (the Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s asphalt oval for local stock car racing) will also feature a fireworks show after the races, at approximately 10:20 p.m.

On the 4th, Caesears Palace will bombard the Boulevard sky with a fireworks display from the rooftop of the Roman Tower, starting at 9 p.m. Passersby will get the best view from the front fountain at Caesars.

In Symphony Park, Clint Holmes and Kristen Hertzenberg will join the Las Vegas Philharmonic for a concert in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center featuring Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.” The music will be piped outside, where Stratosphere entertainer Frankie Moreno, country singer Sam Riddle and teen talent Ellie Smith will continue the show amid a fireworks display that will begin at 9 p.m. The fireworks will be simulcast on a video screen inside the concert hall.

South of the Strip, the City of Henderson will throw its annual 4th of July Celebration at Mission Hills Park. Enjoy live music, games, activities, and festival food beginning at 6 p.m. and the light show at 9 p.m.

Farther south, Boulder City, home of the Hoover Dam, will host its 65th Annual Damboree. Festivities begin with a 9 a.m. parade down Main Street. Celebrate with midway booths, food, drink and entertainment at Broadbent Memorial Park until 4 p.m. At 6 p.m., Veterans’ Memorial Park will host a water park, games, music and a pie-eating contest. Fireworks will go off at 9 p.m.

On opposite ends of the Las Vegas Valley, Station Casinos will celebrate the nation’s birthday with nine-minute displays at Red Rock Resort in Summerlin and Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, beginning at 9 p.m.

Lake Las Vegas’ Independence Day celebration will keep the fun going with a classic car show Friday and Saturday, July 5 – 6. The cars will be on display 4 – 10 p.m. each day at MonteLago Village. On Friday, the show will feature food vendors and 1970s and ’80s music. On Saturday, there will be live jazz from the Tommy Thompson Project. The event will close with a bang, with a fireworks show over the lake at 9 p.m. Saturday.