Vegas Weekender: Red, White and Vegas!

Celebrate your Independence Day, Vegas style. From wild pool parties to fireworks, this weekend has it all. Those looking to celebrate with a bang need only look to the sky as five Station Casinos located around the valley are celebrating Independence Day with a simultaneous fireworks display on July 4. UFC fans won’t want to miss UFC 116 at MGM Grand. Some of the headliners in town for the weekend include Kenny Chesney and Bill Cosby. When it comes time to celebrate red, white and blue, Vegas has something for you.


On July 1, NASCAR fans won’t want to miss the Annual Night of Fire at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with races and a fireworks display around 9:50 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for kids ages 6 – 12. Children 5 and under are free.

On July 4 Stations Casinos including Aliante Station, Green Valley Ranch, Fiesta Rancho, Texas Station and Red Rock Resort and Spa are celebrating the nation’s 234th birthday with a nine-minute fireworks show for visitors around the valley to enjoy. The show will start at about 8:45 p.m.

Tao at the Venetian

Tao at the Venetian


Wear your sexiest PJs as TAO at the Venetian hosts the largest pillow fight in Las Vegas on July 1. Pillows drop at 1 a.m.

Rockhouse Bar & Nightclub is hosting “Red, White and Booze” on July 4, featuring bikini-clad cocktail waitresses and a tailgate menu.

On July 3 at McFadden’s Irish Pub at the Rio, women are invited to wear their red, white and blue bikinis to compete for a $1,000 cash prize.

VooDoo Lounge at the Rio kicks up the heat on July 4th with Red, White & VooDoo hosted by special guest Playboy model Jesse Preston.

Party with special guest host Kelly Rowland on July 3 at Pure in Caesars Palace.

On July 3 special guest Big Boi from Outkast treats revelers to a performance at LAX Nightclub in Luxor. Doors open at 10 p.m.


On July 3 Palms Pool & Bungalows hosts what is sure to be a wet ‘n’ wild pool party with special guest DJ Pauly D from “Jersey Shore.”

Stratosphere invites everyone the Level 8 pool for their Red, White and You party on July 4 with volleyball, beer pong and other beach games.

Party with world-renowned DJ Paul Van Dyk at TAO Beach at Venetian on July 4. Doors open at 10 a.m.


On July 3 UFC fans won’t want to miss UFC 116 as heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returns to defend his title against interim title holder Shane Carwin at MGM Grand.


Rock & Rita’s hosts the grand opening celebration of their newest location at Circus Circus. Guests can enjoy live entertainment, flair bartenders and an all out raucous good time.


Springs Preserve is hosting Red, White & Tunes on July 3. Starting at 8 p.m. this event features the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Community Band and a performance by barbershop quartet Ready or Not.

Brad Garrett opens comedy club at Tropicana

Brad Garrett opens comedy club at Tropicana


Andrew Dice Clay leaves audiences laughing with his uninhibited approach to comedy in his 9 p.m. show on July 1 – 3, 5, 7 – 18 at the Las Vegas Hilton.

Brad Garrett opened a comedy club at the Tropicana and is starring as the first headliner through July 4. After that he has a lineup of established stand-up acts and up-and-coming comedians scheduled to perform including Kevin Nealon, Dom Irrera, Bob Zany and Rocky LaPorte.

Wayne Brady sings, dances and does just about anything to make audiences laugh in his 9 p.m. show July 1 – 4 at the Venetian.

David Copperfield brings his larger-than-life illusions to audiences. See it at 7:30 and 10 p.m. nightly; plus 4:30 p.m. Sat., July 1 – August 4 at the MGM Grand.

Barry Manilow is live in Vegas at his 7:30 p.m. show Fri. – Sun., July 2 – 18 at Paris Las Vegas.

Bill Cosby brings his humor to audiences at his 7 and 9:30 p.m. show July 2 at Treasure Island.

Cher performs hits from her four-decade career in her 7:30 p.m. show on July 3 – 4 at Caesars Palace.

Kenny Chesney performs at 8 p.m. July 2 – 3 at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Mike Epps is bringing his hilarious stand-up routine to audiences at 8 p.m. on July 4 at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Listen to Backstreet Boys perform their hit songs at their 9 p.m. show on July 2 at Mandalay Beach.
David Alan Grier takes the stage for a night of non-stop laughs at his 9 p.m. show on July 2 at Mandalay Bay.
Mystic Roots take the stage at 9 p.m. July 4 at Mandalay Beach. This concert also includes a fireworks spectacular.