Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in Las Vegas

Fireworks will light up the Las Vegas skyline and beyond this Fourth of July.

Several Strip hotels are offering patriotic parties (for a price). But many of Sin City’s fireworks shows will also be viewable for free from spots throughout the valley (all you have to do is look up). Our favorite spot for watching multiple fireworks shows is the top level of the M Resort Parking garage — or better yet, a Strip-facing M Resort guestroom.

Here’s a rundown of this Friday’s explosive excitement. We hope you have a blast.

In Las Vegas/Henderson

We Love Locals’ July 4th Fireworks Blast
Where: Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch Resort
 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Best viewing location: The southeast valley and Summerlin

Two nine-minute fireworks shows produced by the Grucci’s of New York.

Henderson Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Mission Hills Park
 6 to 9:15 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Best viewing location: The park and Henderson

The celebration includes live entertainment, kids’ activities, food, drinks, dessert and a fireworks show by Lantis Fireworks and Lasers.

On the Strip

Fun on the Fourth celebration
Where: Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
When: Festivities from 6 p.m. – 4 a.m.
Cost: $28 for the general public and $10 for Stratosphere hotel guests
Best viewing location: Level 107 Lounge for paying adult guests; the Stratosphere Tower for paying family guests; or for free from pretty much anywhere in the Las Vegas valley where you can see the Stratosphere

Adults will enjoy festivities at Stratosphere’s 8 Pool, a live concert by Zowie Bowie, food and drink specials at the pool and Level 107 Lounge, plus a massive fireworks display by Grucci and an after-party at Level 107 Lounge.

Fireworks at Mandalay Beach
Mandalay Bay
 Doors open at 8 p.m.
Cost: $20 per ticket or $60 for a family four-pack (service charge and taxes not included)
Best viewing location: The beach or your hotel room at Mandalay Bay (if it faces the beach)

Local classic rock band Phoenix will perform and fireworks will rise from the beach sand, or thereabouts.

Two high-rolling fireworks displays
Where: Caesars Palace + the High Roller lot
When: Approximately 9 p.m. at Caesars; 9:30 p.m. at the High roller lot
Cost: For those watching from the High Roller, cost is$49.95 per person (includes a complimentary beverage) or $2,500 for a private personal cabin (includes open bar); Free for those watching from elsewhere in the valley or on the Las Vegas Strip
Best viewing location: The High Roller at The Linq

With a show on the east and the west, High Roller riders get the both of best worlds. Premium holiday priced cabins will board from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

In Primm

Primm Valley Fireworks
 Primm Valley Casino Resorts
When: At dusk
Cost: Free
Best viewing location: Star of the Desert Arena parking lot at Buffalo Bill’s

Primm Valley Casino Resorts sixth annual show will be set against the desert scenery and away from the city lights. Families are encouraged to arrive early for prime parking spots and fun at the resorts.

In Boulder City

“Wings of Freedom” Damboree Celebration & Fireworks show
Boulder City
When: Events all day; fireworks at 9 p.m.
Best viewing location: Veterans’ Memorial Park, 1650 Buchanan Blvd.

The 66th annual celebration includes a pancake breakfast, flyover by the Boulder City Veterans’ Flying Group, a parade, a water zone, festivals, a flag-raising, music and more.