Where to See Fireworks in Vegas 2021

by Kimberley McGee
Firework Shows in Las Vegas

Poolside parties, hot dog soirees, sparkling beverage specials and park parades will be happening this year! There are many places to get a good view of the fireworks on the Strip from around the valley. There are also fireworks at the Las Vegas Aviators ball game, the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and in Henderson, Boulder City and Laughlin. (I’ll also be updating the pools sitch for locals at Strip hotels. Some still let locals in free.)

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Here’s a list of places to go to see splashy shows of blooming fireworks in and around the city.

In the Valley

Las Vegas Strip Fireworks 
Free with vantage points around the valley
Parking on the Strip will cost you, but there are busses that run to and from the Strip

A group of hotels on the Strip have joined forces to blow your mint with a coordinated fireworks show. The themed display will fire from the rooftops around 11 p.m. from: hotel-

  • Treasure Island Las Vegas
  • The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
  • ARIA Resort & Casino
  • Caesars Palace Las Vegas
  • Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
  • Resorts World Las Vegas
  • The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod (get a reservation early for an incredible view)

Three Nights of Fireworks in Downtown
The Plaza Hotel & Casino, 1 N Main St, Las Vegas.
July 2-4, 10 p.m.
Free

This is the original place to party for locals. So glad they brought this back. Get their early and have a bite, settle in for the show.

Star-Spangled Sky 2021
July 4, 9 p.m.
Free

Not to be outdone, a group of hotels in the fastest growing City in Henderson will coordinate for a fiery night-sky display. Get within a few miles of these resorts to get a good eyeful. Get to one of Henderson’s many parks early and set up a BBQ for an incredible show.

  • Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino
  • Lake Las Vegas
  • M Resort Spa Casino
  • Galleria at Sunset

 

Sparklers and fireworks shows in Las Vegas.

 

Worth the Drive

73rd Annual Boulder City Damboree Celebration
Veteran’s Memorial Park
1650 Buchanan Blvd.
July 4, 9 p.m.
Free (but if you want to park close to this sprawling, lush park, you will need to pay a $10 parking fee while spaces last)

Fireworks Over Pahrump
Off  of Highway 160, a mile west on Gamebird Road
7 p.m.-midnight, July 1-4

This is a fun place to park and watch the show. However! Just because you are out in the middle of the desert, doesn’t mean you can whip out your own and to blast off. You will need a permit ($5) to launch your own fireworks. Go to Area 51, Phantom Fireworks, Red Apple Fireworks, Black Jack Fireworks, Outlaw Pyro to get your permit before you take the 90-minute drive.

Rockets Over The River
Laughlin Riverwalk/Casino Drive
July 4, 9 p.m.
Free

Rockets Over The Red Mesa
Eureka Casino Resort
275 Mesa Blvd.
July 4, 9 p.m.
Free

Tailgate tips for friends and family.

Tips to Tailgate

If you plan to head out to a parking lot or set up in a vacant lot to catch the fireworks shows from local casinos, then you will want to follow a few rules. Be aware that other families may be practicing social distancing and keep a neighborly and respectful space away.

The earlier you set up, the better chances of securing a spot where you can spread out. Make sure to drink lots of water during the day and into the evening to stay hydrated. Tune into a local station during the fireworks shows to further the patriotic feeling. Local stations include: The Bull 95.5, The Mountain 93.1, Real 103.9, Sunny 106.5.

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