Vegas to Reclaim Status as Entertainment Capital of the World With Spectacular Fourth of July Fireworks Display

By J.W. Paine in Casino
| June 11, 2021 11:46 am PDT

If you live in Vegas, you probably haven’t noticed the absence of fireworks on last year’s Independence Day or the most recent New Year’s Eve celebration.

Like everyone else in the country, you were probably more concerned with finding a reliable source for toilet paper, or with coming up with a plausible excuse for not wearing a surgical mask while doing so.

But that’s all behind us now, never to happen again. So, if you’re in Sin City — or anywhere in Clark County, Nevada, for that matter — you’re about to see fireworks more bigly and boomly than ever this Fourth of July.

That’s what the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is promising us — fireworks blasted from the rooftops of seven of the Strip’s biggest resorts. If you are anywhere in Vegas, you’ll see them.

Why Such an Extravagant Display?

It’s been suggested that the “bigly and boomly” part of the fireworks is due to the fact that the fireworks budget is bigger this year because of the cancellation of similar fireworks displays during the past 14 months.

Do we really care where they found the money for fireworks? Most of us take it as a fact of nature that there is always budget for fireworks. It’s what makes America great.

Kate Wik, the LVCVA’s chief marketing officer said this in a press release announcing the fireworks display.

“We know the pent-up demand to visit Las Vegas is real. We have been waiting for this moment to announce that once again, your ‘Only Vegas’ experience is waiting.”

Ironically, the pyrotechnic extravaganza comes to Las Vegas just a month after the state and county finally eased year-long prohibitions on public gatherings and removed mandates for both masks and social distancing.

In any case, the spectacular will be produced by Fireworks by Grucci, which has delivered fireworks displays for the inaugurations of eight American Presidents, and holds the Guinness World Record for both “Largest Fireworks Display” and “Largest Pyrotechnic Image” ever recorded.

When and Where to Watch the Fireworks

At 11 p.m. on July 4th, Las Vegas will launch a themed, coordinated fireworks spectacular from the rooftops of seven of the Strip’s biggest resorts.

The resort casinos participating in the LVCVA’s fireworks spectacular will include:

  • Caesars Entertainment’s Caesars Palace Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
  • The Genting Group’s latest project, Resorts World Las Vegas
  • Golden Entertainment’s The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Skypod
  • Las Vegas Sands’ The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
  • MGM’s ARIA Resort & Casino
  • Phil Ruffin’s Treasure Island Las Vegas.

All seven of those locations — or just outside same — are great places to watch the fireworks spectacular.

But so are all the major intersections along the Strip. And of course, Bellagio’s Fountains will be immensely popular, as well, so remember to swarm early.

Other Fourth of July Firework Displays in Vegas

Other resort-casinos in Clark County that are not included in the LVCVA’s “spectacular” plan to offer their own fireworks displays for the Fourth of July, and in some cases, for two or three days leading up to Independence Day, as well.

Those resorts include the PlayLV’s Plaza Hotel & Casino downtown, as well as Station Casinos’ Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa in Summerlin and Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino in Henderson.



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