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FREE Fun in Las Vegas: 4-Letter Friday

Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, eXp Realty

I love birthday parties, especially mine. Of course I love America’s birthday party. Happy Fourth of July!

Fortunately for us, July 4 has a wealth of FREE events to celebrate. No need to spend money unless you want to.

Buckle up ’cause here we go!

Take in the FREE Fireworks (Everywhere)

Fireworks compete with the neon on the Las Vegas Strip

The Fourth of July is synonymous with fireworks. In my opinion New Year’s Eve has THE best fireworks in Las Vegas, but you’ll get a good show on Monday.

If you don’t want to pay for parking on the Las Vegas Strip, there are plenty of places to watch fireworks in the neighborhoods. If you live in Henderson, the US Post office on Horizon Ridge and Arroyo Grande has magnificent views. If you live in the Southwest, anywhere along Decatur has terrific views.

Station Casinos has a fireworks show. The following casinos will have their own displays:

  • Boulder Station
  • Green Valley Ranch
  • Red Rock Casino
  • Palace Station
  • Sante Fe Station
  • Sunset Station.

The good thing is these properties are all over the valley, so there is somewhere close to home to see the boom! boom! show.

There will be fireworks at the Bullring at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday but it happens after the short-track racing and the waterless (!) boat races. Adults admission is $20 at the gate and kids under 12 get in FREE with a ticketed adult.

Be Amazed at a FREE Lonestar Concert (Henderson)

I think Garth Brooks’s song, “The Dance,” ties with Lonestar’s “Amazed” as the most beautiful ballad in the country music oeuvre.

When I lived in Dallas I saw Lonestar live many times. Oh, what a great show they put on.
The City of Henderson always celebrates the Fourth of July at Heritage Park. The gates open at 6 for lots of family fun. There will be water, foam and lawn games before the concert and fireworks. It’s kind of like the silly but hilarious games you play on a cruise ship.

Lonestar starts its concerts at 7:30. Fireworks are at 9.

Revelers can bring chairs, blankets and their own picnic dinner. There will be a dozen food vendors there too if it is just too hot to cook.

I lived in Henderson for 21 years before I moved into one of my rent homes in the Southwest. I can assure you this is an amazing way to spend Independence Day.

The only drawback: Parking is hard. Plan on hiking to festivities.

Watch the Parade in Summerlin (Summerlin)

The prade is back! Design: The Summerlin Council

Two long years have passed since the last parade. But the Summerlin Council’s Patriotic Parade is back!

Join 35,000 of your fellow Las Vegans (no that is not a typo!) to watch the 70 entries. It is the largest parade in Las Vegas on Independence Day.

The festivities start at 9 am. There will be floats! Performances! Cartoon characters! Tributes to Las Vegas’s military heroes!

The parade begins at Hillpoint Road and Hills Center Drive. It heads south toward Village Center Circle, then turns west on Trailwood Drive. It ends at Trailwood and Spring Gate Lane.

Have a great Fourth of July, Las Vegas. Happy Birthday America!

((hugs)) BETH Ellyn

Your Las Vegas Real Estate Concierge

Beth Ellyn herself


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