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Independence Day What can we expect

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Grandad, May 12, 2015.

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  1. Grandad

    Grandad Tourist

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    Never been in Vegas for July 4th. after us Brits and King George 111 let you have control of your own country in 1776 ( OK I know that's bending the truth somewhat ) . So How does Vegas celebrate, What can I expect when you welcome us Brits back. Parades,fireworks or what and Where is the best to go to join in the fun .
     
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    Heat. Expect lots and lots of heat.

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    This year July 4th is on the weekend, so there'll be a little bit more going on than if it was in the middle of the week.

    First, don't expect much: July 4th is a family holiday, not a party holiday. So its more about resting and relaxing, taking the family to the lake for a picnic, catching a ball game or dad and uncle Bob playing football with the kids... rather than getting drunk and whooping it up.

    To that end there is a lot of stuff that happens on July 4th, but most of it happens at local parks or down at the lake, not on the tourist corridor.

    On The Strip there will be fireworks. It won't be as much as you would see on New Years Eve, but there will be some from a few of the properties.

    The days leading up to July 4th will be a little quieter and same with the days after, but the weekend itself will be quite busy with lots of people around.

    There is usually some extra entertainment on when July 4th falls on the weekend - the UFC usually has an event in Las Vegas that weekend and a few touring concerts make stops in Las Vegas around that time.


    And thats mostly about it. So you aren't going to see a parade or flags and decorations everywhere, it'll be hot with lots of people and then at night some of the hotels will blow off fireworks.
     
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    Every 3 day holiday weekend (most of us will have off the 3rd since the 4th is a Saturday) are pretty crowded although Memorial Day and Labor Day more crowded since the weather is better than it July.
     
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    We arrived very late one 4th of July. The heat was intense, especially in the parking structure where we waited a bit for our rental car. So, if you want a rental, do reserve one - they were all sold out for the holiday. We were too late for activities, but there were fireworks going off everywhere. Even from inside the garage, we could see fireworks going off randomly all over the horizon. Because they were far off there wasn't the accompanying noise with them, so between the mute fireworks, massive heat, and the lights of Vegas, it was all very lovely and surreal. If we weren't so tired I would have enjoyed just driving around for part of the night watching this. Enjoy!
     
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