- July 5: First Friday Art Celebration
- July 13: Second Saturday Vegas StrEATS
- July 18: Thirsty Third Thursday Pub Crawl
Plus: The Outdoor Picture Show every Friday and Saturday night, and a handful runs and marathons. Additionally, July offers a special selection of Fourth of July activities: - 4th with the Phil
- Fireworks on the Strip
- Henderson 4th of July Celebration
- Boulder City Damboree Celebration
Fourth of July in Vegas4th with the Phil
At the Smith Center on July 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. | Map
http://lvphil.org/concert_schedule/4th.php Tickets starting at $10 Symphony Park: sitting right next door to the Smith Center, visitors can enter the park starting at 4 p.m. and enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, ice cream, beer and wine while enjoying live music. At 9 p.m. revelers can watch a fireworks show. Reynolds Hall: The Las Vegas Philharmonic will be presenting a special Fourth of July concert with conductor Matt Catingub. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., theatregoers will have the option to migrate outside to watch the fireworks, or they can stay inside and watch the fireworks on a video simulcast with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
Fireworks on the StripThe Strip along Las Vegas Blvd at 9 p.m. Free Just down the Strip from the Riviera, Caesars Palace Las Vegas will present its annual Fourth of July show, with fireworks by Grucci launched from the hotel’s Roman Tower. You’ll be able to find multiple great vantage points; just mosey on down the Strip. We do recommend getting there early, as the Strip can get packed with revelers.
Henderson 4th of July CelebrationIn Mission Hills Park in Henderson (SE of Las Vegas) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Map http://www.hendersonlive.com/special-events/fourthofjulycelebration/ Free Henderson, just to the SE of Vegas, always hosts a fun Fourth of July celebration that’s great (and free!) for the whole family. Enjoy hotdogs, hamburgers, sno-cones and ice cream (with proceeds benefitting local schools) while you listen to live music – including a fantastic Battle of the Bands – and watch or join basketball and volleyball tournaments. Naturally, the party concludes with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
65th Annual Boulder City Damboree CelebrationIn Boulder City is SE of Las Vegas, past Henderson | Map to Pancake Breakfast http://www.bcnv.org/?q=node/724 Boulder City is past Henderson, about half an hour from the Riviera by car. Its Damboree festivities celebrate the Fourth of July in fun style. First, the party starts early, with a pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., followed by a parade starting at Colorado and moving down Nevada Highway. From there, you can spend the day enjoying midway games, contests, food and live music. The day-long party concludes, of course, with a fireworks show at 9 p.m.
Recurring & Ongoing Monthly EventsAll Month: Outdoor Picture Show 'The Green' at the District, adjacent to Whole Foods Market East side of Green Valley Parkway, at I–215 in Henderson, NV – Map shopthedistrictgvr.com/outdoorPicShow.php The District at Green Valley Ranch is a mixed-use community that offers plenty of mid-range to high-end shopping and dining. During the warm months, they present the free “Outdoor Picture Show” on Friday and Saturday nights, a screening classic and older films suitable for the whole family. This month, they’ll be showing: - July 5: Happy Feet
- July 6: Happy Feet 2
- July 12: Born To Be Wild
- July 13: Jumanji
- July 19: Charlotte’s Web
- July 20: Lady and the Tramp
- July 26: Cinderella
- July 27: Despicable Me It’s recommended to arrive well before the movie starts (at dusk, usually 8 p.m.). Seating in the grassy ‘The Green’ is limited. It’s also a great spot for a picnic, and what a coincidence: there’s a Whole Foods Market right next door! Bank of America Museums on Us® (Free) July 6 & 7, 2013 Various museums http://museums.bankofamerica.com Are you a Bank of America debit or credit cardholder? Then you have automatic free admission the first full weekend each month to several museums and attractions in the Las Vegas area. Participating museums in the BofA program include: - Las Vegas Natural History Museum
- Lied Discovery Children’s Museum
- Springs Preserve
First Friday Art Celebration (Free)Friday, June 7, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Downtown Arts District
http://www.firstfridaylasvegas.com/faq.htm Vegas celebrates its arts community the first Friday of every month. It’s a fun and family-friendly event that includes artists, vendors and activities. It’s also free, but you may want to bring along some cash if you plan on purchasing any art or taking advantage of the many, many food trucks. The celebration also usually features multiple live bands and live performance “paintings.” It’s one of our favorite events to take the family, get away from the Strip for an evening and discover a cornucopia of artisans specializing in all kinds of media, like painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, and more. For more information about getting there and what it includes, visit their website.
Second Saturday Vegas StrEATSSaturday, June 8, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
600 E. Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101
6 p.m. To 1 a.m. This month, First Friday and Second Saturday happen to fall on consecutive days, making for one entertaining weekend! This food festival celebrates the food trucks that meander around Vegas serving their portable cuisine. On the second Saturday of each month, the trucks gather at the El Cortez. As you sample their nibbles, you can enjoy live music and browse art by local artists. The street festival is free to attend, though you’ll pay for the food.
Thirsty Third Thursday Pub CrawlThursday, June 20, 2013 starting at 7 p.m.
HennesseysLasVegas.com For $20, participants in this monthly event get 6 drinks at 6 different bars, 50% off an entree, 50% of an appetizer and live music. It’s a great way to get a good deal and meet new friends over a drink.