So you're one of those planner types. You like to know the what, where, who, when and why way in advance. Well Mr. (and Mrs and Miss) Attention to Detail you are in luck, at least when it comes to planning this 4th of July in Las Vegas. From parades to fireworks to sports to a bit of history, these 4th of July events and articles will help you plan your Independence Day Weekend.
While fireworks are the perennial favorite, the great 4th of July parades, featuring floats, patriotic bands and even the occasional water fight amply reward those who rise early to celebrate the birthday of our great country.
The following parades are among the best ways to show what kind of American you are. Grab the family, pack Grandpa up in the car and celebrate the founding of the Greatest Nation on Earth at these 4th of July parades across Las Vegas. Read More.
Few places have better Independence Day fireworks displays than Las Vegas. While many municipalities across the country are limited simply to city run, tax payer funded 4th of July Celebrations, we Las Vegans are blessed with the Casinos. There we can play a few hands of blackjack, lay a wager on our favorite baseball team, take in any number of amazing shows and we are also the lucky recipients of corporate funded fireworks extravaganzas for the 4th of July. To keep up with the big boys on the Strip, Henderson and Boulder City both have extraordinary fireworks displays of their own. Here is my roundup of all the 4th of July fireworks shows in Las Vegas. Read More.
Fireworks and the 4th of July go hand in hand, but here in Las Vegas we live under the constant threat of drought that requires a higher level of vigilance and responsibility when it comes to fireworks. To that end I've reviewed the statutes governing the use of fireworks in the Las Vegas Valley.
In Clark County illegal fireworks are defined as "devices that rocket, explode or move more than 5 feet from where they are ignited." The law is designed to prevent the two greatest dangers associated with fireworks, brushfires and injuries and Clark County officials take the statute very seriously. Read More.
Any third grader knows the basic history behind the 4th of July. The Thirteen Colonies, that would eventually make up the original United States of America, rebelled against the tyranny of England and in The Declaration of Independence they, well declared their independence. Strangely independence was actually declared two days earlier on July 2nd, 1776 and genuine freedom was won over six years after that.
So how, over 200 years later, do we continue to celebrate Independence Day on July 4th and what is with all the hot dogs, burger, beers and fireworks? This article will explore the convoluted and often amusing history of July 4th, the National Holiday of the United States of America. Read More.