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Events Guide: Fourth of July 2014

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Fireworks at Caesars Palace on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
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Our country’s birthday deserves a star-spangled celebration, so why not celebrate the big 238 in Vegas? Whether it’s partying poolside with the world’s hottest DJs or catching a beautiful fireworks display, Las Vegas Weekly has got your Fourth of July covered—now just make sure those roadside fireworks you purchased are legal, OK?

Fireworks and community events

66th Annual Damboree This year, the Boulder City Damboree’s theme is “Wings of Freedom” and will feature a parade at 9 a.m. followed by additional Fourth of July festivities at Broadbent Memorial Park. At 6 p.m., the festival moves to the Veteran’s Memorial Park with more games, music and food—plus fireworks at 9 p.m. Free, parade begins at Colorado St., bcnv.org.

Henderson Fourth of July Celebration The city of Henderson will salute America with its annual Fourth of July Celebration. The all-ages event will feature multiple stages of live entertainment, including tunes by the Randy Anderson Band and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, concessions and a fireworks show finale. Parking will be available at Foothill High School. 6-9 p.m., free, Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Drive, 702-267-2171.

Providence Fourth of July Fireworks Show Bring picnic baskets, chairs and coolers to this Fourth of July celebration in the Providence master-planned community. Food will be available for purchase from Smokin’ Sam’s and local food trucks Grouchy John's, Sausagefest and more. The event also features live music from The Parametrics and a beer garden. 6 p.m., free, Knickerbocker Park, 10695 Dorrell Lane, 702-216-2020.

Downtown Spaces Independence Day Block Party The Downtown Gateway District that houses Wasteland Gallery and Naked City Audio will host an evening of live music, art and free barbecue. Art galleries and studios will be open while bands perform outside on the mobile Stagecoach bus, and a sidewalk art fair will take place around the complex. 6 p.m., free, Downtown Spaces, 1800 Industrial Road, dtspaces.com.

Fourth of July Fireworks at Mandalay Bay Beach All ages are welcome at this Independence Day celebration, complete with fireworks and a musical performance by the local classic-rock band Phoenix. 8 p.m., Mandalay Bay, $20, family four packs $60, mandalaybay.com.

Station Casinos: Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock resorts are both putting on the “We Love Locals’ July 4th Fireworks Blast,” featuring a nine-minute spectacle in the sky. 9 p.m., free, Green Valley Ranch and Red Rock Resort.

Rock of Vegas Summer Concert Series: Head Downtown to celebrate 238 years of 'merica, where rock bands Papa Roach, P.O.D. and Lit will perform on the Fremont Street Experience's 3rd Street Stage. 9 p.m., free, Fremont Street Experience.

Nightlife

It might be America’s birthday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a French import with your Budweiser. Famous for the fun-loving party anthems “Hello” and “Hey Now,” Parisian DJ Martin Solveig spins at XS on July 4 ($20 men, $30 women). “Thrift Shop” duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performs at Encore Beach Club for an Independence Day pool party on July 4 ($30 women, $40 men). Over at the Cosmopolitan, English brothers the EC Twins ($10 women, $20 men) get the party started poolside at Marquee Dayclub, followed by a nighttime set inside the venue by Gareth Emery ($20 women, $40 men). Dutch producer Afrojack DJs at Wet Republic ($20 women, $30 men), DJ Arty spins at Drai's Beach Club ($20 women, $30 men) and Tao Beach is hosting a Fourth of July pig roast and BBQ, loaded with kalua pulled pork, mini hot dogs with kimchi relish, wagyu sliders and more ($10 women, $20 men).

For more Independence Day partying, keep an eye out for our weekly Hot Spots feature, as well as our comprehensive club and pool grids.

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