Celebrating 4th of July Las Vegas-Style

Staff Writer
Here's where to celebrate in Las Vegas this Independence Day

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Las Vegas Statue of Liberty

It’s time for that great American holiday, the 4th of July. Americans from coast to coast will celebrate in various traditional and not-so-traditional ways, exercising their right to the pursuit of happiness named in our constitution.

The entertainment and food capital, Las Vegas has many interesting ways to celebrate our special day. Here are 10 fun and tasty ways to celebrate with a view of the evening’s festivities.

Food Network sweetheart Giada De Laurentiis’ namesake restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate with a view from right in the middle of the strip. This has to be our top pick simply because the cuisine and her bright, airy, brand new restaurant are the perfect combination to celebrate with a view that is one of a kind.

Comme Ca
Chef Brain Howard is one of the most creative young Chefs in Las Vegas. Comme ca is a great way to enjoy mouthwatering cuisine while you take in a bird’s eye view of the strip from their patio.

Buddy V’s Ristorante
The Cake Boss and his restaurant Buddy V’s is a great choice for family and provides an excellent view of the strip for the fireworks show while you dine on his Italian family fare.  For a special treat, his Carlo’s bakery is right outside and is sure to add some sweetness to the evening.

B&B Burger and Beer
How can you beat the dynamic duo of Iron Chef Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich? Enjoy a deliciously decadent burger, a cold craft draft beer, take a seat on their strip side patio, and enjoy the show!

Beach Bar & Grille at Mandalay Bay
Yes, there is a beach in Las Vegas!  July 4th is the perfect day to celebrate at the beach with live music and of course fireworks. Catch a wave and enjoy.

Lake Las Vegas
When you visit Lake Las Vegas, it is hard to remember you are in Las Vegas. Pristine lakes and quaint Montelago village has something for everyone. On July 4th enjoy a classic car show, live Jazz, great food, and an unbeatable view of the fireworks from all over the Las Vegas Valley.

New York, New York Resort
How much more patriotic can it get than to celebrate here? For the craft beer lovers, this is the perfect place for you. Their Fourth of July Beer Bash is July 3rd – 5th the event will feature live entertainment, 20 brewers, and 50 beers.

Downtown Las Vegas
This area of Las Vegas is hopping with creative energy. On July 4th, Freemont Street will host their “American Pie 4th of July" Celebration. A special feature is Janis Joplin's Original Band Big Brother and The Holding Company on Friday, July 3rd, and The Grass Roots on Saturday, July 4th. The weekend-long event will also showcase a brilliant virtual fireworks show on the Viva Vision canopy.

Las Vegas Traditional Celebration
The Star Spangled Spectacular with the Las Vegas Philharmonic takes place on July 4th at the Springs Preserve.  A laser-light show will accompany the performance's finale. Bring a blanket and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Station Casinos
No matter what part of the Las Vegas valley you are in, there is a Station Casino nearby. Celebrate at Station Casino's Fourth of July Blast with fireworks shows at Red Rock Resort, Green Valley Ranch, Palace Station, Boulder Station, Texas Station, Fiesta Rancho, Fiesta Henderson, Aliante Station, Santa Fe Station, and Sunset Station. A nine-minute fireworks show begins at  9:30pm and will be choreographed to a variety of music paying tribute to America and the fun spirit of Las Vegas, and will be simulcast live on local stations.

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Wherever you are celebrating, have a safe and happy holiday!