For the most outrageous and thrilling celebrations, there’s only one place in the world to go: Las Vegas. From pool parties to nightclubs, to live music and more, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Better yet, so many of the hottest Las Vegas attractions are accessible from one of the seven convenient monorail stations. Why not get the most out of your 4th of July celebrations avoiding the hassle of traffic and parking by taking the easiest way of getting around the Las Vegas Strip.
This summer, why not kick it up a notch for the Fourth of July? Take the all-American barbecue, the ice cold beer, and the fireworks to the next level in this crazy, one-of-a-kind city! Check out these top things to do this year in honor of America’s Independence Day in Las Vegas.
Hakkasan Nightclub at MGM Grand
For the clubbers, Hakkasan at MGM Grand is not to be missed. This nightclub is one of the most recognized in the whole world, featuring A-list DJs with cutting-edge sound and lighting. Celebrate the Fourth of July a little early this year, starting on June 29th (Thursday) with DJ Tiesto, June 30th (Friday) with DJ Kaskade, then party again with Tiesto on July 1st (Saturday), and round out the weekend with DJ Matoma on July 2nd (Sunday).
The nightclub is easily accessible from the Monorail’s MGM Grand station. Hop on from any of the other six stations for a convenient and affordable way to get to Hakkasan.
4th of July Parade and BLOQ Party at the LINQ Promenade
For family-friendly fun, we recommend finding your way to the LINQ Promenade at the center of the Strip. In celebration of American independence, you’ll find that everything is decked out in red, white and blue colors, and stars and stripes everywhere. Kicking off the festivities at 12 p.m. at the Las Vegas Boulevard end of the LINQ Promenade, enjoy the Fourth of July parade where you can see a variety of talent, from baton twirlers to a drumline, flag performers to stilt walkers, dancers, hula hoop performers and, of course, patriotic cheerleaders!
After that, you can spend your afternoon soaking in the rest of the fun with live music, face painting, caricature artists, and games. There’s also no shortage of restaurants, bars and retail shops to pop into along the Promenade!
Caesars Palace Fireworks
And, of course, there’s the Caesars Palace Fireworks Show. There will be many others throughout the night, but the most central and most anticipated display of the year is always at Caesars Palace. Located right in the middle of the action, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of this show from many of the surrounding events, parties and attractions on the Strip. The fireworks are expected to start around 9:15 p.m.
To get to Caesars Palace, simply take the monorail to Flamingo/Caesars Palace station and take the walkway over Las Vegas Blvd. after you exit.
Downtown Rocks Concerts Series
Just north of the Las Vegas Strip in the heart of Downtown is the famous Fremont Street. In addition to the historic downtown casinos, this street is now home to the free Downtown Rocks Concert Series. This year’s Fourth of July concert will feature a performance by none other than Billy Ray Cyrus. The show starts at 9 p.m., but be sure to arrive early! In the meantime, you can explore the six blocks of this district that have been revitalized and restored to its former glory.
To get there, either take the fifteen-minute shuttle ride on the Strip & Downtown Express (SDX) directly from the SLS station of the monorail or take a taxi or your own car north on Las Vegas Blvd. In any case, keep in mind that this event is sure to be packed, so parking will be difficult!
Mystic Roots Band and Fireworks at Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay will host a Fourth of July fireworks display that’s scheduled to start soon after 9 p.m. But to help pop it off, the Mystic Roots Band will be performing at Mandalay Bay Beach to celebrate Independence Day with their signature reggae-fusion style. You should purchase tickets ahead of time to enjoy the concert and entry to the spacious Mandalay Bay pool and beach area. You’ll also have front row seats to the fireworks show while enjoying the concert.
Mandalay Bay is located on the very southern end of the Strip. You can take the monorail to the MGM Grand station, then it’s just a few minutes by cab to get there!
Harrah’s Carnaval Court
For a high-energy, outdoor celebration, head over to the epicenter of all the partying on the Strip using the Harrah’s/The Linq monorail station. Here, at just about any time of day or night, you’ll find the Carnaval Court at Harrah’s. With live music and dancing, impressive bartenders, great drink specials, blackjack tables and more, your Fourth of July celebration will be anything but dull! As an added bonus for the Fourth, you’ll find all kinds of additional Carnaval activities, including a dunk tank and raffles. Expect nothing less than a great time at this open-air street party.
After exiting the monorail, follow the signs that will direct you towards Harrah’s, which is just a few minutes from the station.
Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas
For the best barbecue atmosphere, you’ll want to head to the rooftop of the Paris Hotel & Casino. Ironically, this is where you’ll find the most American of bars: the Budweiser Beer Park. Along with its killer view of the Bellagio Fountains, this bar and grill has more than 100 beer options, high-definition TVs streaming all the popular sporting events, and barbecue masters serving up all your favorite slow-cooked, smoked, and grilled foods. Blasting the best tunes and slinging the coldest drinks, the Beer Park allows you to enjoy a classic Fourth of July barbecue, Vegas style!
To get to the Beer Park, just take the monorail to the Bally’s/Paris station and then head to the roof at Paris.
Citrus Grand Pool Deck at Downtown Grand
While you’re in Downtown Las Vegas and looking for something to do during the day before the evening celebrations, check out Citrus Grand Pool Deck at the trendy Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino. This sparkling rooftop pool is the perfect “pre-game” place to grab a drink and relax before heading out for the Fourth of July fireworks and festivities. Opening at 9 a.m. daily, the Citrus Grand Pool Deck features private cabanas, daybeds, a full bar and restaurant, fun backyard games, and a firepit. Drink specials will also be featured for July 4th. The best part about this pool is admission is free, whether you’re a guest of the hotel or not!
When you’re heading out, it’s just a quick drive back to the SLS station at the northern end of the Strip where you can catch the monorail to any one of its six other stops along Las Vegas Blvd.
The Park outside T-Mobile Arena
If you’ve never visited The Park, located between New York-New York and T-Mobile Arena, you are definitely missing out on a unique Las Vegas experience. This newer entertainment district features an immersive blend of restaurants, bars, and live entertainment. If you’re looking for a rowdy crowd on the Fourth of July, this is the best spot to play bar games and grab a cold brew at Beerhaus, knock back some sake bombs at Sake Rok, and party just steps away from the home of the Vegas Golden Knights. This is also an ideal location to view the fireworks that will blast off from nearby Caesars Palace and Mandalay Bay.
You can access The Park from the Monorail’s MGM station. When you exit, take the walkway across the street towards New York-New York and you’re there!
The Scene Pool Deck at Planet Hollywood
If you want to test your surfing skills or just want to take a turn on Planet Hollywood’s FlowRider, July 4th is the perfect time to do it. Not only do they offer this wave-making attraction for surfers and boogie boarders alike, they will also be holding their annual cornhole tournament to celebrate the Fourth of July! You can sign up for this nostalgic “college game” competition at the pool for individual or team matches.
To get to The Scene Pool Deck, take the Bally’s/Paris monorail station exit and follow the signs leading to the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood. Once inside, there will be additional signs for The Scene Pool Deck. Head in that direction and you’ll be at the pool in a matter of minutes!
Go Pool Party at Flamingo
If you want to keep things chill in the hot Vegas summer weather this Fourth of July, jump on the monorail to the Flamingo/Caesars Palace station. Here, you’ll find the Flamingo’s famous 15-acre pool; one of the best-rated in all of Las Vegas. The pool’s atmosphere is spot on, complete with real wildlife, waterfalls and tropical plants that make you forget you’re actually still in the desert. But the Flamingo pool isn’t top-rated only for its decor. It’s got a sand volleyball court, three bars, and cabanas that you can enjoy with the whole family.
If you’re looking for somewhere more private and “adult-friendly”, head to the GO pool located on the upper deck. This 21-and-over only pool has all the best of the Flamingo pool with the added bonus of an X-box 360, outdoor blackjack and craps tables, and music from a live DJ. Also, drink specials and exclusive entertainment will be featured all day to celebrate the Fourth!
The city of Las Vegas will be filled with fun, energy and excitement to celebrate Independence Day this year. No matter where you decide to party on the Strip, the monorail is ready to get you there! With seven easily accessible stations and trains running just minutes apart, it’s the most efficient way to get around the Strip this Fourth of July.
To help beat the traffic and parking fees, Las Vegas Monorail is offering $5 off 2 and 3-day Unlimited Ride Passes this year.