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Updated: 7/04/2013 7:39 am
Free July 4th event and fireworks show at Providence’s Knickerbocker Park

For a fun family outing, fireworks show and panoramic views of the Las Vegas Valley, mark your calendar for Thursday, July 4, for the Stars, Stripes & Sparks Independence Day celebration at Knickerbocker Park in the Providence master planned community.

The free event will feature the crowd-pleasing Tony Marques Band, contests and more, beginning at 6 p.m. and culminating with fireworks around 9:15 p.m. The park’s design and northwest Las Vegas site provide a great vantage point overlooking the city. Knickerbocker Park is located at 10695 Dorrell Lane, just off the North 215 Beltway and Hualapai Way exit.

Last year’s inaugural event was such a huge success with an estimated 5,000 people that sponsors, the Providence Master Planned Community, Pyrotecnico and the Providence Master Homeowners Association, are presenting it again.

Event attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, chairs and coolers. Various food and treat options will be available for purchase.

No alcohol, glass or outside fireworks, including sparklers, are permitted in the park.

Pyrotecnico, one of the country’s most creative fireworks display, pyrotechnics and special effects companies, is creating the special Stars, Stripes & Sparks show. The 15-minute extravaganza will incorporate a variety of multi-color, pattern, color-changing and special effects shells and barrages to the music of traditional and contemporary patriotic songs, along with some pop music favorites. Some of the songs will include: “Little Pink Houses,” “Courtesy of The Red White and Blue,” “American Soldier,” “Proud to be an American,” and “The Star Spangled Banner.”

Popular Tony Marques has a brand new band. Since debuting in February, this highly energetic, crowd-interactive band has been making a lot of people smile and drawing packed houses. Marques’ impressive list of accomplishments includes performances at Las Vegas’ NFR, PBR and NASCAR events, and opening for Jason Aldean, Chris Cagle, Charlie Daniels and countless others.

Contests for all ages will be held with prizes for the top winners. Competitions may cover
hula hooping, pie eating and “Who Can Do It Better?” Details and sign-up forms will be at the Providence Master Homeowners Association table.

Representatives from nearby Henry and Evelyn Bozarth Elementary School will sell red, white and blue glow-in-the-dark necklaces for donations. Event attendees also are invited to bring new and gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada. The nonprofit organization promotes literacy to make it possible for all children in Nevada to experience the magic of books.

Providence’s fun-loving community mascot will join the July 4 festivities. P.D., as the 7-foot-tall, caramel-colored “Providence Dog” is affectionately called, will be hard to miss with his chocolate spots and big floppy ears.

Attendees also can enjoy other Knickerbocker Park features including softball and soccer. Participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally the park has play areas for 2 to 5-year-olds and 5 to 12-year-olds, swing set, dog park with small and large dog areas, splash pad, jogging path with exercise stations, and picnic areas.

A big green balloon will mark the park site. For information, visit here.

23rd annual Rockets over the River in Laughlin

The skies over Laughlin will transform into a spectacular canvas of color during Rockets Over the River on Thursday, July 4, and Saturday, July 6.

The breathtaking display begins at 9 p.m. both nights as the fireworks are launched over the Colorado River. Patriotic music will also be broadcast simultaneously by Laughlin hotels and radio stations, KFLG, LUCKY98, The Knack, KAAA/KZZZ and KSTAR.

This magnificent display lasts 20 minutes and is free and open to the public. The best viewing spots are along the Laughlin River Walk and favorite Laughlin hotels and casinos.

Station Casinos 4th of July Fireworks Show

Continuing its 4th of July tradition, Station Casinos’ will once again host the largest 4th of July fireworks show in Southern Nevada on Thursday, July 4, after 9 p.m. for the entire community to enjoy.

The “We Love Locals’ July 4th Fireworks Blast” will be a nine-minute fireworks show to celebrate Station Casinos’ love and affection for its team members and guests as well as to honor the nation’s 237th birthday. The fireworks shows will go off on the east and west sides of town at Green Valley Ranch resort and Red Rock Resort.

The fireworks show will be produced by the Grucci’s of New York, one of the premiere fireworks companies in the world who annually produces the 4th of July fireworks events as well past hotel-casino openings on behalf of Station Casinos.

51s’ Fireworks Extravaganza

The Las Vegas 51s organization will present the traditional post-game "Fireworks Extravaganza, Celebrating Independence Day," sponsored by Bank of America in the homestand finale on Wednesday, July 3. The gates will open at 6 p.m., the first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and all tickets are priced at $15 for this special event.

North Las Vegas Independence Day Jubilee

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 6 to 9:30 p.m.
James Seastrand Park - 6330 Camino Eldorado Blvd.
Parking access is restricted to Revere Street & Centennial Parkway
(Gates open at 5 p.m.)

FEATURING: Against the Grain

Kings of Rock, tribute to RUN DMC

Serpentine Fire, tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire (presented by Cannery Casino Resorts)

Also featuring a spectacular fireworks display, Kids Corner, Teen Zone, Carnival Midway, food and ice cold beer. Admission is $4 per person.

Primm Valley Casino Resorts Celebrates Spectacular Fireworks Show

Primm Valley Casino Resorts will celebrate Independence Day with a stunning fireworks display on July 4.

Starting at dusk, the casino will shower the night sky with an array of color for the fifth year in a row to honor the national holiday. The open sky and desert landscape create a unique and beautiful backdrop for the iconic 4th of July show.

Families are encouraged to arrive early to spend a day of fun at the resorts. All amusement rides, including the famous Desperado roller coaster, will be operating from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Guests can claim a prime viewing spot located behind Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino within the Star of the Desert Arena parking lot. The show, which is in partnership with Pyrotecnico, will last for an astounding 18 minutes.

For more information on Primm Valley Casino Resorts’ attractions call 1.800.FUNSTOP (1.800.386.7867) or visit

Night of Fire at the Bullring • Las Vegas Motor Speedway • 5 p.m. July 3

The speedway will observe Fourth of July a day early, with a night of racing and fireworks.
Attendees can snack on $1 hot dogs, $1 sodas and $2 beers.

After a number of events, including a waterless boat race and monster truck show, fireworks will erupt high above the speedway. The show is scheduled to begin around 10:20 p.m.

Adult tickets, exclusive of fees, cost $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the event. Tickets for senior citizens and military members cost $13 in advance and $17 on the day of the event. Family four-pack tickets cost $35 in advance and $45 on the day of the event.

Tickets are available online or by calling 644-4444.


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