Nevada Fourth of July
July 4, 2020 @ 4:00 am – 7:00 pm
America’s birthday may be a nationwide celebration, but it is truly something special in Nevada, where entertainment is much more than a fireworks display. It’s an experience.
The Fourth of July in Nevada means food, music, fun and fireworks! Here is a listing of Independence Day happenings around the Silver State:
Fourth of July On the Comstock
Feel the boom of fireworks echoing off Mt. Davidson into Six Mile Canyon below, putting the show right at eye-level.
From 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. in Virginia City, enjoy a hometown parade, the Comstock Cowboys Second Amendment Concert, Old West shootouts and train rides leading up to the fireworks spectacle. Virginia City is a town that’s all about Americana year-round!
Star Spangled Sparks
Held annually in downtown Sparks, the pyrotechnics for Northwestern Nevada’s longest, most spectacular fireworks display are set off from the roof of the Nugget Casino Resort while thousands of revelers celebrate on Victorian Square below. Live entertainment for the whole family, a kid’s area and an array of food choices from 4-11 p.m. Click HERE for more information and schedule of activities, or call 1-800-843-2427.
Lights on the Lake Fireworks Show
Fourth of July fireworks at South Lake Tahoe are highly visible just about anywhere, including from different points around the lake, too! Considered one of the top five displays in the nation. Click HERE to find some of the sweet spots for a front row seat to the night sky show. For more information about Fourth of July at South Lake Tahoe, call 530-5541-5255 or click Visit Tahoe South.
Fourth of July Carnival & Fireworks Show
What’s more American, and more Nevada, than a good, old-fashioned summer carnival followed by a fireworks spectacular in the state capital? Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Rural Nevada (RSVP) hosts an annual Fourth of July carnival at Mils Park near downtown Carson City through Independence Day weekend.
The Americana celebration is capped by a doozy of a fireworks show the evening of July 4. For more information, call the Carson City Culture & Tourism Authority at 775-687-7410 or click Visit Carson City.
Fireworks Over Pahrump
Watch the night sky over Pahrump sparkle with fireworks during this specially designated holiday weekend and launch your own fireworks in a safe, supervised environment from 7 p.m. to midnight. Those interested in launching their own fireworks must obtain a special permit from one of five fireworks retailers listed here HERE. The launch site, located one mile west on Gamebird Road right off of Highway 160, is first come, first serve with a 30-minute time limit per permit.
Ely July 4th Parade and Fireworks
A true small town parade in Ely featuring a variety of floats, vehicles, music and more begins at 1 p.m. Also experience a special Fireworks Train aboard the Nevada Northern Railway, too. Click HERE for additional activities scheduled throughout the day.
Tonopah 4 R Kids Old Fashioned Fourth of July
Independence Day festivities feature a parade, swimming pool games, and evening fireworks display over Tonopah.
Rockets Over the Red Mesa
The Nevada POPS full 32-piece orchestra performs free at Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite with a 75-minute live performance prior to and during the fireworks display. Event is family friendly. Guests encouraged to bring their own chairs to the viewing area. Call 702-346-4600 for more information.
71st annual Damboree Fourth of July Celebration
From 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Independence Day in Boulder City features pancake breakfast, military fly-over, parade (along 5th Street, Nevada Way and Avenue B), Water Zone fun and games, Midway games and activities at Broadbent Memorial Park, coin toss at the pool, other games and contests throughout the day at Veterans Memorial Park, where the fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. Click HERE for more information and a full schedule of activities.
Rockets Over the River
Spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display over the Colorado River in Laughlin. Free for public viewing along the entire Laughlin River Walk or from your favorite Laughlin hotel. This extraordinary display is one of the most spectacular and unique in the West as the pyrotechnic company launches the rockets into the dark desert sky with the reflection of each colorful explosion shimmering on the Colorado River.
Austin 4th of July Parade and Lions Club Free Barbecue
Parade through historic downtown Austin, street events, old-fashioned games (sack race, egg toss), barbecue with free hamburgers and hot dogs, and music. Parade at 10 a.m. in front of the Austin Museum, continuing to the Bert T. Gandolfo Park. Lions Club Barbecue at noon. Fun activities 12-4 p.m.
Taste of Winnemucca Fourth of July Celebration
This is Winnemucca’s best—and tastiest!—family event. Vesco Park is full of excitement as local restaurants present their finest foods! There are also games for the kids, the Lazy P Adventure Farm petting zoo, face painting, a dunk tank, displays, vendors and lots, lots more! Fireworks cap off the Independence Day celebration just as the sun bids farewell to the day. For more information, call 775-623-5071 or click Visit Winnemucca.