Destinations Outside Las Vegas Celebrate Fourth of July

July 4, 2015

Laughlin, Mesquite, Boulder City

Rockets Over the River

LAS VEGAS – A short drive from the Las Vegas Strip, the destinations of Mesquite, Boulder City, and Laughlin celebrated the Fourth of July.


Rockets Over the River returned for the 25th annual Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 4. Starting at dusk, the pyrotechnic display shot into the dark desert sky, with the bursting colors reflecting off the tranquil Colorado River for a stunning celebration. Patriotic music was choreographed to the magnificent fireworks display and played on local radio stations as well as Laughlin hotel speakers. 

In addition to Rockets Over the River, Laughlin hosted several other events over the holiday weekend. The All American Festival at Colorado Belle kicked off on July 3 and offered pre-fireworks festivities, entertainment and various food and beverage vendors. The All American Festival will conclude on July 5. Shoppers were able to browse unique creations at the International Gift and Craft Show in the Rio Vista Room at Edgewater starting July 3. The Gift and Craft Show features several vendors showcasing handmade items, including candles, fashion, décor and much more until July 6.


Eureka Casino Resort celebrated the Fourth of July with Rockets over the Red Mesa on Saturday, July 4. The evening featured a live performance by the Nevada POPS Orchestra, a DJ and community vendor village along with fireworks.

The evening of festivities started at 6 p.m. with the community vendor village and DJ. The celebration continued with a live performance by Nevada POPS Orchestra featuring a full 32-piece orchestra. The Orchestra played patriotic music with a rock-and-roll twist, and accompanied the holiday fireworks display.

Boulder City

Boulder City celebrated the patriotic holiday with the 67th Annual Boulder City Damboree at Broadbent Memorial Park. The day-long party included a pancake breakfast and a flyover. A patriotic parade wound through the city, complete with the popular water zone where parade participants and viewers engaged in a fun water fight. The day included food, drinks, live music and games. The impressive fireworks show concluded the day of holiday fun.