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July 4th

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Americans celebrate July 4th with food, fireworks, fun

With backyard barbecues and fireworks, Americans celebrated Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that expressed pride in their country’s 242nd birthday.

 
New July 4th fireworks show boosts Las Vegas Valley’s stellar spectacle

Mike Sullivan will tell you he has pyrotechnics in his blood, suggesting his heart might be pumping a bit faster than usual as he adds several hundred pounds of explosives to the already overwhelming display in the Las Vegas Valley skies on the night of July 4th.

Fireworks may be traumatic to Las Vegas shooting survivors, others

As the July 4 holiday approaches, mental health experts warn that the sound of fireworks could be unsettling for Oct. 1 shooting survivors and others who may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

 
Caesars Palace celebrates the 4th with fireworks — PHOTOS

Caesars Palace presented a 13½ minute fireworks show at 9:20 p.m. As part of Independence Day festivities, the resort offered carnival games, foosball, a bocce ball court and drink specials.

Summerlin to celebrate Fourth of July

The entire valley is invited to celebrate Independence Day in Summerlin with major events that start and end the day: the 24th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade at 9 a.m.; the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Star Spangled Spectacular concert with fireworks at TPC Summerlin in the evening; and a free fireworks show presented by Red Rock Resort at 9 p.m. visible from Downtown Summerlin and surrounding neighborhoods.

Las Vegas Philharmonic celebrates July 4th and 20th birthday

It all began with a bang. And Wednesday, two decades later to the day, the Las Vegas Philharmonic returns to when, and where, it all started: the Fourth of July, in Summerlin.