Top Things To Do In Las Vegas In July

By Elle
Last Updated:

Planning a trip to Las Vegas in July? You better buckle up because July is quite the time to be in Vegas!

July is one of the most popular months to visit Las Vegas. With pool party season in full swing, oodles of big-name concerts and shows, and Fourth of July events happening this month, it’ll be hard to ignore the high energy and summertime vibes pumping throughout the entire city of Las Vegas.

From watching July 4th fireworks on The Strip to catching Chris Tucker doing his comedy thing to marveling at the vocal ranges of Mariah Carey and Lady Gaga, we invite you to use this guide to discover all that the month of July brings to Las Vegas.

July Weather In Las Vegas

  • Average Temps in July: high of 107° F, low of 80° F
  • Average Rainfall: 0.3 inches

It’s another scorcher of a month in July. There’s no getting around it — IT IS HOT. Daily highs run in the 100’s °F, rarely falling below 97°F or exceeding 111°F. Ouch. We hope you’re incorporating indoor activities or at least some pool time in your itinerary — you’ll need a way to cool down from all the heat!

If you’re planning to do outdoor activities in July, try not to. But if you must, be sure to keep an eye on the weather and pack accordingly (sunhats, cold water, sunscreen, electrolytes, etc.). You’ll want to do outdoor activities early in the morning (before 8am) or after the sun sets.

Top 5 Things To Do In July

There are so many fun things to do in Las Vegas year-round, but here are our top recommendations this month:

Special Concerts + Performances In July

  • July 3: Blink-182 & Pierce The Veil, T-Mobile Arena
  • July 3: New Edition, Wynn Las Vegas
  • July 3-6: Lady Gaga, Park MGM
  • July 3-13: Garth Brooks, Caesars Palace
  • July 3 Los Hombres G, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • July 4-13: Dead & Company, The Sphere
  • July 5: Beartooth, Virgin Hotels
  • July 5-13: Jodeci, House Of Blues
  • July 5-20: DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic Live, Planet Hollywood
  • July 6: Gin Blossoms, Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino
  • July 6: Il Divo, Palms Casino Resort
  • July 7: Gospel Brunch, House Of Blues
  • July 10: Dark Star Orchestra, Brooklyn Bowl
  • July 11: Doom Flamingo, Brooklyn Bowl
  • July 12: Streetlight Manifesto, Brooklyn Bowl
  • July 12-13 – Toni Braxton & Cedric The Entertainer, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • July 13: Missy Elliott, Ciara, Busta Rhymes & Timbaland at T-Mobile Arena
  • July 14: Tash Sultana, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • July 17: Ziggy Marley, Virgin Hotels
  • July 19: The Marias, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • July 20: Happy Together Tour, The Smith Center
  • July 21: Gospel Brunch at House Of Blues
  • July 21: Louie TheSinger at House Of Blues
  • July 23: Giovannie and The Hired Guns, Virgin Hotels
  • July 24: Melissa Etheridge & Jewel, Palms Casino Resort
  • July 24-31: Rod Stewart, Caesars Palace
  • July 26-27: Morrissey at House Of Blues
  • July 26-31: Mariah Carey, Park MGM
  • July 30: Citizen Cope, Brooklyn Bowl

Comedy Shows In July

  • July 1: Carlos Mencia, Harrah’s Las Vegas
  • July 5: D.L. Hughley, Palms Casino Resort
  • July 5 & 6: Theo Von, Resorts World
  • July 6: Whitney Cummings, Mirage Las Vegas
  • July 13: Nate Jackson, Virgin Hotels – Las Vegas
  • July 12 & 14: Kevin Hart: Acting My Age, Resorts World
  • July 19 & 20: Chris Tucker, Wynn Las Vegas
  • July 19 & 20: David Spade & Nikki Glaser, Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
  • July 20: Ron White, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • July 21: Jeff Dunham, Planet Hollywood
  • July 27: Gary Owen, Palms Casino Resort
  • July 27: Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, Venetian Hotel Las Vegas

Conventions + Special Events In July

  • July 5-28: West Coast National Championships 2024
  • July 7-18: NAACP Convention
  • July 11-13: Epsilon Gamma Iota National Convention
  • July 11-14: Public Safety Writers Association – PSWA Annual Conference 2024
  • July 14-17: EXHIBITORFastTrak 2024
  • July 15-17: SEICon 2024
  • July 15-17: UnidosUS Annual Conference 2024
  • July 20-25: International Dealer Meeting 2024
  • July 21-24: Intro to Mathematics the EL Education Way 2024
  • July 22-25: High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Global Training Event
  • July 23-26: CHAMPS Trade Show Summer 2024
  • July 23-25: Cosmoprof North America 2024
  • July 28-30: TheIRShow 2024
  • July 28 – Aug1: Las Vegas Market – Summer 2024

Watch 4th of July fireworks

Las Vegas Fireworks

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

  • Summerlin: Fireworks after the Las Vegas Aviators vs. Oklahoma City baseball game at Las Vegas Ballpark (game starts at 6:05 p.m.).
    • Ticket prices start at $19. Address: 1650 S Pavilion Center Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89135
  • Las Vegas Motor Speedway: “Night of Fire” with NASCAR short track racing at 5 p.m., followed by fireworks at dusk.
    • General admission: $15 (Children 12 and under: Free) | Address: 7000 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89115
  • Cowabunga Bay: Celebrations during the day and fireworks at 8:50 p.m. Includes roving performers, face painting, and competitions.
    • General admission: $47 | Address: 900 Galleria Dr, Henderson, NV 89011
  • Cowabunga Canyon: Celebrations during the day and fireworks at 8:50 p.m. Includes roving performers, face painting, and competitions.
    • General admission: $47 | Address: 7055 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148

Thursday, July 4, 2024

  • Las Vegas Strip: The only fireworks show on the Strip is hosted by Caesars Palace at 9 p.m. Best viewing points at the fountains, Roman Square, and Spanish Steps outside the resort’s front door, as well as the LINQ Promenade across the street.
    • Free | Address: 3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Paradise, NV 89109
  • Fremont Street: The Plaza Hotel hosts a fireworks display at 9 p.m. A pool party for hotel guests will take place on the rooftop with barbecue, cocktails, and a DJ. Main Street will also be closed in front of the hotel between Carson and Ogden avenues for a limited time to let people on the street watch.
    • Free | Address: 1 Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
  • Red Rock Casino: Fireworks display at 9 p.m. A pool party open from 7:30 p.m. at the hotel’s main swimming pool.
    • Prices: $10 (children) and $35 (12 and up) | Address: 11011 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
  • Green Valley Ranch Resort: Fireworks display at 9 p.m. A pool party open from 7:30 p.m. at the hotel’s main swimming pool.
    • Prices: $10 (children) and $35 (12 and up) | Address: 2300 Paseo Verde Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
  • Lake Las Vegas: Traditional fireworks at 9 p.m. accompanied by numerous family activities.
    • Free | Located 30 minutes southeast of the Strip
  • Boulder City: Full day of activities starting at 7 a.m. with breakfast, a jet flyover, and a parade. Festivities continue at Veterans Memorial Park at 4 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
    • Parking: $20 per car | Address: Veterans Memorial Park, Boulder City, NV
  • M Resort: Annual fireworks display at 9 p.m. Best view from the hotel swimming pool. Concert by Cover Lane at 7:45 p.m.
    • Admission: $30 (adults) and $10 (children 10 and under) | Address: 12300 Las Vegas Blvd S, Henderson, NV 89044
  • Cowabunga Bay: Celebrations during the day and fireworks at 8:50 p.m. Includes roving performers, face painting, and competitions.
    • General admission: $47 | Address: 900 Galleria Dr, Henderson, NV 89011
  • Cowabunga Canyon: Celebrations during the day and fireworks at 8:50 p.m. Includes roving performers, face painting, and competitions.
    • General admission: $47 | Address: 7055 S Fort Apache Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89148
  • Heritage Park: Free evening of country music at 7:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at 9 p.m.
    • Free | Address: 350 S Racetrack Rd, Henderson, NV 89015

More summer Friday fireworks

Plaza Hotel and Casino Las Vegas
Courtesy of Plaza Hotel and Casino

If you can’t make it to Vegas for the Independence Day fireworks, The Plaza Hotel will also be hosting weekly Friday fireworks shows all summer long, through the end of August.

Inspired by the fireworks shows at Disneyland, the Plaza’s Welcome to the Weekend Summer Friday Fireworks lights up the sky above downtown Las Vegas and be part of a festive summer block party atmosphere.

This means you’ll be graced with fireworks shows on July 5, July 12, July 19, and July 26.

You can catch the fireworks show from places like the hotel’s Carousel Bar. For a front-row viewing experience, join the viewing party at Plaza’s rooftop pool! Pool doors open at 7pm, fireworks go off at 9:15pm.

While you’re here, why not also play a game of bingo? We love Plaza Hotel because it’s the closest hotel to the Strip for old-fashioned bingo fun!

More Downtown Las Vegas fun:

Dive-In Movies at The Cosmopolitan

On Monday evenings (from May to September), the marquee at Boulevard Pool transforms into a colossal movie screen for its Dive-In Movies event, showing your favorite films high above The Las Vegas Strip! From classic films to modern blockbusters, take a dip or lounge poolside as you sip on handcrafted, movie-themed cocktails and enjoy creative movie snacks under the stars.

Doors open at 7PM, with the movie starting at 8PM, making for a perfect summer night out. Entrance is on Level 3 via the Boulevard Tower escalators, and tickets can be purchased online on The Cosmo’s website or at the North Bar at Boulevard Pool.

July 2024 Showings:

Ticket Deets:

  • $15 for non-hotel guests
  • $10 for Las Vegas locals (must present valid ID at Box Office)
  • Complimentary for two for Registered Hotel Guests (must present room key at Box Office)
  • Complimentary for one for Military Members & First Responders (must present valid ID at Box Office)
  • Complimentary for children ages 5 & under
  • Cabana and daybed reservations are also available and come with included admission to the movie.

Oasis Cinema Club at Fontainebleau

Sunday nights are movie nights at Fontainebleau Las Vegas this spring and summer, as the Strip’s newest luxury resort and casino announces its inaugural Oasis Cinema Club series.

Kicking off May 5 to Sept. 1, hotel guests and Las Vegas locals can enjoy a lineup of classic comedies, blockbusters, and family favorites on an outdoor projection screen on the resort’s lavish Grand Pool Deck.

You can find the season’s movie schedule here.

See the seasonal displays at the Bellagio Conservatory

Bellagio Conservatory Summer 2024
Summer 2024 | Courtesy of Bellagio – MGM Resorts

One must-see attraction in July is the Summer display at the Conservatory & Botanical Gardens. The 2024 Summer Display is called ‘Higher Love’ and runs from May 25, 2024 to September 7, 2024.

Here’s more about the theme, per Bellagio’s site: “Whisk away into the summer of love as colorful hot-air balloons float throughout the air and experience the blossoming of vibrant florals. “Higher Love” is an artistic representation of summer and love inspired by world-renowned art and architecture. Each bed celebrates European nostalgia, universal love, and the timeless symbolism of nature’s beauty using breathtaking botanical artistry to create a romantic dreamscape.”

Attend a pool party

Ayu Dayclub Resorts World
Ayu Dayclub | Courtesy of Resorts World

Perhaps the most exciting thing about summer is pool party season.

If your idea of an awesome daytime activity includes lounging around the pool, dancing to live music played by top DJs, drinking summer cocktails, and gorging on delicious (and rather expensive) poolside chicken tenders, then you’ll probably want to plan to hit up a day club on your Vegas trip!

Pool party season at the day clubs runs from April to the end of October. Encore Beach Club at Encore Las Vegas, Daylight at Mandalay Bay, Ayu Dayclub at Resorts World, TAO Beach Club at The Venetian, and WET Republic at MGM Grand are some of the most sought-after pool parties across the Strip.

If you want to live it up Vegas-style, book a cabana for the ultimate dayclub experience (if you’ve got the budget for it).

What does a cabana rental get you?

When you rent out a cabana at a dayclub, you’ll typically get exclusive access to a private shaded area with comfortable seating, including plush sofas and lounge chairs. You’ll also get dedicated waitstaff or hosts who provide exceptional personalized service, including bottle service and assistance with food orders. At some dayclubs, you’ll also find a flat-screen TV (for those of you who want to party and watch the game at the same time) and even water misters to keep you and your squad cool as cucumbers in the desert heat.

XS Night Swim

XS Nightclub at Wynn Las Vegas

If you’re a first-timer in Las Vegas, you absolutely have to experience XS Night Swim at the Wynn. Imagine the best elements of a high-energy nightclub combined with the luxury of an upscale pool party, all under the stars. XS Night Swim flips the script on a typical night out by bringing the party outside, right to the pool!

Instead of being packed inside a crowded dance floor (sweating your butt off in a suit and tie or in a cocktail dress), you get to dance poolside or even take a dip in the water, all while enjoying world-class DJ sets and light shows.

There is a different dress code for these Night Swim events — feel free to wear pool attire or nightlife attire. Everyone is encouraged to jump in the water! Ladies, you can even skip the heels if you want!

The atmosphere is nothing short of electric. It’s a unique blend of music, luxury, and fun that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, you get to cool off in the pool, which is a refreshing twist, especially during those hot Vegas nights.

You can find the latest schedule of events here. The Night Swim events at XS Nightclub are labeled as Night Swim, and the series will run from April 28th to September 29th this year.

Experience a high-tech show at The Sphere

The Sphere Las Vegas
Courtesy of KSAT

If you’ve driven on the highways of Las Vegas, chances are you’ve seen The Sphere. With the weather heating up so much this month, spending a few hours indoors with air-conditioning will be a dream.

The Sphere Experience is a two-part multi-sensory experience lasting approximately two hours. In all honesty, it’s two hours of immersive amazement.

Again, there are two parts to the experience. First, you’ll get to explore The Atrium. There’s a 360-degree avatar capture, a mesmerizing 50-foot holographic installation, and a few other cool tech features.

Then, brace yourself for an immersive cinematic experience unlike anything you’ve ever seen with Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Postcard from Earth.’ This specially commissioned film is a sci-fi portrait of our planet, leveraging Sphere’s cutting-edge technologies to transport you to new worlds without ever leaving your seat. 

Enjoy Durango’s swanky new pool and cocktail bar

Durango Bel Aire Backyard
Courtesy of Durango Casino

Bel-Aire Backyard, Durango Casino’s brand-spankin’-new backyard pool area, invites guests to indulge in the ultimate poolside oasis. With more than 65,000 square feet, the backyard will host live DJ sets from noon to sunset from Thursdays through Sundays as well as Friday sunset parties.

The 7,200-square-foot pool houses 13 cabanas, 46 daybeds, and nearly 60 chaise lounges — set just above the water. The whole venue is a vibe, instantly transporting you into hip, ritzy, and glam part of Los Angeles. It almost feels like a movie set!

If you get hungry, The Backyard Grill caters to the pool area with many creative menu items like miso sea bass lettuce cups, watermelon and cucumber salad, crab and avocado salad, and sushi dishes.

On Sundays, you’ll find their epic Poolside brunch with a high-energy party atmosphere, perfect for those of you celebrating birthdays or bachelorette parties!

Explore AREA15

Haleys Comet AREA15 Las Vegas
Courtesy of AREA15

When night falls, it’s time to get immersive at AREA15. AREA15 has got to be one of the coolest additions to Las Vegas, like ever!

This 200,000-square-foot immersive art collective is buzzing with all things creative and imaginative. Throw an ax or two, play games at an arcade bar, wander through a ‘supermarket’ that makes you question reality, take in high-tech / colorful art installations, or explore one of the many virtual reality experiences.

From retro to futuristic to totally trippy, there’s an experience for everyone at AREA15. Engage with the exhibits, dive into virtual reality experiences, or simply wander through and take in the eclectic environment. The AREA15 world is your oyster!

Learn more about the current exhibits here (many of them require separate tickets). If special events and concerts are what you’re after, check out their events calendar to see what’s happening during the dates of your trip to Vegas.

See a Las Vegas show

Awakening Wynn Las Vegas
Courtesy of Awakening

Being outside in Vegas is hard with the desert sun beaming down all day. And one can only gamble and pool so much during the day. The summer months are the perfect time to stay indoors and catch some of the shows the city is famous for!

Las Vegas has a world-class theater scene. From burlesque to magic, Cirque de Soleil to comedy, there is a show for every type of person and every sort of budget. And the best part is, there’s a show happening every single night in Vegas.

We recommend these premium shows for your visit this month:

Awakening – The Wynn’s brand-new spectacular production featuring fantastical creatures, dazzling visuals, compelling narrative, and a touch of lighthearted comedy.

Absinthe – Caesars Palace’s daring and provocative Las Vegas show that combines jaw-dropping acrobatics, risqué comedy, and awe-inspiring feats of strength and agility in an immersive circus-style setting.

“O” at Bellagio: Another mesmerizing Cirque du Soleil show, “O” combines water, acrobatics, and theatrical performances to create a unique and romantic experience.

You can explore Las Vegas’ top show offerings here.

Tips For Visiting Las Vegas In July

  • If you’re trying to visit Vegas on a budget, we’d highly recommend you avoid July 4th weekend. Room rates and flight prices can get pretty expensive during the holiday weekend.
  • If you’re going to walk The Strip, plan to take breaks every 10-15 minutes to prevent overheating. Luckily, most of the casino hotels are connected to each other so you can walk from hotel to hotel without having to spend too much time under the blazing sun!
  • If you plan on doing a lot of paid attractions, Go City can save you money on multiple attractions with their All-Inclusive Pass or Explorer Pass.
  • Be sure to pack a pair of comfortable travel shoes that can handle lots of mileage and keep your feet blister-free.
  • Traffic on the Las Vegas Strip is usually bad at all times of the year, so plan to leave earlier if you have reservations that require you to be somewhere at a specific time.
  • Getting around by rideshare and taxi are equally as popular in Vegas. A taxi can even be cheaper than Uber/Lyft during peak hours, while an Uber/Lyft is cheaper during off-peak hours.

Other Posts You’ll Enjoy

Las Vegas - GoVegasGuide

15 Fun Things To Do In Vegas On A Sunday

Looking for the perfect way to spend a Sunday in Las Vegas? While Sundays can often be boring, lazy days at home, Sundays are anything but boring in Vegas. Sunday … Read more
Mandalay Bay Daylight Beach Club

13 Fun Things To Do In Mandalay Bay For The Full Experience

Looking for things to do at Mandalay Bay other than just admiring the gold coloring of the hotel towers from the outside of the hotel? In this guide, we’ll take … Read more
Luxor Las Vegas

10 Fun Things To Do At Luxor Las Vegas

Looking for things to do at The Luxor other than just admiring the Dorito-shaped property from the outside? In this guide, we’ll take you through the top 10 must-see attractions … Read more
Places With Free Parking On The Las Vegas Strip

8 Places With Free Parking On The Las Vegas Strip

The ability to find free parking on the Las Vegas Strip is getting harder and harder, which is a total bummer. I still remember the days when a majority of … Read more
Things To Do At Excalibur Las Vegas

12 Top Things To Do At Excalibur Las Vegas

Looking for things to do at the medieval-themed Excalibur Hotel & Casino other than just admiring its castle shape from the outside of the hotel? If you’re traveling to Las … Read more
Things To Do At New York New York Las Vegas

12 Top Things To Do At New York-New York Las Vegas

Looking for things to do at New York-New York other than just admiring the Statue of Liberty from the outside of the hotel? In this guide, we’ll take you through … Read more
About The Author - Elle
About the author

My name is Elle and I'm a travel blogger based in California. I love helping people plan trips and create unique itineraries based on their interests and their budgets. I'm a huge fan of outdoor adventures and doing off-the-beaten-path things in Las Vegas (and around the world too)!