Happy Birthday, America–You Look Kind of Hot for 238


Thursday, July 3

It’s perfectly acceptable to celebrate Fourth of July a little early, but let’s not annoy your neighbors with fireworks just yet. Instead, join the City of North Las Vegas at Craig Ranch Regional Park for the 15th annual Independence Day Jubilee. Expect food, carnival rides, live music from Michael Grimm and, of course, a fireworks show. 628 W. Craig Ranch Rd., 3-9 p.m., CityOfNorthLasVegas.com.

Friday, July 4

Now celebrate America’s 238th birthday at the Valley’s largest Independence Day parade, the 20th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade. Enjoy 70 floats and 25 inflatables—it’s like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, only in red, white and blue. Parade begins at Hillpointe Road. and Hills Center Drive, 9-11 a.m., Summerlin.com. For other best bets for Independence Day, visit VegasSeven.com/Fireworks.

Saturday, July 5

Now that your veins are coursing with patriotism and adrenaline, don’t miss the UFC Fan Expo at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The event, which runs through tomorrow, offers programming for fans and aspiring fighters, from autograph sessions to training seminars. UFCFanExpo.com.

Sunday, July 6:

Escape the escalating heat by visiting Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, which opens this weekend for the summer season. While you’re unlikely to find snow, you will be able to ride the chairlift, hike, play disc golf and mountain bike. 6725 Lee Canyon Rd., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., SkiLasVegas.com.

Monday, July 7

Whether you’re returning to work or continuing a summer of leisure, you can set up shop at The Window, the recently opened Downtown co-working space on the first floor of the Ogden. You never know whom you may collide with serendipitously. Did we mention there’s free Wi-Fi, too? 150 Las Vegas Blvd. North, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri, DowntownProject.com.

Tuesday, July 8

Like to spend the warm nights outdoors? Then cruise to West Wind Drive-In for Family Fun Night. On Tuesdays, general admission drops from $7 to $5, and as always, kids 5-11 get in for $1. You can even catch a double feature, leaving more cash to spend on popcorn and candy. 4150 W. Carey Ave., WestWindDriveIns.com.

Wednesday, July 9

If live entertainment is more your speed, head up to Spring Mountain Ranch Park as the Super Summer Theatre debuts its next production: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Back in its Broadway days, the show won a Tony Award for Best Musical. 8:05 p.m., SuperSummerTheatre.org.