Your Independence Day Weekend Party Guide


It feels like EDC Las Vegas was just yesterday. Yet, here we are, already gearing up for another huge party weekend. This time, instead of confetti, glow sticks and kandi, we’re celebrating with fireworks, barbecue and pools. Sound good? Great, now leave the fireworks to the pros and head to these places to celebrate America’s Independence. Because nobody likes fire in the club—unless you’re Steve Angello.

Thursday, July 2

Roc Nation and SKAM Artist DJ Ross One kick-starts the holiday weekend with a Strip-side set at Drai’s. He’s opened up for big names in the past including Jay Z and Kanye West, so don’t be surprised if he brings some of his celebrity clients along for this shebang. (In the Cromwell, 10:30 p.m., Looking to party all night long? Stick around for Drai’s Afterhours. The club dubs itself as “the best place to disappear,” so party responsibly. You definitely don’t want to miss out on all the fun this weekend. (In the Cromwell, 1-10 a.m., Dutch DJ/producer Tiësto hits up Hakkasan. The veteran has been putting out records since 1994, but he won his first Grammy earlier this year for his remix of John Legend’s “All of Me.” Congratulate him when he mans the decks; he deserves it. (In MGM Grand, 10:30 p.m.,

Friday, July 3

Today, dubstep reigns supreme. Israeli producer Borgore brings his massive low-end tunes to Foxtail Pool Club. He recently revealed that he’s taking a more hip-hop approach to his music. Who didn’t see this coming, though? Take a listen to his collaboration with Waka Flocka Flame and Paige, “Wild Out,” and you’ll see that the progression is natural. See if he debuts more boisterous collaborations with rappers when he spins. (At SLS, 10:30 a.m., You’ve got to hand it to Skrillex. The 27-year-old dubstep/trap producer started out as the lead singer of post-hardcore band From First to Last, and now’s he’s one of the biggest DJs in the world. See him at Encore Beach Club where he’ll probably play a mix of tunes as wide as his musical palate. (At Encore, 11 a.m.,

Saturday, July 4

Sorry, Will Smith: Independence Day is about pool parties and celebrities, not aliens and spaceships. Calvin Harris brings his “Summer”-soaked songs to Wet Republic. He recently teamed up with Dillon Francis on a Moombahton single, so he might give us a preview! (At MGM Grand, 11 a.m., Hollywood debutante Paris Hilton spins at Tao Beach. Love her or loathe her, there’s really nothing more American than seeing one of America’s beauties play America’s most popular hits. (At the Venetian, 11 a.m., If you’re a hip-hop head, head to House of Blues to see Las Vegas’ own Dizzy Wright take the stage. Be warned: He’s likely to light up something other than fireworks, though. (In Mandalay Bay, 6 p.m.,

Sunday, July 5

Sunburn is no excuse to miss out on the fun, so double up on sunscreen and head to Daylight where you can catch a set by Grammy Award-nominated U.K. producer, Nic Fanciulli. He’s known to mix songs from past decades with new hits, so don’t be surprised if he drops a Michael Jackson song right after a techno banger. (At Mandalay Bay, noon, If you’re capping off the long weekend with a date, Whist Stove & Spirits has your back with Sunday Date Night. A dinner reservation from 5-9 p.m. gets you complimentary tickets to see the rambunctious, risqué Magic Mike XXL. Still not enough for that special someone? Enjoy a bubbles-and-dessert pairing for $10 to wrap up a sweet date. (2235 Village Walk Dr., 5 p.m.,

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