Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fouth of July 2012

My family and I LOVE 4th of July! It's one of the highlights of our summer.  Moving to Vegas, our celebration is a little smaller now, but there's so much to do around the Las Vegas area to celebrate. If you want to buy fireworks to set off at your home I'm sure you noticed the TNT Fireworks set up all around the valley. One thing many do not know, however, is that many of these booths are ran by different non-profit groups for fundraising! Most of them have their organization posted on the front of the booth so if you want to support a specific group or organization, buying fireworks from them is a big way to help. You can find a list of locations here.  I couldn't find an official list of which booths are ran by which groups but I found info about some of them:

*Costco shopping center at I-215 and north Decatur Boulevard - The Coon family is raising money for the Myotubular Myopathy Resource Group, a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of families affected by the rare muscle disorder, in memory of their 2 year old son.

*Windmill Lane and Bermuda Road - the Canyon Springs High School basketball team is raising money to try to get new balls, new uniforms, and new traveling uniforms.

*Green Valley Plaza shopping center on the corner of Sunset Road and Green Valley Parkway - the Las Vegas Bulldogs, a local traveling softball team is trying to raise money to cover the team’s travel and equipment expenses.

*Outside the Red Rock Harley-Davidson on Rainbow Boulevard and Sahara Avenue - Kevyn Major Howard , who appeared in the 1987 film "Full Metal Jacket", run this booth with  his nonprofit, Fueled by the Fallen. The money they earn goes to returning veterans and the families of those killed - paying medical bills, helping fight foreclosures and providing scholarships to children left behind.

*Terribles on MLK and Craig - you'll find Southern Nevada Pop Warner Pee Wee Apaches trying to raise money for their football team.

*In the Shell Gas Station parking lot on Ann Road and Tropical - you'll find the Southern Nevada Pop Warner Teams raising money for their teams.


There are 4th of July celebrations going on TODAY (7/3) and TOMORROW (7/4) all around the valley and the Las Vegas Sun has posted a list that goes on and on!

There are tons of greats specials going on at our local resaurants:
  • Baskin Robbins – Buy 1 Oreo ‘N Chocolate Cone, Get 1 Free (exp: 7/6/2012)
  • Brio Tuscan Grill – $15 Off 2 Lunch or Dinner Entrees (exp: 7/18/2012)
  • Buca Di Beppo – $10 Off $20 Purchase (exp: 7/15/2012)
  • Buca Di Beppo – Feed 4 People for $40 (exp: 7/8/2012)
  • Caribou Coffee – 2 Medium Drinks for $4 on 7/4 and 50% Off Any Drink from Thursday – Sunday When You Bring Back Your 7/4 Receipt (exp: 7/8/2012)
  • Carl’s Jr. – FREE Grilled Cheese Bacon Thickburger When You Come Dressed as Spider-Man on 7/4 (exp: 7/4/2012)
  • Chili’s – Free Chips & Queso when you buy 1 Entree (exp: 7/4/2012)
  • Cinemark – Free Medium, Fountain Drink or Regular Frozen Drink with Popcorn Purchase (exp: 07/11/2012)
  • Cracker Barrel – Free $5 Digital Gift Card When You Sign up to Play Summer Spin n Win (exp: 8/15/2012)
  • Del Taco – BOGO Free Macho Beef Burrito (exp: 07/04/2012)
  • Denny's – 20% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 7/6/2012)
  • Great American Cookie Company – 35¢ Off Any Purchase (exp: 7/15/2012)
  • Great American Cookie Company – 6 Free Cookies or $2 Off when you buy a 16″ Cookie Cake (exp: 7/4/2012)
  • Hardee’sFREE Grilled Cheese Bacon Thickburger When You Come Dressed as Spider-Man on 7/4 (exp: 7/4/2012)
  • Jack In The Box – Free Mini Cookies when you buy a Chipotle Chicken Club Combo (exp: 7/4/2012)
  • Macaroni Grill – Buy 1 Entree, Get 1 Free (exp: 7/4/2012)
  • Mimis Cafe – Buy Any Lunch or Dinner Entree, Get 1 Free when you buy 2 Drinks on 7/4 (exp: 7/4/2012)
  • Papa Johns – 50% Off Regular Priced Online Order (exp: 7/4/2012)
  • Quiznos – Buy 1 Sub & Large Drink, Get 1 Small Sub Free (exp: 7/7/2012)
  • Souper Salad – $4.44 Buffet Starting 7/4 (exp: 7/7/2012)
  • Starbucks CoffeeFREE Tall Starbucks Coffee on July 4th
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf – $2 12 oz. Ice Blended Drinks on 7/4 (Will donate $1 to Operation Homefront with each sale!)

If you're just looking for a parade or a fireworks show to take the family to, here you go:

*18th Annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade: 9 - 11am on July 4th (Public is suggested to arrive around 8am to get a good spot). FREE TO THE PUBLIC

*5 Station Casinos are hosting a firework show after 9pm on July 4th, These casinos include Aliante Station, Green Valley Ranch, Fiesta Rancho, Texas Station, and Red Rock Resort.

*Las Vegas 51s Fireworks Extravaganza: after the 7:05pm game on July 4th.

*Caesar's Palace Fireworks: 9:15pm on July 7th

*64th Annual Boulder City Damboree Celebration: includes a parade, carnival, and entertainment. The parade begins at 9am and fireworks are at 9pm on July 4th. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

*City of Henderson 4th of July Celebration: 6 - 9:15pm on July 4th. Fireworks show at 9pm. FREE TO THE PUBLIC.
*Primm Valley Casino Resorts fireworks display: July 4 at 9:30 p.m. The prime viewing location will be situated behind Buffalo Bill’s Resort & Casino within the Star of the Desert Arena parking lot.

I hope you guys have a wonderful Independence Day and be safe! God Bless America!!

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