Festivities continue all weekend with Beer Olympics, drink specials and giveaways
The Plaza Hotel & Casino will host its annual Independence Day party on Thursday, July 4 at its rooftop pool. Free to attend, the party will again culminate with downtown Las Vegas’ only live fireworks show lighting up the sky at 9 p.m. Bigger and better this year, the fireworks will be staged from multiple locations on the Plaza’s roofs and towers, ensuring an amazing show for party attendees and one that will be visible for miles.
At the party, guests can swim or relax poolside while a DJ plays crowd favorites. Doors open at 5 p.m. and festivities start at 6 p.m. with downtown Las Vegas’ only hot dog eating contest in the style of the famous event held annually at Coney Island. The contest winner will receive a grand prize, which includes $200, a free two night stay at the Plaza, $150 to Oscar’s Steakhouse, a free pool cabana plus $50 towards food and beverage at the Pool at the Plaza. The contest, sponsored in part by Hoffy Hot Dogs, is limited to 10 participants, 21 years of age or older. Registration is open online until June 21.
All weekend long, the pool’s cocktail bar will offer drink specials, including Jell-O shots (one for $3 or three for $5) and a selection of frozen and specialty cocktails, such as the festive Firework cocktail, a red, white & blue mix of Strawberry Daiquiri, Pina Colada Rum and Blueberry Lemonade Vodka ($12).
Guests will also enjoy made-to-order poolside fare from the Pool at the Plaza Food Truck, including its popular burgers (double cheeseburger and the “Impossible Burger”), crispy chicken sandwich, BLT wrap, street tacos, chicken tenders and wings, nachos, and fresh salads.
On Friday, July 5, guests can enjoy a relaxing day at the pool with a free inflatable flamingo drink holder. On Saturday, July 6, the fun continues with the Plaza’s Beer Olympics. Teams of 5 will compete to win prizes, and individual entrants are welcome as teams can be created onsite. For more details and to enter, visit: https://www.plazahotelcasino.com/entertainment/independence-day/.
About the Plaza Hotel & Casino:
Located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, the Plaza Hotel & Casino combines a vintage Rat Pack attitude with modern styling and personal customer service for the ultimate Vegas experience. First opened in 1971 and built on the site of the original Las Vegas railroad depot, the Plaza has 1,000 renovated rooms and suites, a classic Vegas showroom, downtown’s only bingo hall and 30,000 square feet of refurbished ballroom and meeting space. Guests enjoy a variety of dining options led by the renowned Oscar’s Steakhouse in the hotel’s iconic glass dome overlooking the Fremont Street Experience. Hundreds of slot machines, from the latest games to traditional coin machines, and nearly two dozen table games comprise an 80,000-square-foot casino floor, which is also home to downtown’s largest race and sports book. A fully renovated rooftop pool and recreation deck, complete with private cabanas, hot tub, food truck, tennis court and dedicated Pickleball courts, provide a variety of outdoor amenities.