The 4th of July weekend has become well known for barbeques, fireworks and spending time with family and friends. Oh, and if you're into dance music, good ol' American partying! When the holiday falls around a weekend like this year, it makes for an extended run of debauchery. We've spent the time gathering the best events from 12 American markets - it's a mix of underground and more commercial parties, so there should be something for everyone. Enjoy the holiday and don't forget your sunscreen!

New York

If there is one city that knows how to do a firework spectacular its New York. Same can be said for the selections available to you during the weekend.  Friday offers Guy Gerber all night at Space Ibiza (NY) in Manhattan as well as Verboten’s StageONE in Brooklyn hosting Sasha, Scuba, Guti, Agoria, Joris Voorn and more. On Saturday, Reynard Productions reveals their fantastic new pop-up venue, The Brooklyn Mirage with The Cityfox Experience hosting Tale of Us, M.A.N.D.Y., Behrouz, Patlac, Canson and more. Off deep in a warehouse in Brooklyn, you’ll be able to catch Valentino Kanzyani, D’Julz, and more offerings with Blkmarket and Resolute teaming up for the special day. Great selections all around.

Guy Gerber - Space Ibiza (NY) | Info

Sasha, Scuba, Guti, Agoria, Kate Simko, Joris Voorn and more - Verboten StageONE | Info

Tale of Us, M.A.N.D.Y., Behrouz, Patlac, Canson and more – The Cityfox Experience at the Brooklyn Mirage | Info

Valentino Kanzyani, D’Julz and more - Blkmarket/Resolute - Secret Warehouse | Info

Washington DC

In the nation’s capital, Guti is called upon to rock the floor at Flash with support from Schubert, Philco, Lisa Frank and more. If you’re looking for an alternative outing you can hear Harry “Choo Choo” Romero taking over the decks at Toro Toro.

Guti, Schubert, Philco, Lisa Frank and more – Flash | Info

Skylite DC presents: Harry “Choo Choo” Romero – Toro Toro | Info

Miami

You won't be short of options this year in Miami. Nick Warren & Valentino Kanzyani headline at Treehouse. DJ Three takes over the Electric Pickle all night. Over at Nikki Beach you'll be able to catch Boris, Cocodrills, and more tearing up the neon skyline.

Nick Warren & Valentino Kanzyani – Treehouse Miami | Info

Fourth of July with DJ Three (Hallucienda) - Electric Pickle | Info

11th Annual IndepenDANCE Beach Party w/ Boris, Cocodrills & More – Nikki Beach | Info

Chicago

Chicago never seems to shortchange its locals and supporters of the scene. It's refreshing to see such a range of shows going on this weekend. On one hand, legendary maestro, Sasha takes over Spybar. On the other you have progressive duo Gabriel and Dresden making their rounds again and anyone who is a fan of theirs knows how special this is going to end up being, its a serious treat. If that isn't satisfying your urge there is some real techno going on too. Dubfire, Dettmann, and Visionquest in a Chicago Warehouse. Sign us up. 

Sasha – Spybar | Info

Gabriel & Dresden - The Mid | Info

Paradigm presents Dubfire, Marcel Dettmann, Visionquest – Warehouse  | Info

Detroit

We're loving seeing Detroit represent by hosting Visionquest's 4th of July day party and BBQ. Tastemakers Visionquest, Lee Curtiss, Ryan Crosson, Shaun Reeves and others will be spinning for you all night. Best vibe in the city.

Visionquest 4th of July Day Party & BBQ ft Visionquest, Lee Curtiss, Shaun Reeves, Ryan Crosson, Ataxia and more – TV Lounge | Info

Philadelphia / Boston

Both Philadelphia and Boston have been generally smaller markets in the ecosystem of electronic music in the US but that doesn't stop them from bringing in incredibly rich artists to hold the fort down. We dug deep to find these two gems that will have you dancing till you drop.   

Philadelphia: Nora En Pure - Coda | Info

Boston: Mindependence Day W/ Detroit Swindle - Middlesex Lounge | Info

Los Angeles 

Tinseltown has it popping pretty solid in both the underground and in the commercial world. On Saturday afternoon, Chaim, Droog, MANIK, Louie Fresco and Kate Simko play a free party at Le Jardin. That night, Scuba, Radio Slave and Plastic Love rock the warehouse vibe at Lot 613. Dirty South at Avalon and Chuckie at Create round out the club offerings for the EDM crowd.

Chaim/Droog/MANIK - Le Jardin | Info

Scuba/Radio Slave - Lot 613 | Info

Dirty South - Avalon | Info
 
Chuckie - Create | Info
 
 
San Francisco 
 
The weekend starts off well with some choices: deeper tunes from Lake People and D'Julz at Public Works or house and electro from Felix Da Housecat at Temple. Saturday night is for those who like to get hammered with pounding techno from Rodhad.
 
Lake People/D'Julz - Public Works | Info
 
Felix Da Housecat - Temple | Info
 
Rodhad - Audio Discotech | Info
 
 
San Diego
 
San Diego might still be more commercial than underground with Party Favor at Bassmnt and Too Short at FLUXX on Friday and the Cut Copy DJs at Quartyard on Sunday afternoon, but the Desert Hearts' City Hearts party at Spin on Saturday should bring plenty of deep for the weekend.
 
Party Favor - Bassmnt | Info
 
Too Short - FLUXX | Info
 
City Hearts San Diego - Spin | Info
 
Cut Copy DJs - Quartyard | Info
 
 
Denver
 
The Mile High City defies its altitude and brings the underground on Saturday with The Black Madonna's debut at a rooftop party at Vinyl and then some techno from the legendary Dubfire that evening at Beta.
 
The Black Madonna - Vinyl | Info
 
Dubfire - Beta | Info
 
 
Las Vegas
 
If underground is your thing, you already know Vegas isn't the place for you. But if you like EDM, it seems like nearly every huge star in the world is there this weekend. You can catch Skrillex at Encore Beach Club and Afrojack at Omnia on Friday evening. Otherwise, Dada Life at Hakkasan and Calvin Harris at Omnia are sure to go off on Saturday.
 
Skrillex - Encore Beach Club | Info
Afrojack - Omnia | Info
 
Dada Life - Hakkasan | Info
 
Calvin Harris - Omnia | Info
 
 
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