The Valley’s Largest Fourth of July Parade in Summerlin Celebrates 20 Years
The entire Las Vegas valley is invited to celebrate Independence Day at the 20th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade, Southern Nevada’s largest and most colorful Fourth of July parade. For the second year Governor Brian Sandoval will join the parade and more than 35,000 people are expected to attend. This year the parade celebrates not only 20 years, but is also an official part of Nevada’s year-long sesquicentennial jubilee.
The parade features more than 70 entries including traditional floats, Macy’s-style giant helium balloons, exciting bands and performing groups and a variety of kids’ favorite storybook and cartoon characters. More than 2,500 people are participating in the parade and more than 500 volunteers from dozens of local schools and community groups are assisting with parade operations.
This year several new entries are added to the parade roster, including a “Frozen” movie-themed float; a “My Little Pony” themed 25-foot tall cold air inflatable balloon; a “Jungle Book” themed entry featuring a 74-foot-long snake; and The Glamorous Miss Piggy Mascot round out the new entries. More than 16,000 cubic feet of helium will be used for more than 25 giant inflatables.
Returning to the parade include fan favorites “An All Star Salute to the Military” float, “Undersea Jubilee” float, Danza Del Carrizo Native American performing group and Neon City Garrison costuming club decked out in Star Wars regalia. Parade Grand Marshal is Colonel Brandon T. Snook, Commander 99th Surgical Operations Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base.
The parade is coordinated by The Summerlin Council, the non-profit arm of the Summerlin Community Association dedicated to the social, educational and recreational enrichment of residents. The parade is open to the public.
Title sponsors of the 2014 parade are Summerlin and The Howard Hughes Corporation, developer of Summerlin. QI Security Services is the premier sponsor. Other major sponsors include Downtown Summerlin, Children’s Medical Center at Summerlin Hospital; Design Works Custom Painting, Inc.; Par 3 Landscape and Maintenance; Right Now Air; Station Casinos and City of Las Vegas Parks and Recreation.
Friday, July 4, 2014
9 – 11 a.m.
Escort division commences at 8:30 a.m.
Public is encouraged to arrive early, bring water and wear sunscreen.
The parade begins at the corner of Hillpointe Rd. and Hills Center Dr. in The Trails village of Summerlin. Participants travel south on Hills Center Dr. toward the Village Center Cir. roundabout before heading west on Trailwood Dr., ending at The Trails Village Shopping Center.
For more information on the parade, call 702.341.5500 or visit www.summerlin.com.