Reimagined energetic mobile show includes 25 themed entries
Known for its beloved annual Independence Day parade, the master-planned community of Summerlin will once again be the place to celebrate our nation’s 245th birthday. On Saturday, July 3, “America’s Birthday Party Parade: A Summerlin Community Celebration,” kicks off at 9 a.m.
This year’s event has been reimagined as a 30-minute energetic mobile show incorporating dynamic parade floats, giant inflatable balloons and choreographed performances. According to The Summerlin Council, the community’s nonprofit arm of the Summerlin Community Association dedicated to the social, educational and recreational enrichment of residents, and organizer of the parade, while this event will be smaller in scale, the pageantry and patriotic spirit of previous parades will be on full display.
Themed entries will include professionally decorated parade floats with larger-than-life displays of birthday cakes, party hats, an undersea birthday jubilee and other dazzling patriotic celebrations; giant inflatable balloons including a 25’ birthday cake, 30’ American flag and 25’ Uncle Sam Hat; exciting performances by the Drumbots, Desert Angels gospel choir, West Las Vegas Arts Center performance ensemble, Danza del Carrizo native American dancers, Swing It Sisters, Guan Strong lion dancers, stilt walkers and a live DJ spinning beats through the streets; appearances by beloved cartoon characters, community mascots, princesses, superheroes; and the parade route will be lined end-to-end with American flags
The parade is free and open to the public. Spectators are asked to follow the latest CDC COVID-19 guidance for mask-wearing, social distancing and hand washing. Everyone is encouraged to arrive early, wear sunscreen and bring water and hand sanitizer. Due to the smaller scale of this year’s event, there will not be grandstands or announcers’ booths along the route.
Title Sponsor is The Howard Hughes Corporation/Summerlin. Major sponsors include Centralized Security Services, Downtown Summerlin, Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, Tri Pointe Homes, BrightView Landscape, Par 3, LandCare, and LKG Law Firm.
The parade begins at the corner of Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive, travels south on Hills Center to Village Center Circle, then turns west on Trails Center Drive ending at the Trails Park.
For more information on the parade, visit summerlinpatrioticparade.com
Now entering its 31st year of development, Summerlin delivers more amenities than any other community in Southern Nevada. This includes more than 250 parks of all sizes; resident-exclusive community centers, pools and events; 150-plus miles of interconnected trails; ten golf courses; 26 public, private and charter schools; a public library and performing arts center; Summerlin Hospital Medical Center; houses of worship representing a dozen different faiths; office parks; neighborhood shopping centers; and, of course, Downtown Summerlin®, offering fashion, dining, entertainment, Red Rock Resort, office towers, City National Arena, home of the Vegas Golden Knights National Hockey League practice facility, and Las Vegas Ballpark, a world-class Triple-A baseball stadium and home of the Las Vegas Aviators.
In total, Summerlin currently offers more than 100 floor plans in 18 neighborhoods throughout eight distinct villages and districts. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes, priced from the low $300,000s to more than $1 million.