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Summerlin to Host The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade

June 23, 2017 by  

Summerlin to Host The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade
The entire Las Vegas valley is invited to celebrate Independence Day at the 23rd annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade, Southern Nevada’s largest and most colorful Fourth of July parade (Photo Courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation).  

Summerlin Hosts The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade

Summerlin Hosts The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade

Photo Courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation.

This year, parade grand marshals are Major General Glen D. VanHerck, Commander, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base; and Chief Master Sgt. Charles R. Hoffman, Command Chief Master Sergeant, United States Air Force Warfare Center, Nellis Air Force Base. More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the parade.

Summerlin Hosts The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade

Summerlin Hosts The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade

Photo Courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation.

The parade features more than 70 entries, including traditional floats, giant inflatable balloons, American military heroes, bands, musical 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.

Summerlin Hosts The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade

Summerlin Hosts The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade

Photo Courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation.

This year, several new entries are added to the parade roster, including “Moana’s Ocean Journey;” “Captain Jack’s Swashbuckling Adventure;” “Troll-abration;” “Belle at the Enchanted Castle;” Desert Pines High School Mariachi Band and appearances by the Muppets, Pikachu and Daniel Tiger. More than 16,000 cubic feet of helium will be used for more than 25 giant inflatables.

Summerlin Hosts The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade

Summerlin Hosts The Valley’s Largest 4th of July Parade

Photo Courtesy of The Howard Hughes Corporation.

Returning to the parade include fan favorites “The Fourth Awakens” float featuring the Neon City Garrison Star Wars costuming club; “Avengers: America’s Mighty Heroes” float; “Music of America” float featuring a live performance by the acclaimed Desert Angels gospel choir; “Brachiosaurus: Jurassic Giant” inflatable balloon; “A Salute to the Military” float featuring the service men and women from Nellis Air Force Base; Palo Verde, Spring Valley and Las Vegas High School Marching Bands; Danza Del Carrizo Native American performing group; America Legion, USO and the Marine Corps Leagues.

The parade is organized 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, and everyone is encouraged to arrive early, bring water and wear sunscreen.

Title Sponsor is The Howard Hughes Corporation/Summerlin. Premier Sponsor is QI Security Services. Major sponsors include Summerlin Hospital; Station Casinos; Pardee Homes; Nevada State Bank; Hanratty Law Group; Southwest Medical; Par 3 Landscape and Maintenance; and Downtown Summerlin.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 9 – 11 a.m / Escort division commences at 8:30 a.m.

WHERE: The parade begins at the corner of Hillpointe Rd. and Hills Center Dr. in The Trails village of Summerlin. Participants travel south toward Village Center Circle, then west on Trailwood Drive. The parade ends near the corner of Trailwood Drive and Spring Gate Lane.

SHUTTLE: New this year is a FREE park and ride shuttle offered by Downtown Summerlin. The public can park by the Lawn at Downtown Summerlin and ride a shuttle to the parade site. When the parade is over, the shuttle will bring parade-goers back to Downtown Summerlin. The free shuttle runs every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and noon.

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