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For a fun family outing, fireworks show and panoramic views of the Las Vegas Valley, mark your calendar for Friday, July 4 for the Stars, Stripes & Sparks Independence Day celebration at Knickerbocker Park in the Providence master planned community. The free event will feature live music from the Parametrics, contests and more, beginning at 6 p.m. and culminating with fireworks around 9:15 p.m. The park’s design and northwest Las Vegas site provide a great vantage point overlooking the city. Knickerbocker Park is located at 10695 Dorrell Lane, just off the North 215 Beltway and Hualapai Way exit.
Event attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, chairs and coolers. Various food and treat options will be available for purchase from Smoken Sams, selling barbecue and smoked meats, and from local food trucks, including, Curbside Café, Grouchy Johns, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Sausage Fest, Senor Blues, and Sin City Wings.
New this year, the event will feature a beer garden. No outside alcohol, glass or fireworks, including sparklers, are permitted in the park.
Pyrotecnico, one of the country’s most creative fireworks display, pyrotechnics and special effects companies, is creating the special Stars, Stripes & Sparks fireworks. There will be two shows – a shorter, preview at approximately 8:45 p.m., and the main display at 9:15 p.m. The main show is a 12-minute extravaganza incorporating a variety of multi-color, pattern, color-changing and special effects shells and barrages to the music of traditional and contemporary patriotic songs, along with some pop music favorites.
The Parametrics feature an all-star lineup of local musicians. Last year, brothers Patrick, Joe and David Genovese joined with local artists and songwriters Nick Mattera and David Meeks to form the hybrid electro-acoustic five-piece rock band that has become known for good music and for being fun. With engaging personalities and a wide ranging set list, the Parametrics strive to keep shows loose and interpretive, while enticing audience participation along the way.
Representatives from nearby Henry and Evelyn Bozarth Elementary School will sell red, white and blue glow-in-the-dark necklaces for donations for school programs.
Providence’s fun-loving community mascot will join the July 4 festivities. P.D., as the 7-foot-tall, caramel-colored “Providence Dog” is affectionately called, will be hard to miss with his chocolate spots and big floppy ears.
Attendees also can enjoy other Knickerbocker Park features including softball and soccer. Participation will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally the park has play areas for 2 to 5-year-olds and 5 to 12-year-olds, swing set, dog park with small and large dog areas, splash pad, jogging path with exercise stations, and picnic areas.
Now in its third year, Stars, Stripes & Sparks is sponsored by the Providence Master Planned Community, Providence Master Homeowners Association, Lotus Broadcasting and Pyrotecnico.
For information, visit www.providencelv.com or call (702) 216-2020.
Developed by Focus Property Group, Providence is among the top 10 best-selling master planned communities in the country, according to rankings by leading real estate and industry research and advisory firms, and the second best-selling community in Nevada. Providence’s spirit is rooted in the traditions of small town America where neighborhoods bring people together in common goals and common interests. Wide tree-lined boulevards frame the community, which will house 7,500 single and multi-family units. The master plan features The Promenade Park, Knickerbocker Park with spectacular views of the entire Las Vegas Valley, Huckleberry Park opening later this year, and miles of trail systems. The northwest Las Vegas community is located at 7181 N. Hualapai Way, Ste. 150. For information, visit www.providencelv.com or call (702) 433-5084.
About Providence Master Homeowners Association
The Providence Master Homeowners Association is professionally managed by CCMC, one of the oldest and most experienced community management companies in the country. For more than 40 years, the CCMC team has been defining the right way to manage community associations. For information, call (702) 216-2020.