The Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade is set to continue its tradition of huge family fun and spirited, colorful patriotism.

Strike Up the Band!

Summerlin’s grandest tradition returns this Independence Day in star-spangled style. Recognized for its unique and dazzling displays, the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade is set to continue its tradition of huge family fun and spirited, colorful patriotism this Fourth of July. Make plans to be there!

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
Escort Parade — 8:30 a.m.
Patriotic Parade — 9 a.m.

2024 Grand Marshal

Colonel Nicholas R. Pederson

Serving as Grand Marshal of the 2024 Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade is Colonel Nicholas R. Pederson, Commander of the 432d Wing and the 432d Air Expeditionary Wing, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. In this position, Colonel Pederson leads all operations and maintenance of the Air Force’s first Remotely Piloted Aircraft wing. The 432d Wing conducts 24/7 persistent attack and reconnaissance combat operations worldwide, while training pilots, combat systems officers, sensor operators, intelligence professionals, maintainers, and support personnel. As 432d Wing Commander, Colonel Pederson leads more than 5,000 people across five groups and twenty squadrons, in addition to serving as the Installation Command Authority for Creech Air Force Base.

Col Pederson commissioned in 2002 through Basic Officer Training. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Weapons School in 2010 and has served as a Weapons School instructor as well as the squadron commander of the 15th Attack Squadron. Col Pederson is a master navigator whose aviation career includes more than 3,000 flying hours with 241 combat hours and 1,800 hours of combat support in the B-1B, MQ-1B, and MQ-9.

Our Parade Hosts

Our Parade Hosts for 2022

When it comes to hosts, the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade truly has the best. Each of these amazing individuals has dedicated their time and talents to make our Independence Day tradition sincere, festive, and most of all, fun!

Join us in celebrating this special foursome and extended members of our parade family.

Grandstand Stage

Mix 94.1 Stage

Parade Map

Official Summerlin Patriotic Parade Route Map

The parade steps off at Hillpointe Road and Hills Center Drive, travels south on Hills Center Drive to Village Center Circle, then turns west onto Trailwood Drive ending at the Trails Village Shopping Center.

Road closures on parade day begin before 3 a.m. and continue until approximately noon. The community is encouraged to plan accordingly and minimize vehicular travel.

Getting There

There are no official parking lots for the Patriotic Parade. Parking for The Trails Park and other surrounding areas is available. Please do not park in residential areas, driveways, or other reserved areas.

Bus Route

RTC of Southern Nevada

The RTC of Southern Nevada recommends Bus Route 210 to the parade area for those looking for alternative transportation to and from the parade. You can download route details, including a map here.

RTC Route 210 Map

Parade Lineup

Escort Parade – 8:30 a.m.

  • Palo Verde High School Air Force JROTC Color Guard
  • Rotary Club of Las Vegas Summerlin presents “Patriotic Pedalers”
  • City of Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman
  • Las Vegas City Council
  • LVMPD Summerlin Area Command
  • Las Vegas Valley Model A Ford Club
  • Ali Everett Mrs. Nevada International 2024
  • Summerlin Tennis Club
  • Las Vegas Swim Club
  • Las Vegas Senior Softball
  • Mommy and Me West
  • Scouts of America Pack 340
  • Philippine Americans of Nevada/Cavite Association of Nevada
  • Teaspoon Summerlin
  • Las Vegas Cadillac Club
  • King Solomon Lodge #58 Free and Accepted Masons of Nevada
  • Forgotten Not Gone Veteran Trike Brigade
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 711 of Greater Las Vegas
  • American Legion Post 76 Escorted by the Scouts of 312
  • Greater Nevada Detachment 186 Marine Corps League

Patriotic Parade – 9 a.m.

  • Parade Opening—Governor Joe Lombardo & Lt. Governor Stavros Anthony
  • Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade’s “Star Spangled Celebration”
  • Summerlin presents “Stars and Stripes Forever”
  • Par 3 Landscape & Maintenance presents “An All-Star Salute to the Military”
  • One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating presents “Our American Eagle”
  • The Summerlin Council presents “Live Collective Arts—West Las Vegas Arts Center”
  • “Uncle Sam on Parade”
  • 8 News Now presents “Hats Off to America”
  • Howard Hughes Corporation presents “Las Vegas Aviators”
  • Mix 94.1 presents “Donald’s Birthday Bash”
  • Vegas Golden Gals
  • City National Bank presents “Vegas Golden Knights”
  • Red Rock Fertility presents “Bluey at the Beach”
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Downtown Summerlin presents “Red, White and Rodeo”
  • Guan Strong Lion Arts
  • Star Wars Club of Southern Nevada
  • Palmer Electric presents “Star Wars: The Fourth Awakens”
  • Las Vegas Spring Breeze Dance Group
  • Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Volunteer Mounted Horse Patrol
  • Cox presents “U.S.A. Birthday”
  • Park Pro Playgrounds presents “Danza Del Carrizo”
  • MK House Consulting, Inc. presents “Palo Verde Cross Country & Track and Field—Grand Old Flag”
  • Base 51 Submarine Veterans of Las Vegas
  • Southern Nevada Military Vehicle Association
  • Brown and Brown Insurance presents “Swing It Girls”
  • Southwest Medical presents “Fun-filled Fourth”
  • LKG Law Firm presents “Happy Birthday, America!”
  • Rampart Casino at The Resort at Summerlin presents “Walking on Sunshine”
  • The Pride Of Bonanza High School—the Bengal Marching Band
  • Current Event Rentals presents “Promi the Magical Zoonicorn”
  • Pure Plumbing & Air presents “On the Road Mario Karts”
  • S. Forest Service—Smokey Bear
  • LandCare presents “Fiesta on the Fourth”
  • Factory Powersports
  • Summerlin Hospital Medical Center presents “Visions of Candyland”
  • “Summer of Sonic”
  • Pinkbox Doughnuts presents “Chillin’ with the Villains”
  • Park Pro Tek presents “Up, Up & Away with the Princesses”
  • BrightView presents “Ferris Bueller’s Independence Day Off”
  • Celebrate Kids presents “Poppin’ Pink Safari”
  • City of Las Vegas presents “Spider-Man Saves the City”
  • Club Blue presents “U.S.A. Dance Party”
  • Tri Pointe Homes presents “America Standing Tall”
  • Diversified Protection Corporation presents “Long May She Wave”
  • Grand Finale: Station Casinos presents “America Sings”

Parade Tips and Guidelines

Parade Tips

Tips for a Great Day

To help ensure your best parade experience possible, take note of these helpful hints:

  • Three announcers’ tents are located along the route. These areas feature additional entertainment elements and amplified sound for spectators’ enjoyment.
  • Parking is limited on the day of the parade. Carpool with friends, bike, or even walk to the parade.
  • The parade route is lined with grass so bring a chair, open an umbrella, or lay a blanket to enjoy the parade comfortably. (Be sure to familiarize yourself with the Parade Event Marking and Safety Guidelines prior to parade day. Attendees may set up their viewing area starting July 3 at 7 a.m. Items placed prior to this time will be removed and donated.)
  • Don’t forget it’s hot out there! To beat the heat, drink plenty of water (one cup every 15-20 minutes) even if you don’t feel thirsty, wear protective clothing and slather on sunscreen.
  • Be responsible with your children and keep them safe during the parade. Do not allow kids—or kids at heart—to enter the parade route and approach entries during the event.
  • Wear red, white, and blue to celebrate America and display your patriotism. Consider bringing a few decorations to make your viewing location extra-spirited!
Marking and Safety Guidelines

Parade Event Marking and Safety Guidelines

The Summerlin Council is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for Patriotic Parade attendees. Please review the following parade event marking and safety guidelines before parade day:

  • Parade attendees may set up their viewing area along the parade route beginning at 7 a.m. the day preceding the event. Personal items placed before this time will be removed and donated.
  • Use of duct tape, chalk, and paint to mark a parade viewing area along the route is prohibited.
  • Only pop-up canopy or shade-type tents no larger than 10’ x 10’ are permitted along the parade route. No fully enclosed tents with side panels are allowed.
  • Only portable outdoor recreation furniture is permitted along the parade route. No household furniture or ladders are allowed.
  • Any items blocking the right of way along sidewalks, crosswalks, or roadways will be removed.
  • Any car parked along the parade route will be towed.
  • Please be courteous and remove all trash, debris, and personal items when leaving the parade.
  • The Summerlin Council and Summerlin North Community Association assume no responsibility for unattended personal items along the parade route.