For the third year, the Providence Master Planned Community is hosting a free Independence Day celebration. Stars, Stripes and Sparks will be Friday, July 4, starting at 6 p.m. and culminating with a spectacular fireworks show by Pyrotecnico at approximately 9:15 p.m., weather permitting. Music from the fireworks display will be simulcast on 97.1 The Point – KXPT.
The family-friendly event will be at Knickerbocker Park, 10695 Dorrell Lane, and also will feature food trucks, contests for all ages, live entertainment, a beer garden – new this year – and more.
Stars, Stripes and Sparks is sponsored by the fast-selling Providence Master Planned Community, Providence Master Homeowners Association, Lotus Broadcasting and Pyrotecnico, one of the country’s most creative fireworks display, pyrotechnics and special effects companies.
“With Providence’s higher elevation and northwest Las Vegas location, and the venue’s design, Knickerbocker Park provides a great vantage point to watch our fireworks show and see other fireworks around the valley that are expected to start earlier,” said Jenna Bell, lifestyle director at the Providence Master Homeowners Association.
Featuring an all-star lineup of local musicians, The Parametrics will perform throughout the evening. 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 group strives to keep shows loose and interpretive, while enticing audience participation along the way.
The Parametrics will perform songs from a variety of artists, from The Beatles and Tom Petty to The Black Keys and Band of Horses. The band is currently signed to a seven-week exclusive show at The Mirage Hotel and Casino, and has previously headlined at the Sunset, Texas, and Aliante Station Casinos properties.
“The Parametrics play great music from a mix of genres, put on a fun family friendly show, and are so full of energy,” added Bell. “They’re the perfect entertainment for all ages and Stars, Stripes and Sparks, and will complement the many contests we have planned.”
Contest prizes will include one pair of tickets to each of the following: NBA Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center for any game from July 11-21; “The Soundtrack of Summer Tour” featuring Styx, Foreigner and Don Felder at The Orleans Arena on July 25; Counting Crows at Mandalay Bay Beach on Aug. 10; The Mob Museum; and Rose.Rabbit.Lie. at The Cosmopolitan.
For more details about the contests and to sign-up, visit the Providence Master Association table at the event.
Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, chairs and coolers, which are subject to search.
Beer may be purchased and consumed in the beer garden area. No outside alcohol, glass or fireworks, including sparklers, are permitted in the park.
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.
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.
Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. Additionally Providence’s fun-loving community mascot will join the 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.
For information, visit www.providencelv.com, like www.facebook.com/providencelv, follow www.twitter.com/providence_lv or call (702) 216-2020.
A big green balloon will mark the Knickerbocker Park site. Providence is located 7181 N. Hualapai Way, Ste. 150, just north of the I-215 North Beltway and Hualapai Way. To get to Knickerbocker Park, go north on Hualapai, west on Dorrell and south on Brighton Village Street.