For a spectacular fireworks show and vantage point of the Las Vegas Valley, the Providence master planned community, Providence Master Homeowners Association, Lotus Broadcasting and Pyrotecnico are presenting “Stars, Stripes, and Sparks” on Friday. The free Independence Day event begins at 6 p.m. and culminates with a fireworks show at approximately 9:15 p.m., weather permitting.
“Stars, Stripes, and Sparks” will feature food trucks, a beer garden, contests for all ages, prizes and entertainment by The Parametrics, a local hybrid electro-acoustic five-piece rock band known for good music and being fun. It will be at the master plan’s Knickerbocker Park.
Pyrotecnico, one of the country’s most creative fireworks display, pyrotechnics and special effects companies, is creating the special “Stars, Stripes and Sparks” fireworks with multicolor, pattern, color-changing and special effects shells and barrages. There will be two shows: a three-minute preview around 8:45 p.m. and later the main 12-minute extravaganza with songs, including “Born in the U.S.A.,” “God Bless the USA,” “Rock in the USA,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “1812 Overture,” “The Washington Post,” “Born Free,” “American Girl,” “Best Day of My Life,” and “On Top of the World.”
Music from the fireworks will be simulcast on Lotus Broadcasting’s KXPT-FM (97.1).
With Knickerbocker Park’s higher elevation and northwest Las Vegas location, guests will be able to see other fireworks across the valley that will happen earlier in the evening.
Throughout the event, attendees will have the chance to win prizes by competing in several contests.
Prizes 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 of Las Vegas.
“Our contests and activities offer fun options for kids and adults, including ‘Show Your American Pride,’ where the audience will judge five contestants who dress up, draw a picture and/or sing a song reflective of their American pride,” said Jenna Bell, lifestyle director of the Providence Master Homeowners Association.
She added one way may be to buy red, white and blue glow-in-the-dark necklaces from representatives of nearby Bozarth Elementary School who will be selling them for donations for school programs.
For contest details and registration, visit the Providence Master Homeowners Association table.
Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, well-behaved leashed pets, 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.
Food vendors will be Smoken Sams, Curbside Café, Grouchy Johns, Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Sausage Fest, Senor Blues, and Sin City Wings.
Knickerbocker Park amenities are available, including 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. The park is located at 10695 Dorrell Lane.
A big green balloon will mark Knickerbocker Park. Providence is at 7181 N. Hualapai Way, Suite 150, just north of the 215 Beltway and Hualapai Way. To get to Knickerbocker Park, go north on Hualapai, west on Dorrell and south on Brighton Village Street.
Providence, developed by Focus Property Group, is among the country’s top 10 best-selling master planned communities, according to rankings by leading real estate and industry research and advisory firms, and Nevada’s second-best seller.
Its spirit is rooted in the traditions of small-town America, with wide tree-lined boulevards framing the 1,200-acre community, which will house 7,500 single and multifamily units.
Besides Knickerbocker Park, the master plan features The Promenade Park, Huckleberry Park opening later this year, and miles of trail systems. Homebuilders — among the industry’s best — include KB Home, Lennar, Pardee, Richmond America Homes, Ryland Homes, Summit Homes and Woodside.
Providence is minutes from shopping, dining and the beltway and U.S. Highway 95 access, and close to Nellis and Creech Air Force bases.