Henderson plans annual heritage parade, festival

The annual Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival will take place 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 19 in the Water Street District in Henderson.

The community-wide event, which allows residents to celebrate 55 years of Henderson’s heritage, features a pancake breakfast, parade and the International Food & Folklife Festival.

Kicking off the celebrations will be the Mayor & Council Pancake Breakfast at 8 a.m. in front of the Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water Street, followed by the parade down Water Street at 10 a.m.

The parade route will begin at Water Street and Ocean Avenue and proceed down to Water Street and Victory Road. More than 100 entries including marching bands, special interest vehicles, floats and more will be dressed to the theme of “The Wonderful World of Music.” All entries entered into the parade will be judged to win prizes and awards.

The celebrations continue with the International Food & Folklife Festival from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water Street.

The International Food & Folklife Festival moves to Henderson after years of being held in Las Vegas. The festival features world cuisine, live entertainment, colorful costumes, crafts, kid’s activities and more.

Additionally, classic cars of all years, makes and models will line Water Street from Basic Street to Atlantic Avenue from noon to 4 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information about this year’s Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival, call 267-2171 or visit www.HendersonLive.com.

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