Park to hold free fireworks display

For a spectacular fireworks show and views of the Las Vegas Valley, celebrate Independence Day at Knickerbocker Park in the Providence master-planned community 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Sponsored by the Providence master-planned community, Pyrotecnico and the Providence Master Homeowners Association, the event will feature The Tommy Rocker Band and contests, beginning at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. The park’s design and northwest Las Vegas site provide views overlooking the city. It is at 10695 Dorrell Lane.

Attendees are invited to bring picnic baskets, chairs and coolers. Food and treats will be available for purchase, including items from Slidin’ Thru and Snowie-Girlz food trucks. No alcohol or glass is permitted in the park.

Attendees also are encouraged to bring new and gently used books for Spread the Word Nevada. The nonprofit organization promotes literacy to make it possible for all children in Nevada to experience the magic of books. Spread the Word Nevada representatives will have red, white and blue glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets for donations.

Contests for people all ages will be held with prizes awarded . To sign up, visit the Providence Master Homeowners Association table at the event.

Pyrotecnico is creating the special Fourth of July show. The nearly 16-minute show will incorporate a variety of multicolor, pattern, color-changing and special-effects shells and barrages to the music of traditional and contemporary patriotic songs, along with pop music favorites.

Locals favorite Tommy Rocker describes his show at Knickerbocker Park as “All-American rock ‘n’ roll and country.”

He said the concert is designed to get the crowd singing and dancing.

Providence’s new community mascot also will be attending the festivities. P.D., as the caramel-colored Providence Dog is affectionately called, sports a Providence dog tag and is 7 feet tall with chocolate spots and big floppy ears.

Other Knickerbocker Park activities will include softball, soccer and volleyball. Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Additionally, the park has play areas , swing set, dog park with small and large dog areas, splash pad, jogging path with exercise stations and picnic areas.

A big, green balloon will mark the park site. For more information, call the Providence Master Homeowners Association office at 216-2020.

Developed by Focus Property Group, Providence is one of the best-selling master-planned communities in the country. The 1,200-acre community will include nearly 7,500 residences when it is completed.

Inspired after the traditional New England-style neighborhoods of the Northeast, Providence has tree-lined streets, community parks and walking trails.

To learn more, visit the information center, which is open daily 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. It is at the entrance to the community at 7051 N. Hualapai Way . For more information, call 702-433-5084, or visit

The Providence Master Homeowners Association is managed by Capital Consultants Management Corp.

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