Summerlin Council hosts virtual 4th of July parade

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Summerlin Council is hosting their annual patriotic parade Saturday, July 4 at 9 a.m. Parade organizers are creating an array of parade favorites including floats, balloons, decorations, and other patriotic elements typically found at the parade and will be featured in this year’s online event.

Tune in on our website and Facebook page to enjoy the virtual festivities.


8 News NOW Digital Photojournalist Eric Jungblut gave a preview of what you can expect:

Clark High School graduate, host and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Jimmy Kimmel, along with Vegas Golden Knights Nate Schmidt and Alec Martinez with his dog, Hank, A’ja Wilson from the Las Vegas Aces, Elaine Wynn and other celebrities and community leaders will share personal messages of encouragement and strength to kick off the 26th Annual and first-ever virtual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade.

The Parade—Reimagined

The online patriotic 4th of July parade includes:

  • Personal messages from celebrities, sports figures and community leaders including Nate Schmidt and Alec Martinez from the Vegas Golden Knights and A’ja Wilson from the Las Vegas Aces
  • Highlights of the parade’s most popular entries from previous years
  • Musical performances from local groups and individuals
  • User-generated videos and photos from local families
  • Special “Community Cheers Parade” segment saluting local community heroes including first-responders, healthcare workers, teachers and more
  • Parade hosts Sherry Swensk and Brian Loftus from 8 News NOW and Mercedes and JC from “Mercedes in the Morning,” 94.1 and Las Vegas Now show team

According to Lezlie Barnson-DeNardin, executive director of The Summerlin Council, the parade will deliver the same small-town spirit and big-city pageantry, hallmarks of the annual event, in a virtual format.

The countdown is on!
On July 4, fire up your device, find your favorite seat in the house and get ready to click and watch live here on our 8 News NOW website and Facebook page.

Among the participants of the “Community Cheers Parade” are Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, doctors and nurses from Summerlin Hospital Medical Center, faculty and staff representing several Clark County School District schools located in Summerlin, and more.

The Summerlin Council, the non-profit arm of the Summerlin Community Association dedicated to the social, educational and recreational enrichment of residents, will post updates and information about the virtual parade at

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