Henderson Celebrates Over 60 Years as a City at Heritage Parade & Festival
WHAT: Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival
WHEN: April 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mayor & Council breakfast at 9 a.m.
Parade at 10 a.m.
Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St.
It will be a historical weekend in Henderson. The city will celebrate the day it was officially incorporated (April 16, 1953) with its annual Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival. The event, which honors the people, places and events that made Henderson what it is today, features a community breakfast, parade and festival with entertainment and children’s activities. Admission is free.
A variety of new attractions and activities have been added to the event. Mark Hall-Patton, Clark County Museum administrator and Pawn Stars regular, will tell stories of nearly 65 years of Henderson history at 2 p.m. on Saturday. In addition, Skin Wars producer and judge Robin Slonina will use her body painting skills to transform a human canvas into a flower to fit this year’s parade theme, “Henderson Blooms,” at 11 a.m. Plus, the first 1,000 attendees will be able to participate in a garden project using plants, seeds and soil donated by Home Depot.
The parade, which starts at 10 a.m., will feature dozens of entries marching down Water Street. Each will reflect their group’s vision of what “Henderson Blooms” means to them. The top three floats will receive cash prizes, courtesy of several community partners.
Local cultural organizations, youth groups and bands will perform at the festival. Other activities include a live fruit carving demonstration, bounce houses, kids’ games and extreme trampoline freestyle acts, where athletes fly high and perform single, double and triple flips with costume changes in midair.
For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-5707.