Our family-friendly town always puts on a great 4th of July, from the Rotary’s pancake breakfast to the very last pop of the fireworks. Here are some not-to-be-missed highlights of this year’s Damboree schedule.
64th Annual Damboree Parade 9am
Bring your lawn chairs and pick a shady seat along the route to watch an entertaining selection of parade entries from big-city floats to local kids on bikes to the popular Shriners’ mini cars all kicked off by Boulder City Veterans Flying Group’s flyover (9:05 am). This year the free-for-all water play has been designated to a specific Water Zone located on Aztec and Fifth Streets to Avenue B. So if you want to get wet, be sure you’re in the Zone! Free. Colorado & NV Highway to Fifth St. & Avenue B
Broadbent Memorial Park Festivities 10am-4pm
The end of the parade is just the beginning of the fun at Broadbent Park with food, drinks and games sponsored by various local non-profit groups. The kids will enjoy midway-esque games and an ongoing competitive eating competition (10am-4pm). Don’t miss the Coin Toss at the Pool (1 pm, pool admission fee). Free. 1301 Fifth St.
Veterans Memorial Park 6pm-11pm
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the Boulder City Damboree Committee tops off a fun-filled day with a spectacular fireworks display. Many families arrive at Veterans Park early, set up their blankets and enjoy picnic dinners on the soccer field or down by the water park. The outdoor party gets started with live music from local bands (7 8:45pm). Pre-firework activities include Games2U’s fun Hamster Balls and the 3nd Annual Pie-Eating Competition. Four groups of contestants aged 13-17, 18-29, 30-49 and 50+ will be competing to win great prizes, including a Grand Prize Stay at Aston Montelago Village, Lake Las Vegas. But by far, the best part of the event is when the sun goes down and the skies light up. Parking per entry $10. 1650 Buchanan Blvd.
For more information, contact the BC Parks & Recreation Department 702-293.9256 or visit www.bcnv.org.