Everyone is invited to attend the 2021 Las Vegas Days Parade, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15. Third Street, with its new wider sidewalks and stage, will be used instead of the usual parade route on Fourth Street, which has narrower sidewalks.
Queueing of vehicles waiting to view the parade will be northbound on Fourth Street, starting at Garces and lining up to the south. Vehicles will turn left from Fourth Street to Garces, then left on Third Street.
Viewers will be offered a scorecard and pencil at the beginning of the route so they can evaluate the entries; there will be a prize sponsored by the Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial for the best entry overall. Viewers will be the judges this year, so drivers will need a companion to do the scoring.
This annual event celebrating Las Vegas’ history and founding in 1905, is accepting applications from the community to participate in the parade May 15, 2021. Entries must fit in a 12-foot by 12-foot space, as this year’s event is a “reverse parade.” Application may be made online at https://cityoflasvegas.formstack.com/forms/las_vegas_days_parade; the application deadline is April 30, 2021. There is no fee to enter the parade.
The Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial is offering $1,000 for quality local school entries, including performing bands and school clubs; limit two entries per school. There is space for a total of 60 entries in the reverse parade. Some additional entertainment will be supplied by the Commission budget, including stilt walkers, acrobats and honor guard.
The theme of entries should reflect our heritage; the birthday of the city of Las Vegas; and Vegas, then and now. May 15 is the 116th anniversary of the land auction in 1905, which marks the beginning of Las Vegas. This parade celebrating Las Vegas’ heritage was created in 1935. For more information on the Las Vegas Days Parade, call 702-229-4859.