45°F
weather icon Mostly Cloudy

Parade highlights Damboree celebration

The 74th annual Damboree Parade which runs right through the heart of Boulder City will, as always, be on Independence Day, July 4th. The parade starts at 9 a.m. with other activities such as a pancake breakfast and coin toss sprinkled in throughout the day. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. over Veterans’ Memorial Park. Full Blown Fourth is theme of this year’s celebration.

America’s 246th birthday party begins Monday with an early morning pancake breakfast at Bicentennial Park. The Boulder City Rotary Club will host this meal at 1100 Colorado St. The breakfast is free, but the Rotary Club will be accepting donations, which are used to help fund its support of community activities throughout the year.

At 11 a.m., the Boulder City pool will see a coin toss where kids will dive to the depths of the pool to collect coins. The event is free for ages 18 and younger but parents must fill out a liability waiver. Children ages 8 or younger must have a guardian over the age of 14 with them.

The main event in the parade will kick off in style with the Boulder City Veterans Flying Group sailing over Nevada Way in three separate passes.

The route starts on Colorado Street and continues onto Nevada Way, takes a left turn onto Fifth Street, then to Broadbent Park.

This year’s grand marshals will be members of the Boulder City Parks and Recreation and Fire departments.

“It is great to see these departments recognized after all of their hard work through the pandemic. Last year, Judge Victor Miller and his court staff had the honor. It speaks volumes to the commitment of city staff to be recognized in this manner,” said City Manager Taylour Tedder.

Fifth Street from Avenue A to Avenue B, and to the end of Sixth Street will be a water zone, essentially a war zone but with squirt guns. However, no water balloons are permitted. This is the only location on the route in which water play is allowed.

The post-parade party begins at Veterans’ Memorial Park with food, music and games, all available from 4-10 p.m. Parking at the park is $20, which is used to help pay for the firework show.

Also, as a friendly reminder, the Eldorado Valley dry lake bed recreation area will be closed from Sunday through Tuesday, July 3-5, to prevent large crowds, pollution and illegal fireworks.

Contact reporter Owen Krepps at okrepps@bouldercityreview.com or at 702-586-9401. Follow him on Twitter @OKrepps85.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Proposal aims to protect river

Six out of seven Colorado River basin states have settled on a proposed set of cuts aimed at saving the crumbling river system and preventing Lake Mead and Lake Powell from crashing — with one very notable state missing from the agreement: California.

‘Rescue Plan’ benefits city

Boulder City released data on how much of the American Rescue Plan Act funding has been spent and what it plans to do with the rest.

Commission issues first certificate of appropriateness

With little to no fanfare, Boulder City’s newly created Historic Preservation Commission issued its first certificate of appropriateness for an exterior addition to a historic property in the community.

Veterans cemetery breaks ground on expansion

Officials held a groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 25 for an expansion at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City.

Project stalls for lack of way to connect rams with cams

Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department still plans to move forward with “ram cams” in Hemenway Valley Park, but faces a significant challenge in infrastructure preventing the project from moving forward.

News Briefs, Feb. 2

Fire department recognized for lifesaving program

Parks director honored for 45 years of service

Working for the city as director of the Parks and Recreation Department is more than just a job for Roger Hall. It’s a calling and a passion.

Hardy emphasizes service, people in first State of City

Mayor Joe Hardy’s first State of the City address gave him an opportunity to showcase his abilities to unite the community, highlight the accomplishments of others and offer a glimpse into a humorous side of his personality.