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News Release

Henderson Celebrates 61st Anniversary at Heritage Parade & Festival
Parade spectators to vote for their favorite entry via QR code

April 24, 2014



The city of Henderson celebrates its 61st anniversary as part of this weekend’s Heritage Parade & Festival.

WHAT: Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival


WHEN: Saturday, April 26
Mayor & Council Breakfast, 9 a.m.                   
Parade, 10 a.m.                     
International Food & Folklife Festival, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.       
Car Show, Noon-6 p.m. 

WHERE: Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water St., and the Water Street District

WHY: The Heritage Parade & Festival is an annual celebration of Henderson’s incorporation. The event honors the city’s rich history, including the people, events and places that pioneered Henderson’s legacy over the years, with a variety of family-friendly festivities. Admission is complimentary.


The celebration features a community breakfast with members of the Henderson City Council, a festive parade, an international food and music festival, which features a 3-hour Zumbathon, and a car show.


The parade features more than 80 entries decorated to the theme, “Let’s Go to the Market,” a nod to the 15th anniversary of the Henderson Farmer’s Market. The top three floats receive cash prizes. In addition, the public is invited to vote for their favorite parade entry by simply scanning a special QR code using their smart phones. The entry with the most votes wins the People’s Choice Award and $500 in prize money. The QR code is available for download along the parade route and in the parade program. All cash prizes are courtesy of several community partners.


For more information or official People’s Choice Award rules, visit or call the city of Henderson Cultural Arts & Tourism Department at 702-267-2171. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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