Home / Blog / First-Ever Patriotic Car Parade Made for a Most Memorable Memorial Day

The weather was perfect on Memorial Day for Skye Canyon’s inaugural Patriotic Car Parade. The new socially distant community event was a huge success with nearly 50 vehicles decked out in red, white, and blue as Skye Canyon residents showed off their patriotic and community pride all while maintaining safety and health guidelines.

Part of the Thrive@Skye program, the first-ever Patriotic Car Parade was an opportunity for families to get creative and decorate their vehicle in stars and stripes, streamers, balloons, homemade signs and more. From classic cars to Corvettes and even a few minivans, residents really got into the spirit of the day as they gathered at their assigned spots at Skye Canyon Park prior to the start of the parade.

The parade was led by a 40-foot themed float featuring representatives from Kline Veterans Fund, the community’s charity partner. One by one the vehicles slowly made their way on a three-mile route throughout the Skye Canyon neighborhoods while families safely assembled outside to wave and cheer as they drove past. Participants in the parade received a special lanyard and the first-ever commemorative and collectible Skye Canyon event pin. Following the parade, a number of families enjoyed the nice weather and had a picnic in the park all while practicing physical distancing measures.

In honor of Memorial Day, residents were encouraged to consider donating to the Kline Veterans Fund. More than $500 was raised for the impactful organization that provides financial assistance and other support to homeless, at-risk and indigent veterans and their families in Southern Nevada.