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4th of July 5K Run/Walk
Family Bike/Pet Parade
4th of July Parade*
Celebration in Town Center
Hot Dog Eating Contest
Pet Adoption Fair
Fireworks *Weather permitting
Parking Options & Road Closures
*No candy or other items will be handed out at the parade for the safety of the children.
Start the party with a run/walk challenge along the scenic trail system of Highlands Ranch. The run will offer something special every mile.
For more run information go to HRCA Independence Day 5K. Be sure to stick around for the July 4th celebration after the race.
The HRCA Family Pet & Bike Parade allows families to dress up everyone, including the pet and bikes, and show their patriotic spirit! Make a sign to identify your family, if you like. This patriotic parade is for children 2 - Grade 6. Parent must stay with child. FREE to participate. Registration not required. Families will stay together. The line up will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the street that runs between Garbanzo Restaurant and Jack in the Box. The parade route takes participants south on Hepburn to Highlands Ranch Parkway east and south into Town Center South parking lot. Families may then find a place to watch the Community Parade. Start Time – 8:45 a.m. Length of parade is .2 miles.
Family Bike and Pet Parade Staging Map
The Highlands Ranch Community Association’s (HRCA) annual Fourth of July Parade will bring the community together in celebration of our nation’s birth.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., community members will line the streets of Highlands Ranch to enjoy a full day of celebration including the Family Bike & Pet Parade, the Community Parade, music, food, beer, a pet adoption fair, and a 5K race. Please note that due to safety concerns, there will be no candy distribution from any parade entry. For the safety of your children, please encourage them to stay out of the street.
Street closures will be from 6:30 a.m. to approximately 10:30 a.m. on July 4th .
Streets that will be closed are:
Highlands Ranch Parkway between Lucent and Broadway
Barrons Blvd. from Monument to Highlands Ranch Parkway
Ridgeline Blvd. from Blake Dr. to Monument
Ridgeline from Dorchester to Highlands Ranch Parkway
Blake Dr. from Ridgeline Blvd. to Highlands Ranch Parkway
Bicycle parking in front of Cold Stone Creamery
Safeway shopping center parking lot
Home Depot parking lot
Highlands Ranch Library
Tattered Cover Book Store parking lot
Super Target parking lot. Enter through Town Center Blvd. & Sgt. Chris Falkel Dr. (Do NOT enter from Lucent due to parade staging)
Z Ultimate Self Defense Studios
Parade Route Map
This great event is bigger and better than ever! Be sure to stop at Town Center North and South as both sides will be filled with entertainment for all ages! Balloon Twisters, Face Painters, Vern’s Mini Train, Hayrack Rides, Games & Inflatables, and Live Music!
Civic Green Park
7:30 p.m. - The Hot Tomatoes with Reveille 3
The four HRCA Tents will be Selling:
Beverages: Bud Beer $5, Bud Light Lime $5, Stella Artois $5, Lime-a-Rita $5, soda $1, water $1 TICKETS OR CASH
** Anyone purchasing alcohol must present a valid ID and must wear a wrist bracelet. No exceptions.
Tickets: $1.00 each. Tickets are needed for rides and games, which cost between 1 - 7 tickets each. NO REFUNDS. Tickets may be exchanged for merchandise such as beer, pop, water, or Midway games, kiddie rides, etc. Tickets are not accepted by food vendors on the square.
Other Tid Bits:
Food: CASH ONLY -
Town Center South: Bistro Colorado - Food Truck
Town Center North: East Coast Joes - Food Truck
South Side Restaurants: Jamba Juice, Cold Stone, Qdoba, Epic Grill, Egg and I (Breakfast and lunch only), Tattered Cover (sandwiches and beverages), Old Blinking Light, Lansdowne Arms, Cold Stone (Ice Cream), Bernie Hot Dogs,
North Side Restaurants: Garbanzos, Which Wich, Fujiyama, Little Ceaser's Pizza and Denny's
Restrooms: Port-o-Lets are located near the back doors to Tattered Cover in Town Center South and on the west side of the square in Town Center North.
Lost and Found: Children lost in Town Center should be brought to the stage. Lost items should be taken to Center of Information
First Aid: Any HRCA sales tent.
Don't miss seeing the race to eat the most hot dogs. This contest is sponsored by Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs. Registration is Wednesday, July 4th 2:00 p.m. at main stage. Limited to first 25 participants. Registration will be held on July 4th at 2:00 at the Main Stage in Town Center South.
Looking for love? On the lawn in the Square, noon - 4:00 p.m. you can check out the pet picks from your local shelters. It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
See Parade for morning road closures.
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