The HRCA will be accepting donations for the wildfire relief at the 4th of July Celebration. Donations will go to Colorado Red Cross and can be made at any of the sales tents at the event.
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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 - cancelled
Parking Options & Road Closures
Start the party with a run/walk challenge along the scenic trail system of Highlands Ranch. The run will offer something special every mile. Proceeds benefit Developmental Pathways.
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 4th of July Parade will bring the community together in celebration of our nation’s birth.
Beginning at 9:00 am, 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. Ed Greene with CBS4 will announce the parade and Gerald M. Flannery, CEO/General Manager will be the Grand Marshal.
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
To enter the parade simply type in the fields of the Parade Entry Form, save it onto your computer, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It's that simple to show your patriotic spirit!
Parade Entry Form (8.5 x 11)
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!
Be a part of the Celebration! Application
Town Center South
9:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. - 4th of July 5K Awards
10:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. - Mint Edition
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Highlands Ranch Community Chorus
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - 3 Star Monday
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Hot Dog Eating Contest Registration
2:30 p.m. -3:15 p.m. - Hot Dog Eating Contest
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - TBA
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Parkside Band
Town Center North:
10:45 a.m. - Noon - Highlands Ranch Concert Band & Swingshift Band
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. - The Innovations
3:00-5:00 p.m. - Willie and the Po Boys Band
5:30- 7:00 p.m. - Eclipse: A Journey Cover Band
The four HRCA Tents will be Selling:
Beverages: Bud Beer $5, Bud Light Lime $5, Stella Artois $5, Lime-a-Rita $5, Monster Energy Drinks $3, soda $1, water $1 TICKETS OR CASH
** Anyone purchasing alcohol must present a valaid 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: Bernie's Hot Dog Co., Grammy's Goodies
Town Center North: N/A
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, Garbonzos, Which Wich, Fujiyama, Little Ceaser's Pizza
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: Designated suite in Town Center #123.
SkateMinistry.org will be at Town Center North with their professional skate team and portable skate-park. Come by, meet the team, and watch as they put on an exciting show of all their best skateboarding tricks at noon, 3:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. Bring your board and join the fun! The skate-park will be open to all skaters between demos. A signed waiver is required.
Don't miss seeing the race to eat the most hot dogs. This contest is sponsored by Bernie's Hot Dog Co. 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 2:30 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.
Sheriff Orders Professional Fire Works Displays Prohibited.
Due to the current extremely dry conditions and high fire danger, Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver in conjunction with the Executive Board of the Douglas County Fire Chiefs Association has decided it would be contrary to the safety and welfare of the citizens of Douglas County to approve any public fireworks displays for the 4th of July.
Fireworks tentatively rescheduled for Oktoberfest, September 22.
Sheriff's Web Site
See Parade for morning road closures.
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