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City of Heath Annual Independence Day Parade & Celebration in the Park
July 4 @ 9:00 am
For a patriotic hometown American experience, join the festivities at the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade on Wednesday, July 4.
Parade entry awards will be presented during a patriotic celebration immediately after the parade in Towne Center Park featuring a live barbershop quartet, recognition of our veterans and active military members, and free popsicles and pie! (Blueberry, cherry and buttermilk, of course.)
The parade announcer and judges (some of RISD’s finest faculty members) will be based on a flatbed stage near City Hall. If you plan to participate in the parade, please R.S.V.P. at www.heathtx.com so that your entry information can be shared with the crowd. This also facilitates the judging process, and allows Heath DPS officers to prepare for the utmost in safety and timing of intersection closures along the parade route.Staging for the parade is at 8 a.m., judging and awards are at 8:30 a.m., and the parade begins at 9 a.m. at Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School at 330 Laurence Drive. As always, the City of Heath invites veterans and active members from any branch of the U.S. Military to ride in the parade on the Veterans Float.
A Best Decorated Award is presented in several categories including: Community/Business Float; HOA/neighborhood Float; Bicycle; Wagon/Stroller; Golf Cart; Off-Road Vehicle; and Antique Car. There are also awards for Best Costume; Most Patriotic Pet; Most Spirited; and the Mayor’s Award.
For more information, call 972-771-6228 or visit www.heathtx.com. City of Heath offices will be closed in observance of the holiday on Wednesday, July 4.
*Please plan ahead for brief traffic delays. The intersection of Laurence Drive and FM 740/FM 1140 will be closed during the parade from approximately 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on July 4. For weather alerts, stay tuned to the City’s Facebook page or go to the emergency alert page at www.heathtx.com Due to so many students and children participating, the City will follow the Rockwall ISD’s delay protocol for lightening strikes and severe weather. The parade may delayed up until 10 a.m. only due to traffic concerns.