Highlands Ranch July 4th Activities

 ASs always, Highlands Rancyh will be putting on a full day of evenst and fun for July 4th, culminating in the Highlands Ranch Firework Display

 The 4th of July is always a balst in Highlands Ranch – whether you’re just watching the parade, or taking part in all of the fun.

 Here is the information from HrcaOnline.com:

 HRCA 4th of July Parade – 9:00 a.m.  *NEW Parade Route*

The Highlands Ranch Community Association’s (HRCA) annual 4th of July Parade will bring the community together in celebration of our nation’s birth.

This year’s Grand Marshall is the 2010 Mrs. Colorado. A Highlands Ranch native, Shalon Polson is an active community member both within her church and Teen MOPS, an organization supporting teen mothers during their difficult transition into motherhood.

Beginning at 9:00 am, Community members will line the streets of Highlands Ranch to enjoy a full day of celebration including music, food, beer, a pet adoption fair, and a 5K run/walk.

Street closures will be from 6:30 am to approximately 10:30 am on Sunday. Streets that will be closed are:
Highlands Ranch Parkway between Lucent and Broadway
Barrons Blvd. from Monument to Highlands Ranch Parkway
Monument Dr.
Ridgeline Blvd. from Blake Dr. to Monument
Ridgeline from Dorchester to Highlands Ranch Parkway
Blake Dr. from Ridgeline Blvd. to Highlands Ranch Parkway

 Bike/Pet Parade Participants – 8:30 a.m.  *NEW Parade Route*

This patriotic parade is for children 2 – Grade 6. Parent must stay with child. FREE to participate. Registration not required. Children will choose to either walk a pet or participate in the bike parade. Pets will be first in the parade and will line up first-come, first served. Children in the bike portion of the Family Bike and Pet Parade will line up first come, first served according to age group. The line up will begin at 8:15 a.m. in the Garbanzo Restaurant West Parking Lot. 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 – 8:30 a.m.
  • Parade Route – South on Hepburn, East on Highlands Ranch Pkwy, South on Dorchester 
  • Age groups – 2-3 years; 4 years-K; Grades 1-3; Grades 4-6
  • Order of parade – Kids with pets, then youngest to oldest
  • Length of parade – .2 miles

  HRCA Independence Day 5K – 8:30

Enjoy a run/walk challenge along the scenic trail system of Highlands Ranch. The run will offer something special every mile. Proceeds benefit Developmental Pathways.

* Registration: 7:30 a.m.
* Race Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
* Beginning and End: Highlands Ranch Pkway
* Cost: $40 ($30 if you had preregistered)
* Awards: 9:30 a.m. at the Town Center stage

For more run information go to HRCA Independence Day 5K. Be sure to stick around for the July 4th celebration after the race.


July 4th Celebration – 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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, Eurobungee and Live Music!

Be a part of the Celebration! Application

Fireworks Display Approximate Time: 9:30 pm
Launch Site: Directly across from Town Center, at the intersection of Highlands Ranch Parkway & Blake Dr. Highlands Ranch Town Center, and Civic Green Park are great locations to watch the show.

Stage Entertainment:

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Reville 3- Andrews Sisters Tribute Band
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – The Tattered Covers
3:30 p.m. – Hot Dog Eating Contest (Registration starts at 3:00 at main stage)
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Deja Blu

The four HRCA Tents will be Selling:

Beverages: Bud Beer $4, Bud Light Lime $5, Monster Energy Drink $3, soda $1, water $1 TICKETS OR CASH
** Anyone purchasing alcohol will be ID’d and must wear a wrist bracelet.

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, glow products, or Midway games, kiddie rides, etc. Tickets are not accepted by food vendors on the square.

Glow-toys $1 – $3.

Other Tid Bits:

Town Center South: Bernie’s Hot Dog Co.

Town Center North: Dogfathers

Restaurants: Jamba Juice, Cold Stone, Qdoba, Fat Burger, Egg and I (Breakfast and lunch only), Tattered Cover (sandwiches and beverages), Old Blinking Light, Garbonzos.

Restrooms: Port-o-Lets are located near the back doors to Tattered Cover, next to the “Strings” store.

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


Hot Dog Eating Contest

Don’t miss seeing the race to eat the most hot dogs. This contest is sponsored by Bernie’s Hot Dog Co. Registration is Sunday, July 4th 3:30 p.m. at main stage. LImited to first 25 participants. Registration will be held on July 4th at 3:00 at the Main Stage in Town Center South.


 Independence Day Pet Adoption Fair – Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Looking for love? On the lawn in the Square you can check out the pet picks from your local shelters. It could be the

beginning of a beautiful friendship.


 Parking Options:

* Mountainview Community Christian Church, 40 East Highlands Ranch Parkway
* St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 8817 Broadway
* Christ Lutheran Church, 8997 Broadway
* Town Center Parking Garage
Bike parking is located in front of Cold Stone; provided by Bicycle Douglas County.

*Town Center Square

Fireworks Display Approximate Time: 9:30 pm
Launch Site: Directly across from Town Center, at the intersection of Highlands Ranch Parkway & Blake Dr. Highlands Ranch Town Center, and Civic Green Park are great locations to watch the show.

The turn lanes into Town Center will be closed at 8:30 p.m. for the fireworks. All other streets will remain open.






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