Annual Independence Day Parade, July 4
The fun begins bright and early every 4th of July at the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade. 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.
Any individual, family, neighborhood, business or organization is welcome to participate in the City of Heath parade. A Best Decorated Award is presented in several categories including: Float; Bicycle; Wagon/Stroller; Golf Cart; Off-Road Vehicle; and Antique Car. There are also awards for Best Costume; Most Patriotic Pet; and the Mayor’s Award.
Heart of Heath 5k Run/Walk, April
Established in 1994 by a group of dedicated volunteers, the Heart of Heath 5k Run Walk was presented eight consecutive years with proceeds going towards the construction of the Towne Center Park, located behind Heath City Hall.
After a four-year hiatus, the City of Heath Special Events Board picked up the race baton in 2007 to continue the success story of the Heart of Heath. Proceeds from the event benefit the Heath Trail System.
Annual Holiday in the Park, December
New treats and some special surprises await at this year’s City of Heath Holiday in the Park, hosted in Towne Center Park, December 5, 5:30-9 p.m. Rain or shine.
Annual favorites like the sweet sounds of the Amy Parks and Dorothy Pullen Elementary School choirs will charm as always, with a few fun twists added to the musical performances.
Plan to have dinner in the new Winter Village, where some of Dallas’ most popular food trucks will roll in, including Ruthie’s Rolling Café, Easy Slider and Sorelle’s Wood Fired Pizza. There will be a cozy outdoor dining area warmed by holiday lights, plus a miniature train ride, and fun activity booths for the kids.
Atmos Energy will warm everyone up with plenty of complimentary hot cocoa, while Mrs. Claus and her elves serve complimentary Christmas cookies, home baked and donated by the National Charity League and Rockwall Women’s League.
Of course, the star of the evening is Santa. After his grand arrival, he will visit, share stories and take photos with the children in his sleigh, nestled in a picture perfect scene. Be sure to bring the cameras and dress for the weather!
Holiday in the Park is presented by the City of Heath Special Events Board with the support of community volunteers and sponsors.
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