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
Come welcome the holiday season with your friends and neighbors at the Heath Holiday in the Park, presented by the Special Events Board on the Friday night before the first Saturday in December at 7 p.m. at the Towne Center Park Pavilion located behind City Hall.
This cherished community tradition will feature all of the season’s favorites including the Tree Lighting, Santa Claus and performances by choirs from Amy Parks-Heath and Dorothy Smith Pullen Elementary Schools. After strolling along the beautiful lighted vignettes in the park, warm up inside the Community Room with free cocoa, wassail and cookies.
Be sure to bring your camera to capture your children enjoying their visit with Santa and a ride on the charming miniature train.