For a patriotic hometown American experience, come celebrate freedom at the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade followed by Popsicles in the Park on Thursday, July 4.
Whether you participate in the parade or find a comfortable seat for viewing, expect an inspiring scene as Laurence Drive is drenched in red, white and blue and American flags are waved with pride by all ages.
Staging for the parade is at 8 a.m., judging and awards are at 8:30 a.m., and the parade begins promptly at 9 a.m. at Amy Parks-Heath Elementary School at 330 Laurence Drive.
A Best Decorated Award is presented in several categories including: Float; Bicycle; Wagon/Stroller; Golf Cart; Off-Road Vehicle; Kiddie Car and Antique Car. There are also awards for Best Costume; Most Patriotic Pet; and the Mayor’s Award.
The City of Heath invites veterans from any branch of the U.S. Military to ride in the parade on the Veterans Float.
“We have this float so that our community can honor our veterans for their extraordinary gift of service,” said Heath Mayor Lorne Liechty. “It is because of them and the many other brave men and women who have served in our Armed Forces that we are able to celebrate independence.”
Active members of the military are also encouraged to ride or march in the parade. For more information, please contact Kim Dobbs at 972-771-6228.
City of Heath offices will be closed in observance of the holiday on Thursday, July 4 and resume normal business hours on Friday, July 5.
- 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.
- The use of fireworks is strictly prohibited in the City of Heath.
A Best Decorated Award will be presented in several categories of the City of Heath’s Annual Independence Day Parade on July 4. The parade will be followed by the traditional free Popsicles in the Park.