2017 4th of July Parade Video:
Annual Parade Information:

The Rotary Club of Park Cities



The annual Park Cities 4th of July Parade is  the largest single day event in the Park Cities attracting more than 10,000 residents and guests with the goal of creating a fun-filled community building celebration of Independence Day.  The 2018 parade will be the 16th year the Rotary Club of Park Cities has hosted  the parade in partnership with the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park .    

The parade starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Highland Park Town Hall on Euclid Avenue at Drexel Drive   Parade entries typically begin lining up at least an hour earlier.  The family bicycle judging contest will be held at 8:00 a.m. at the Moody Family YMCA (6000 Preston Road), and then all bicycle entrants will join the parade from that point.  The parade ends at Goar Park in University Park where we will have a patriotic family festival featuring music, food, and plenty of entertainment for children of all ages! The Goar Park celebration kicks off around at 9:30 a.m.

Special Beneficiary:

The North Texas Food Bank will be the beneficiary of this year's Parade.  U.S. Trust and the Rotary Club of Park Cities Foundation have combined to make a lead donation of $15,000 to support the agency's Feeding Children and Families Initiative.  There is no registration fee to participate participate in the parade or entrance fee for the Goar Park, but everyone is encouraged to contribute to the agency's important work via the funding page NTFB.ORG/PCP.  

The 2017 parade float winners were:

1st Place -  Balloons Everyday

2nd Place - Neuhoff Family             

3rd Place - Goodyear Cotton Bowl.

The winners of the Bicycle Decoration contest were:

Best Overall -  Christian Peter (age 6)    

Under 8 -  Hadley Vogds and Andrew Resnaski          

Over 8 -  Taylor Weatherwax and Gavin Thornfield         

Family -   The Malone Family             

Spirit Award -  Lily Armstrong

The parade provides a great opportunity for the entire family to honor America and celebrate our community! 

For additional questions, please contact us at ParkCitiesParade@gmail.com.

2018 Parade Chair
Phillip Bankhead