Barton Hills Neighborhood Independence Day Parade

July 4th we assemble at Barton Hills Market at 8:30AM

Parade starts at 9AM

The procession is led by Austin Fire Department Station 11 fire truck.  Travis County Constable Office Precinct 3 will be providing traffic control for the event.  After walking the short distance over the rolling Hills of Barton, we will conclude at Barton Hills Elementary Playground for the after Party.  

We encourage everyone to wear their Red, White and Blue!  Fly your flags, decorate your yard, especially along the parade route!

There will be prizes for the TOP 3 in the following categories:

  • Decorated Bicycles
  • Wagons/Carts
  • Most Patriotic Pooch
  • Most Patriotic Dressed Neighbor
  • Best Cookies 

If you have a classic car, sports car, monster truck or fancy Harley we welcome you to join the procession. Please feel free to decorate your vehicle. If you want to make a float please do!

Of note, this is a family event and we are not allowing commercial advertising on vehicles and/or floats. We can all live without advertising and commercials for a few hours. 

After parade party will be held at Barton Hills Elementary.

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July 4 Parade details

Hi Neighbors!

We are officially one week away from the 4th of July – can you believe it!    I would like to share the details of the parade:

8:30am – Gather time at Barton Hills Market. 
9:00am – Parade start time (led by Austin Fire Department Station 11 truck – YES !!!)
9:30am – Unofficial gathering at Barton Hills Elementary basketball courts (for those who want to do so) 

*** Travis County Constables, Precinct 5, will be providing security and blocking Barton Hills Drive from Hollow Creek Drive to Homedale Drive.  

Because of Covid still being prevalent and our youngsters under 12 years of age not being vaccinated (according to TX Health and Human Services 59% of residents of Travis County 12 years of age and older are fully vaccinated and 69% have one vaccine) the BHNA will not be holding the formal parade after party at the school.   But, if you do feel comfortable safely gathering with your neighbors at the basketball court please bring a chair and perhaps some water/beverages since the advance weather forecast says 89 degrees and high humidity.  

We are still encouraging everyone (and their pets) to dress in their patriotic garb, and of course for all the kids to decorate their bicycles and wagons.  

Since we are using the Barton Hills Market parking lot I would strongly encourage you to go inside and buy a breakfast taco or two and support our long time neighborhood business that has been so gracious to continually let us stage our parade at their business year after  year. 

If you have any questions or comments please reply.

Hope everyone has a great Sunday!

David Poisson
BHNA Recording Secretary
BHNA 4th of July Parade Coordinator

 

Annual July 4 Parade Changes

Hi Neighbors,

I am writing to let you know that the BHNA has decided to have the 4th of July parade procession down Barton Hills Drive, as is our annual tradition, but we decided not to do the official after parade party at the elementary school basketball court.  

This is done as a safety precaution for all residents, as while most people have been vaccinated for covid, or at least around 50% according to city and county records, we think it is better to be safe than sorry, especially since the younger kids under 12 do not have vaccine availability and protection.  

We plan on having Austin Fire Station 11 lead the procession, and Travis County District 5 Constables provide parade route security, and of course we strongly encourage the usual decoration of bikes and wagons, and if you have patriotic garb please wear it!   If people want to do an unofficial gathering at the basketball courts to visit with their neighbors, by all means bring a chair and perhaps a cooler with some water/beverages as of course it should be hot then.   

We certainly hope you understand the situation.  I will post more parade details the week before the parade, as far as the gathering time/location and start time.  Feel free to shoot me any questions or comment … if they are nice!!

Hope to see everyone there!

David Poisson
BHNA Recording Secretary and 4th of July Parade Coordinator.

 
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