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.


Friends and Neighbors,

The Barton Hills Neighborhood Association Executive Committee has decided to cancel the annual 4th of July parade.  Based on the data we have regarding coronavirus in Travis County, we want to do our part in keeping our community safe and healthy, and that means foregoing the parade.  We look forward to coming together for a spectacular parade in 2021.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!


The BHNA Executive Committee  


Greetings Barton Hills,

Please come out on the 4th of July morning to participate in the Barton Hills 4th of July Parade and after party. Family, friends and visitors are certainly welcome!!!

We will be assembling at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30am. The parade will begin at 9am, with the Travis County Precinct 3 Constables providing our escort.  Our procession led by Austin Fire Department Station 11 fire truck, and we will conclude at Barton Hills Elementary for the after party.

Our parade marshal this year will be Barton Hills resident Melissa Hawthorne

Our great Greenbelt Guardians will be marching in the procession. Girl Scouts – Daisy Troop 42118 will be in the parade.

We encourage everyone to wear their Red White and Blue!!!!

We will be having a contest for the kids! There will be prizes for the TOP 3 decorated Bicycles and TOP 3 Wagons/Carts!!!

This year we will also have prizes for the top Most Patriotic Neighbors.

Last but not least, do you have a dog that likes to dress up??? We will have a prize for the MOST PATRIOTIC POOCH!!!!

If you have a classic car or fancy Harley motorcycle we welcome you to join the procession.

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 or floats. If you want to be a sponsor please contact

After parade party will be held at Barton Hills Elementary. Please see all the details below:

Barton Hills 2019 4th of July Parade

8:30am – Assemble at Barton Hills Market for parade march
9:00am – Parade Begins

Travis County Precinct 3 Constables escort

Parade will be led by Austin Fire Department Station 11
Melissa Hawthorne, Barton Hills resident, will be Parade Marshal
Parade will include:

  • Girl Scouts – Daisy Troop 42118
  • Greenbelt Guardians
  • Classic Cars
  • All of our great neighbors wearing their Red White and Blue
  • All the neighborhood kids with their decorated bicycles and wagons
  • All the patriotic pooches and puppies

Parade After Party at Barton Hills Elementary:

  • Star Spangled Banner sung by BH resident Laurie Mechler
  • Watermelon and Cookies
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