Greetings Barton Hills,

Please come out on the 4th of July morning to participate in the annual Barton Hills Independence Day 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 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 Stefan Pharis. Stephan did all the design for the Barton Hills park which is in the transformative stages now.

Our great Greenbelt Guardians, Brownie Troop 2543, and Cub Scout Pack 14 will be in the parade.

The Parade after party will be emceed by long time Barton Hills ambassador and previous BHNA executive board member Kay Killen.

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 in the following categories:

– Decorated Bicycles
– Wagons/Carts
– Most Patriotic Pooch
– Home made 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. Please see all the details below:

• Star Spangled Banner sung by Barton Hills resident Laurie Mechler
• Watermelon and Cookies (and home made cookie contest)
• Parade Contest winners announced
• Vendors: Jim Jim’s Ice and Amy’s Ice Cream
• Finger Printing by Constable’s Office Precinct 3

Hope to see you there!

David Poisson
Barton Hills Neighborhood Association


Neighborhood 4th of July Parade

Photo by Leah Golden

The July 4 Neighborhood Parade is an annual Barton Hills tradition not to be missed! Mark your calendars now to meet at the Barton Hills Market at 8:30 AM on July 4 with your decorated bike, stroller, wagon, or pet. The Parade down Barton Hills Drive to the Barton Hills Elementary playground starts at 9:00 AM.

Guest Marshals for the 22nd annual BHNA 4th of July parade are Sunny and John Luther. After arrival at the playground Scouts will present the colors and lead the Pledge of Allegiance. We’ll sing the national anthem and enjoy games, cookies, cold watermelon, ice cream, and snow cones. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated float, vehicle, bike, pet, and more.

BHNA Parade Committee Chair Carol Mann is seeking volunteers to help with this festive event. You can contact her at

Be sure to thank our generous 2015 Parade Sponsors!


July 4 Parade Pictures

Be sure to check out photographs from the 2014 July 4 Neighborhood Parade provided by Melissa Hawthorne. You can also view pictures from previous parades all the way back to 1998 on our Pictures page.

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