July 4 Parade and Fun Run
Update: The Firecracker Fun Run has been canceled due to severe weather and lightning.
Rotary Club of Park Cities July 4 parade
Update: Parade is still scheduled. Rain should be ending during 8 o'clock hour.
Join your neighbors and line the streets of Cities in the nation’s birthday! The annual Independence Day Parade is set for Monday, July 4. The parade begins at 9 a.m. Parade participants will start lining up at 7:30 that morning near Highland Park Town Hall. The family bicycle judging contest will begin at 8 a.m. at the Park Cities YMCA.
The parade starts on Euclid Avenue and winds through a portion of Highland Park before traveling up Preston Road, turning right on University Boulevard and ending in University Park’s Goar Park.
Family Festival in Goar Park
After the parade, Goar Park is the site of a patriotic family festival featuring music, food, and games. The festival begins about 9:30 a.m. There is no admission charge. So, bring the entire family and join the Rotary Club of Park Cities in honoring America and our community! For more information, please go to the Rotary Club of Park Cities website
2016 UP Firecracker Fun Run
The Fun Run has been canceled due to severe weather and lightning. Please share this information with any who planned to participate.
Celebrate America's birthday with a run through the beautiful streets of University Park! On Monday, July 4, before the Park Cities 4th of July Parade, the City of University Park will host its annual "UP Firecracker Fun Run." Designed for participants of all ages and abilities, the run will begin and end at Curtis Park. Start time is 7:30 a.m. The City will provide participation medals for all those who complete the run.
Fun Run registration details
All participants, regardless of age, must register for the event. Runners 12 and under participate for free. Fun Run t-shirts are guaranteed ONLY to those who preregister. For those who choose to register the day of the event, race t-shirts will be distributed on a first come basis until the remaining shirts are gone.
For participants 13 and over, the fee to preregister is $15. Monday, June 27 is the last day to preregister, and be guaranteed a shirt. Please DO NOT mail forms after this date!
Race Day Registration
Registration the day of the race begins at 6:30 a.m at Curtis Park. The fee for those 13 and over on race day is $20.
Please print and complete this FORM to register by mail, or register in person at the Peek Service Center at 4420 Worcola Street. Make checks payable to City of University Park Fun Run.