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4th of July – It is all happening in Windsor Heights

Posted June 19, 2013 in Community Web Exclusives, Windsor Heights

Celebrate the 4th of July on Thursday, July 4 in Windsor Heights, “where it is all happening.”   The event begins at 1 pm with a parade.   The parade, an integral part of the Windsor Heights Independence Day tradition, is known to be the area’s most popular with participants handing out candy along the route.  The parade starts at 73rd and Hickman, follows 73rd south to University, travels east to 66th Street and south to Colby Park where additional activities take place.

After the Parade, festivities continue at 5 pm at Colby Park, located at 6900 School Street, with activities, food and other vendors, and more.  Visitors can relax on the beautiful lawn.  The free musical entertainment begins at 5 pm with the Tony Valdez and Saxman – Two Legends Duo, Following at 7 pm will be the high energy sound of the Faculty Lounge.  This legendary band is sure to make people want to dance.  The Celebration will once again conclude with a rousing show of the finest fireworks in the area.  Additionally, a face painter, balloon animal maker, hula hooping, artist and jugglers will all pay visits.

Giant Inflatable play structures will be available for kids to enjoy.

The fee is $1 per ticket.  All other activities will be free.


1 pm               Parade

5 – 9 pm         Inflatables, Colby Park

5 – 7 pm         Bingo in the Community& Events Center

5 – 9 pm         Activities in Colby Park:  crafts, face painting, hula hoops, balloon animals

5 – 10 pm      Concessions open for business, Colby Park

5 – 6:30 pm   Live Music: Tony Valdez & Saxman Jones, Pavilion at Colby Park

7 – 10 pm       Live Music: Faculty Lounge, Pavilion at Colby Park

10 pm             Fireworks, Colby Park

The July 4th Celebration is presented by the City of Windsor Heights.  The Windsor Heights Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Bingo.  Additional support comes from the Windsor Heights Foundation, and from the Polk County Community Betterment Program

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