photo by Bill Naifeh, via

photo by Bill Naifeh, via

When the sun goes down on July 4, you’ll probably be staring at the sky. After all, North Texas is home to some beautiful fireworks displays. But most of them don’t start until 9 or 10 p.m. Who can wait that long to celebrate? Here are five parades in our neighborhood that begin in the morning.

1. Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association/Kramer Elementary PTA Parade – This one made our list of 9 things to do in Preston Hollow this July. And for good reason. In addition to the parade, there will be face painting, balloon animals, a best dressed pet competition and light refreshments courtesy of Whole Foods. Head to Kramer Elementary at 10 a.m.

2. Sparkman Club Estates Parade – Sparkman Club Estates is actually hosting two parades – one for children with decorated bicycles at 10:30 a.m. and another for everyone else at 11 a.m. Both begin at 3366 Duchess Trail.

3. Elderwood Parade – 150 people are expected to attend this annual event at 10 a.m. It begins and ends at 5876 Elderwood Drive.

4. Bluffview Parade – At 9:45 a.m., adults and children will gather at 4800 Bluffview Blvd to sport their red, white and blue. Neighbors will be happy to learn the parade requires no street closures.

5. Preston Hollow North Homeowner’s Association Parade – The earliest of the bunch, this procession begins at 9 a.m. Participants and bystanders should meet at Preston Hollow Elementary School and stick around for the post-parade picnic.


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