Preston Hollow, Here’s Your July 4th Planner

kidsA handful of patriotic parades will fill Preston Hollow streets on Saturday, each celebrating all things American with festivities for all ages.

The annual Hillcrest Forest Neighborhood Association event might be the biggest of them all. It gets under way at 10 a.m. at Kramer Elementary School, and will include children on strollers, wagons, bicycles, and scooters; convertibles, vintage cars, and golf carts; and a Dallas fire truck. Other activities will include a “best dressed pet” contest, face painting and balloons, and light refreshments from Whole Foods.

The Preston Hollow North Homeowners Association will start its parade at 9 a.m. on Stichter Avenue behind Preston Hollow Elementary School. The parade route heads north on Tibbs to Mimosa, then east to Edgemere, and south back to Stichter. There will be a picnic afterward.

The Elderwood Drive neighborhood will host its annual parade at 10 a.m. for those in the Preston Royal area. It will start in the 5800 block of Elderwood and head west to Quincy Lane, then go south to Royalcrest, east to Jamestown, and west on Elderwood.

The Devonshire Fourth of July Parade gets underway at 9 a.m. in front of Westminster Presbyterian Church. It will include games and prizes for kids, as well as food trucks and police vehicles.

Then there’s the annual Bluffview parade that begins at 9:45 a.m. in the 4800 block of Bluffview, before winding through a short route that includes right turns on Catawba and Wildwood, then back to the starting point.

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