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Drive & Drop Reverse Parade- Sponsored by Central Bank

To comply with the current COVID-19 guidelines, we’re changing things up with the parade this year. It will be a drive-up food drive and then YOU drive by the parade entries. Start at Mountain Ridge Junior High School and drop off food donations for Tabitha’s Way food pantry. Share the love with those who are struggling during hard times. See the list of current needs below.

As you leave the loop, head east to see our parade entries and sponsors. The treats and swag we all love will come to you through your window as you slowly drive along 10400 North toward Alpine Highway. We’re making the best out of this unusual chapter of out history.

Want to ride in a hot air balloon? When you drop off your food donation, you will also receive a voucher for a free tethered balloon ride courtesy of ReMax. The balloon will be in the park. Rides will be given as long as weather permits.

Parade entries are limited this year due to available space. Register soon!

Highland Fling Theme: "Our Story Unfolds"

Event Held: Saturday, August 1st
Time: 9-11:00 a.m.
Place: Mountain Ridge Junior High (5525 W 10400 N), continuing east on 10400 North to Alpine Highway

Participant Information.

  • Parade Registration is now open. Due to limited space, we will close registration when we have reached our maximum entries.
  • Cost: Commercial Entry (non-Highland business) $200, Commercial Entry (Highland business) $100, Non-Residents $100, Politicians $25, Sports Teams & Cheerleaders $25, Non-Parade Entry (handing out promotional items along the parade route) $25, Highland Residents, Church Groups, School Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, City and Government Entry $0. Pre-registration is required and will remain open through Saturday, July 25th or until full.
  • You will be stationary along the curb. You may bring a float or canopy to decorate for your entry. You may hand treats, flyers, etc to the cars as they slowly pass by. Please wear a mask if you are approaching vehicles. Gloves are also recommended. More details will be sent to registrants. 

Contact: Audrey Wright,

Food drive items

Past parade information:

View the traditional parade route; it starts at Highland Elementary School, goes south on 6000 West, turns east on 10400 North, and ends at Heritage Park.

History of Highland Fling Grand Marshal(s)

1978 - None

1979 - None or Unknown

1980 - None or Unknown

1981 - None or Unknown

1982 - None or Unknown

1983 - None or Unknown

1984 - None or Unknown

1985 - Marie & Mahlon Peck

1986 - Earl & Thelma Chidester

1987 - Marianne Williams

1988 - Merlin Larson accompanied by wife Marie Bush Larson

1989 - William & Dorothy Blomquist

1990 - Reed Thompson with wife Genevieve Thompson

1991 - Yukus & Mary Inouye

1992 - Glen & Dorothy Strasburg

1993 - Ron & Erlene Burrell

1994 - Eric & Yvonne Adamson

1995 - Duane & Vicki Forsyth

1996 - Richard & Lucille Stowe

1997 - Clarke & Wini Jensen

1998 - Ron & Carole Stutz

1999 - Larry G. Miller & James A. Hewlett

2000 - Alfred & Valois Paxman

2001 - Neal & Barbara Evans

2002 - Unknown

2003 - Kathryn Schramm

2004 - Jeannie & Johnnie Iverson

2005 - Carl & Luella Bennett Day

2006 - Steven & Janet King

2007 - Darwin & Charlotte Poulsen

2008 - Glen & Laurie Vawdrey

2009 - Unknown

2010 - Boyd Wilson

2011 - Emmett “Cyclone” Davis, Eldon Hinckley, Darwin R. Miner, and Louis Latimer

2012 - Vern & Pat Romney

2013 - Lloyd & Rebecca Hansen

2014 - Jess & Ann Adamson

2015 - Glen & Brenda Thurgood

2016 - Ron & Kim Jewett

2017 - Don LeBaron – first mayor of Highland

2018 - Jay W. & Gwyn Cox Franson

2019 - Shauna & Woody Larson

If you have any information that can help us fill in the gaps, please contact us at: or 801-772-4507.  Thank You!