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
- 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, email@example.com
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: Events@highlandcity.org or 801-772-4507. Thank You!