Homestead Valley 4th of July Parade & Picnic

The annual Homestead Valley 4th of July Parade and BBQ Picnic is a wonderful family oriented event that celebrates our nation’s independence . . . . The day starts at Volunteer Park (the corner of Evergreen and Melrose) where we all gather for the beginning of a community parade to Stolte Grove. Led by a bright red fire truck, the meandering array of kids on bicycles, tricycles, scooters, strollers, dogs, and goats, all decked out in red, white and blue the joyful parade gets underway.

After a leisurely stroll to Stolte Grove, the parade is greeted by a group of friendly volunteers that have been preparing a wonderful all-american barbeque picnic with hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, soda, chips, and, of course, apple pie (and other savory deserts)! After a brief respite for nourishment and rest, there is always some fun entertainment for the kids. It may be a magician or an amazing animal show. And don’t forget the piñata. Just in case the kids haven’t had enough sugar, there is one more opportunity when someone successfully breaks the piñata!

Get involved!  Help us to ensure that this year’s 4th of July Parade and Picnic will be another family focused fun event that will provide an opportunity to meet your neighbors and build community.

Contact Event Chair:  Adam Karsten  at