July 4th Hometown Celebration

July 4th Hometown Celebration
Thursday, Jul 4, 2024 at 8:00am
Various Venue in Star


8:00 a.m. Firecracker Fun Run
The Fun Run begins in the NW Parking Lot of Hunter’s Creek Park. Race begins at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Each relay team can have up to 5 runners (walking and jogging allowed), each leg will take one lap around the park (1km) for 5 km total. Come dressed in your most Patriotic attire!! Register for the Fun Run on the link below. $15 to enter, includes Fun Run tee. Click Here For More Information

9:00 a.m. Pie Auction Entries to the Riverhouse
Bring two pies to the Star Riverhouse between 9:00 and 9:20 a.m.; one for the judges and one for the auction. Cash prizes to the top three best entries. Pie judging beings at 9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m. Hometown Celebration Parade (New extended route for 2024)
Check-in for the parade begins at 9:00 a.m. Parade at W State Street in front of El Mariachi Loco. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and travels west, turns right on Star Road and continues to 3rd Street. Cash prizes awarded for best entries. Parade route will be closed to through traffic during the approximately one hour parade. Please plan travel accordingly. $25 per float or group to enter. Registration link below. Click Here For More Information

11:30 a.m. Grand Old Flag Luncheon
Immediately following the parade, your city officials and their families will be serving up lunch at the Star Riverhouse.  A cash donation of $5 is requested. All money goes towards the Mayor's Youth Scholarship Fund.

12:00 p.m. - Pie Auction
Local auctioneer, Anthony Mendoza will start the pie auction at noon sharp at the Star Riverhouse, so bring those dollars bills and help raise money for the Star Senior Center. - Click Here For More Information

3:00 p.m. Yankee Doodle Kid's Zone
What’s better on a hot afternoon than kids games with lots of water? The Star Fire Department will be at Hunter's Creek Park to keep things cool with 3 large water tanks and squirt guns. There will be bounce houses, slip and slides, water obstacle courses, and more!

7:00 p.m. Mayor's Youth Council Raffle
The Mayor's Youth Council will be selling tickets throughout the day at all venues. All money raised goes towards the Mayor's Youth Scholarship Fund.

8:00 p.m. Spirit of the Red, White & Blue Concert
Kill-A-Brew is a local cover band that plays current pop to classic 80s and 90s favorites. It's all on the table for you to enjoy. They will have you on your feet and dancing for sure! The stage will be in front of the U.S. Flag at Hunter's Creek.

10:00 p.m. Mayor Chadwick's Address
Mayor Chadwick will lead us with an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance and reading of the U.S. Constitution's preamble.

10:15 p.m. Freedom Fireworks Show
Get ready for the fireworks at 10:15 p.m. We may be partial, but we think this is one of the Best shows in the valley. A few notes about Hunters Creek Park: No smoking or pets in the park. Please remember to keep your furry family members secure at home during fireworks. Bring low back chairs and blankets to sit on. Pop-up tents are welcome but please be courteous to other visitors and keep them behind the sound and lighting booth so people in the front have an unobstructed view. The park bathrooms and south parking lot will be closed to the public for fire safety reasons. Porta potty’s will be available throughout the park. The west parking lot will be closed to vehicle traffic. Outside food is welcome, but there will be food trucks and refreshment vendors from 3 p.m. and throughout the evening in the west parking lot. We will have traffic control to help clear traffic after the event. We encourage our local guests to walk or bicycle to the park, if possible.