The Barton Hills Neighborhood Association held its annual Fourth of July holiday parade with Austin Fire Chief Rhoda Mae Kerr serving as Grand Marshall and musician and area resident Sara Hickman as emcee.

Austin and Central Texas celebrates Americana with neighborhood parades throughout the city. Hundreds march in their streets on decorated vehicles, bicycles, wagons and strollers. Flags fly proudly and patriotism is embraced enthusiastically. Fireworks culminate a day celebrated in history when on July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. We are the “land of the free and the home of the brave”.

Happy Holiday!

Photos by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman


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