Highlands Community Association

Independence Day Celebrations for 2021

theme is:

                          All Together Again!

Highlands neighbors are "All Together Again" after a year of sheltering from covid, to make the HCA 4th of July Celebrations the best we can to lift our community spirit. Highlands Community Association will organize the 65th Annual 4th of July celebrations, with minor adjustments to events to follow the CDC and San Mateo County health regulations. Face masks are recommended while at events located on the Recreation Center property. 

This year we will celebrate with Fireworks, the 4K Fun Run and 4th of July Parade. As well, we will have Midway BBQ & Carnival games for the kids, 12:30pm Pie baking contest, 2pm Swim races, and Cardboard boat races, see flyer in the Lowdown or listed below. T-shirts this year will be available for purchase before the 4th and at the Midway. Last year's t-shirts sold out, so get your t-shirt early. Call for t-shirt pick up- 650-773-7805. $15, sizes child XS- adult 3X


Details for all events can be found in the June issue of the Highlands Lowdown newsletter. We purposely mail the details, to every home in the Highlands, rather than post them to the public website, to maintain space at the events for our HCA members. 

The annual Highlands Community Association 4th of July celebration that the Highlands is famous for, is fast approaching. And to make it happen we need help to come from all around the Highlands, and if you can't volunteer this year, consider a donation.

Click on the links below to volunteer. The registration form/waiver for the 4th of July Footrace is in a link below and can be mailed in or brought to the race in the morning. To volunteer to help with safety at the fireworks contact Etienne Vick directly at (650) 888-0779.

4th of July Foot Race Volunteers

4th of July Foot Race Registration Form

4th of July Parade info flyer

4th of July Parade Volunteers

4th of July Food & Drink Booth Volunteers

4th of July Game Booth Volunteers

4th of July Pie Baking Contest flyer

The Highlands 4th of July is a special celebration in our neighborhood and helps define what makes the Highlands a unique place to live. The events began as a way to keep our Highlands neighbors safely at home and off the roads during the holiday. Please find a way to make helping out the community a part of your family's 4th of July tradition.  Go to the links above and pick a job and a time that works for you. You'll love how great it feels to volunteer in your community!

Thanks, and see you soon to celebrate Independence Day!

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PLEASE NOTE: These events are for residents of the San Mateo Highlands, paid for by dues and donations to the Highlands Community Association and our wonderful local business sponsors. As a Highlands resident, you may bring a guest, but kindly do not place an open invitation on social media. We are at capacity for our events and want to maintain space for Highlands residents to attend. All residents will be mailed a Highlands Lowdown Newsletter in June with a list of events and times. We purposely do not list those on the website.  Former residents are always welcomed guests!

For the safety of all, drones are not allowed to be flown at any HCA event. 

Face Masks are recommended while on the Highlands Recreation Center Property. 

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