Summerfest Events for Residents

Summerfest Events for Residents
June 8, 2018

On the Friday preceding Summerfest (June 8, 2018), events are held especially for Virginia-Highland residents: a parade, picnic dinner and outdoor movie.

Neighborhood Parade

Representatives of the 501st Legion attended in 2017

The theme for the 2018 community parade will be published by March 15, 2018. Once announced, you can display your spirit and creativity by dressing up in a costume supporting this year’s theme – and celebrate Summerfest by joining the parade!

Where: Ace Intown Hardware (Drewry/N. Highland across from CVS)
When: Friday, June 8, 2018

Check-in time: 6:30 pm
(Bring your photo ID so you can snag your dinner tickets when you check-in). Please bring some cash as well – there is a $5 suggested donation to participate.


Pre-registration for the parade will be available online by March 15, 2018.

The parade will start PROMPTLY at 7:00 pm

The parade begins at the top of Drewry, proceeds right onto Barnett, and ends at John Howell Park Field (about 0.6 miles), which is the location of the community dinner for residents.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for best costume will be announced at the conclusion of the parade during the neighborhood dinner.

Dinner and Outdoor Movie

The community/volunteers dinner and outdoor movie will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018, starting at 7:30 pm. The usual awesome cook-out fare will be provided by Atkins Park. This year the community dinner and movie will again be located on the grassy area on the eastern edge of John Howell Park, near Barnett St. You must bring ID to verify Virginia-Highland residency.

Movie: This year’s outdoor movie will be announced by March 15, 2018.

The movie is free and will begin at dusk (usually around 8:45 PM) inside John Howell Park.

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