Yesterday I did head over to Highlands Ranch Town Center with my family for a while for the Highlands Ranch Independence Day Celebration.
We went over in the afternoon, walked around a bit, the kids visited several booths and games. Their favorite was the magician, which was a kid that was fabulous. He couldn't have been more than 16 or 17.
We then walked over to Civic Green Park and splashed in the fountains for a while to cool off - good thing they were on, it was hot out - it must have been at least 95.
After that we walked back to the main festivities at Town Center and stopped to see all of the animals that were visiting the event with hopes to be adopted. I think there were several different organizations there that work with shelters and there were some kittens in a mobile adoption trailer and plenty of puppies and dogs as well. They were all awfully cute and it did look like several were finding new homes, which is great.
After puppy viewing we ended our journey with some ice cream at Cold Stone Creamery. The kids loved that.
We did head out at the point, we needed to head over to Lakewood to have dinner elsewhere - but we did make it back to Highlands Ranch in time to enjoy the fireworks. We didn't actually watch them form Town Center, but rather from the east side of Redstone Park.
So the 4th of July is past - however there are other events happening around the Denver Area this weekend to celebrate the whole weekend. One of the most popular being the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. There will be fireworks in that area tonight as well.
One of the best parts of living in Highlands Ranch are all of the planned activities such as this 4th of July celebration. There are great events like this all of the thime, from concerts to races. One of the next events coming up is the Rodeo in the Ranch.
So, if you are thinking of moving to Highlands Ranch and wondering what there is a ton and geared toward all ages!