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Mayor Nancy Rotering (center) and members of the City Council sit on a float in Highland Park’s 4th of July parade, July 4, in downtown Highland Park. (Photos by Mairead Kahn/22nd Century Media)
The Highland Park Police Department take part in the parade.
The Mariachis Los Paisanos group performs during the parade.
An actress dressed as the Disney character Moana greets attendees at the parade.
Olivia Vallone, Editorial Intern
5:37 pm CDT July 5, 2019

Highland Park celebrated its 150th birthday at the town’s Fourth of July festivities to have as many residents in attendance as possible.

The city’s actual birthday is on March 11th, but since this is such a big milestone, and it is much warmer in the summer, they chose to do a big celebration in July. Locals ate cake and sang Happy Birthday to the city after the parade at Sunset Woods Park.