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ALL-AMERICAN MILE: Registration forms for the shortest road race in town are available through July 2 at Lincoln Community Center. The All-American Mile begins at 6:30 p.m. in front of the School Administration Building at 40th Street and Kennedy Avenue. INFO: Call the park office at (219) 838-0114. 

MOVIES IN THE PARK: Join us for an evening in the park June 16 to watch “The Secret Life of Pets” on the big screen at Main Square Park. The concession stand will sell popcorn and fountain drinks. Movie starts at dusk. Bring a blanket or comfortable lawn chair. If it rains, we’ll move to the Lincoln Center Fieldhouse. INFO: (219) 838-0114 or 

EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM: The Highland Police Department is rolling out a new service designed to save precious seconds when it matters most. Police urge seniors and those who have a handicap or disability to be proactive. The process is simple. Fill out a form that lists a trusted contact. Individuals on the form should be able to respond quickly in emergency situations with a key to the residence. Click here to download an emergency contact form. QUESTIONS? Call Deputy Cmdr. John Banasiak at the Highland Police Department at (219) 838-3184 or email 

MIDWEEK MUSIC & MARKET: Shop local businesses at the midweek market from 4 to 8 p.m. at Main Square Park. Grab a comfy lawn chair for the live entertainment from 5 to 7 p.m. and the summer concert series from 7 to 9 p.m. The June 21 performances include Gerry Hundt and the Carribean tunes of Tropixplosion. Beer garden available. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will move to the Lincoln Center Fieldhouse. INFO: (219) 838-0114. 

The Fourth of July Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Friday, June 30 and runs through Tuesday, July 4 at Main Square Park. Attend the festival, check out the live entertainment, experience the rides, run the All-American Mile, watch the parade or enjoy the fireworks. There's something for everyone at this famly-friendly event.

HIGHLAND TWILIGHT PARADE: This year’s Fourth of July Twilight Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. July 3 at 45th and Kennedy, continues north on Kennedy to Highway Avenue and east along Highway to Main Square Park. Deadline to register is June 21. Questions? Please call Kristen Smith at (312) 617-8482 or DeAnna Christ at (219) 218-1639. Click to download the following parade forms:


• Parade Application

• Parade Noise-sensitive Area

• Parade Rules and Guidelines