Colonial Hills is no longer the hot spot on the Fourth of July, but the show does go on.

Colonial Hills is no longer the hot spot on the Fourth of July, but the show does go on.

The city's southernmost subdivision this year will host a movie night on Friday, a 5K race on Saturday, and the traditional kiddy parade following the race.

Beginning in the 1950s, Selby Park was the site of Worthington's only Independence Day celebration. There were tents, food, entertainment, Bingo, flea markets, raffles, pony rides, midway rides and lots of games.

Until about 30 years ago, the Colonial Hills Civic Association also sponsored the city's fireworks display, which were set off at Indianola Park.

This year's celebration will be on a much smaller scale, but there will be activities.

A movie night will begin at 7 on Friday night.

There will be a Wallace & Grommit short, followed by the feature film "Sky High," starring Kurt Russell.

Marshmallows will be cooked over a grill to make s'mores, and popcorn and drinks will be provided. Bring blankets and pillows for ground seating, or floor seating if the movie is moved inside because of weather.

More than 100 runners are expected for the 31st annual Run Through the Hills, a five-kilometer race through the streets of Colonial Hills. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

A holiday favorite for more than 60 years, the kiddy parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Children are invited to decorate their bikes, scooters, strollers or wagons to parade around Selby Park. As usual, there will be awards for best decorations.

There will also be a tent set up in the park for more activities this year. Until 2 p.m., there will be food, music, and games, including a large bounce climber for big kids and an animal kingdom bouncer just for little ones.

There will also be a 50-50 raffle, and the Laura Clark Band will play.

cbrooks@thisweeknews.com