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ENNIS | June 29 at 8 a.m.
If you’re looking for small-town charm and patriotism, you’ll want to join locals in Ennis the weekend before July 4th! You can visit their Farmers Market to snag some parade snacks before settling in to watch the Red, White and Bike parade featuring bikes, scooters and wagons decked out in Red, White and Blue. Stick around for live music, food and activities for the kids at Veteran’s Memorial Park starting at 5 p.m. The spectacular free fireworks show at the park will begin once the sun goes down!
ARLINGTON | July 4 at 9 a.m.
The city of Arlington’s Fourth of July Parade is the oldest and longest running event in Arlington, attracting up to 75,000 spectators each year! Each year, there are different themes, so it’s a unique experience every time. This year, it’s Happy Birthday USA! Considering the expected amount of attendees, plan to get there early and claim your spot!
IRVING | July 4 at 9 a.m.
The celebration of freedom begins here with a parade featuring community organizations, businesses and families marching down the Irving Heritage District in floats, costumes and custom vehicles. Following the parade, you can enjoy refreshing, complimentary watermelons served at Heritage Park along with live music performances and free children’s activities.
PLANO | July 4 at 9 a.m.
Kicking off at the Plano ISD parking lot, the Plano Lions Independence Day Parade’s theme this year is Spirit of America. We love that this parade is organized by the Lions International, a service club organization with the mission of helping those who are in need across Plano. This is a great opportunity for you to celebrate freedom and give back to the community!
DENTON | July 4 at 9 a.m.
Head to Historic Downtown Denton for this annual local parade! It starts at the Hickory-Locust corner of the Square and goes all the way to the Civic Center. Be sure to bring your lawn chair, and if you’re looking to get a head start on the day, sign up for the Liberty 5K! The fun run starts at 7:30 a.m., right before the parade.
MCKINNEY | July 4 at 10 a.m.
This event is packed with entertainment! In addition to a local parade of community members and businesses, family-friendly activities, live entertainment at the Yankee Doodle Block Party and a fireworks display, the city of Mckinney’s Fourth of July celebration will also include a car show featuring classic cars, trucks and cycle show.
SOUTHLAKE | July 3 at 6 p.m.
Stars & Stripes is a celebration of a big magnitude—offering tons of family-friendly fun all throughout the town square. Although not necessarily a parade, here you can enjoy patriotic music performances. Bringing your little ones? Good, because there will be a fun KidZone area, delicious food vendors and a fireworks show at the end of the night.