In Texas, communities come together to celebrate the nation’s founding tradition through the beloved 4th of July parade. Any of the numerous events and festivities taking place around the state are open to everyone.

This particular event exudes a sense of camaraderie and patriotism that permeates both bustling metropolis and quaint little communities.

Bastrop’s Pet and Pal Parade

The Pet & Pal procession in Bastrop begins the day with various animals dressed in patriotic colors along Main Street. This unique occasion is a wonderful way to kick off the celebrations and creates the ideal atmosphere for an exciting day.

4th of July Bastrop's Pet and Pal Parade

Fort Davis: A Weekend of Entertainment

4th July 2024 Fort Davis A Weekend of Entertainment

From June 30 through July 2, Fort Davis celebrates on the grounds of the Jeff Davis County Courthouse with fantastic music, entertainment, delicious food, and arts and crafts.

The weekend’s major draw is the Friday night fireworks show, and live music is held on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Fort Worth’s Largest Fireworks Show

Fort Worth’s annual Fourth of July event at Panther Island Pavilion is one of the biggest in North Texas.

The free, family-friendly event has live music, food, and beverages, and it all builds up to a breathtaking fireworks show.

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Fredericksburg’s Community Parade

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Fredericksburg’s 4th of July celebration includes a community parade down Main Street, followed by a patriotic program at Marktplatz. The day also features a chili cookoff at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, live music in Luckenbach, and a concert and fireworks at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

Friendswood’s Family-Friendly 4th of July Event

4th July 2024 Friendswood_s Family-Friendly Event

Friendswood’s parade begins on Friendswood and Heritage Drives and concludes at Stevenson Park. After the parade, the park transforms into a fun zone with rides, games, food, and entertainment for the entire family. The evening event at Centennial Park features live music by “Bee Gee’s Gold” and fireworks starting at approximately 9:20 p.m..

Frisco’s Independence Day Celebration

One of North Texas biggest Independence Day events is Frisco’s Freedom Fest in Frisco Square. Delicious food, live music, and fireworks are all featured at this festival, which is a great way to spend the day with family and friends.

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Galveston’s Five Nights of Fireworks

4th July 2024 Galveston_s Five Nights of Fireworks

Galveston’s 4th of July celebrations span five nights, from June 30 to July 4. The island offers a range of activities, including beachfront fireworks shows every night, concerts on the sand, a new Boots and Eats on the Beach food truck event, and an Independence Day parade.

Garland’s Star-Spangled Spectacular

4th July 2024 Garland_s Star-Spangled Spectacular

Garland’s Star-Spangled Spectacular at Firewheel Town Center features face painters, balloon artists, bounce houses, strolling entertainment, and more. The event culminates with a patriotic fireworks display sponsored by the City of Garland at 9:15 p.m. and is free and open to the community.

Texas City’s Live Music and Fireworks

An evening of great music and an amazing fireworks display can be found at Texas City’s Independence Day Concert and Fireworks at Bay Street Park. It’s a terrific idea to spend the day at this event with loved ones.

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Tomball’s Street Festival

4th July 2024 Tomball_s Street Festival

Tomball’s July Fourth Celebration and Street Festival on Main Street features live music, kids’ activities, and more. The event includes a special tribute to veterans and a patriot performance, along with fireworks at dusk. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Waco’s Fourth on the Brazos

Waco’s Fourth on the Brazos celebration at McLane Stadium includes food, music, and fireworks. The fireworks display is visible along both sides of the river and from areas around Baylor Campus and downtown, starting at 9:15 p.m.

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Waxahachie’s Crape Myrtle Festival

4th July 2024 Waxahachie_s Crape Myrtle Festival

Waxahachie’s Crape Myrtle Festival celebrates the local flower that blooms around Independence Day. The event includes a concert and fireworks on Monday evening at Waxahachie Sports Complex, followed by a parade through historic downtown on Tuesday.

Wichita Falls Old-Fashioned Celebration

4th July 2024 Wichita Falls_ Old-Fashioned Celebration

Wichita Falls’ Independence Day celebration at the Kell House Museum features a carnival with nonprofit organizations and local businesses participating. The carnival runs from the parade arrival at the Kell House (approximately 9:30 a.m.) to noon.

Wimberley’s Best Little Parade

Wimberley’s Annual Independence Day Parade is one of the best little parades in Texas, featuring over 80 entries including bands, horses, and floats. 

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Austin’s Community Celebrations

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Austin’s city parks transform into lively centers of community celebration on the 4th of July. Zilker Park offers sprawling lawns for picnics and a clear view of the night’s fireworks. Deep Eddy Pool becomes a full-day celebration venue, and Rock Island provides elevated spots to catch the fireworks framed by natural scenery.

College Station’s Family-Friendly Events

College Station’s 4th of July celebrations include a parade, a Kids Zone, music, train rides, free vision screenings, free watermelon, and more. The event culminates with a free Fourth of July Fireworks and Drone Show at the Texas A&M-RELLIS campus from your vehicle starting at 9 p.m. Food trucks are available from 6:30-8:45 p.m.

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Sugar Land’s Red, White, and Boom

4th July 2024 Sugar Land_s Red, White, and Boom

Sugar Land’s Red, White, and Boom celebration at The Crown Festival Park features a day of fun activities, good food, live entertainment, and vendor booths, culminating in a colorful pyrotechnics display to celebrate America’s Independence Day.

In conclusion, Texas’s Fourth of July parade is a magnificent occasion that unites people in celebration of the country’s founding. Everyone may enjoy one of the many celebrations and activities happening all around the state.