Fourth of July
Seguin's Independence Day Celebration
One of Seguin's biggest traditions is the annual Independence Day Celebration. Thousands of residents and visitors particpate in the festivities and pay homeage to the sacrifices made by the man and women in the Armed Forces.
Thanks to the combined efforts of several organizations, Seguin is well-known for our great Fourth of July celebration. Starting in the days leading up to Independence Day and capping off with the Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Parade, this year’s festivities will offer another memorable and enjoyable experience for the entire family.
The weekend long celebration of our independence kicks off on Saturday, July 2nd with Freedom Fiesta hosted by local radio station, KWED 1580. The celebration is held in Central Park in downtown Seguin and includes live performances, a kids parade led by Uncle Sam, vendors selling delicous foods, and of course some great socializing as the whole community celebrates in the town square. For more details on Freedom Fiesta, contact KWED at (830) 379-2234.
On Sunday, July 3rd, the San Antonio Symphonic Band plays a medley of patriotic tunes in Central Park. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and beverages of choice.
After the Patriotic Concert, the night sky will light up with a dazzling fireworks display starting at 9:30 p.m. The best views are from Starcke Park and the surrounding area.
Flag Raising Ceremony
On Monday, July 4 the day begins with a flag raising ceremony at 9 a.m. in Central Park. Music, speakers, pomp and circumstance will remind attendees of the significance of the day.
The Biggest-Small Town Fourth of July Parade
2016 Parade Applications can be found here. For assistance with or questions about the parade application, please call (830) 401-5000.
Crowds of flag-waving people will line Austin Street for the annual Biggest Small-Town Parade in Texas at 10 a.m. The exact year this event started is unknown, but each year this celebration gets bigger and better! Past crowd estimates have exceeded 10,000. There will be more than a hundred parade entries including floats from local businesses, elected officials, churches, schools, military representatives, and more.
The City of Seguin asks parade attendees to not block parade route sidewalks with chairs and other items until the morning of the event. To allow for the best parade viewing experience, drivers are asked to not park along the parade route, which includes Austin Street from East Weinert to Nelda Street.
“Blocking sidewalks by setting out chairs in advance is a safety issue,” Seguin Public Information Officer Scott Packard said. “The sidewalks need to be clear prior to the morning of the parade so that pedestrians can safely cross at intersections and not be forced to walk in the streets.”
Items blocking sidewalks prior to the morning of the parade may be removed by city crews. Reserving a spot is fine, just be sure doing so prior to the parade does not block the sidewalk.
For the convenience of those enjoying the parade and downtown activities, portable toilets will be provided at several locations:
• 1111 N. Austin Street (parking lot)
• 1002 N. Austin Street (parking lot by trees bordering Blumberg Street)
• Central Fire Station – 110 E. Elm Street
• Seguin Public Library – 707 E. College Street
• Texas Theater – 727 N. Austin Street (rear parking lot)
• Southeast corner of Washington and Austin (parking lot)
• 742 S. Austin (vacant lot)
• Eagle Rentals – 315 Loop 123 South (parking lot)
• SISD lot – corner of N. River and E. Krezdorn by Mary B. School
For more information of Seguin's Fourth of July events, call the Main Street Program at 830-401-2448.
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