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 participate in the festivities and pay homage to the sacrifices made by the men 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.
Crowds of flag-waving people will line Austin Street for the annual Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July 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 parade route starts at the intersection of Austin and College Streets and ends at the Seguin Coliseum, with all the entries traveling south along Austin Street. A map of the route can be found here.
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. 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; a list of locations can be found here.
- Dr. Thomas Raetzsch's Office - 1025 North Austin
- Central Fire Station – 110 E. Elm Street
- Former Seguin Public Library – 707 E. College Street
- Texas Theater – 425 N. Austin Street (rear parking lot)
- Southeast corner of Washington and Austin (parking lot)
- 742 S. Austin (vacant lot)
- M.E. Plumbing – 925 South Austin (parking lot)
- SISD lot – corner of N. River and E. Krezdorn by Mary B. School
- Seguin Events Complex - 950 South Austin
FOR MORE INFORMATION OF SEGUIN'S FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS, CALL THE MAIN STREET PROGRAM AT 830-401-2448.