Fiestas, Fireworks and FUN!
SEGUIN, Texas – Work hard. Celebrate BIG! It’s hard to find a more spirited community than Seguin when it comes to our Fourth of July holiday traditions. We hope everyone comes out to enjoy all of the special events we have planned.
Saturday, June 30th:
Freedom Fiesta (Central Park) - The fun begins on Saturday 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 patriotic children’s parade, great food and drinks and time to connect with the whole community.
Sunday, July 1st:
Patriotic Concert (Central Park) – Join us for the final concert in our 2018 Central Park Concert Series. The San Antonio Symphonic Band will play a medley of patriotic tunes in Central Park. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and beverages of choice.
Tuesday, July 3rd:
Fireworks Fiesta - Presented by H-E-B and Niagara Bottling, Inc., the night sky will light up with a fireworks display starting at 9:30 p.m. The best views are from Starcke Park, the Seguin Events Complex and the surrounding area. This should be the biggest show Seguin has ever seen – so you don’t want to miss it. Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, July 3rd.
This year, you can also find the perfect spot to catch the fireworks at one of the ball fields around the Seguin Events Complex. You can sit on the bleachers, bring a blanket and/or chairs to sit in the outfield and use the restroom facilities at the Four Plex or “Smokey” Joe Williams Field. We think it will be a great place to celebrate our country’s independence with your neighbors, friends and family.
Wedneday, July 4th:
Flag Raising Ceremony (Central Park) – Independence Day begins with the annual Flag Raising Ceremony at 9 a.m. Music, speakers, pomp and circumstance will remind attendees of the significance of the day.
The “Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Parade in Texas” (Downtown) - Crowds of flag-waving people will line Austin Street for the annual parade. The floats roll at 10 a.m. Past crowd estimates have exceeded 10,000. There will be more than 150 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.
“If you plan to save a spot to watch the parade, we ask that you don’t put chairs or other place-holders on any sidewalks or streets. Items blocking sidewalks prior to the morning of the parade could be removed by city staff,” said Morgan Ash, Public Information Officer.
If you live on one of the parade staging streets, you’re asked NOT to park on the street the morning of the parade.
For the convenience of those enjoying the parade and downtown activities, portable toilets will be provided at several locations:
1. Texas Theatre - 425 N. Austin Street
2. Central Fire Station - 110 E. Elm St. (north side of the parking lot)
3. Dr. Thomas Raetzsch’s Office (1025 N. Austin Street)
4. Guadalupe County Property – 205 E. Weinert Street
5. Seguin-Guadalupe County Library - 707 E. College (Corner of College and Park Streets)
6. Central Park, 201 S. Austin Street, (Behind the Juan Seguin Statue on red brick area)
7. Palace Theatre (SE corner Washington & Austin)
8. City of Seguin - 742 S. Austin (Vacant lot)
9. M.E. Plumbing, 925 S. Austin Street
10. S.I.S.D. Lot (Corner of N. River and E. Krezdorn Street by Mary B. Erskine School)
11. Seguin Coliseum – 950 S. Austin ###