Get fired up for fireworks, fiesta and "The Biggest Small Town Fourth of July Parade in Texas"!
SEGUIN, Texas – Work hard. Celebrate BIG! It’s hard to find a more spirited community than Seguin when it comes to our Independence Day Weekend traditions. The entire holiday weekend is basically one big patriotic party. We hope everyone comes out to enjoy each and every special event.
SATURDAY, JULY 1ST:
Freedom Fiesta (Central Park) - The fun begins on Saturday, July 1st 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, great food, locally brewed beer, and time to connect with the whole community.
SUNDAY, JULY 2ND:
Patriotic Concert (Central Park) – Join us for the final concert in our 2017 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.
MONDAY, JULY 3RD
Fireworks Fiesta (Max Starcke Park & surrounding area). 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 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 July3rd.
TUESDAY, 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 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.
“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.
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
Posted by: Morgan Ash