City, County & GRMC Officials Will Lead 4th of July Parade
SEGUIN, Texas – Seguin’s “Biggest Small-Town 4th of July Parade” will resume this year, and the countdown is on for celebrating Independence Day in Seguin! The City is excited to for the return of its traditional 4th of July festivities, including Freedom Fiesta, a fireworks show and the annual Fourth of July Parade!
Mayor Donna Dodgen is happy to announce that Seguin Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Dreiss, Patrick Pinder and Bryce Houlton with the Guadalupe County Office of Emergency Management, along with Elaine Bennett, Sheri Williams, Rhonda Unruh and Scott Mozisek from Guadalupe Regional Medical Center have been chosen to co-share the role of parade grand marshals.
“This has been a most unusual year on many fronts and through it all our community has come together,” said Seguin Mayor Donna Dodgen. “There is no better example of this than the team who took the lead on coordinating the many Covid-19 vaccine clinics held at the Seguin Coliseum. The vaccine clinics were a combined effort by the City, County and GRMC, and I want to honor these entities and staff as our parade marshals. These individuals have shown a tremendous amount of commitment, attention, love of community and willingness to serve. We thank them and all of those who helped ensure our vaccine clinics were successful,” she said.
Schedule of events
The fun begins on Friday, July 2nd with Freedom Fiesta hosted by local radio station, KWED 1580. The celebration is from 6:00 pm to 10:00 p.m. in downtown Central Park and includes live performances, great food, cold beer and time to connect with the whole community. For more details on Freedom Fiesta, contact KWED at (830) 379-2234.
On Saturday, July 3, catch the best views of the fireworks near Max Starcke Golf Course and the surrounding area. Fireworks will blast off starting at 9:30 pm.
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
On Saturday July 3, the day begins with a flag raising ceremony at 9 am 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 IN TEXAS
Crowds of flag-waving people will line Austin Street for the annual Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Parade in Texas at 10 am on July 3. The City will be taking extra precautions to better ensure the health and safety of parade attendees and participants due to COVID-19. The public is reminded to follow all CDC recommendations.
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.
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.
PATRIOTIC CONCERT IN THE PARK
Join us for the final concert in our 2021 Central Park Concert Series. The San Antonio Symphonic Band will play a medley of patriotic tunes in Central Park. The concert begins at 7 pm. Bring your lawn chairs and beverages of choice.
To submit a parade entry or for more information about the 4th of July events, please call the Seguin Main Street Program at (830) 401-5000.