The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our nation’s founding with family and friends. Among the traditions that residents enjoy is the city’s Independence Day parade. Every year the activities follow an assigned theme and parade participants decorate floats accordingly. The parade begins the morning of July 4 at Sowers Street and Irving Boulevard, near Millennium Park, and concludes around 10 a.m. After the parade, a reception at Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St., includes free watermelon, airbrush tattoos, balloons and a patriotic concert.
Businesses, community groups and individuals are encouraged to submit a parade entry application. A representative must attend the mandatory parade meeting at Irving City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd, prior to the parade. Check back soon for more detailed information.