July Fourth Parade welcomed back to Downtown

July 1, 2016 | In In the Press

July Fourth Parade DTRR


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Kids with faces painted red, white and blue. Crowds of people waiving American flags. Sunshine and blue skies shining down on a Main Street overflowing with hometown pride. This is Independence Day in Downtown Round Rock – a special event that will make your heart swell, fill your camera with more memories than you can count and prickle that hair on the back of your neck just enough to remind you of the small-town spirit that this growing place we call home was built on.

After a year out at Old Settlers Park, we’re excited to welcome the Sertoma July Fourth Parade back to its rightful home here in our quaint, but vibrant downtown, and we can’t wait to see you and your family out celebrating with us!

This ain’t just your typical run-of-the-mill parade though. This is a full-on, tip your cap, tighten up them overalls morning filled to the brim with nostalgic Americana fun for the whole family. So, strap the kids in the car, grab a few little flags and get down here to scout out the perfect parade-watchin’ spot before someone else beats you to it!

PARADE DETAILS:
WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, July 4th
WHERE: Main Street in Downtown Round Rock (Parade route map)
WHAT TO EXPECT: Last year we had over 2,000 people in the parade with over 20,000 people watching the parade

POST-PARADE ACTIVITY ZONE:
WHEN: 11 a.m., Monday, July 4th
WHERE: Prete Main Street Plaza
WHAT TO EXPECT: Caricature artist, face painters, balloon twisters and more

EXTRA HOMETOWN GOODIES:

  • Star Co. Coffee will have a face painter ready to help you get your red, white and blue on starting at 9 a.m. before the parade
  • Svante’s Ranch Direct will be serving up delicious breakfast tacos, corn dogs and sodas outside their restaurant on Main Street beginning at 8 a.m. before the parade
  • Sweet Love and Sugar Britches is giving away flags, candy and 4th of July koozies the week leading up to the parade
  • And don’t forget to head out to Old Settlers Park for Frontier Days! This July 4th celebration begins at 12 p.m. and features carnival rides, a pepper eating contest, swine races, movies in the park and, of course, the best fireworks display around these parts. Heck, you might even spot a sky-divin’ Mayor or two…

 

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