Award Categories

Grand Prize

Trophy awarded for the best overall entry, commercial or non-commercial, selected following the parade. This entry must be of a patriotic nature.

Mayor's Award

Non-commercial entry which best depicts the parade theme, chosen before parade begins at the lineup area, between 8:00 – 8:45 a.m.. Winner will be placed behind Mayor’s car in the parade lineup.

Spirit Award

Presented to the entry which best personifies a spirit of dedication, ingenuity, originality, and enthusiasm, and brings the greatest pleasure to and response from the spectators. Awarded by a panel chosen by the Board of Directors.

Director's Award

General award for an outstanding entry in any category. Award winners will be selected by the Directors of the Arlington 4th of July Parade Association.

Ruthe Jackson Memorial Award

May be selected by all judges or any 2 judges in their category. Head Judge must approve. Entry is the most patriotically decorated red, white and blue.


2019 Parade Awards

Congratulations to Our 2019 Parade Winners!

Grand Prize

Tarrant County College - SE Campus

Mayor's Award

The Optimist Club of Arlington

Director's Award

Arligton Counservation Council

Ruthe Jackson Memorial Award

Sikh Community of DFW

Spirit Award

Pirates of North Dallas

Antique Car (1st)

Arlington Toda Magazine

Antique Car (2nd)

Jewell Family

Antique Car (3rd)

Perrine Family

Antique Car Club (1st)

Lone Star Region Vintage Car Club of America

Cheerleaders (1st)

Arlington High School Cheerleaders

Cheerleaders (2nd)

James Martin High School

Cheerleaders (3rd)

Seguin High School Cheerleaders

Classic Car Club (1st)

North Texas Mustang Club

Classic Car Club (2nd)

Todd Batiste

Classic Car Club (3rd)

North Texas Corvair Association

Commercial Floats (1st)

Candlelite Inn

Commercial Floats (2nd)

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Marching/Walking Units - not live music (1st)

Zumba Internacional Cristales Salon by Garcia

Marching/Walking Units - not live music (2nd)

Sikh Community of DFW

Marching/Walking Units - not live music (3rd)

Knights of Columbus

Mounted Units (1st)

Horsin' Around in Texas Riding Club

Mounted Units (2nd)

Arlington Police Mounted Unit

Mounted Units (3rd)

General Motors/United Auto Workers Riding Club

Musical Entries Other Than Marching Bands - Live Music Only (1st)

Arlington High School Alumni Band

Youth Floats (1st)

Boy Scouts of America - Cross Timbers District

Youth Floats (2nd)

Arlington Kiwanis Foundation

Youth Floats (3rd)

Three Forks of the Trinity Society, Children of the American Revolution

Novice Floats (1st)

Texas Appliance

Novice Floats (2nd)

Mansfield Pickle Queens

Novice Floats (3rd)

Christ Embassy Church

Small Business Floats (1st)

Arlington Board of Realtors

Small Business Floats (2nd)

MwF Buildingsmith LLC

Unique Non Commercial (1st)

DFW Airport Department of Public Safety

Unique Non Commercial (2nd)


Unique Non Commercial (2nd)

The Fabulous 37's

Drill Teams (1st)

James Bowie Belles Drill Team

Drill Teams (2nd)

Martin High School Sundancers

Marching Bands - School Affiliated (1st)

James Martin High School Warrior Band

Marching Bands - School Affiliated (2nd)

Arlington High School Marching Band

Non-Commercial Floats (1st)

Christian Classic Cruisers #40

Non-Commercial Floats (2nd)

Arlington Independent School District

Non-Commercial Floats (3r)

City of Arlington - Sister Cities

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