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.


2016 Parade Awards

Congratulations to Our 2016 Parade Winners!

Grand Prize

Arlington–Mansfield Area YMCA Nature Explorers

Mayor's Award

Optimist Club of Arlington

Director's Award

Mansfield Sand & Select

Ruthe Jackson Memorial Award

SPJST Youth Club 183

Spirit Award


Professionally Built Float (1st)

UT Arlington

Youth Float (1st)

SPJST Youth Club 183

Youth Float (2nd)

Arlington–Mansfield Area YMCA Nature Explorers

Cheerleading (1st)

Juan Seguin High School

Cheerleading (2nd)

Sam Houston High School

Cheerleading (3rd)

Martin High School

Antique Car Clubs (1st)

Todd Batiste

Antique Car Clubs (2nd)

Lone Star Region Vintage Chevrolet Club of America

Antique Vehicles (1st)

Perrine Family

Small Business (1st)

Carnival Costumes

Small Business (2nd)

Jesse's Roofing Service

Small Business (3rd)


Music Entry (1st)

Arlington High School Alumni Band

Music Entry (2nd)

Sam Houston High School Alumni Band

Novice Floats (1st)

America Heritage Girls Texas 1221

Novice Floats (2nd)

Martin High School Football Booster Club

Equine (1st)

Horsin' Around in Texas Riding Club

Equine (2nd)

Arlington Police Mounted Unit

Equine (3rd)

North Texas Miniature Equestrian Driving Club

Unique Commercial (1st)

Texas Bike Cab

Unique NON Commercial (1st)

The World Famous Wheelie-ing Elvis

Unique NON Commercial (2nd)

DFW international Airport –Public Safety

Unique NON Commercial (3rd)

The Welcome Table Christian Church

Drill Team (1st)

Martin High School Sundancers

Drill Team (2nd)

Sam Houston High School Tex-Annes

Drill Team (3rd)

EverDance Studio

Commercial Floats (1st)

Texas Appliance

Commercial Floats (2nd)

Arlington Board of Realtors

Commercial Floats (3rd)

Fiesta Mart L.L.C.

Marching / Walking Unit (1st)

Knights of Columbus

Marching / Walking Unit (2nd)

aRoundJoy HoopShackers

Marching / Walking Unit (3rd)

Mansfield Pickle Queens

Classic Car Club (1st)

Al's Hamburgers and Clubs

Classic Car Club (2nd)

First Christian Church Arlington


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