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.


2017 Parade Awards

Congratulations to Our 2017 Parade Winners!

Grand Prize

Arlington Conservation Council

Mayor's Award

Tarrant County College

Director's Award

Jesse's Roofing Services

Ruthe Jackson Memorial Award

The Welcome Table

Spirit Award

Sikh Community of DFW

Youth Float (1st)

Optimist Club of Arlington

Youth Float (2nd)

Arlington–Mansfield Area YMCA

Youth Float (3rd)

BSA Crosstimbers District

Cheerleading (1st)

Juan Seguin Cheer

Cheerleading (2nd)

Sam Houston High School Cheerleaders

Cheerleading (3rd)

Martin High School Cheer

Bicycle Groups (1st)

Slow Spokes DFW Cruiser Club

Classic Car (1st)

Cunningham Family

Small Business (1st)


Small Business (2nd)


Small Business (3rd)

Jesse's Roofing Services

Music Entry (1st)

Arlington High School Alumni Band

Novice Floats (1st)

Arlington Margarita Society

Novice Floats (2nd)

vernon rivers

Novice Floats (3rd)

Larry Beaver Attorney at Law

Mounted Units (1st)

Horsin' Around in Texas Riding Club

Mounted Units (2nd)

Springtown Spurs Riding Club

Mounted Units (3rd)

GM/UAW Riding Team

Unique Commercial (1st)

Zumba International Cristales Salon

Unique Commercial (2nd)

Babe's Chicken Dinner House

Unique NON Commercial (1st)

The World Famous Wellie-ing Elvi

Unique NON Commercial (2nd)


Drill Team (1st)

Bowie Belles

Drill Team (2nd)

Martin High School Sundancers

Drill Team (3rd)

Juan Seguin Starline Dance Team

Commercial Floats (1st)


Public Service (1st)

Friends of Arlington Animal Services

Public Service (2nd)

DFW Airport Department of Public Safety

Marching / Walking Unit (1st)

aRoundJoy HoopShack Hoopers

Marching / Walking Unit (2nd)

FIT4MOM Arlignton/Mansfield

Marching / Walking Unit (3rd)

Knights of Columbus

Marching Bands - School Affiliated (1st)

Arlington High School Marching Band

Classic Car Club (1st)

Lone Star Region VCCA

Classic Car Club (2nd)

First Christian Church Arlington

Classic Car Club (3rd)

North Texas Mustang Club

Antique Car (1st)

Arlington Today Magazine

Antique Car (2nd)

Tood Batiste

Antique Car (3rd)

Arlington Historical Society

Non-commercial Floats (1st)

Arlington Conservation Council

Non-commercial Floats (2nd)

Sam Houston High School Alumni Association

Non-commercial Floats (3rd)

Arlington Mustangs

Professionally Built Floats (1st)

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital

Professionally Built Floats (2nd)

The Welcome Table

Professionally Built Floats (3rd)

UT Arlington


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