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.


2018 Parade Awards

Congratulations to Our 2018 Parade Winners!

Grand Prize

The Optimist Club of Arlington

Mayor's Award

Tarrant County Community College

Director's Award

Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Ruthe Jackson Memorial Award

The Welcome Table Christian Church

Spirit Award

Wheeling Elvi

Youth Float (1st)

The Optimist Club of Arlington

Youth Float (2nd)

Boy Scouts of America

Youth Float (3rd)


Cheerleading (1st)

Juan Seguin High School

Cheerleading (2nd)

Lamar High School

Cheerleading (3rd)

Sam Houston School Cheer

Bicycle Groups (1st)

Slow Spokes DFW Cruisers

Small Business (1st)

MWF Building Smith

Small Business (2nd)

Arlington Today Magazine

Music Entry (1st)

Arlington High School Alumni Band

Novice Floats (1st)

Pirates of North Dallas

Novice Floats (2nd)

Vietnamese American Community of Tarrant County

Mounted Units (1st)

Horsin' Around

Mounted Units (2nd)

GM Riding Club

Unique Commercial (1st)

Babe's Chicken

Unique NON Commercial (1st)

Wheeling Elvi

Unique NON Commercial (2nd)

DFW Airport

Unique NON Commercial (3rd)


Drill Team (1st)

Martin High School

Drill Team (2nd)

Sam Houston High School

Drill Team (3rd)

Bowie High School

Commercial Floats (1st)

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital

Commercial Floats (2nd)

Arlington Board of Realtors

Commercial Floats (3rd)

Texas Appliance & Builders Supply

Marching Units (1st)

Knights of Columbus

Marching Units (2nd)

Sikh Community DFW

Marching Units (3rd)

Zumba International

Marching Bands (1st)

Arlington High School Marching Band

Marching Bands (2nd)

Juan Seguin High School

Marching Bands (3rd)

Sam Houston High School

Classic Car Clubs (1st)

North Texas Mustangs

Classic Car Clubs (2nd)

North Texas Corvair

Classic Car Clubs (3rd)

Vintage Chevrolet

Antique Car Club (1st)

Todd Batiste

Antique Car - Individual (1st)

Jewell Family

Antique Car - Individual (2nd)

Perrine Family

Non-commercial Floats (1st)

Arlington Conservation Council

Non-commercial Floats (2nd)

Arlington Kiwanis Club

Non-commercial Floats (3rd)

Pickle Queens

Professionally Built Floats (1st)

State Fair of Texas

Professionally Built Floats (2nd)

Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Professionally Built Floats (3rd)

The Welcome Table Christian Church

Musical Entry Other Than Marching Band (1st)

Arlington High School Alumni Band

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