Being in the parade is a fun and rewarding experience. But, there are some things you need to know.




Arlington 4th of July Entrant Application

Applications for the 2018 Arlington 4th of July Parade will be available on March 1st. Applications submitted after May 19th will be subject to a late fee, and will no longer be accepted after June 1st. We are so excited to have you join in this 50 year Arlington tradition!

Complete the application





2018 Important Meetings and Other Dates

1 March 2018

The Parade Application Will Become Available

Parade application link coming soon!

31 May 2018 Thurs: 7:00pm

General Meeting and Parade Workshop

We will discuss how to create an award winning entry and details such as float building and rules and regulations. We will also announce the parade Grand Marshal and reveal the 2018 t-shirt design.

1 June 2018 Fri: 5:00pm

Entrant Application Deadline

All applications and fees must be paid by the end of the business day. No entries will be accepted after this date.

21 June 2018 Thurs: 7:00pm

Mandatory meeting

Mandatory meeting at Arlington City Hall on the 3rd floor. All parade entries must be represented.

30 June 2017 Sat: 9:00am

Mandatory Entry Marshal Meeting

Parade Assembly area in UTA parking lot at Southeast corner of Mitchell St. and Cooper St. All parade entries must be represented.

Drop off and Prep

Drop Off Location

We have created a drop-off area on the south side of our staging area. There will be no dropping off on Cooper Street — the Arlington Police Department will strictly enforce this.

South Drop-off Area: From Park Row Dr., go north on Cooper St., turn right on Doug Russell Rd. Police and event staff will direct you to the drop-off area. As you drop off please help us keep traffic moving by using the designated drop off lanes. You may exit on the south end of the drop-off area where parking is available. See drop off map below for more information.

We encourage the use of the UTA bus shuttles.

Bus Barn Information

A special thank you goes to the Arlington Independent School District that allows the Arlington 4th of July Association covered space at the Bus Barns to be used for float construction.

This is a special privilege that The Association would like to maintain. If you are interested in reserving space for this year’s parade, please contact us.

The Bus Barn is located at the intersection of Davis and Arkansas Lane. And yes, we have electricity there if it is needed.

View Bus Barn schedule and rules



Parade Participant Parking Map



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