Arlington Independence Day Parade

Tuesday, July 4th at 9 AM in Downtown Arlington

The Arlington Independence Day Parade is one of the largest 4th of July parades in the United States, the largest in Texas, and one of the longest running annual events in Arlington.

Inaugural Arlington Independence Day Parade Firecracker 5K

Pull on your running shoes and make history in the first Arlington Independence Day Parade Firecracker 5K! The course will run the same route as the parade so you can stake out your spot for the parade, go for a run and then settle in to watch one of the biggest and best parades in Texas. Sign up early to be sure to get your Firecracker 5K t-shirt!

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Video of 2022 Parade

Let Freedom Sing

The 2023 Arlington Independence Day Parade theme is ‘Let Freedom Sing’

Entrant Application

2023 parade entrant application will be available March 1, 2023.

Sponsor the Parade

The parade association is a nonprofit funded by community organizations, businesses, and individuals, and we couldn’t continue this 50 year Arlington tradition without folks like you!

Contact Us

Contact the parade committee at 817-330-9USA or at

Parade Logo


Parade Day: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Parade Route

Parade Schedule

7:45 a.m. Scout Color Guards deploy along route
9:00 a.m. National Anthem
9:03 a.m. Parade Steps Off at Intersection of West St. and Mitchell St.
11-11:30 a.m. Parade Ends


Want to avoid heavy traffic and the hassle of finding a parking spot on Parade morning? UT ARLINGTON will be providing free shuttle service
between Maverick Stadium, 1307 W Mitchell St., and the Parade Assembly Area located at the corner of Cooper St. and Mitchell St.

The shuttles will be running from 6:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and are available for parade participants and spectators.

Parade FAQs

  • There are over 120 entries this year
  • There is no selling or soliciting along the parade route.
  • It will be warm. Please drink plenty of water in the days before the parade.
  • The parade map on Facebook and Instagram has parking locations.
  • Please pay attention to all directions by law enforcement and route marshals. (only one l in marshal)
  • If you see something, say something. Let’s all stay safe!
  • Wear Red, White, and Blue

2022 Award Winners

Photos from the 2022 Parade Awards Ceremony


 Grand Prize

Treehugger Tree Service

 Spirit Award

Community of the Vietnamese Americans in Tarrant County

 Ruthe Jackson Award

Balloons with a Twist

 Directors Award

Sikh Community of DFW

 Antique Cars

  • 1st place – Jewell Family
  • 2nd place – Arlington Today Magazine

 Antique Car Clubs

  • 1st place – Todd Batiste
  • 2nd place – Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, Lone Star Region
  • 3rd place – Wylie Antique Machinery Society


  • 1st place – Martin High School Cheerleaders
  • 2nd place – Seguin High School Cheerleaders
  • 3rd place – Bowie High School Cheerleaders

 Classic Car Clubs

  • 1st place – Christian Classic Cruisers
  • 2nd place – Sam Houston High School Auto Club


  • 1st place – Happi Tymes Clowns

 Commercial Floats

  • 1st Place – Republic Services

 Decorated Vehicles

  • 1st place – North Texas Mustang Club
  • 2nd place – VFW 8561 and Auxiliary

 Drill Teams

  • 1st place – Martin Sundancers
  • 2nd place – Bowie Belles
  • 3rd place – Seguin Starline

 Marching Bands
(School Affiliated)

  • 1st place – Arlington High School Colt Band
  • 2nd place – Juan Seguin High School Cougar Band

 Marching/Walking Units

  • 1st place – Knights of Columbus

 Mounted Units

  • 1st place – General Motors/ United Auto Workers Riding Team

Musical Entries
(other than marching bands)

  • 1st place – Arlington High School Alumni Band

Non-commercial Floats

  • 1st place – The Pirates of North Dallas
  • 2nd place – Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 34
  • 3rd place – Arlington Independent School District

Novice Floats

  • 1st place – Arlington Mustangs
  • 2nd place – Mansfield Pickle Queens

 Professionally Built Floats

  • 1st place – HELP Center for LGBT Health & Wellness
  • 2nd place – The Dragon Boat Festival for Education

 Small Business Floats

  • 1st place – Candlelite Inn Restaurant
  • 2nd place – Arlington Board of REALTORS
  • 3rd place – PetSuites

 Unique Commercial

  • 1st place – Levitt Pavilion Arlington
  • 2nd place – Brodie Consulting

 Unique Non-commercial

  • 1st place – The World Famous Wheelie-ing Elvi
  • 2nd place – DFW Birthday Parades
  • 3rd place – Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

 Youth Floats

  • 1st place – Arlington FFA

2023 Parade Sponsors


City of Arlington Logo
The University of Texas at Arlington

Gold Sponsors

Arlington Chess Club Logo
First Christian Church
HELP Center for LGBT Health and Wellness
Levitt Pavilion Arlington
North Texas Collision Center
Alan & Bonnie Petsche
Arlington Today
Downtown Arlington

Blue Sponsors

Methodist Mansfield
SMART Arlington
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
Curnutt Hafer
June Owens
Spring Creek Barbeque
Frost Bank
Arlington Today
Arlington Board of Realtors

White Sponsors

Engraving Concepts

Babes Chicken Dinner House - Arlington

Red Sponsors

Colorful Landscape & More