Arlington Independence Day Parade

Thursday, 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.

Home Run for Heroes

The 2024 Arlington Independence Day Parade theme is ‘Home Run for Heroes.’

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 Broadcast

Parade Logo



On Thursday, July 4, 2024 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Arlington’s annual 4th of July Parade will be taking place along the following route: W. Mitchell St., N. Spaniolo Dr., UTA Blvd., S. West St., W. South St., S. Center St., back to W. Mitchell St., S. Pecan St., Doug Russell Rd. ending at UTA South 40 parking lot. Vehicular traffic will not be allowed on the parade route’s streets between 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. All residents living within the parade route that will need to leave their residence in a car that morning should do so before 5:00 a.m.


El jueves 4 de julio de 2024 en el horario de 9:00 a. m. y 12:00 p. m. El desfile anual del 4 de julio de Arlington se llevará a cabo a lo largo de la siguiente ruta: W. Mitchell St., N. Spaniolo Dr., UTA Blvd., S. West St., W. South St., S. Center St., atrás hasta W. Mitchell St., S. Pecan St., Doug Russell Rd. terminando en el estacionamiento UTA South 40. No se permitirá el tránsito vehicular en las calles del recorrido del desfile entre las 5:00 a. m. y las 12:00 p. m. Todos los residentes que vivan dentro de la ruta del desfile y necesiten salir de su residencia en automóvil esa mañana deberán hacerlo antes de las 5:00 a. m.

Parade Schedule

Firecracker 5K Begins
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 Mitchell St. and West 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.
  • If you see something, say something. Let’s all stay safe!
  • Wear Red, White, and Blue

Yes! Arlington Firecracker 5K Blasts Off at 7 a.m. July 4!

Pull on your running shoes for the second annual 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. Sign up early to be sure to get your Firecraker 5K t-shirt!

2024 Tshirt

Get Your Parade T-shirt

Order your 2024 “Home Run for Heroes” T-shirt.

Available in Unisex or Ladies V-neck.

Adult and Youth Sizes

2024 Parade Sponsors


City of Arlington Logo
The University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington

Gold Sponsors

Arlington Chess Club Logo
HELP Center for LGBT Health and Wellness
Just Serve
Texas Appliance
Arlington Today
Levitt Pavilion Arlington
June Owens
First Christian Church
Alan & Bonnie Petsche
More Church
More Church
Tarrant County AFL CIO
Downtown Arlington
Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Fox 4 More 27
Tarrant County AFL CIO

Blue Sponsors

Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Methodist Mansfield
Harris Cook LLP logo
Frost Bank
The Runner logo
Spring Creek Barbeque
Curnutt & Hafer LLP
mma logo
The Dove Firm
Spring Creek Barbeque
Newman International Academy Logo
Lions Club of Pantego Logo
Christ Embassy Arlington Logo
Precision Press

White Sponsors

Babe's Chicken

State Representative Chris Turner

Red Sponsors

Davids BBQ

Susser Bank

Proud Member Of

Texas Festivals and Events Association Logo
International Festivals and Events Association