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!
Video of 2022 Parade
Let Freedom Sing
The 2023 Arlington Independence Day Parade theme is ‘Let Freedom Sing’
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!
Official Let Freedom Sing parade shirts for sale! Purchase yours at any of the following Arlington locations: Anything Goes, Mr. B’s, Candlelite Inn or YourTees.
$20 – Small to XL
$25 – 2XL-4XL
Cash or Check only
Make checks payable to Arlington 4th of July Association
Parade Day: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
|7:30 a.m||POLICE CLOSE PARADE ROUTE|
|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.
- 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
Treehugger Tree Service
Ruthe Jackson Award
General Motors/United Auto Workers Riding Team
- 1st place – Balloons with a Twist
- 2nd place – Treehugger Tree Service
- 3rd place – Candelite Inn
- 1st place – Martin High School
- 2nd place – Juan Seguin High School
- 3rd place – Sam Houston High School
- 1st place – Pair of Pirates
- 2nd place – Theatre Arlington
- 3rd place – WRUNT
Dance or Music Groups
- 1st place – Arlington High School Alumni Band
- 1st place – DFW Birthday Parades
- 2nd place – Cowtown Crawlers
- 3rd place – North Texas Jeep Club
- 1st place – Arlington High School Colt Kickers
- 2nd place – Martin High School Sundancers
- 3rd place – Sam Houston high School Tex-Annes
- 1st place – Arlington high School Colt Band
- 2nd place – Martin High School Band
- 3rd place – Juan Seguin High School Band
- 1st place – General Motors/United Auto Workers Riding Team
Professionally Built Floats
- 1st place – HELP Center for LGBT Health & Wellness
- 2nd place – Arlington ISD
- 1st place – Tarrant County Labor Council
- 2nd place – Pantego Lions Foundation
- 3rd place – Sister Cities of Arlington
- 1st place – Christ Embassy Arlington
- 1st place – Christian Classic Cruisers
- 2nd place – Arlington Today Magazine
- 3rd place – Old Schoolers Car Club
- 1st place – St. Maria Goretti Catholic School
- 2nd place – Sam Houston High School Auto Club
- 3rd place – Cub Scout Pack #378