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!

Sign Up Now 5K Course

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

Get the
Official Parade

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

The Official Parade Shirt


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

2023 Award Winners

Photos from the 2022 Parade Awards Ceremony


 Grand Prize

Balloons with a Twist


 Mayor’s Award

Tarrant County College Southeast Campus

 Spirit Award

Treehugger Tree Service

 Ruthe Jackson Award

General Motors/United Auto Workers Riding Team

 Directors Award

Cowtown Crawlers

 Business Entries

  • 1st place – Balloons with a Twist
  • 2nd place – Treehugger Tree Service
  • 3rd place – Candelite Inn

 Cheer Teams

  • 1st place – Martin High School
  • 2nd place – Juan Seguin High School
  • 3rd place – Sam Houston High School

 Community Groups

  • 1st place – Pair of Pirates
  • 2nd place – Theatre Arlington
  • 3rd place – WRUNT

 Dance or Music Groups

  • 1st place – Arlington High School Alumni Band

 Decorated Vehicles

  • 1st place – DFW Birthday Parades
  • 2nd place – Cowtown Crawlers
  • 3rd place – North Texas Jeep Club

 Drill Teams

  • 1st place – Arlington High School Colt Kickers
  • 2nd place – Martin High School Sundancers
  • 3rd place – Sam Houston high School Tex-Annes

 Marching Bands

  • 1st place – Arlington high School Colt Band
  • 2nd place – Martin High School Band
  • 3rd place – Juan Seguin High School Band

 Mounted Units

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

 Professionally Built Floats

  • 1st place – HELP Center for LGBT Health & Wellness
  • 2nd place – Arlington ISD

 Service Organizations

  • 1st place – Tarrant County Labor Council
  • 2nd place – Pantego Lions Foundation
  • 3rd place – Sister Cities of Arlington

 Spiritual Groups

  • 1st place – Christ Embassy Arlington

 Vintage Vehicles

  • 1st place – Christian Classic Cruisers
  • 2nd place – Arlington Today Magazine
  • 3rd place – Old Schoolers Car Club

 Youth Entries

  • 1st place – St. Maria Goretti Catholic School
  • 2nd place – Sam Houston High School Auto Club
  • 3rd place – Cub Scout Pack #378

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
AFL-CIO	Tarrant County CLC
Texas Appliance
Fox 4 More 27
Pantego Lions
Beard's Towing

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
Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce
Christ Embassy
Texas Air and Heat
Precision Press
Create Arlington

White Sponsors

Engraving Concepts

Susser Bank

Babes Chicken Dinner House - Arlington

White Rhino Coffee

The Dove Firm

Red Sponsors

Colorful Landscape & More

William Busby

J. Gilligan's

Prosperity Bank

Pierson Behr Attorneys