The world-wide COVID-19 pandemic prevented the 2021 Independence Day Parade, but the parade is back. Floats, bands, clowns, dignitaries, heroes, antique cars, unicyclists, a few Elvi, and a great dose of sunshine took over downtown Arlington for the 2022 Independence Day Parade. The parade started in 1965 and has grown to be the biggest July 4 parade in Texas.