Get Ready to Celebrate the Fourth of July in McAllen with All of These Family-Friendly Events!


Bring the whole family for the City of McAllen’s Independence Day Celebration presented by HEB! Enjoy a parade full of patriotic floats, musical performances, food, fireworks, and more this Thursday.

Thursday, July 4th

  • 8:00 AM – The Patriotic Program will take place at the Archer Park Stand. Here, you and your family can take an opportunity to reflect and recognize the true meaning of our Independence Day.
  • 9:00 AM – The Main Street Parade will begin with a route starting at Houston St. and continuing to Beech St.
  • 10:00 AM – The Freedom Festival at Archer Park will start and end at 2:00 PM. You can expect classic family fun, music, food, games, and more!
  • 1:00 PM – Aquatica Extreme will start at the Municipal Pool until 4:00 PM. There is a fee of $2.50 per person. Expect a lot of fun for everyone! The event will include games, contests, crafts, music, and more!
  • 6:00 PM – The Independence Day 4K Run at Municipal Park will begin. The packet pick-up will also begin at 6:00 PM and the race begins at 7:00 PM. There will be a fee of $20 per person. You can register online by clicking here.
  • 7:00 PM – Concert in the Sky Extravaganza at Municipal Park will be held until 10:00 PM. There will be plenty of games, food, music, and entertainment.
  • 9:00 PM – An amazing Fireworks Show will begin at 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd.!

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