The sky will be filled with monumental blasts of color and light during the celebration of our nation’s birthday. Many families will unite to witness this unique Fourth of July firework extravaganza, dubbed the “Concert in the Sky.” This Fourth of July will be more than just fireworks, however, as it will also be a day filled with entertainment, festivities, music, food, games, arts and crafts, and the Annual Independence Day Parade!

Patriotic Program

July 4th | 8:00 AM | Archer Park

Take an opportunity to reflect and recognize the true meaning of our Independence Day. This unique ceremony will recognize past and present service members and feature a concert from the McAllen Town Band.

Main Street Parade

July 4th | 9:00 AM | Main Street (from Houston Ave. to Cedar St.)

Celebrate America’s Independence during the annual Main Street Parade. Patriotic groups, marching bands, entertainers, businesses, civic clubs and organizations are encouraged to be a part of it!

Freedom Festival

July 4th | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Archer Park

There’s something for everyone at this event, including arts and crafts, games, music, concession stands and plenty of fun for the whole family!

Aquatica Splash Bash

July 4th | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | McAllen Municipal Pool

Spend your Fourth of July celebration at the pool! This fun event is for everyone and includes games, contests, crafts, music and more!

Concert in the Sky Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4th | 9:00 PM | McAllen Municipal Park

It’s the highlight of the Fourth of July Celebration! Don’t miss the annual Concert in the Sky fireworks extravaganza over the City of McAllen!

Little Miss Fourth of July Pageant

July 10th | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Palm View Community Center

Participants will be judged on an interview, their talents and western wear.

Join the Festivities

The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department is accepting entries for this year’s festivities. We invite businesses, civic and youth groups, and nonprofit organizations to participate in the parade and other events. All entries should feature a patriotic theme. For more information, please call 956.681.3333.


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