4th of July 2016
Friendswood never feels more like Friendswood than on the 4th of July. With the longest continually running 4th of July parade in the country, and a superb fireworks display in our very own Centennial park, it is the very pinnacle of patriotism and community.
It all starts Monday morning with the parade at 10am, followed immediately by rides, games, food, and fun at Stevenson Park until 3:30pm. The night program at Centennial Park begins at 7:30pm with the band Decades playing classic hits and of course the fireworks will kick off around 9:20pm.
Now here’s the important stuff you need to know before you go:
1. The parade draws a big crowd so you’ll want to get parked and find your own piece of curb early.
2. You CAN NOT park at Centennial Park. All non-essential vehicles will be turned away with a proper scolding. Park at the High School or the Methodist Church and hop on one of the free shuttles. Shuttles start running at 6:30pm.
3. You can watch the fireworks from pretty much any parking lot or West Ranch driveway if public transportation isn’t your thing.
4. There will be carnival rides at both events and wristbands can be purchased for $10 each (cash only). The wristbands entitle the wearer to unlimited rides.