City's official July Fourth Celebration
family fun and fireworks!
On Saturday July 4th, bring the entire family to Woodlawn Lake Park and join us for the biggest and best party in town celebrating our nation’s birth and our freedom. Families are invited to participate in a fun-filled day of games, food and musical entertainment.
The City of San Antonio’s official July Fourth Celebration……is a FREE event sponsored by the San Antonio Parks Foundation, in cooperation with the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. The celebration will include the H-E-B Fireworks Extravaganza, reminding us of those “Rocket’s Red Glare”!
Rio San Antonio Cruises All-American Kid’s Zone……..Children are sure to have a ball in the Rio San Antonio Cruises All-American Kid’s Zone, which will feature carnival rides and games. Kids ages 4 to 11 can enjoy free select rides from noon to 1:30 p.m., compliments of Rio San Antonio Cruises! More than 20 vendors will offer food and beverages for sale throughout the day.
Salute to the Red, White and Blue Parade……Everyone is encouraged to celebrate this national holiday in their own unique San Antonio way by dressing up in their finest patriotic costumes and participating in the popular Salute to the Red, White and Blue Parade, that kicks off at 11:30 a.m. Families who want to participate in the parade are asked to gather at the Woodlawn Lake Gym at the intersection of Cincinnati and Alexander at 10:00 a.m. Parade participants will be judged for best costume, most patriotic, best bike and best group. Everyone is invited to join in and winners will be announced on the main stage at the Opening Ceremonies following the parade.
District 7 Councilman Cris Medina says, “Each Fourth of July, our community celebrates our nation’s independence and the democratic process ensured by our federal Constitution. And what better way to celebrate than at the City’s official July Fourth Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park here in the heart of District 7.” The Councilman also reminds everyone to be on the lookout for and use the designated recycling stations located throughout the park. “Let’s hear it for the red, white, and blue…… but keep it green, too,” added the councilman.
Opening ceremonies……will begin at 12 noon on the stage at the west end of the park, featuring city and county dignitaries, including our generous event sponsors. The best of San Antonio’s local and regional talent will be featured throughout the day & evening. Stay tuned for more highlights of this year’s FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION at WOODLAWN LAKE PARK!
“Thus may the 4th of July, that glorious and ever memorable day, be celebrated through America, by the sons of freedom, from age to age till time shall be no more. Amen, and amen.” - Virginia Gazette, July 1777
JULY 4TH SPONSORS
Corporate sponsors include H-E-B, Rio San Antonio Cruises, K-Love 91.3, Texas Music Water, District 7 and News 4SA WOAI/KABB Fox29. For more information on the July Fourth Celebration or to participate in the event, contact Nina Ortega at Nina@saparksfoundation.org or call 210.212.8423.
The July 4th Celebration...was initiated in 2000 by then District 7 Councilman Ed Garza, and was endorsed by the City Council as the official City of San Antonio July 4th Celebration. The San Antonio Parks Foundation was designated in 2001 by Mayor Garza to coordinate and co-produce the event with the City’s Parks and Recreation Department
The July 4th Celebration has been certified a Green Event Platinum Level by the City of San Antonio.