Monday, June 27, 2022
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The City of McAllen is preparing for this year’s McAllen Independence Day Celebration, presented by H-E-B, and is inviting the community to take part in all of the patriotic festivities. The 94th Annual Independence Day Celebration will take place on Monday, July 4, with an early morning patriotic program, immediately followed by the Main Street Parade and then the Freedom Festival, a family-friendly festival held at Archer Park. Music, food, and games will be highlights of the events.

“H-E-B is proud to be the presenting sponsor of this year’s Annual Independence Day Celebration,” said Linda Tovar, H-E-B Senior Manager of Public Affairs. “We are honored to celebrate this Fourth of July with the City of McAllen, and to pay tribute to the many men and women of our military.”

The Grand Marshal for this year’s Main Street Parade will be the McAllen I.S.D. Board of Trustees and Superintendent.

The Main Street Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. that morning.

There will also be an Independence Day 4K Run starting at 7 a.m. on July 4. The City of McAllen Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with Team Red White and Blue, a national veterans’ organization whose mission it is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. The race, which is just under 2.5 miles, is open to anyone seven years old and up. The event will be held at Archer Park, 101 N. Main St., with the race starting and ending at the park.

The registration fee is $30, and the first 300 runners will receive a runner’s shirt and a finisher medal. All proceeds from the race will benefit the local chapter of Team RWB.

To learn more or to register for the race, visit www.mcallenparks.net.

Other activities scheduled for the day include the Patriotic Program, which will begin at 8 a.m. from Archer Park, located at 101 M. Main St.. Immediately following is the Main Street Parade which will run along Main Street from Houston Avenue to Beech Avenue. Attendees can then enjoy the festivities at Freedom Festival at Archer Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will feature classic family fun, music, food, and games. Later, head to Municipal Park, located at 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd., starting at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., where attendees can enjoy food, live music, and entertainment.

Starting at 9 p.m., the H-E-B Concert in the Sky fireworks extravaganza will go live from Municipal Park; listen to the fireworks set to patriotic music by tuning in to 710-AM KURV. The McAllen Independence Day Celebration is presented by H-E-B. Other sponsors include Clark Chevrolet; Reliant; Lack’s; Chick-fil-A Nolana; Santa Fe/Republic of the Rio Grande Restaurants; and the U.S. Army.

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