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Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration - "The Sounds of Freedom"

Date: June 11, 2012

The Fourth of July Steering Committee and the City of Friendswood would like to invite all to participate in the 117th annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration sponsored by Advantage BMW of Clear Lake. The daylong celebration is packed full of entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. The theme for this year’s celebration is “The Sounds of Freedom”.

The daylong celebration will kick off with the Grand Parade that will travel down Friendswood Dr. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of FM 518 and Heritage Drive, and will feature over 100 entries from Friendswood and around the State of Texas.

The parade will conclude at Stevenson Park where over 50 booth entries, rides, games, food, live entertainment and fun for the entire family will take place. The activities will begin shortly after the conclusion of the parade, and will conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m.

The Evening Program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be held at Centennial Park. This year’s program should be one of the best family fun events for 2012. Allstate Skydiving Team sponsored by Allstate Tolliver Insurance Agency will kick off the event by dropping into the park during the National Anthem. Musical Group "The Big Time" will headline the evening entertainment. High energy, exciting, versatile and entertaining are just a few words that describe this musical act. "The Big Time" has entertained Presidential Balls, Texas Governors and Celebrity Weddings, and they have been regarded as the number one band in the southern United States. The evening will conclude with a fantastic fireworks extravaganza that will light up the sky beginning at approximately 9:20 p.m. The fireworks will be choreographed to patriotic music and is guaranteed to be one of the best fireworks displays in the Houston area.

Public parking will not be available at Centennial Park for the Evening Program. Spectators must ride the free shuttle service to gain admittance into the park. Shuttle service will be available from Clear Brook High School, 4607 FM 2351, and from Friendswood High School, 702 Greenbriar. Shuttle services will begin running at 6:30 p.m. Viewing is also available at the H.E.B. and 24 Hour Fitness parking lots.

Don’t miss out on this family event as the community of Friendswood celebrates our country’s independence in patriotic style. For additional information or to sign up for the parade or to secure a booth space in the park, please contact the Community Services Department at (281) 996-3220.