City of Friendswood, Texas

July 4th Celebration

No answers matched your search

Tonight's Friendswood July 4th Evening Program at Centennial Park will be held as scheduled, beginning at 7:30. There is no public parking at Centennial Park. Free Shuttle Buses from Friendswood High School and Friendswood United Methodist Church will be running, beginning at 7 p.m., instead of the original start time of 6:30 p.m.   The Fireworks are still scheduled for 9:20 p.m.

4th of July SPONSORS.jpg

123rd Annual July 4th Celebration

The parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Friendswood Dr (FM 518) at Heritage Dr. and end at Stevenson Park. Friendswood Police will be shutting down FM 518 at FM 2351 and FM 518 at Whispering Pines at approximately 9:45 a.m.  All vehicular traffic will be stopped with barricades on all of the secondary streets between FM 2351 and Whispering Pines until the conclusion of the parade. 

To participate in the parade, please fill out the parade application below. There in no cost to participate in the parade.

Parade Application

Each entry will be allowed to participate in one category.
1. FLOAT General
2. DECORATED VEHICLE (Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, etc.)
3. PERFORMANCE GROUP (Marching, Musical, Dancers, etc.)
4. DECORATED MOUNT Horses
5. DECORATED BICYCLE Age 7 and under
6. DECORATED BICYCLE Age 8 through 12
7. DECORATED BICYCLE Age 13 and over

All entries, except Decorated Bicycles, will be eligible for the Special Judges Awards. Trophies will be awarded for first, second, and third places for categories 1 through 4. Participation medals will be awarded for second and third place in categories 5 through 7. Special Judges Awards will be awarded for BEST OVERALL.

There is no public parking at Centennial Park. Free shuttle bus service to/from Centennial Park is available from two locations:

-Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Drive, and, 

-Friendswood High School, 702 Greenbriar Drive.

Shuttles to Centennial Park run from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (this is a change from the original schedule) 

Pets and open containers are not allowed on the shuttle bus.  New this year: large coolers are not allowed on the buses. Coolers must be approximately 7 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches, or smaller. They must be able to fit in your lap.

The Day Program at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Dr., immediately follows the conclusion of the parade. Families can enjoy rides, games food, and musical entertainment until 3:30 p.m.

The event is free to attend, however the wristbands will allow participants unlimited access to all rides at the event, including:

Small Train Rock Wall
Photo Booth Giant Inflatable SlideGiant Inflatable Slide
Quad Bungee Jumper Mechanical Bull
Inflatable Obstacle Course

Wristband Day Ride or Evening Ride Pass - $10 each

An All-Day Wristband Ride Pass may be purchased for $15 in the Parks & Recreation office at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr., from, June 18 through July 3.  This wristband will be good for the day program in Stevenson Park and evening program at Centennial Park to ride the amusement rides. 

Wristbands for amusement rides may also be purchased on the day of the event for $10 each (cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted). 

Admission into the park is free, wristbands are only required to ride amusement rides.


BOOTH VENDORS

The City of Friendswood and the 4th of July Steering Committee are no longer accepting booth applications for the 123rd 4th of July Celebration.

Booth vendor applications that have already been submitted will be contacted about the approval status of their application. An application submission does NOT guarantee approval.

The Night Program starts at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Dr.  The rides from the Day Program are moved to Centennial Park for the kids to continue to enjoy throughout the night. The event is free to attend, however the wristbands will allow participants unlimited access to all rides at the event, including:

Spinning ChairsInflatable Slide Inflatable Obstacle Course
Photo Booth Rock Wall
Quad Bungee Jumper Mechanical Bull

An All-Day Wristband Ride Pass may be purchased for $15 in the Parks & Recreation office at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr., from, June 18th through July 3rd.  This wristband will be good for the day program in Stevenson Park and evening program at Centennial Park to ride the amusement rides. 

Wristbands for amusement rides may also be purchased on the day of the event for $10 each (cash, Visa, and Mastercard accepted). 
Wristband Evening Ride Pass - $10

Admission into the park is free, wristbands are only required to ride amusement rides.


LIVE BAND

The main entertainment for the evening is a variety band called "Chinatown" playing music from the 80's, 90's, 2000's, and today.


The fireworks show begins at approximately 9:20 p.m.

Beginning Monday morning, July 2 at 8 a.m. there will be parking restrictions in place for the Lakes of Falcon Ridge subdivision for both residents and non-residents. Parking will be limited to one side of the roadway for all streets in the subdivision.  Vehicles blocking the roadways will be towed at the owner’s expense. Compliance will be strictly enforced by Friendswood Police from Monday, July 2 at 8 a.m. until Thursday, July 5 at 8 a.m.   There are also temporary parking restrictions from Monday, July 2 at 8 a.m. until Thursday, July 5 at 8 a.m. on both sides of FM 518 between Eagle Lakes Drive and Old Road and on Falcon Ridge, between Hawkhill Drive and West Blvd.

There will be regular Wednesday trash and recycling pick-up in Friendswood on Wednesday, July 4.

For your safety, in preparation for and after the July 4th evening program, all of Centennial Park is now closed through July 6.

On July 4, Friendswood Police will be shutting down FM 518 at FM 2351 and FM 518 at Whispering Pines at approximately 9:45 a.m.  All vehicular traffic will be stopped with barricades on all of the secondary streets between FM 2351 and Whispering Pines. The Parade begins at 10 a.m. and usually takes 45 minutes.

Get the most bang for your buck with the Free, Friendswood 4th of July mobile app. It includes an events schedule with alerts, exclusive parade details, parking information, and searchable booth directory. Download it from the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1404384783 or Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.friendswood.confk88lig  

On July 4th, give us your best shot! Enter the Friendswood Strong picture contest. 1) Like facebook.com/FriendswoodParkRec/ and Post your photo. The one that judges determine best illustrates “Friendswood Strong on the Fourth of July” wins a July 4th Stainless Tumbler. More details at facebook.com/FriendswoodParkRec/

Fireworks are illegal
The Fire Marshal’s Office reminds residents that fireworks are illegal to use or possess within the City limits. A free. professional, public fireworks display, permitted by the Friendswood Fire Marshal’s Office, begins at Centennial Park at approximately 9:20 p.m.

Q&A with the Fire Marshal's Office
Fireworks are illegal inside the City limits but are sparklers considered fireworks? Yes and no. Any product labeled with a 1.3g or 1.4g is considered a firework and is illegal within the City limits. Generally speaking, sparklers sold in party or big box stores are not labeled with a 1.3g or 1.4g while products sold at fireworks stands almost always are.