Conroe area celebrates Independence Day

June 9, 2018 by  

Conroe folks will be turning out for the 43rd Annual 4th of July Parade and the 4th of July Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza 2018.

The day will begin with the South County Fourth of July Parade. The theme this year will be ‘United We Stand’. Floats, marching bands, fire engines, clowns, color guards and local, state, and federal dignitaries will be walking the 1.3-mile parade route. Over 20,000 spectators will be lining the streets watching the 150 entries pass by. A total of 12 awards will be presented. Winning units may take pictures for bragging rights and future poster printing. Street performers will be entertaining the crowd before and after the parade.

Parks around the Woodlands will have activities, crafts, and games for the little ones, and concession stands and trucks. North Shore Park will also have a ‘Things that Go’ bike parade.

The city’s 13 community pools will have Splash Day and offer free admission. Along with swimming, they will also have refreshments and activities for everyone to cool off.

The 20-minute Fireworks Extravaganza can be seen from Rob Fleming, Northshore, Hughes Landing, Waterway Square and Town Green community parks.

It all happens in the Woodlands. The parade will begin at 9 am, Splash Day will start at 10:00 am and close at 6:00 pm, the festivals in the parks will be from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and the Fireworks Extravaganza will begin at 9:30 pm.