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Seguin & Navarro High School 2020 Seniors Will lead "Biggest Small-Town 4th of July Parade"

SEGUIN, Texas – Seguin’s “Biggest Small-Town 4th of July Parade” is set to march on this year, and the countdown is on for celebrating Independence Day in Seguin! Everyone is sure to enjoy the City’s lineup of traditional 4th of July festivities, including Freedom Fiesta, a fireworks show and the annual Fourth of July Parade! 

Mayor Don Keil is excited to announce his pick to lead this year’s parade – the 2020 graduates of both Seguin High School and Navarro High School.

“The original idea for naming the students as parade marshals was given to me back in April by M’Liss Haas, a Seguin High School counselor,” said Mayor Keil. “These kids have worked hard for 12 years, and have not been able to celebrate many of the activities that make one’s senior year so special and exciting because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, marching in the parade will give them a chance to celebrate their accomplishments, and let the community give them the recognition they deserve,” he said.

Schedule of events

FREEDOM FIESTA
The celebration of our independence kicks off with Freedom Fiesta hosted by local radio station, KWED 1580.  The celebration will be held in Central Park in downtown Seguin on Thursday, July 2 and this year’s celebration will only include concerts in the park. For more details on Freedom Fiesta, contact KWED at (830) 379-2234.

FIREWORKS FIESTA

On Friday, July 3 catch the best views of the fireworks near Max Starcke Golf Course and the surrounding area (see attached map for spectator viewing areas). Fireworks will blast off starting at 9:30 pm.

FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
On Saturday July 4, the day begins with a flag raising ceremony at 9 am in Central Park. Music, speakers, pomp and circumstance will remind attendees of the significance of the day.

THE BIGGEST-SMALL TOWN FOURTH OF JULY PARADE IN TEXAS
Crowds of flag-waving people will line Austin Street for the annual Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Parade in Texas at 10 am on July 4. The City will be taking extra precautions to better ensure the health and safety of parade attendees and participants due to COVID-19. The public is reminded to follow CDC recommendations to adhere to social distancing measures and wear face coverings.

The parade route starts at the intersection of Austin and College Streets and ends at the Seguin Coliseum, with all the entries traveling south along Austin Street.  

The City of Seguin asks parade attendees to not block parade route sidewalks with chairs and other items until the morning of the event. To allow for the best parade viewing experience, drivers are asked to not park along the parade route, which includes Austin Street from East Weinert to Nelda Street.

For more information about the 4th of July events, please call the Seguin Main Street Program at (830) 401-2448.

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