Friendswood will host 'Sounds of Freedom' July 4
The Fourth of July Steering Committee and the City of Friendswood announced the schedule for the 117th annual July 4 celebration "Sounds of Freedom."
The Grand Parade, featuring more than 100 entries, will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of FM 518 and Heritage Drive. The parade will conclude at Stevenson Park, 1100 S. Friendswood Drive, where the festivities, including family-friendly activities, rides, games, food, live entertainment and more than 50 booth entries, will continue until approximately 3:30 p.m.
The Evening Program begins at 7:30 p.m. in Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood Drive. The program will begin with the Allstate Diving Team dropping into the park as the national anthem plays. Musical group Big Time will headline the night's event. The night will conclude with a fireworks extravaganza choreographed to patriotic music, scheduled to begin at approximately 9:20 p.m.
Parking at Centennial Park will not be available. To gain admittance, spectators must ride one of the free shuttles scheduled to begin running at 6:30 p.m. from Clear Brook High School, 4607 FM 2351, and Friendswood High School, 702 Greenbriar, to the park. The show may also be viewed from the HEB supermarket, 701 W. Parkwood Ave., and 24 Hour Fitness, 130 W. Parkwood Ave., parking lots.
For more information, to sign up for the parade or to inquire about booth space in the park, call the Community Services Department at 281-996-3220.