"Family, Friends & Friendswood, A Standing Tradition"
The Fourth of July Steering Committee and the City of Friendswood wish to invite all to participate in the 114th annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration on Saturday, July 4, 2009. The daylong celebration is packed full of entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. The theme for this year's celebration is "Family, Friends and Friendswood, a Standing Tradition".
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 rides, games, food, live entertainment and fun for the entire family will take place. Musical group The Zydeco Dots will be the featured entertainment along with a variety of patriotic performances throughout the day. The activities will begin shortly after the conclusion of the parade. Over 50 booth entries will provide the backdrop for the daytime activities, which are scheduled to conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m.
The Evening Program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be held at Friendswood's Centennial Park. This year's program should be one of the best family fun events for 2009. The Bellamy Brothers will headline the evening entertainment, and local performers will round out the evening program entertainment. A fantastic fireworks extravaganza 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, at 4607 FM 2351, and from Friendswood Community Church, at 2821 Parkwood Ave. Shuttle services will begin running at 6:30 p.m.
Don't miss out on this family event as the community of Friendswood celebrates our country's independence in patriotic style. For additional information, to sign up for the parade or to secure a booth space in the park, please contact the City of Friendswood Community Services Department at (281) 996-3220.