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Fourth of July 2011
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City of Friendswood
News Release
Saturday, July 02, 2011

"One Nation, United We Stand"


The Fourth of July Steering Committee and the City of Friendswood would like to invite all to participate in the 116th annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration that will take place on Monday, July 4, 2011.  The daylong celebration is packed full of entertainment, food and fun for the entire family.  The theme for this year's celebration is "One Nation, United We Stand".


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 over 50 booth entries, rides, games, food, live entertainment and fun for the entire family will take place.  The activities will begin shortly after the conclusion of the parade, and are scheduled to conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m.


The Evening Program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will be held at Centennial Park.  This year's program should be one of the best family fun events for 2011.  Musical group Radiostar will headline the evening entertainment.  This group was voted one of the best performing bands in Austin according to the 2008-2009 Austin Chronicle music polls. Radiostar will take you back in time by playing the biggest hits from the 80s. The evening will conclude with a fantastic fireworks extravaganza that 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 and from Friendswood Community Church, on 2821 Parkwood Ave.  Shuttle services will begin running at 6:30 p.m.  Viewing is also available at the H.E.B. and 24 Hour Fitness parking lots.


Don't miss out on this family event as the community of Friendswood celebrates our country's independence in patriotic style.  For additional information or to sign up for the parade or to secure a booth space in the park, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 996-3220.

You can view the daytime program here and the evening program here.

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