RGV Moms, July 4th is on! After the pandemic canceled most of the fireworks shows across the Valley last year, you can bet that your RGV communities are ready to celebrate in style this year! Scroll through our guide to find out when and where to find fireworks, food trucks and more in cities throughout the RGV.

Freedom Fest (Harlingen)

Date: Saturday, July 3
Time: 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lon C Hill Park (1217 Fairpark Blvd., Harlingen)
Event Details: Free event with musical guests, car show, food trucks and fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.

Harlingen July 4th 2021

McAllen Independence Day Celebration presented by H-E-B

Date: Saturday, July 3; Events throughout the day; Event Details

Patriotic Program
8:00 a.m. at Archer Park (101 N Main St, McAllen) Review Stand

Main Street Parade – 9:00 a.m., Parade route runs along Main Street from Houston to Beech

Freedom Festival – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Archer Park (101 N Main St, McAllen), classic family fun with music, food, and games

Aquatica Extreme – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at McAllen Municipal Pool (1921 N Bicentennial Blvd, McAllen), Cost of $2.50 per person

Concert in the Sky – 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Municipal Park(1921 N Bicentennial Blvd, McAllen), includes games, food trucks, live entertainment, and a fireworks show at 9:00 p.m.

McAllen July 4 2021

4th of July Salute to Freedom (Brownsville)

Date: Sunday, July 4; Gates open at 4:00 p.m., music starts at 6:00 p.m., fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
Location: Brownsville Sports Park (1000 Sports Park Blvd, Brownsville)
Event Details: Free event features live music, food vendors, sponsor booths, and a fireworks show.

Brownsville July 4th 2021

Texas Cook’Em High Steaks In Edinburg

Date: Sunday, July 4, Events throughout the day
Location: Ebony Hills Golf Course (300 W. Palm Dr., Edinburg)
Event Details: Texas Cook’Em includes vendors, live music, a children’s fun area, and of course delicious barbeque. Gates will open at 9 A.M. for attendees to enjoy family fun activities all day long. A performance by Def Leggend, the world’s greatest tribute to Def Leppard, will kick off the FREE concert. At sunset, attendees can expect a spectacular firework display. Followed by the performance of American Country Award winner, Easton Corbin.

Edinburg July 4th 2021

Hidalgo’s Fourth of July Show in the Sky Celebration

Date: Sunday, July 4
Location: Payne Arena (2600 N 10th St, Hidalgo)
Event Details: Entertainment, Lucha Libre Mexicana and evening fireworks show

Hidalgo July 4th 2021

1st Annual Independence Day Celebration (Palmview)

Date: Thursday, July 1
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: 406 W. Veterans Blvd, Palmview, TX
Event Details: Live music, food trucks, vendors and family fun. PLUS a hot dog eating contest and apple dessert bake-off. Admission is FREE. Call 956-432-0330 or 956-862-3257 for more information.

Independence Day Festival (Pharr)

Date: Sunday, July 4
Time: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Jones Box Park (1201 W. Rosa Ln. Pharr)
Event Details: Evening of family FUN with carnival rides, live music, food booths, and fireworks show to end the night (9:00 p.m.) Admission is FREE.

Pharr July 4th 2021

Rio Grande City Freedom Fest

Date: Friday, July 2
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Location: Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park (1473 Stephen Saenz St, Rio Grande City, TX 78582)
Event Details: Free event! Music by La Mafia, Solido, Isaac Jacob Band. Evening of family FUN with food vendors and coo-off! VIP tables available. Cook-off sign up starts at noon – call 956-437-1882 for more info.

South Padre Island Fireworks

Date: Sunday, July 4
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Location: Laguna Madre Bay Side
Event Details: Special fireworks celebration.


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