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.
McAllen Independence Day Celebration presented by H-E-B
Date: Saturday, July 3; Events throughout the day; Event Details
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.