RGV Guide to July 4th Festivals & Fireworks (2022)


Happy Birthday, America! Communities across the RGV are ready to celebrate July 4th, 2022 with carnivals, cook-offs, festivals, fireworks, and more! Scroll through our guide to find out when and where to find fireworks, food trucks, and more in cities throughout the RGV.

Saturday, July 2

Freedom Fest (Harlingen)

Date: Saturday, July 2
Time: 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Lon C Hill Park (1217 Fairpark Blvd., Harlingen)
Event Details: Free event with Josh Abbot Band, car show, food trucks, and fireworks show.

Harlingen Freedom Fest

ResacaFest (San Benito)

Date: Saturday, July 2
Time: 4:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Location: Heavin Memorial Park (W Rose St., San Benito)
Event Details: Free event with live music, art and crafts, food, hot dog and pie-eating contest, and fireworks show.

City of La Feria Independence Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, July 2
Time: 3:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Veterans Memorial Park (904 Pancho Maples Dr, La Feria)
Event Details: Free event with music, vendors, food, and fireworks show.

La Feria Indpendence Day 2022

Texas Cook’Em High Steaks In Edinburg

Date: Saturday, July 2, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: Ebony Hills Golf Course (300 W. Palm Dr., Edinburg)
Event Details: Activiteis include H-E-B Sizzle and Stripes Firework Show, 5×5 Freedom Jump (Skydive), Rico’s Playground, and Bert Ogden Car-Truck Show. Live Music Acts include the Red Not Chili Peppers! The #1 internationally touring Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute bands. As well as local favorites Draft, Muzik, and Explosion Tejana. Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Independence Day Festival (Pharr)

Date: Saturday, July 2
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Location: Allen and William Arnold Park (615 W Eldora Rd, 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.

Sunday, July 3

Show in the Sky Celebration (Hidalgo)

Date: Sunday, July 3
Location: Payne Arena (2600 N 10th St, Hidalgo)
Event Details: Live bands, kids’ zone, Lucha Libre, Arts and Crafts Vendors, great food and fireworks show.

Monday, July 4

McAllen Independence Day Celebration presented by H-E-B

Date: Monday, July 4

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 Independence Day Celebration

4th of July Salute to Freedom (Brownsville)

Date: Monday, July 4; Gates open at 5:00 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.

South Padre Island Fireworks

Date: Friday, July 1 & Saturday, July 2
9:15 p.m.
Clayton’s Beach Bar (6900 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island)

Date: Sunday, July 3; Monday, July 4 & Tuesday, July 5
Time: 9:15 p.m.
Location: Louie’s Backyard (2305 Laguna Blvd, South Padre Island)
Event Details: Special fireworks celebration



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