July 4 events in the Rio Grande Valley

(Source: MGN Online)

July 4th celebrations are quickly approaching and we have the latest city celebrations being held across the Rio Grande Valley.

Check out the list below.

If you are a city or county in the Rio Grande Valley and your event isn't included, please e-mail us the information to

Cameron County


4th of July Salute to Freedom

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Brownsville Sports Park

Music, tailgating, vendors, fireworks show, games, prizes and MORE. Do not miss this amazing celebration! Admission is free. Gates open at 4 P.M. Music starts at 6 P.M. Fireworks at 9:20 P.M. For more information, please dial (956) 574-6650


Freedom Fest

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - Lon C. Hill Park

Event will take place from 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Laguna Vista

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Roloff Park

The day’s events include the Independence Day Fun Run starting at 7 a.m. in Roloff Park, The Independence Day Parade will take place at 5:30 p.m. Following the parade, music, children’s activities and food will be available at Roloff Park from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Also, the first-ever fireworks display will take place at 9:45 p.m.

For more information, contact the City Manager’s Office at (956) 943-1793.

La Feria

12th Annual Independence Day Celebration

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 5 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park/Sports Complex, 904 Pancho Maples Drive

This is a FREE event and everyone is welcome to bring their lawn chairs, pop tents, and coolers. A special seating area will be provided for Veterans. Food and Merchandise Vendors will be onsite. Come for an evening of food, fun and FIREWORKS!

For more information, call (956) 797-2261.

Los Fresnos

4th of July Picnic Celebration & Fireworks Display

Saturday, June 30, 2018 starting at 6 p.m. at Los Fresnos Memorial Park

Food, activities and fun for all from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Fireworks show to begin at 9 p.m.

For more information,

San Benito

ResacaFest 2018

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - W.H. Heavin Amphitheater, 705 N. Bowie

Celebrating the Spirit of America. Sponsored by the City of San Benito’s Special Events Board from 4-11 p.m. Day of live music, refreshments and performances on the Resaca at Heavin Memorial Park, 705 N. Bowie Street, capped by a fireworks display over the resaca. Arts & Crafts & Food Vendors welcome. Hot Car Show!!! FEATURING ELIDA REYNA, DIRTY 3, 512 MADRID & CHRISTINA Y LOS LATINOS

Please call (956) 361-3800 for more information.

South Padre Island

All events on July 4, 2018

The City of South Padre Island Parks and Recreation will host its annual Fourth of July Beach Parade for the community and visitors. Friends of Animals will start the parade. At the end, watermelon, bottled water, and other goodies will be given out while supplies last.

The parade will begin at beach access #20 at East Georgia Ruth Drive and end at access #17 at East Mars Lane. Line up begins at 9:30 a.m. with the parade starting at 10 a.m.

This family and pet friendly event will be the highlight of your holiday! For more information contact Marta Martinez at or (956) 761-8112

A special Fireworks Over the Bay for Fourth of July will take place at Louie’s Backyard at 9:15 p.m.

Hidalgo County


South Texas Red White & Blue Festival

June 30, 2018 - Mario Leal Park

Activities include live music featuring Kevin Fowler and Los Palominos as well as other artists, hot dog eating contest, kiddie carnival, BBQ cookoff, food, drinks and fireworks. Doors open at noon!

For more information, call (956) 262-2127 or visit


Fourth of July Show in the Sky Spectacular

July 4, 2018 - State Farm Arena – 2600 N. 10th St. - from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

JOIN us at the City of Hidalgo's 4th Annual 4th of July Show In the Sky Celebration Live at the State Farm Arena! Free event! Have a great day of Family Fun! Water slides, Great Food, Live Music and the South Texas Biggest Fireworks Display Spectacular! Don't miss it!! For more information contact Hidalgo City Hall (956) 843-2286 or Hidalgo P.D. (956) 843-2737.


City of McAllen 90th Annual Independence Day Celebration

July 4, 2018

Patriotic Program & Main Street Parade
Patriotic Program – Archer Park Review Stand – 8 a.m.
Parade – Houston to Beech

Freedom Festival
Archer Park: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Classic Family fun, music, food, games and artisans

Concert in the Sky
Municipal Park, 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd.
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Games, food, entertainment
Fireworks Show: 9 p.m.


City of Pharr Presents “Independence Day Festival”

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - Dr. WIlliam Long Elementary School - from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Celebrate America's Independence at our City of Pharr Independence Day Festival. Join us for an evening of FREE family entertainment, kiddie rides, food booths, live music followed by a firework show to end the night.

Admission is free.

San Juan

San Juan 4th of July Celebration 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - San Juan Municipal Park – 506 U.S. Business 83

Join us on Tuesday, July 3rd for The City of San Juan 4th of July Celebration! Bring your BBQ pit and join us for the FIREWORKS SHOW! There will be performances by the Roy Solis Band and Eddie Saenz. So come out and enjoy the food, water slides, and music!

To reserve your BBQ pit space at San Juan Municipal Park contact our Parks & Recreation Department at (956) 223-2350.

Starr County

Rio Grande City

Freedom Fest 2018

Friday June 29, 2018 – Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Basilio Villarreal Municipal Park

Activities include live music including Eliseo Robles Y Los Barbaros Del Norte, Elida Reyna and Las Fenix, cook off, softball tournament, car show and fireworks show

Admission is free

More information:


4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Roma Historic District - from 7 p.m. until 11:30 p.m.

Activities will include live music, kiddie rides and yummy food. Fireworks will begin at 11 p.m.

More information:

Willacy County


4th of July Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Central Park

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