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Old 07-03-2008, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Growing up (outside Boston), out town always had a July Fourth parade. But I can't seem to find any in San Antonio...Anyone know of any?
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:09 AM
 
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Every year at Woodlawn Lake, the city has 4th of July festivities including fireworks at night.

Although not a parade on the scale of Fiesta, the Monticello Park Neighborhood Association coordinates the city's Children Parade in the morning. The kids decorate their bikes, trikes, and selves (decorations provided for free), and then walk half way around the lake from the Gym to the stage. Trophies are given out and refreshments are provided. The gym opens at 10am for facepainting and decorating, with the parade beginning around 11:30. If you have kids, I invite you to come join us.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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Every year at Woodlawn Lake, the city has 4th of July festivities including fireworks at night.

Although not a parade on the scale of Fiesta, the Monticello Park Neighborhood Association coordinates the city's Children Parade in the morning. The kids decorate their bikes, trikes, and selves (decorations provided for free), and then walk half way around the lake from the Gym to the stage. Trophies are given out and refreshments are provided. The gym opens at 10am for facepainting and decorating, with the parade beginning around 11:30. If you have kids, I invite you to come join us.
Terrell Hills has a small neighborhood one, earlier in the day though... I think you will find that there are many small neighborhood 4th parades.

Details in the news letter here:
http://www.terrell-hills.com/Documents/June_2008_Newsletter.pdf (broken link)
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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The City of Leon Valley has an annual parade. It starts at 10am tomorrow. I would get there early to get a good parking space. Info on the web. leonvalleytexas.gov. This year I am not in the parade, but it is fun.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:48 AM
 
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you may check over at Schertz, they have some sort of 4 day July 4th thing, I don't live in SA yet, but I saw it on their website.

Don't know if it included a parade, but I would think so.

Go to their city website.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & San Antonio, TX
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My favorite 4th of July activity is the 50-cannon salute and concert at Ft. Sam. For concert info: MySA.com: Military (broken link) You can picnic afterward in the public areas/Quadrangle that are open to the community.

Here's a list of area 4th of July celebrations and links to their sites: MySA.com: Metro | State (broken link)

Also, if you are in a town surrounding SA, here's a pretty good list of 4th of July activities this year: MySA.com: Holidays (http://www.mysanantonio.com/specials/holidays/stories/MYSA.070308.8B.July4.407ea69.html - broken link)

More 4th of July activities (source SA-EN):
A Randolph Fourth. Randolph AFB, (210) 652-2305. Celebration includes more than 25 food booths, live music by Scott Wiggins Band and Zach Walther and the Cronkites, childrenís activities, sport-skill events and a fireworks display. 5-9:45 p.m. Free. No outside food or drinks, bicycles, skateboards, pets or personal fireworks. Visit Randolph Air Force Base - Home.

Willie Nelsonís Family Picnic. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 16765 Lookout Road, Selma, (210) 657-8300. Annual Fourth of July concert includes performances by Merle Haggard, Pat Green, Ray Price, Los Lonely Boys, Asleep at the Wheel, David Allen Coe, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Billy Joe Shaver and Johnny Bush. $19.50-$59.50 at Live Nation | Concert Tickets and Concert Tour Dates. Lawn four-packs available for $14 per ticket.

Star Spangled Festival. Lackland AFB, (210) 671-3906. Thirtieth annual festival includes live music by The Wilburn Brothers and The Liberty Band, a car show, motorcycle-skill challenge, art and craft fair, kiddie carnival, paintball and more. Gates open at 2 p.m., fireworks display ends the festival at 9:30 p.m. Free. Visitors must enter through the Gateway East Gate on S.W. Military Drive and be able to present identification and proof of car insurance.

On Saturday, you can continue the patriotic celebrations at:
Fourth of July Picnic American Legion Post No. 2, 3518 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 732-1891. The Alamo City Community Marching Band performs live, and a DJ spins tunes after. Brisket and sausage plates cost are $6. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:25 PM
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Parades are not a big part of the tradition here because it's too hot in July for that kind of daytime activity.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:47 PM
 
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Parades are not a big part of the tradition here because it's too hot in July for that kind of daytime activity.
Amen to that, brother! One year my family (all 60 or so of us) got together at a cousin's house so the kids could spread out and play on the 2 acre lot and everyone would have plenty of room to BBQ, etc. Well, we all ended up huddled under blue tarps strung from trees for shade, with fans blowing on us, wiping sweat from our brows and every other conceivable body part. It would have been hilarious if we hadn't all been melting... and looking like escapees from a trailer park. That 4th of July earned my cousins the nickname "the Clampetts of Alamo Heights". LOL. Needless to say, I suggest people seek shade and water on 4th of July.
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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WOW, lots of stuff that I was never aware of! (And, I've lived here for a while)

Thanks to all..and keep it coming if you have more
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