Round Rock announces 4th of July plans
The City of Round Rock will modify 4th of July celebrations this year to allow residents to enjoy Independence Day while following health guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The City will bring its annual parade straight to residents Saturday, July 4, with three separate routes that will pass through Round Rock neighborhoods. Each of the three parades will honor our nation’s independence and local community heroes.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to make many adjustments over the past few months, but our community has proven that we are resilient in the face of adversity,” said Mayor Craig Morgan. “We are excited to offer a way to enjoy Independence Day with our families while following health protocols issued by the State.”
Residents are invited to enjoy the parade from their front yard if located along a route or find a space along the route. Residents located along a route are also encouraged to show their spirit by decorating their yards. Each route will include a “Patriotic Power Stop” where the public can view the parade and enjoy free giveaways and refreshments with City Council members. These stops will have limited space, and social distancing will be encouraged.
All routes will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 4 and will include decorated vehicles, patriotic inflatables and heroes, including military and individuals working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Red Route will start at Westside Church of Christ and end at Bluebonnet Elementary School, with a power stop at Micki Krebsbach Pool. The Blue Route will start at Caldwell Heights Elementary and end at Centennial Plaza, with a power stop at Meadow Lake Park. The White Route will start at Forest Creek Elementary School and end at Voigt Elementary School, with a power stop at Clay Madsen Recreation Center.
July 4 Round Rock Community Spirit Neighborhood Parade Maps:
- RED ROUTE West Neighborhood Parade Map (PDF)
- BLUE ROUTE Central Neighborhood Parade Map (PDF)
- WHITE ROUTE East Neighborhood Parade Map (PDF)
The City of Round Rock will not hold its annual Frontier Days and fireworks show at Old Settlers Park this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizers said a dense, large gathering at Old Settlers Park would not be in accordance with health protocols for outdoor events created by the Governor’s Strike Force to Open Texas, which state that “individuals should avoid being in a group larger than 10 individuals,” including those within the individual’s household, or otherwise maintain 6 feet of separation.
Round Rock Express will host a concert followed by a fireworks show starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 at Dell Diamond with measures in place to encourage social distancing. Tickets are available at RRExpress.com.
For information on parade routes and more, visit roundrocktexas.gov/july4.
Source: City of Round Rock