Join the city of Waxahachie for a flower-filled 4th of July celebration with crape myrtles in full bloom during the 22nd Annual Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade. The theme for this year’s festival is Pink Petals & Patriotism.
The patriotic celebration will begin on Wednesday, July 3, at 5 p.m. with a Tailgate Party at Lumpkins Stadium Parking Lot located at 600 Indian Dr. Madness Entertainment will entertain the crowd before the concert and teach moves to some of the newest dance craze songs.
This year, guests will enjoy a concert by A Hard Night’s Day – Beatles Tribute at 7:30 p.m. Following the concert will be the spectacular H-E-B fireworks display at 9 p.m.
The Kid Zone will offer FREE activities for the children to enjoy. There will also be a variety of food vendors for families to purchase from in the Food Court.
Spectators are encouraged to tune their radio to KBEC 1390 during the fireworks show for a special broadcast of patriotic music. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are allowed at Lumpkins Stadium Parking Lot; however, personal fireworks are prohibited.
On July 4, the celebration will continue at 10 a.m. with a hometown parade sponsored by CNB of Texas. The parade will start at College Street, head west on Main Street and end in Getzendaner Park.
After the parade, Remedy Church will host a Picnic in the Park in Getzendaner Park for families along with free hotdogs, water, snow cones, old fashioned games and bounce house. There will also be a “Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby” during the picnic.
In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated Waxahachie as the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.” Each summer, the city’s historic streets are lined with hundreds of beautiful crape myrtles in full bloom.
The Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade are FREE to the public. Sponsors include H-E-B, Interbank, Carlisle Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, GMC, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie, Crape Myrtle Council, Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Waxahachie.
For more information on the festival, call the Waxahachie Convention & Visitors Bureau at 469-309-4040 or visit www.waxahachiecvb.com.