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Posted on: June 9, 2017

South Montgomery County 4th of July Parade

This release is posted as a courtesy to the South County 4th of July Committee

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (June 9, 2017) – The 42nd Annual 4th of July Parade, "Let Freedom Ring," will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the singing of the national anthem by Kelly Peterson from the balcony in Market Street and Lauren Moore at Town Green Park. More than 20,000 spectators will line the streets in Town Center to celebrate. Grand Marshal Dana Tyson, with Sunny 99.1, will lead over 150 entries, including five marching bands and federal, state and local dignitaries, through the 1.3 mile parade route in The Woodlands Town Center. The parade is funded through community donation and the parade would not occur without the support of The Woodlands Township.

Prior to the parade, street performers will entertain parade goers, along with The Woodlands Concert Band in Market Street. “The committee is once again excited to have one of the largest military presences of any parade in the region,” said Anna Anklam, Vice President of Community and Military Dignitaries. The parade is produced with help from 200 volunteers, including special guest announcers Nick Wolda, President of CVB, and Ramon Torres. Three additional DJ/announcer booths are placed around the parade route. Up to 11 community parade entry judges rate the entries to culminate with twelve parade entry awards. 

Attendees are encouraged to follow the parking plan for the Red, Hot and Blue Festival. 

The parade and surrounding activities will take place rain or shine. For more information about the event and how to become a sponsor for this year’s parade, visit

About South County 4th of July Committee:

The South County 4th of July Committee is an organization of nine dedicated volunteers responsible for the 4th of July Parade in The Woodlands area and is designated as a 501(c)(3) corporation funded through donations and sponsorships. The parade would not occur without the support of The Woodlands Township. The parade dates back to the 1980’s when it was originally organized by The Woodlands Lions Club. The South County 4th of July Committee was organized in the early 1990’s.

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