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Crape Myrtle Festival, Fireworks & Parade

Date: July 03 - July 04, 2024

The Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas will be in full-bloom and ready to celebrate Independence Day with the 26th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade.

The patriotic celebration will begin on Wednesday, July 3, at 6 p.m. at the Waxahachie Sports Complex located at 151 Broadhead Rd.

This year, guests will enjoy a concert by Endless Sumer - America's Beach Boys Experience at 7:30 p.m. Following the concert will be the spectacular H-E-B and City of Waxahachie fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

Spectators are encouraged to tune their radio to KBEC 1390/99.1 during the fireworks show for a special simulcast of patriotic music choreographed to the fireworks. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are allowed at the Waxahachie Sports Complex; however, personal fireworks are prohibited.

On Thursday, July 4, the celebration will continue at 10 a.m. with the CNB of Texas hometown parade from Getzendaner Park down Main Street to Downtown Waxahachie.

All Veterans and active service personnel, including veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan War on Terror, are honored guests in the parade. Before the parade, veterans plus one guest are invited to the Dan McClinton Veterans’ Memorial Breakfast, sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Waxahachie beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Getzendaner Park.

The Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade are FREE to the public. Sponsors include H-E-B; InterBank; and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Waxahachie.

For more information on the festival, or to register a Veteran for the parade and breakfast, call the Waxahachie Convention & Visitors Bureau at 469-309-4040 or visit www.VisitWaxahachie.com.

History and Background Information: In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated Waxahachie as the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas” to celebrate the beauty of Waxahachie’s historic streets that are lined with hundreds of beautiful crape myrtles in full bloom each summer.

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