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The Insider's Guide to 4th of July Weekend in Waxahachie 2023

Written by Laurie Mosley

The Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas will be in full-bloom for the 4th of July weekend and ready to help you celebrate Independence Day! Here's everything you need to know to plan a fun and memorable patriotic weekend for you, your family and friends in Waxahachie, Texas:

Saturday, July 1: Liberty & Lemonade Stroll

Because we know that Main Street is a true part of local tradition for the Independence Day weekend, head to downtown Waxahachie to entertain your family and friends with great shopping and dining options, a splash pad just 4 blocks north of the courthouse AND the Waxahachie Downtown Merchants Association’s featured event – Liberty & Lemonade Stroll! FREE Lemonade samples for adults and kids can be found at participating stores from Noon-4 pm on Saturday, July 1.

Saturday, July 1: Red, White & Blue Country Bash

It's sweet summertime at Waxahachie's hottest new outdoor venue, Railyard Park, in downtown Waxahachie with live music, food trucks, drinks, & more. 90 Proof will take the stage at 4 pm cranking out your favorite 90s country hits, followed by Barefoot Nation - A Tribute to Kenny Chesney at 8 pm. FREE ADMISSION!

Monday, July 3: Crape Myrtle Festival Concert & Fireworks Show

The patriotic celebration will begin on Monday, July 3, at 6 p.m. at the Waxahachie Sports Complex located at 151 Broadhead Rd. Madness Entertainment will entertain the crowd before the concert.

Monday, July 3: Food Trucks, plus FREE Kid Zone Activities

The KID ZONE will offer FREE activities for the children to enjoy at the Waxahachie Sports Complex from 6 pm-9 pm. There will also be a variety of food vendors for families to purchase from in the food court featuring Flavor After Flavor, Lollipops Little Red Wagon, Tommy's Hot Dogs, PaPi's Tacos, Good Directions BBQ, Prickly Boba Tea and Gelu Italian Ice DFW.

Monday, July 3: Seger System - Ultimate Bob Seger Tribute Band

This year, guests will enjoy a concert by Seger System, Ultimate Bob Seger Tribute Band at 7:30 p.m.

Monday, July 3: Spectacular Fireworks Show

The annual tradition of the Spectacular H-E-B & City of Waxahachie Fireworks Show will also take place on Monday, July 3 at 9:15 pm. Fireworks will be launched at the Waxahachie Sports Complex.

Spectators are encouraged to tune their radio to KBEC 1390 AM/99.1 FM 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.

Tuesday, July 4: Veterans Honored with Hometown Parade on Main Street

On July 4, the celebration will continue at 10 a.m. with the CNB of Texas Hometown Parade. The parade will line up at Getzendaner Park, head east on Main Street to Rogers Street, and end in the 500 block of South Rogers.

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, in Getzendaner Park beginning at 8:30 a.m.

The Crape Myrtle Festival Concert, Fireworks & Parade are FREE to the public. Sponsors include: H-E-B; InterBank; Carlisle Chevrolet, Buick, GMC; Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie; Waxahachie Lions Club; Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and City of Waxahachie.

Tuesday, July 4: 4th of July Invitational Rodeo

The Cowboy Church of Ellis County will host a free lunch at Noon followed by the 4th of July Invitational Rodeo at 1 pm. Water slides, games and lots of fun for the family can be found at 2374 W. Highway 287 Bypass. FREE Admission.


In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated Waxahachie as the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.” We honor that designation each summer with the Crape Myrtle Parade & Fireworks when the city’s historic streets are lined with hundreds of beautiful crape myrtles in full bloom.

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.

Photo Courtesy: Clint Cotten - Crape Myrtle Guy 
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