Parade Event Sequence

Wake up early on July 4th , put on your red, white and blue and get a prime viewing spot for the exciting South County 4th of July Parade. The 1.3-mile parade begins and ends at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. The parade begins at 9 a.m., with marching bands, fire engines, clowns, horses and floats. A tent will be set up in front of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for senior citizens and the physically challenged to obtain relief from the summer heat. Roads will be closed during the parade.
 
Morning of July 4th
0600 – Earliest volunteers arrive
0630 – Setup of check-in booths, staging lot and judging area begins
0700 – The Village open for dignitaries
0700 – Commercial floats arrive, locate along Lake Woodlands Drive
0725 – Golf Carts (6) arrive: 2 at staging lot - 2 for Stewart, 1 for Kim & Dan, 1 for Kelly, 1 for Anna, 1 for Joe 
0730 – Refreshments arrive at The Village for dignitaries
0730 – Sheriff barricade of Lake Woodlands Drive @ Lake Front Circle begins.
0800 – Character and DJ entertainment begins
0830 – Sheriff barricade of streets begins (progressive).
0840 – Judges relocate to judging stand, dignitaries relocate to their assigned vehicles
0840 – “Line-up” on Lake Woodlands Drive begins at Grogan’s Mill Road
0845 – Motorcycle group makes "sweep” of parade route
0900 – Parade starts at Grogan’s Mill Road and Lake Woodlands Drive
0920 – 0925 – First elements of parade arrive at judging stand
0920 - First elements of parade arrive at Market Street
0945 – Last elements of parade exit staging lot; first elements of parade arrive at staging lot, may re-enter or immediately depart area by going Northbound on Grogan's MillRoad. Westbound on Lake Woodlands will be available as parade clears staging lot exit.
1000 – Last elements of parade clear Grogan's Mill Road (at Lake Robbins).
1030 - Parade ends: last elements of parade arrive at staging lot.
1100 – Clean up: remove trash & recycle bins. Sweeper cleans streets & staging lot.
Early Evening - Prizes awarded at Red, Hot & Blue Festival stage.