Annual July 4th Parade & Treats

Sunday, July 4th at 9am is our 17th Annual Fourth of July Parade with Sweet Cold Treats

Come watch, walk or ride in the parade, enjoy some cold treats, listen to Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, meet neighbors, win prizes, renew your dues to support our neighborhood & park and celebrate our Independence as a nation!!

Sunday, July 4th Parade Details:

9:00am:  Gather for Parade at Milwood Baptist Church, corner of Cabana and Cassady
9:30am: Parade Begins going down Cabana, left on Eton & into Park (map)
10:00am: Parade Ends at Balcones Park with Kona Ice and Ice Cream Truck & Spirit Contest Winners Announced
10:10-11:00am: Austin Civic Wind Ensemble Plays Patriotic Concert while Cold Treats are available
11:00am: Balcones Pool Opens EARLY so we can continue the fun (opening at 11am, not 12noon so bring your suit and towel)

July 5th or 6th: Membership Grand Prize Announced

The Patriotic Contest will be held for the best decorated walkers, riders and/or float so grab your friends and neighbors and get decorating!!

The 1st prize will be $100 Gift card to Terra Toys courtesy of Austin Kid’s Directory

Everyone in the parade is eligible and anyone can join in the parade – just gather at Milwood Baptist Church around 9am and fall in line. Parade kicks off at 9:30am, right behind the beloved Firetruck.

Patriotic Music will begin soon after the parade arrives at the park at 10am. We are so very excited to have Austin Civic Wind Ensemble back this year!

** Check in at the membership tables to pay your dues and have a chance to win the Grand Prize in the Membership Drawing & get 2 free tickets for a Cold Treat at the Park! The membership tables will be both at the church or at the park after the parade. So don’t forget your $15 for dues to support MNA and any extra for tipping the band who volunteers for this event. Additional Cold Treats are $2 each.

We will follow the current CDC and APH recommendations based on the weekend of the event.

If you won’t make the picnic and want to pay your $15 dues click here. It is easy & secure.

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
H&H Design & Build
Habitat Hunters Realtor, Melissa Wile
Textruss, Inc
Milwood Baptist Church
TCP Real Estate, Samantha Mitchell & John Cotten
The UPS Store – Parmer/Mopac near HEB
Realty Austin, Shannon Reeve
Katherine C. Akinc, Board Certified Estate Planning & Probate Attorney at Rigby Slack Lawrence Berger Akinc Pepper + Comerford, PLLC

THANKS to our Entertainment, Drinks and Grand Prize Donors!
– Patriotic Concert by Austin Civic Wind Ensemble
– one $100 gift card to Terra Toys – Donated by Austin Kid’s Directory
– Water and Prize Donations from HEB on Parmer/McNeil

THANKS to our Prize Donors!
– one $100 gift card to Terra Toys – Donated by Austin Kid’s Directory
– one 1.5 hour massage by Cen-Tex Massage ph512-589-5278
– two $100 gift card to Ashley’s Playhouse
– one Austin Aquarium Family Membership
– three Dinner for Two Certificates Chuy’s Restaurant on 183 & Duval
– five Free Family Admissions with $10 game card to Mt. Playmore
– one $300 Family Gift to Main Event
– two $20 gift cards to Phil’s Icehouse on 183
– $150 Value Gift Package for Dave & Buster’s
– 2 attendees in a 2 hr class giftcard for Painting with a Twist
– $300 of giftcards to Costco


We are desperate for volunteers to pull this event off! If you can help with any of the below please email or call / text 512-636-9176. Thank you!

Friday: Pick up 32 chairs from Milwood Baptist and store them in truck or van until 7:30am on Sunday when we need to set them up at the Park like in years past for the band.

Sunday (Day of Event):
7:30am: Unload Chairs from Truck and Set up for Band

strong>7:30am: Reload Chairs and Return them to Milwood Baptist Church

Sunday Needs (Day of Event):

DRINKS:  8am: Get Ice to add to Ice Chests for Water at the Park then deliver to Park

at Church 8:45am-9:25am: Membership Table Volunteers at Milwood Baptist Church (will end when the parade begins so you can still walk if you like)  (1 to 2 people needed)
at Park:  9:45-10:30am: Membership Table Volunteers at Balcones Park (3 to 2 people needed)
at Park 10:30-11am: Membership Table Volunteers at Balcones Park (3 to 2 people needed)

PARADE JUDGES:  9-10am in parade and at park: Judge Parade & Award Prizes (need 3 judges)

TREAT TEAM (at park):
9:45-10:30am: Cold Treat Tickets Table Volunteers at Balcones Park (1 to 2 people needed)
10:30-11am: Cold Treat Tickets Table Volunteers at Balcones Park (1 to 2 people needed)

10am: Check on and Deliver Sno Cones or Ice Cream or Tickets to the Firemen if they have time, once they get to the park

9:45-10:15am: Collect Tickets at the Kona Ice Truck
10:15-10:45am: Collect Tickets at the Kona Ice Truck

9:45-10:15am: Collect Tickets at the Ice Cream Truck
10:15-10:45am: Collect Tickets at the Ice Cream Truck

BAND SUPPORT:  10:15 to 11am: Collect Donations for the Band & Check in on their needs

Email with any questions or call/text 512-636-9176

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