July 4th Parade/Picnic

Thursday, July 4th, 2024 is our 20th Annual Fourth of July Parade & Picnic!

We can’t have this event without volunteers & shade tents please take a moment to sign up to help!   Click Here to volunteer or call/txt  *512*636-9176

Come watch, walk or ride in the parade, eat burgers/hot dogs, listen to Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, meet neighbors, win prizes, support our neighborhood & park and celebrate our Independence as a nation!!

As a Special Treat – Amy’s Ice Cream is going to have a booth at the park to give a FREE scoop to attendees!

The Patriotic Parade Contest will be held for the best decorated walkers, riders and/or float so grab your friends and neighbors and get decorating!! Everyone in the parade is eligible and anyone can join in the parade – just gather at Milwood Baptist Church around 9:30am and fall in line. Parade kicks off at 10am.

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

Check in at the membership tables to get your Raffle Tickets and a Grand Prize Ticket either at the church or at the picnic at the park. So don’t forget your $15 for dues to support MNA and any extra for tipping the band. Additional Raffle Tickets can be purchased at $1 per ticket for the chance to win lots of other great prizes totaling over $1,000 in value! All the proceeds for MNA raffle tickets sold will go towards improvements at the park.

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

Parade & Picnic Schedule – Thursday, July 4th
9:30am: Gathering for Parade at Milwood Baptist Church (12217 Cassady Dr) All are welcome to walk in the parade & win the Spirit Contest – just show-up & fall in line.
10:00am: Parade Begins (Parade Map)
10:30am: Parade Ends at Balcones Park & Spirit Contest for Costumes, Bikes and Floats
10:30am: Austin Civic Wind Ensemble is BACK to play for us!
11:00am: Lunch Begins (Burgers/Hot Dogs/Vegetarian Option & Cold Drinks)
11:00am: Raffle Drawing Begins

Balcones Pool will open at 12noon!

Boy Scout Troop 421’s Cobbler Kings will also be there with their award winning cobblers so bring a few extra dollars to get to enjoy those! And Sno ATX will be stopping by with their sno cone truck!

Thank you to our Event Sponsors:
The UPS Store – Parmer/Mopac near HEB
H&H Design & Build
Realty Austin, Shannon Reeve
All City Real Estate Realtor, Melissa Wile
Waterloo Window Treatments, Celeste Bronson
Textruss, Inc
Milwood Baptist Church
Austin Kid’s Directory

THANKS to our Entertainment and Food/Drink Donors!

– Patriotic Concert by Austin Civic Wind Ensemble
– Ice Cream donations by Amy’s Ice Cream
– Drink donations by Precision Handyman, Christian, *512* 771-8474
– Food donations by Costco on 183
– Food donations by HEB on Parmer/McNeil
– Drink donations by Covenant United Methodist Church
– Parade sponsor by Milwood Baptist Church

THANKS to our Prize Donors!
All funds raised through the raffle will go to Balcones Park improvements: bathrooms, basketball court, drainage at the pavilion/playground and sand volleyball court.

Raffle/Parade Prizes

– Admission for 6 People to any Cap City Presents Show & $20 food/drink voucher
– Party for 10 to Urban Air Adventure Park
– one hour massage by Cen-Tex Massage
– one Austin Aquarium Family Membership
– a Free Week Camp at Creator Camp
– 2 Free Passes to a Creative Night Out with Heidi Lowell
– a $100 gift card to Ashley’s Playhouse
– a $100 gift card to Ashley’s Playhouse
– a Dinner for Two Certificates Chuy’s Restaurant on 183 & Duval
– a Dinner for Two Certificates Chuy’s Restaurant on 183 & Duval
– a Private Lesson with Sully Swim School
– 5 Passes to Monster MiniGolf
– Three $50 Gift cards & Three $50 power cards (for games) Dave & Buster’s
– a Class with Painting with a Twist
– a beautiful creation by Twilight Faerie
– Coffees at Austin Grind
– Coffees at Clover Coffee
– 15 $10 vouchers for Sno ATX
– $150 Valued Basket with Giftcard to Birds Barbershop
– a family passes (2 kids, 2 adults) plus $10 game card at Mt. Playmore
– $30 gift card for Jersey Mike’s
– $30 gift card coins for Terra Toys
– Giftcard and Passes to Ninja Nation
– Two Family Packs of 1 Large Pizza, 4 soft drinks and 30 play points at Chuck E. Cheese’s
– Five $30 gift card to Phoebe’s Diner