Thanks for your patience as we transition to a new website and a new year. We are excited to serve you.
Check back here or on our social medial sites (links on the top right of the webpage) for announcements, dates, photos and more! Please contact us if you have any questions, would like to volunteer, sponsor, or help out in any other way.
2022 Press Release
Experience “Stronger Together” with the 46th Annual South County 4th of July Parade brought to you by Title Sponsor Kelsey-Seybold
The Woodlands, TX – The 46th Annual 4th of July Parade, "Stronger Together," will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the singing of the national anthem from the balcony in Market Street and at Town Green Park. More than 20,000 spectators will line the streets in Town Center to celebrate.
An expected 150 entries will parade along the 1.3-mile route through Market Street, including marching bands and federal, state and local dignitaries, Color Guard, fire engines, horses, street performers (superheroes, balloonists, jugglers, stilt walkers, cowboys, and mimes) and the most military of any parade in the region. Prior to the parade, street performers and The Woodlands Concert Band will entertain parade goers in Market Street.
Congressman Kevin Brady named Grand Marshal.
In accordance with this year’s parade theme, “Stronger Together,” the coveted Parade Grand Marshal position has been awarded to Woodlands resident U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady for his decade of service representing us in House District 8.
“We’re honored to have Congressman Kevin Brady as our Grand Marshal this year. A decorated civil servant, Kevin has worked tirelessly for decades as the voice of The Woodlands in Washington, but always takes time to stop and listen. He embodies the great qualities we seek in our elected representatives. With Kevin we are Stronger Together,” said Jeremy Hall, President of the South County Fourth of July Committee.
This year’s Title Sponsor is Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – The Woodlands, a local multi-specialty clinic serving The Woodlands and surrounding areas and the first nationally accredited Accountable Care Organization by the National Committee for Quality Assurance in our region. Kelsey-Seybold has 20 clinic locations, including The Woodlands Clinic and The Woodlands OB/GYN and Women’s Health, and more than 400 physicians representing 50 medical specialties caring for patients in the Greater Houston area.
For more information about the event and how to become a sponsor for this year’s parade, complete the Sponsor Form online or PDF for mail-in at https://bit.ly/4thofJulyParadeForms
The parade is funded through community donations and would not occur without the support of The Woodlands Township. The parade is produced with help from 200 volunteers, including special guest announcers Nick Wolda, President of Visit The Woodlands, and Ramon Torres. Announcer booths are also located in front of Town Green Park, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and 24-Hour Fitness. Community Judges score the entries to culminate in 12 Parade Entry Awards.
The committee hosts an annual Marching Band Scholarship Program. This year four marching bands will be in the parade including
- Hempstead High School (Hempstead ISD)
- Willis High School (Willis ISD)
- College Park High School (Conroe ISD)
- The Woodlands High School (Conroe ISD)
Calling all Parade Entries! The deadline for parade entries Friday, June 17, 2022. Space is limited. Complete the Entry Form online or PDF for mail-in at: https://bit.ly/4thofJulyParadeForms
Market Street Stage (Above North Commons on the Balcony) Sponsored by Trademark Properties:
8:00 am – The Woodlands Concert Band
8:00 am – Pre-Parade Entertainment with Strolling Performers
8:30 am – Parade Entry Award Judges Arrive
8:45 am – Announcements with Nick Wolda (President, Visit The Woodlands) & Ramon Torres, (local entertainer)
9:15 am – National Anthem
Town Green Park Stage Sponsored by the Woodlands Lion’s Club:
8:00 am – Pre-Parade Entertainment with Strolling Performers
8:15 am – Music begins
8:55 am – National Anthem
9:00 am – Announcements with Miguel Lopez (Executive Director, SBDC - Lone Star College)
About The Woodlands Concert Band in Market Street:
The Woodlands Concert Band, directed by Paul Worosello (Woo-row-sell-oh) has the honor of being invited to perform at the Texas Bandmasters Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, and Texas Orchestra Directors Association on July 25, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. In its 15th season with more than 65 members, the band rehearses at Christ Church United Methodist Church on Research Forest, Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. All musicians are welcome to join – from those who are picking up their horns or sticks after a hiatus, to semi-professional and professional players seeking a relaxed atmosphere with fulfilling program choices.
About Kelsey-Seybold Clinic
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston"s premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston"s famous Texas Medical Center. More than 400 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 20 locations and an accredited Sleep Center in the Greater Houston area. Medical services offered by Kelsey-Seybold include medical care in 55 medical specialties, including primary care and specialty care, outpatient surgery centers, an accredited Sleep Center, a Radiation Therapy Center, laboratory services, advanced radiology services and other diagnostic services, 15 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and a secure web portal for patients to communicate with their Kelsey-Seybold doctors, get test results, and schedule appointments. Patients enrolled in a KelseyCare health benefits plan have access to Virtual Health managed by Kelsey-Seybold providers, including E-Visits and Video Visits. Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In 2018, KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, was awarded a 5-out-of-5 star rating by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the third year in a row. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, Endoscopy Center, Infusion Center and Cancer Center.
About South County Fourth of July Committee:
The South County Fourth of July Committee is a 501(c)(3) corporation funded by community donations and sponsorships, comprised of dedicated volunteers responsible for the annual 4th of July Parade in The Woodlands area. The parade was originally organized by The Woodlands Lions Club in the late 1970’s before the formation of The South County Fourth of July Committee in the early 1990’s.
For updates –
Visit our website at 4thofJulyParade.org and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Use the hashtag #TheWoodlands4th and tag us in your photos for RTs and shout-outs!