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48th Annual South County 4th of July Parade “Saluting the Past. Celebrating the Future”

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This 4th of July morning the South County 4th of July Parade kicked off at 9 a.m. and made its way around The Woodlands. The annual patriotic event celebrated its 48th year with the theme “Saluting the Past. Celebrating the Future” and welcomed thousands of spectators who lined the streets of The Woodlands Town Center and Market Street along a 1.3-mile parade route, beginning and ending at The Woodlands Methodist Church. The 93 parade participants included local dignitaries, local marching bands, street performers, fire engines, horses, floats, and so much more.

View photos from the parade on the Hello Woodlands Facebook page: Part 1 & Part 2

View moments from the parade in the video on the Hello Woodlands Instagram page and on YouTube channel here:


The South Montgomery County Fourth of July Committee named George Mitchell, posthumously, and his granddaughter Adrienne Dreiss Ropp as grand marshals of the 4th of July Parade. This year the parade is paying tribute to Ropp’s late grandfather George Mitchell, the visionary oil entrepreneur and philanthropist who created and developed the community of The Woodlands beginning in 1974.

Two local singers, Lauren Moore, and Liv Garcia, performed the National Anthem at two different locations during the beginning of the parade: in front of Town Green Park and in Market Street.

Ten parade awards will be determined by a panel of eight Community Celebrity Judges that will be presented during the Red, Hot and Blue Festival today, July 4, in Waterway Square on stage at 7 p.m.

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 more information about the parade, visit their website at