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2021 Star-Spangled Salute (Midland Chamber of Commerce, Texas)
2021 Star-Spangled Salute (Midland Chamber of Commerce, Texas)

2021 Star-Spangled Salute

Saturday, July 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Downtown Midland
Centennial Park + Bush Convention Center

2021 Star-Spangled Salute

Saturday, July 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Downtown Midland
Centennial Park + Bush Convention Center

2021 Star-Spangled Salute (Midland Chamber of Commerce, Texas)

Join Midland in a Celebration of Independence!

Let freedom ring by celebrating Independence Day in American Spirit in downtown Midland at the 2021 Star-Spangled Salute!

This family-friendly event begins with the 58th Annual Children's Sidewalk Parade and closes with fireworks sparkling in the West Texas night sky.

Delicious food and beverages from local vendors and a family fun zone are sure to make your Independence Day exciting and memorable.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music from local bands during the evening concert.

Back for 2021: Enter our Oh Snap! Photo Contest for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Chamber Member Business of your choice!

Follow our event Facebook page, Fourth in Midland, for event updates and to be in the know for day-of tips.

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the 2021 Salute!

Schedule

All-Day

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM: Food Court

Morning Festivities

9:00 AM: Day-of onsite registration begins for Children's Parade (or pre-register online)
10:00 AM: 58th Annual Children's Sidewalk Parade

Evening Festivities

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Beer Garden
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Fun Zone
7:00 PM: Concert Begins
10:00 PM (estimated): Fireworks Show

**Times are subject to change without notice**

Schedule

All-Day

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM: Food Court

Morning Festivities

9:00 AM: Day-of onsite registration begins for Children's Parade (or pre-register online)
10:00 AM: 58th Annual Children's Sidewalk Parade

Evening Festivities

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Beer Garden
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Fun Zone
7:00 PM: Concert Begins
10:00 PM (estimated) : Fireworks Show

**Times are subject to change without notice**

Maps & Parking

On July 3rd, head to Midland's beautiful Centennial Park & the Bush Convention Center in the heart of downtown.

COMING SOON: Official event maps to streamline your trip to the Salute!

Maps & Parking

On July 3rd, head to Midland's beautiful Centennial Park & the Bush Convention Center in the heart of downtown.

COMING SOON: Official event maps to streamline your trip to the Salute!

FAQs

FAQs

Get Involved

We anticipate an attendance of about 10,000-15,000 at this year’s Independence Day festivities. An event of this size can only be successful with the help of many volunteers.

We are seeking your help to make this event a success! Volunteers are needed at a variety of times, with most being needed from 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM on July 3rd.

Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the following return on their investment by volunteering:

  • Exposure and recognition for your business (volunteers are encouraged to wear company ball-caps)
  • A unique opportunity to become connected with the community
  • Strengthen employee relationships working side-by-side
  • Feel the patriotism and be a part of the largest single-day event held in Midland, Texas

Sign up as an event volunteer by clicking the button below. For more information, contact the Chamber at (432) 683-3381.

Get Involved

We anticipate an attendance of about 10,000-15,000 at this year’s Independence Day festivities. An event of this size can only be successful with the help of many volunteers.

We are seeking your help to make this event a success! Volunteers are needed at a variety of times, with most being needed from 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM on July 3rd.

Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the following return on their investment by volunteering:

  • Exposure and recognition for your business (volunteers are encouraged to wear company ball-caps)
  • A unique opportunity to become connected with the community
  • Strengthen employee relationships working side-by-side
  • Feel the patriotism and be a part of the largest single-day event held in Midland, Texas

Sign up as an event volunteer by clicking the button below. For more information, contact the Chamber at (432) 683-3381.

58th Annual

Children's Parade

Presented by the Col. Theunis Dey Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Registration: 9:00 AM
Parade: 
10:00 AM

Star-Spangled Salute Children's Parade

Categories

Birth - 3 years, 4-6 years, 7-9 years, 10-12 years, and Power Wheels (groups with Power Wheel participants must all walk/ride in the final parade group).

 

Groups

Category will be assigned by the majority age of participants.

Decorations

Each child receives a ribbon and flag to wave in the parade.

Sidewalk vehicles are encouraged (not required) to be decorated in red, white, and blue to salute our Military and First Responders, while celebrating America’s Birthday!

Vehicles

Sidewalk vehicles only (such as wagons, tricycles, bicycles, strollers, and Power Wheels).

No motor vehicles permitted on the parade route.

Sponsored by

Star-Spangled Salute Fun Zone

Fun Zone

Saturday, July 3, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bush Convention Center
105 N. Main Street

Join us in the Fun Zone for free games and activities for kids of all ages!

Sponsored by

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Food & Vendors

Saturday, July 3, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Visit the food court for delicious treats, including funnel cakes, popcorn, BBQ, light-up toys, and more.

Most vendors will accept credit cards. Want to be fully prepared? Bring cash to ensure you can purchase from all vendors.

Star-Spangled Salute Food Vendors

Sponsored by

Beer Garden

Saturday, July 3, 2021
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
(last call at 9:30 PM)

For our patrons aged 21 and over, we invite you to enjoy our Beer Garden!

General Information:

  • All patrons must show ID and receive a wristband.
  • Cash and credit cards accepted (no checks)
  • No refunds

Consumption Areas:

  • You may enjoy your beverage throughout the event grounds.
  • Alcohol may not be taken outside the event areas, (Centennial Park, Bush Convention Center, Food Court, etc.)
  • No alcohol in the Fun Zone.

Brought to You & Sponsored by

Concert

Saturday, July 3, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Centennial Park
200 W. Wall Street

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music from Dirty Glass, Tim Kreitz Band, and Current Nine during the evening concert. You won't want to miss these exciting and free performances!

NOTE: Shade Tents, Canopies, and large umbrellas that would block the view for others are NOT permitted.

Sponsored by

Fireworks

Saturday, July 3, 2021
10:00 PM*

Centennial Park
200 W. Wall Street

The Salute will close with fireworks sparkling in the West Texas night sky. The show will last approximately 20 minutes.

With thousands expected to attend, arrive early to find yourself a great watch spot - and don't forget your lawn chairs!

*Start time is approximate


The fireworks will be launched from a secured/fenced location directly north of Centennial Park (intersection of Loraine St & Ohio St). Seats within the park will have an excellent view of the display. NO UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL PERMITTED WITHIN THE FIRING SITE PERIMETER. NO PARKING ALONG THE PERIMETER.

Sponsored by

Oh Snap! Photo Contest

Returning for 2021!

Win one of FIVE gift certificate prizes by taking a winning photo of this year's Fourth of July celebration. Support Midland businesses, celebrate America, and showcase your photography skills. We can't wait to see your shots!

Prizes

Five (5) winners will receive a gift certificate to any Midland Chamber Business Member of YOUR CHOICE. We have over 1000 members - from local restaurants and shopping to housing and personal services (and MANY more). Head over to our Business Directory to see the full list - and pick out the business for your prize if your photo wins.

Grand Prize: $50
Four (4) Runner-Ups: $25/each

Prizes

Five (5) winners will receive a gift certificate to any Midland Chamber Business Member of YOUR CHOICE. We have over 1000 members - from local restaurants and shopping to housing and personal services (and MANY more). Head over to our Business Directory to see the full list - and pick out the business for your prize if your photo wins.

Grand Prize: $50
Four (4) Runner-Ups: $25/each

Categories

There are no photo categories. Shots are simply required to be of the 2021 Star-Spangled Salute! Photos can be taken from anywhere in Midland as long as they capture an element of the Salute.

How to Enter

1. UPLOAD: Upload your photo to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter

2. HASHTAG: Add the official hashtag: #MidlandSalute2021

3. TAG: Tag us!

  • Instagram: @midlandtxchamber
  • Facebook: @midlandtxchamber
  • Twitter: @midlandchamber

4. PRIVACY: Make sure we can see your entry! Set your picture (or profile) privacy to public.

5. TIMING: Upload once the Salute starts at 9:00 AM CST on Saturday, 7/3/2021 until Sunday, 7/4/2021, at 11:59 PM CST

Categories

There are no photo categories. Shots are simply required to be of the 2021 Star-Spangled Salute! Photos can be taken from anywhere in Midland as long as they capture an element of the Salute.

How to Enter

 

1. UPLOAD: Upload your photo to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter

 

2. HASHTAG: Add the official hashtag: #MidlandSalute2021

 

3. TAG: Tag us!

  • Instagram: @midlandtxchamber
  • Facebook: @midlandtxchamber
  • Twitter: @midlandchamber

 

4. PRIVACY: Make sure we can see your entry! Set your picture (or profile) privacy to public.

 

5. TIMING: Upload once the Salute starts at 9:00 AM CST on Saturday, 7/3/2021 until Sunday, 7/4/2021, at 11:59 PM CST

**Detailed Entry Guidelines and Official Rules & Regulations coming soon**

The 2021 Freedom Run is back in person! This year's race will feature a 5K & 10K on July 3, 2021, in conjunction with the 2021 Star-Spangled Salute at the new Centennial Park. Kick-off Independence day through a great family race with some local competitive runners in attendance.

The Freedom Run exists to provide scholarships for City of Midland employee dependents who are going to college. The Midland Municipal Employee Scholarship Fund was created on April 20, 1995. MMESF has given over $200,000 in scholarships since its inception. The purpose of the Midland Municipal Employee Scholarship Fund (MMESF) is to provide financial assistance in the form of a scholarship to dependents of City of Midland employees.

Let’s celebrate our freedom and those who help maintain our freedom, like police officers and firefighters, by giving back to their kids’ futures!

Registration: 6:00-6:30 AM
Race Begins: 7:00 AM

Make sure to wear your most patriotic gear!

Midland County Fair: Pie Baking Contest

Midland County Fair presents its second annual Pie Baking Contest! If you have the Basin’s Best Pie recipe our distinguished panel of judges would love to taste it! All entries will receive five (5) tickets to the Midland County Fair.

CHAMBER MEMBERS: We're happy to post your Fourth of July activities on this page and on our Community Calendar.

Send us an email with the event name, time, place, and contact details (website and/or phone number). Non-Chamber member events are eligible to be posted.

The 2021 Salute is presented by

Follow our social channels for the latest Salute news

When you enter the Star-Spangled Salute event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Midland Chamber of Commerce (including its affiliates and representatives), The City of Midland, Midland County and VisitMidland (hereinafter referred to collectively as Event Producers).

Images, photos, and/or videos may be used to promote similar events in the future and highlight the event. You release Event Producers, their officers, and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video, and/or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by Event Producers or the person or entity designated to do so by Event Producers. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

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