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Star-Spangled Salute

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Downtown Midland
Centennial Park

Join Midland in a Celebration of Independence!

Let freedom ring by celebrating Independence Day in American Spirit in downtown Midland at the 2024 Star-Spangled Salute!

This family-friendly event begins with the 61st 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 will make your Independence Day exciting and memorable.

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

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

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the 2024 Salute! Interested in sponsoring Midland's largest single-day event? View sponsorship opportunities now.

Schedule

All-Day

9:30 AM - 11:00 PM: Food Court

Morning Festivities

9:30 AM: Children's Parade Day-of Registration
10:00 AM: 60th Annual Children's Sidewalk Parade

Evening Festivities

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Beer Garden
6:45 PM - 8:45 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 4th, head to Midland's beautiful Centennial Park in the heart of downtown.

Streamline your trip to the Salute with our official event maps, which are coming soon!

FAQs

Get Involved

We anticipate an attendance of about 30,000 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 various times; most help will be required from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM on July 4th.

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 by working side-by-side.
  • Feel the patriotism and participate in the largest single-day event held in Midland, Texas.

The 2024 Volunteer Application will open on May 30th. Come back to this page to apply.

Volunteer Hospitality Sponsored by

61st Annual

Children's Parade

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

Thursday, July 4th, 2024

9:30 AM: Children's Parade Day of Registration
10:00 AM: 61st Annual Children's Sidewalk Parade

Registration is opening soon.

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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

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Fun Zone

Thursday, July 4th
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Located in the Bush Convention Center

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

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Food & Vendors

Thursday, July 4th 2024
9:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Visit the food court for delicious treats, including funnel cakes, popcorn, BBQ, snow cones, and more.

Also, check out the business vendors in Texas Ave. for shopping and informational opportunities!

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

Vendor Sign-Up

Vendor applications will be available soon.

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Beer Garden

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
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 located in Texas Ave near Centennial Tower!

General Information:

  • All patrons must show ID and receive a wristband.
  • Ticket Tents will be located near the food court and adjacent to the Beer Garden
  • Cash and credit cards accepted (no checks)
  • No refunds will be given for tickets purchased
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Consumption Rules:

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

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Cool Zone

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM

Located inside the Bush Convention Center.

Cool off in the Cool Zone located inside the Bush Convention Center!

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Concert

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Centennial Park
200 W. Wall Street

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy live music 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.

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Fireworks and Drone Show

Thursday, July 4th, 2024
10:00 PM*

Centennial Park
200 W. Wall Street

The Salute will close with fireworks and a laser drone show sparkling in the West Texas night sky. The 2024 show will be one to remember, with fireworks launched from the roof of the Bush Convention Center! The show will last approximately 10 minutes.

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

*Start time is approximate

The fireworks will be launched from the roof of the Bush Convention Center. Seats within the park will have an excellent view of the display. NO UNAUTHORIZED PERSONNEL WILL BE PERMITTED WITHIN THE FIRING SITE PERIMETER. NO PARKING ALONG THE PERIMETER. 

Fireworks Sponsored by

Drone Show Sponsored by

The 2024 Salute is presented by

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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).

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