4th of July 'Freedom Festival'

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5PM | Gates Open: Food Vendors, Bounce Houses and Games  

7PM | Live Music on VeraBank Stage: Lee Mathis & the Brutally Handsome

9PM | MAIN EVENT: Fireworks Display 

10PM | Live Music on VeraBank Stage: Elevation 

11PM | Close of Festivities 

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St. Judes Catholic Church | pupusas, corn on cob, cold drinks, tacos and snow cones

Samuel Jimison | ribs, turkey legs, brisket, hot dogs, sausage-on-a-stick, hot links and cotton candy

Rusk County Republican Women | root beer floats 

Johnson Concessions | corny dogs, funnel cakes, nachos and lemonade

Full Armor Christian Academy | hamburgers, cheeseburgers, nachos and cold drinks

Henry Pace | hamburgers, fries, chips and cold drinks  

Rowdy Texas Chic-Kabobs | chicken-on-a-stick, Red White and Blue banana pudding



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CONVENIENT AND SAFE | The City of Henderson will be providing free shuttle service.

Loading/Unloading Zone A | Henderson High School: 

Persons with disabilities and general parking will be provided at Henderson High School. The Loading Zone for shuttle service to Lake Forest Park will be clearly marked at the front of the building. Avoid long walks and dangerous highway crossings. 

Loading/Unloading Zone B | Henderson Civic Center: 

General parking will be provided in the front lot of the Henderson Civic Center; additional spaces will also be marked in the grass. Police and volunteers will assist festival goers with parking. Once these parking spaces have been filled, all traffic will then be directed to the Henderson High School for Shuttle Service Park & Ride. 

CONTINUOUS ROUND-TRIP SERVICE | Shuttles will run continuous round-trip routes from 5PM until 11:30PM.  




PARADE ROUTE & ROAD CLOSURES | On Saturday, July 3rd numerous road closures will take place at approximately (9:45AM) in preparation for the parade in our Historic Downtown.

LINEUP | Begins at First Methodist Church (9:30AM) For more information on group entries, DIY floats and decorated vehicle participation, please call Mayor Buzz (903) 649-3359.

PARADE STARTS | The parade will begin at (10AM) traveling on North Marshall Street toward our Historic Downtown.

ROAD CLOSURES | Please closely observe road closures and posted speed limits. The following streets will be barricaded for the safety of the public:

W. Main @ N. Van Buren

N. Marshall @ E. Main

E. Fordall @ N. Marshall

E. Minden @ S. Marshall

E. Elk @ S. Marshall

E. Ragley @ S. Calhoun

S. Van Buren @ W. Elk

W. Minden @ S. Van Buren

W. Fordall @ N. Van Buren

N. Marshall @ E. Van Sickle

N. Main @ Charlevoix

The 2021 July 3rd parade is hosted with the generous support of Keep Henderson Beautiful.