Main Street gets ready for Star Spangled Spectacular


The red, white and blue spirit of the United States is back for the annual Main Street Star Spangled Spectacular Thursday, July 4.

Main Street Director Tiffany Hutchinson-Padilla said seven food and drink vendors and six merchandise vendors are ready for this year’s Fourth of July celebration.

“Our entertainment will include DJ Buddy, who starts at 5 p.m.; John Brewer will start at 7 p.m.; and then Dawson DeBord will be at 8:30 p.m. We do have the VFW Post #4817. They're going to be hosting the patriotic bike parade,” Hutchinson-Padilla said.

“They'll have free bikes for the winners and they usually judge based on the decorating of the wagon or the scooter or the bike — it doesn't just have to be a bike,” Hutchinson-Padilla said.

Parade check-in is set for 5:30 p.m. and the parade kicks off at 6 p.m. inside Independence Square.

This year, there will be more fireworks, and according to Hutchinson-Padilla, this the second-largest fireworks display in the state.

“We will be closing off the brickyard, just for safety reasons, starting the morning of the Fourth of July. Nobody will be able to access the brickyard down by Independence Park, and then we will close the square as well,” Hutchinson-Padilla said.

“For safety reasons we will be blocking off St Joseph Street for people crossing the road to go over to the Texas Heroes Square, but we won't do that until later in the evening,” Hutchinson-Padilla added.

The activities will be similar to last year’s with two water slides, balloon animals, and a petting zoo.

Hutchinson-Padilla is looking forward to the entertainment and the partnership with the VFW for the bike parade.

“We do that every year and that tends to be the highlight — watching all those kids come out, showing their American pride,” Hutchinson-Padilla said.

The event kicks off at 5 p.m. with the fireworks closing out at 10 p.m.