The Fourth of July celebration is back in Maypearl, and it’s bigger and better than ever. The City of Maypearl intends to celebrate the holiday with a firework spectacular and many more family-friendly features.
Hosted by Friends of Maypearl, the celebration will take place from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30th at the Maypearl Community Park. There will be many features such as live music, a street dance, a parade and a pageant.
This celebration started mainly to unite the community of Maypearl.
“We were looking for a way to bring the community together, and what better way than to celebrate America’s Independence,” asked Stephen Daniel, a board member of Friends of Maypearl.
Though city unity is a great reason behind the gathering to celebrate Independence Day, the downtown community park is another motivation for this event.
“Several months ago, we received a grant from the state to build the community park in downtown Maypearl,” Daniel said. “The whole point is to raise funds to build an awesome park for Maypearl because there’s really nothing downtown.”
In addition to the celebration in the park, there will be a parade at 4:30 p.m. that begins near City Hall and winds through downtown. For those who would like to participate in the parade, can contact Jean Moreau at 469-383-9996.
Within the park area, there will be multiple activities to participate in such as the family-invited Cruise in Car Show, a washers tournament, bingo, inflatables, a space shuttle obstacle course, water slides, a dunking booth, a photo booth, face painting, games, prizes, golf games, a kids’ corner and competitions galore.
A variety of vendors will also be available to purchase food and other items. If you are interested in being a vendor, the form can be downloaded at goo.gl/3ZtBZ6.
There will also be a Mr. and Miss Independent Pageant starting at 7 p.m. All children are encouraged to participate and can register online at https://form.jotform.com/81433866038158. There is an entrance fee of $20, and it is preferred to register early.
The evening ends with a firework show for all of Maypearl to watch — free of charge.
“It’s just an all-out celebration, and it ends with the fireworks spectacular, which I think rivals pretty much any town,” Daniel proudly stated.
Looking at Maypearl’s plan for this year, Daniel was happy to explain the differences between this year’s and last year’s Fourth of July celebration.
“It’s going to be huge. We’re expecting a lot more people than last year,” Daniel said. “You know, for Maypearl, when you get hundreds of people together, it’s a big deal. So this one is going to be a lot bigger.”