|Due to COVID-19 precautions, the 4th of July celebrations this year will be unlike those in the past, and the City of Friendswood is no exception.
125 Years of Celebrations
Friendswood has celebrated with a parade for 125 years and holds the distinction of hosting the longest consecutive 4th of July parades in the country. After the parade, the celebration continues with activities and barbeque at Stevenson Park, followed by a concert and firework display in the evening at Centennial Park.
However, this year’s parade will be unlike previous years… Instead of a single parade down Friendswood Drive, there will be seven parade routes moving throughout different neighborhoods simultaneously, so you can enjoy the parade from the safety of your own front yard. You can view the parade routes that are posted at City of Friendswood Website. The parade will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Unfortunately, the activities at Stevenson park, along with the concert and fireworks display at Centennial Park, have been cancelled. You can still enjoy Houston’s annual fireworks display, Freedom Over Texas, on television at 7:00 PM. Remember, the discharge of fireworks in the City of Friendswood is prohibited.
Please also remember that while the 4th of July celebrations may be fun for you, they can be a very frightening experience for your pets. If your pets are easily upset by thunder or loud noises, they will be terrified by any nearby fireworks. You can protect your pet by using the following precautions:
o Keep pets inside to minimize sound and flashes of light
o Don’t leave them alone and be sure to give them reassuring hugs
o Contact your Vet about tranquilizers
o Be sure they have up-to-date ID tags
o Update microchip information
Even with the changes to our traditional activities, this year’s Independence Day celebration should be one that is fun for everyone. We here at O’Farrell Realty hope that you (and your pets) have a safe and happy 4th of July!