June 21, 2021

Bellaire’s Celebration of Independence is Back!

The swimming pools and Library are open, Camp Paseo is in full swing, and one of our biggest and best annual traditions is back!  Bellaire’s Celebration of Independence will be our first major citywide event since the pandemic took hold and we couldn’t be more excited to bring the community together again as #OneBellaire.  Whether you’ll be riding in the parade or lining up along the route, come on out and join the fun on Saturday, July 3!

To encourage social distancing, and with the added benefit of bringing it more into the neighborhood, the parade route will be different this year.  It will start on South Rice adjacent to Bellaire High School and run north to Linden, ending at Bellaire Town Square where we’ll have the festival as usual, featuring live music, food and entertainment.  The children’s bike parade will start a bit further north, at Evergreen, and will lead the big parade.

Registration is still open for parade entries and festival booths.  Please visit the event page on the City website for more information, or call the Rec Center at (713) 662-8280.  A big thanks to our generous sponsors, and to the Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department staff and special events team, for making this year’s Celebration of Independence possible.