4th of July

Old-Fashioned 4th of July Poster, 2017
The Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend will begin on Saturday, July 1st, and last until Tuesday, July 4th. 

On Saturday July 1st, bring the entire family out and join us for a fun and patriotic 5k color run in Castroville! Race starts at 8:00am at Houston Square.  

Also, starting Saturday, July 1st, and lasting until Tuesday, July 4th, the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend will host our first annual 4th of July Carnival. 

On Sunday, July 2nd, the celebration continues with the Annual Chili and Brisket Cookoff & Tasting in the evening at Houston Square. Also on Sunday evening, Houston Square will play host to an Old-Fashioned Street Dance.
The celebration will continue on Monday, July 3rd, with drone racing and another day of carnival fun. More information to come.

Tuesday, July 4th, will boast an array of activities to celebrate Independence Day. The day will begin with the City of Castroville’s Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Parade starting at 9am. The parade will be followed by a post-parade celebration at the City’s park on Houston Square. Many local groups will provide refreshments for all those gathered after the parade.

Following the parade festivities, the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Concert and Fireworks in the Park will be held at the City of Castroville Regional Park, located on Alsace Street along the beautiful Medina River. At the park, visitors will find a wide array of food vendors and food trucks, from burgers to eclectic cuisine. Throughout the evening, there will be performances by an extraordinary range of the most talented individuals in the area.

As the grand finale, the acts will be followed by a large, spectacular fireworks display which will begin at dusk. Visitors to Castroville will be able to view the fireworks from almost any location in Castroville, but the best seat in town will be on the soccer fields at Regional Park. The fireworks will be the culmination of a wonderful weekend celebrating the independence of our great nation.