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Bellaire Fourth of July Parade and Festival 2019

Kelly Thomas
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Wagons

The parade featured patriotically-decorated wagons like this one as well as bikes and scooters. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

Friends and families decked out in red, white and blue filled the streets of Bellaire to watch the city’s annual Fourth of July parade. An overcast sky and not-too-hot temperatures provided perfect conditions for parade watchers and participants alike. 

The parade began in the Bellaire Triangle and travelled down Bellaire Blvd. and S. Rice, ending on Jessamine. Several scout troops kicked off the parade, followed by children sporting their red, white and blue bikes and scooters, a caravan of Bellaire police and fire vehicles, and other groups, cars and floats who wanted to partake in the festivities. Children waved at passing floats and cars in hopes of collecting as much candy as they could. 

Miles Bryant, Cole Bryant,

Prior to the parade, Miles and Cole Bryant proudly presented their patriotic bikes. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

A fun-filled festival in Bellaire Town Square and Loftin Park followed the patriotic procession. Tents set up around the park provided refreshments while a dunking booth, giant bubble wands, hula hoops, and live music provided entertainment. 

The Bellaire Fourth of July Parade and Festival was an enjoyable way for families to kick off Independence Day and celebrate as a community. 
 

  • Rohan Salem, Chu Salem, Miara Salem,

    Rohan, Chu and Miara Salem (from left) sat on the ground as they waited for the parade to begin. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • Westin Hodge, Noelle Hodge,

    Decked out in stars and stripes, Westin and Noelle Hodge relaxed before the parade. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • Cub Scout Pack 34

    Cub Scout Pack 34 waved to parade watchers as they marched down the street. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • Officer Rocha

    Bellaire Police Officer Rocha smiled and greeted parade watchers as he made his way down the street on a motorcycle. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • Bellaire City Council family member float

    Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg throws candy to the crowd. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • Stilt walker

    A patriotic woman on stilts established herself as a crowd favorite as she smiled and waved to the crowd. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • NASA-themed float

    A man dressed as an astronaut on a NASA-themed float waved to the crowd. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • Rice family

    The Rice family proudly displayed their 1920 Ford Model T in the parade. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • Sue McLeod

    Sue McLeod and her dog Mac enjoyed the festival that followed the parade. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • Band

    At the festival, a band played patriotic-themed songs such as “Kids in America” to entertain the crowd. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • hula hooping

    Festival-goers had fun hula hooping in the park. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

  • Rohan Salem, Chu Salem, Miara Salem,
  • Westin Hodge, Noelle Hodge,
  • Cub Scout Pack 34
  • Officer Rocha
  • Bellaire City Council family member float
  • Stilt walker
  • NASA-themed float
  • Rice family
  • Sue McLeod
  • Band
  • hula hooping

More photos

Rohan Salem, Chu Salem, Miara Salem,

Rohan, Chu and Miara Salem (from left) sat on the ground as they waited for the parade to begin. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

Westin Hodge, Noelle Hodge,

Decked out in stars and stripes, Westin and Noelle Hodge relaxed before the parade. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

Cub Scout Pack 34

Cub Scout Pack 34 waved to parade watchers as they marched down the street. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

Officer Rocha

Bellaire Police Officer Rocha smiled and greeted parade watchers as he made his way down the street on a motorcycle. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

Bellaire City Council family member float

Bellaire Mayor Andrew Friedberg throws candy to the crowd. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

Stilt walker

A patriotic woman on stilts established herself as a crowd favorite as she smiled and waved to the crowd. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

NASA-themed float

A man dressed as an astronaut on a NASA-themed float waved to the crowd. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

Rice family

The Rice family proudly displayed their 1920 Ford Model T in the parade. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

Sue McLeod

Sue McLeod and her dog Mac enjoyed the festival that followed the parade. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

Band

At the festival, a band played patriotic-themed songs such as “Kids in America” to entertain the crowd. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

hula hooping

Festival-goers had fun hula hooping in the park. (Photo: Kelly Thomas)

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