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20th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade

Join the city of Waxahachie for a flower-filled 4th of July celebration with crape myrtles in full bloom during the 20th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade. The theme for the 2017 festival is Pink Petals & Patriotism. Tuesday, July 4 Activities: On July 4, the celebration will continue at 10 a.m. with a hometown parade sponsored by CNB of Texas. The 4th of July parade will start at College Street, head west on Main Street and end in Getzendaner Park. After the parade, Remedy Church will host a Picnic in the Park in Getzendaner Park for families along with free hotdogs, water, snow cones, old fashioned games and bounce house. There will also be a “Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby” during the picnic. In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated Waxahachie as the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.” Each summer, the city’s historic streets are lined with hundreds of beautiful crape myrtles in full bloom. The Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade are FREE to the public. Other sponsors include the Crape Myrtle Council, the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Waxahachie. For more information on the festival, call the Waxahachie Convention & Visitors Bureau at 469-309-4040 or visit

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