Everyone loves a parade, right? In Kingwood, they sure do. Each year, The Fourth of July parade in Kingwood is attended by more and more onlookers and the parade itself grows and grows.

Do you want to be in the parade?

The Kingwood Civic Club will host the parade Thursday, July 4. It starts at 10 a.m. across from Creekwood Middle School on Feather Lakes Way, although participants may begin to line up beginning at 7 a.m. Lineup for the parade begins at the corner of Rivers Edge and Sandy Forks Drive (enter on Feather Lakes Way by the post office) at 7 a.m. Once this street is filled, lineup will continue on Haven Brook and Sandy Forks Drive (enter on Rustic Woods). Float judging will begin at 8:30 a.m. The parade will end when all participants reach Kingwood High School.

Candy, beads and other items are not allowed to be thrown from floats and trailers. Walking participants may hand out these items as long as they are not thrown. It is important to make sure that children do not run out from the curb areas to pick up candy, etc. from the street.

How much does it cost?

Nonprofit organizations do not pay any fee; commercial business floats are $30. The civic club also gladly accepts sponsorships at levels ranging from $250 up. Those interested in being a sponsor are asked to email the club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Steve at 832-233-2041 or Cindy at 281-793-4146.

Want to help?

It takes a lot of people to manage a large event like this. The club is always looking for volunteers to help organize or work at the parade. For those interested in serving, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other fun activities

The Kingwood Civic Club also organizes other 4th of July activities, including the Kids Fishing Rodeo and the Bike Rodeo. These festivities will be held on July 4 before the parade. The Fishing Rodeo is from 6-7:30 a.m. and is held at the Foster’s Mill ponds at the corner of Kingwood Drive and Forest Garden. Kids age 15 and younger are invited to bring their fishing gear to the ponds and compete for trophies in different categories. No registration is required. The Bike Rodeo is at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Kingwood Bible Church on the corner of Oakwood Forest and W. Lake Houston Pkwy. across from Creekwood Middle School. Kids are invited to bring their decorated bikes to compete for trophies and then participate in the parade afterward.

All parade participants and sponsors must register and complete an application. To register, go to KingwoodCivicClub.org. The deadline to enter is Monday, July 1.

Cynthia Calvert
Author: Cynthia CalvertEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
A trained journalist with a masters degree from Lamar University, a masters from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as well as extensive coursework toward a masters of science in psychology from the University of New Orleans, Calvert founded the Tribune Newspapers in 2007. Her experiences as an investigative, award winning reporter (She won Journalist of the Year from the Houston Press Club among many other awards for reporting and writing), professor and chair of the journalism department for Lone Star College-Kingwood and vice president of editorial for a large group of community weeklies provides her with a triple dose of bankable skills that cover every aspect of the journalism field. Solid reporting. Careful interviews. Respect and curiosity for people and places.

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