4th of July Jubilee
Join the City of Schertz for a tribute to freedom and fun in 2021! Elements include a morning ’Let Freedom Run’ 5K and downtown parade; in the evening a carnival, live music, Float & Fireworks, festival food, family zone activities, and a Fireworks Spectacular...the perfect way to end a celebration!
Sunday, July 4, 2021
- 5K/Parade route roads will be closed from 8:00 - 11:00 AM. Follow detour signs to navigate around the event.
- Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged.
- Parking in designated areas only.
Let Freedom Run 5K
- Schertz Civic Center
- 8:00 AM Check-in
- 9:15 AM Run begins
- Register for the Walk/Race
- 7:00 AM Staging area opens on Elbel Rd
- 9:30 AM Parade begins at Elbel Rd./Schertz Parkway
- Register for the Jubilee Parade
- Thulemeyer Park Large Field
- 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
- Tickets/wristbands purchased on-site
- Thulemeyer Park
- 5:00 - 9:30 PM
- A variety of festival food will be available for purchase from select vendors.
- If you are interested in participating as a food vendor, complete the Jubilee Vendor Application. Fee applies.
Float & Fireworks
- Pickrell Park Pool
- 6:00 - 10:00 PM
- Limited quantity available; no sales at the door
- $3 per person
- Purchase Tickets Here
- Pickrell Park
- 6:00 - 9:15 PM Gun Powder Soup
- Top 40, classic rock, country
Family Zone Activities
T-Shirt Decorating Contest: Participate in the Virtual T-Shirt Decorating contest! All submitted shirts will be judged by shirt category: adult or youth. Decorated shirts will be judged on Color, Creativity, and Overall Look. Shirts must be submitted no earlier than July 1, 12:00 AM, and no later than July 7, 2021, 11:59 PM. Purchases made by June 11, 2021, are guaranteed the selected shirt size. Purchases made after June 11 will be available while supplies last. Purchase Shirts.
Driveway Chalk Art Contest: Calling all local chalk artists! Schertz Parks and Recreation is hosting another year of the Driveway Chalk Art Contest. There is no charge to participate in this contest. Schertz residents are eligible for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes. Residents of other cities are eligible for Honorary Mention prizes. All submitted artwork will by judged on: Relation to Theme (Patriotic FUN in 2021!), Creativity, and Overall Look. Driveway Chalk Art must be submitted no earlier than July 1, 12:00 AM, and no later than July 7, 2021, 11:59 PM.
Contest submission link will be available between July 1 - July 7. All contest winners must be able to pick up their winnings by July 30th at the Schertz Parks and Recreation office.
Other family activities include:
- Patriotic Pinwheels
- Chalk on the Walk
- Yard Games
- Face Painting/Balloon Artist (fee applies)
- Pickrell/Thulemeyer Park
- 9:15 PM
- Show fired from Cibolo Creek