Fourth of July Parades in El Paso
If you’re looking to celebrate the Fourth of July Thursday morning with a good old-fashioned parade of beauty queens, dignitaries, decorated cars, and people in costume waving to the crowd, a couple of local service organizations have you covered on both ends of the city.
On one end, The El Paso Del Norte Lions Club presents “The People’s Parade” — its annual East Side 4th of July Parade. Marching two miles to Album Park, the parade route travels down Montwood and Yarbrough from its starting point of Hanks High School, 2001 Lee Trevino. The procession begins at 9 a.m. The Grand Marshal this year is World War II-era Army veteran Arthur Leeser, and Desert Storm Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 (Ret.) Scott Stevens.
Meanwhile, on the other end of town, the Rotary Club of West El Paso will play host to the 17th Annual West El Paso Rotary Independence Day Parade. Participants will roll out from the Western Hills Methodist Church parking lot at 530 Thunderbird starting at 9 a.m. before turning left onto Thunderbird, then left at Shadow Mountain where it continues before turning right onto Mesa to Coronado High School. Both parades are expected to last two to three hours.