Independence Day falls on a Sunday this year. So we assumed that the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade would happen on July 3.
But the Rotary Club of the Park Cities has issued a news release that says the parade will be held on July 5, which is a Monday.
“I know it sounds like an oxymoron to hold a Fourth of July Parade on the Fifth,” said club spokesman Kirby Warnock. “But with the Fourth falling on a Sunday, we just didn’t have many options if we were going to present the type of parade everyone has come to expect.”
Because the official federal and state holiday is slated to be observed on July 5, organizers do not expect a dropoff in attendance.
“Everyone is going to be off of work that day, so I’m willing to bet we’ll see the curbs lined with people, just like they are every year,” Warnock said.