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                        Last Updated:  6/26/17 

2017 Celebration of Freedom
Saturday, June 24, 2017 
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Presented by Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Melissa

The Biggest Event In Melissa Texas! 
Fun for the Whole Family and You Don't Want to Miss Out! 

Thankfully the rain stayed away for the rest of the day and we were able to hold the 2017 Celebration of Freedom on Saturday night! We had a great turnout as the weather was perfect for an evening of fun, food, fellowship and FIREWORKS! The live performance by Texas Flood had everyone moving and grooving as the sun came down. Thank you to all who came out and helped make this one of the best events yet!

Special thank you to our own Public Works and Parks staff who sweat it out in record heat to make sure everything was in order for the event! Kuddos as well to the Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce, all the volunteers, City Staff as well as our sponsors and vendors. 

Keep an eye out for photos and videos from the event and also a survey to get your feedback too!
Don't forget to share your own photos with #MelissaCOF2017 and we can add them to the main album!
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Home Town Parade, Kids Area, Pony Rides, Live Music, Vendors, Food, Fireworks, and Lots of People!

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Home Town Parade

Line up at 9:30 a.m.
Judging Complete by 9:50 a.m. 

Step off at 10:00 a.m.
Melissa City Hall 

Parade Route
 Festivities at Zadow Park 
Event Vendors Open at 5:00 p.m.
Children's Play Area at 6:00 p.m.
Event Site Map

Special Live Music Performed by:

Texas Flood: A Tribute to the Blues & Stevie Ray Vaughn 
7:00 p.m. 

Fireworks Display at 9:30 p.m. 

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Click on the photo above for their facebook page

Participating Vendors (as of 6/22/17)

General Information and Reminders:
Zadow Park is located at 1503 W. Harrison, Melissa TX (Next to the Scott Barker House on Hwy 5 North) Parking Map

Remember the event at Zadow Park starts at 5:00 p.m. and parking does fill up quickly 
so plan to get there early to get your seat for the live band and fireworks display!  
Generally you can park anywhere around Zadow Park, Cardinal Stadium, and the schools as long as the area is not marked as "No Parking".  

There will also be additional signed parking available in fields next to the event site near the Scott-Barker House (off Harrison Street) if you feel comfortable using those as they will likely be muddy following the rain. 

As a reminder, please be respectful and take care not to block any driveways in the Villages of Melissa neighborhood when parking on those streets. 



Golf Carts and other motorized vehicles are NOT permitted in the event area outside of marked official event staff vehicles and only on designated paths.

Although the event site has been treated for mosquitoes, we recommend you bring repellant and take necessary steps to help #FightTheBite!  

Plan to 
bring sun screen and/or cover-up to avoid getting sunburned and stay hydrated with plenty of water as well.  Melissa Fire Department and Police Department will be on hand should anyone require medical attention. Staff will be walking around or you can look for the designated medical area on the site map.

Alcoholic Beverages are NOT permitted in the event area and law enforcement will enforce this at the evening's festivities. Coolers and nonalcoholic drinks are permitted.

All animals must be on leash in accordance with City Ordinances.  Also be a good neighbor and make sure to clean-up after your pet.

Vendor Registration

Click on the link above to access your vendor registration form, and return it, along with your check, to the Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce

Sponsorship Information

 Click on the link above to access your sponsorship information, choose your sponsorship level, and return it, along with your check, to the Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce

Questions Should Be Addressed to:
Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director Bill Jones
Cell: 903-227-4538
Office: 972-837-4277

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