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2016 Celebration of Freedom                                  Last Updated: 6/25/16


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The Biggest Event In Melissa Texas - Don't Miss This One!

2016 Celebration of Freedom

Parade, Kids Area, Music, Vendors, Fireworks, and Lots of People!

Presented By:
The City of Melissa and
Melissa Area Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Zadow Park
1503 W. Harrison, Melissa TX 75454
Next to the Scott Barker House on Hwy 5 North (unless noted below)

Parade Begins at 10:00 a.m. at Melissa City Hall
Line up at 9:30 a.m. and Step off at 10:00 a.m.
Registration Form
(Registration Ends June 23, 2016)
Parade Route Map

COF Parade Image

Festivities at Zadow Park at 5:30 to 10:15 p.m.

 Zadow Park Site Event Site Map and Parking Information

Generally anywhere around the park, stadium, and schools that is not marked as "No Parking" is safe. There will also be signed parking in fields next to the event site near the Scott-Barker House (off Harrison Street) if you feel comfortable using those.

Additionally please be respectful and take care not to block any driveways in the neighborhood. 

Remember the event at Zadow Park starts at 5:30 p.m. and parking does fill up quickly so plan to get there early!
**Golf Carts and other motorized vehicles are NOT permitted in the event area outside of marked official event staff vehicles**

Event Opens with Vendors at 5:30 p.m.

Children's Play Area opens at 6:00 p.m.

Live Music on Main Stage at 7:15 p.m.

The Maylee Thomas Band 

Fireworks Display at 9:45 p.m.

Note: Alcoholic Beverages are not permitted in the event area, law enforcement will enforce this at the evening's festivities.  Coolers and non-alcoholic drinks are permitted.

Follow along the day's activities and share your own pictures and posts using 


Celebration of Freedom Parade Photos

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  Full Day of Fun - Something for Everyone

Melissa Fire Association Pancake Breakfast
7:30 to 10:00 a.m. at Melissa HS Cafeteria

Melissa Farmers Market 

9:00 a.m. to noon in Back of the Melissa City Hall

                MFD Pancake Breakfast Flyer        Farmers Market 2016 Collage         


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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