From a traditional red-white-and-blue parade to a belly flop contest, West University is planning a weekend full of festivities to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, starting with its family-friendly parade this morning (Saturday, July 3).
After a year off because of the COVID pandemic, bicyclists, tricyclists and little ones in strollers and wagons will be back, queuing up outside of City Hall at the corner of University and Auden at 8:45 a.m. and taking off at 9 a.m. sharp, making a circle around Town Center and back to City Hall. Participants are encouraged to decorate their transportation.
The celebration concludes from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday with family fun and games at Colonial Park Pool. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the water balloon toss (1 p.m.), Frozen T-shirt contest (2 p.m.), children’s cannonball splash (3 p.m.), and belly flop (4 p.m.)
Registration is required to participate in the contests, but space is limited. Space is limited for each contest.
For more information visit, www.westutx.gov/events
All city offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, reopening Tuesday.
There will be no curbside trash, recycling and yard waste collection on Monday. Recycling and yard waste normally scheduled for Monday will be collected on Wednesday, with household trash collected Thursday.
The West University Place Recreation Center will be closed on Sunday but will resume regular operation hours on Monday.