As America approaches its 240th birthday this coming Monday, it’s time to finalize those Independence Day plans beginning with the 4th of July Parade in downtown New Braunfels. The annual summertime tradition, sponsored by the Sophienburg Museum and Archives, kicks off at 9:15 Monday morning with the beginning of the parade route located at the Sts. Peter and Paul Church parking lot at W. Bridge Street and N. Castell Avenue. The parade will continue down Castell, then take a left on to San Antonio Street, around Main Plaza, and continue on to N. Seguin Avenue until it ends in front of the Comal County courthouse near the intersection at Mill Street.
After the parade, stick around the bandstand for a 1-hour patriotic program featuring a presentation of colors, City of New Braunfels officials, and ringing of the bells.
The City of New Braunfels has also announced Monday closures in honor of the Independence Day holiday including New Braunfels City Hall, the Public Library, and the Westside Community Center. The Aquatics Complex, mini-golf, and paddle boats will remain open. Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs will see shortened open hours from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.