City of Duncanville to host Independence Day Celebration on July 4, 2018

The City of Duncanville invites you to its annual Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4. The day will begin with a parade sponsored by the Duncanville Lions Club and will close with a host of evening festivities in Armstrong Park. Attendees will be able to enjoy LIVE music, delicious food from local vendors, bounce houses for the kids and fireworks! Admission is FREE and open to the public; however, wristbands are required for entry into the evening festivities.

PARADE
Event Type: Parade
Price: Free to the public
Description:
Time: Independence Day Celebration Parade 9 am – 10 am
Place: The parade route will begin at Reed Middle School, 530 Freeman Street, turn right on Wheatland Road, right on Main Street, followed by a right on Freeman Street and continue back to Reed Middle School.
Special Info: To participate in the parade, please register with Duncanville Lions Club at Duncanville Lions Club, Parade Entry, PO Box 381055, Duncanville, TX 75138, or in person at one of the following locations: Chamber of Commerce, 300 E. Wheatland Road; Red Bird Bowling Lanes, 1114 S Main; or Ben Franklin Apothecary, 302 N Main.

Various closures will affect the Wheatland & Main Street area beginning at 7 am. For any questions regarding the parade, call Lions Parade Chairpersons Don McBurnett at 214-918-9981 or Kasey Cheshier at 972-298-1147.

FOOD, FUN & FIREWORKS
Event Type: Family Activities, Concert & Fireworks Show
Price: Free to the public
Description: Local food vendors, bounce houses, live music and fireworks show.
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Place: Armstrong Park – 100 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116

Special Info:
Wristbands will be required for entrance to the evening festivities.
 Wristbands are available upon request at the Duncanville Recreation Center (201 James Collins Blvd), while supplies last. Limit 5 wristbands per person; must be 18 or older to pick up. If quantities remain, wristbands will be available at the event.

  • Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All bags and coolers will be subject to search upon entry.
  • The following items will not be permitted inside the park: alcohol, glass containers, tents, canopies, umbrellas (other than hand held), all animals other than service animals and fireworks.
  • ADA-accessible parking will be located in the parking lot west of City Hall (203 E Wheatland Rd, Duncanville, TX 75116).
  • Sponsors and vendors are invited to register with the Department of Parks & Recreation at 201 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville, TX 75116 or by calling 972-780-5070.
  • Armstrong Park will be closed to the public in advance of the event, starting at 11:30PM on July 3. Normal park hours will resume following the event.

SHUTTLE SERVICE
Event Type: Shuttle Service
Price: Free to the public
Description: Due to various street closures and limited parking, the City of Duncanville will offer a free shuttle service to and from designated remote parking locations before, during and after the evening festivities. Remote parking will be available at Costco and Duncanville High School.
Time: 5 pm – End of Event
Place: Two shuttle routes will be available. A North route will pick up attendees from the Duncanville High School parking lot (900 W Camp Wisdom Rd, Duncanville, TX 75116) and drop off at Efurd Properties (202 S Santa Fe Trail, Duncanville, TX 75116). A South route will pick up from the Costco parking lot (250 W Hwy 67, Duncanville, TX 75137) and drop off at the former Duncanville ISD Administration building (802 S Main St, Duncanville, TX 75137).

Special Info: Guests must take the same shuttle route to return to their vehicle at the end of the evening that they took to get to the event.

MEDIA: All media are welcome at the park entrance near City Hall. (203 E Wheatland Rd, Duncanville, TX 75116). For further details regarding media coverage, please contact Cody Ann Bainter at 972-780-5043 or cbainter@duncanville.com.

FURTHER INFORMATION: For any questions regarding the Independence Day festivities, please contact the Department of Parks & Recreation at 972-780-5070, or visit us at www.duncanville.com.

2018 Fourth of July Parade Application/Information

Participate in the 2018 Fourth of July Parade sponsored by the Duncanville Lions Club! This year’s theme is “Spirit of Service,” and the parade will begin at 9 am with check-in at 7 am on Wednesday, July 4.

Entry deadline is Saturday, June 30 by 5 pm.

If you have any questions, contact the Lions Parade Chairpersons: Don McBurnett at 214.918.9981 or Kasey Cheshier at 972.298.1147.

Click here for a parade application and more information.

City Accepting Hotel Occupancy Grant Requests

The City of Duncanville is now accepting Hotel Occupancy Tax Grant requests until June 4, 2018. 

Hotel Occupancy Tax Grants are grants awarded to events significantly increasing overnight tourism in Duncanville. The multiday events must take place in Duncanville, and grant requests must meet all State of Texas requirements in order to be considered for funding.

For more information, please contact Jessica James Director of Economic Development at 972-780-4997 or jjames@duncanville.com. For more information about the Duncanville Community and Economic Development Corporation, click here.

Duncanville Police Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Police Department is offering a Police Civil Service exam on Saturday, June 23, 2018. Individuals interested in a rewarding career in Law Enforcement are urged to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam.

The Duncanville Police Department has great opportunities in a variety of aspects of police work. If you are interested in a law enforcement career, submit an interest card by 3 pm on June 15, to be eligible for the exam on June 23.

Click here to fill out an interest card.

Town Hall Meeting Scheduled

A Town Hall Meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6 pm and will be held at the D.L. Hopkins Senior Center (206 James Collins Boulevard). This public meeting offers citizens the opportunity to share input about the Budget and Capital Projects (Bond).

City Hall Closed

City Hall will be closed on Friday, March 30, 2018, in observance of Good Friday. City Hall will resume normal business operations on Monday, April 2.

Recycling and trash services will still resume as normal.

Lane Closure

The westbound lane at the 100 block of W Fairmeadows Drive and Duncanville Road will be closed today until 3 pm for a street repair. Thank you for your patience!

Duncanville Fire Department Offering Civil Service Exam

The Duncanville Fire Department is offering a Civil Service exam on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Individuals interested in a rewarding opportunity protecting lives and property with pride and tradition are urged to fill out an interest card to be eligible for the civil service exam.

The Duncanville Fire Department has great opportunities within its divisions: fire administration; fire prevention; fire suppression; advanced life support; and emergency management.

For an opportunity to work with the department, submit an interest card by end of business on Monday, March 19, 2018, to be eligible for the exam on March 24.

To fill out an interest card or learn more about the Duncanville Fire Department, click here.