Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and the limited parade entries, the City of Bellaire has decided it’s in the best interest of the community to cancel this year’s 4th of July Parade. This is a difficult decision that no one in the City is taking lightly but we felt it was in the best interest to do our part to ensure the health and safety of Bellaire residents, spectators, and those participating in the parade.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us in different ways. We recognize that a balance of safety precautions to prevent the spread of the virus coupled with some semblance of normalcy is going to help us all make it through this time. A major aspect of fighting the spread of the virus is to limit social contact. Unfortunately, several factors have led to us make the decision to cancel the parade. Our participation rates for parade entrants are understandably down from years past, and the virus is continuing to spread in our area at an alarming rate. With those things in mind, we have chosen to cancel the parade and continue to look to the coming months for the right opportunities to revive our efforts for civic events when the time is right for everyone involved.