Erath celebrates Independence Day with final day of festival

Posted at 6:19 AM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-07 17:46:18-04

Today, Erath will celebrate Independence Day with the final day of the 82nd Annual 4th of July Celebration in downtown Erath. The five-day festival which began on Saturday, June 30 is one of the longest Independence Day Festivals in the state. 

KATC’s Katie Lopez was LIVE this morning with a preview of events. 

The final day of celebration kicks-off with the 18th annual Fun Run which includes a 5K Run and one-mile walk. That begins at 7:30 am. 

Area fire departments will compete against each other in the much-anticipated part of the celebration, water fights! The competition begins at 9:00 am.

Carnival rides begin at 1:00 pm with a parade beginning at 5:00 pm. 

The finale, a "giant" fireworks display, will light up the skies of Erath at 9:00 pm.

Organizers say that ice chests, outside food and beverages, and pets are not allowed on festival grounds. For more information visit


KATC’s Abby Breidenbach covered the start of the festival on Saturday. Read that story below:

Erath prepping for Fourth of July celebration