Veterans and current members of the military were honored for their service and bravery at Sherrill Park.
"Veterans fought and died to preserve our freedoms and our constitution," says Vietnam veteran James Miller.
The city of Port Aransas also celebrated our military during their fifth annual Patriotic Parade.
"It means a lot because it’s celebrating us," says Sargent Flores.
"We love our country, and we are very grateful to the military for all that they do so that we keep can keep our freedom," says organizer Patty Hyland.
Families filled the streets to watch fancy floats and cheer on service members walking the parade.
"I really like the red, whites, and blues cause it’s very patriotic,” says Jordan Vermont.
Aside from parades, many families spent their holiday at McGee Beach.
Where kids enjoyed the waves and making sand castles.
"We are just playing on the sand,” says McKayla O’connor. "We found lots of seashells here… Just to tell you, there’s a lot of seaweed here."
Where there’s fun, there must be food. Local food trucks took advantage of the holiday crowds.
"Funnel cakes, and fried Oreo, we also have mini taquitos," says the owner of R&B Funner Cakes and More Lizzy Romero. "The main thing here is to come out, celebrate fourth of July with the family and have a great time."
Celebrating freedom and family this Fourth of July.
"I look forward to, at the end of the day, is watching the fireworks," says Vermont.