Market Street Allen USA Celebration
History Produced as a cooperative effort between the City of Allen and the Allen Parks Foundation, Market Street Allen USA Celebration presented by Texas Health Allen is Allen’s largest and most spectacular community event to say the least!
Centered around the theme of being “First to the Fourth," Market Street Allen USA serves as the community’s Fourth of July celebration, uniquely held the last Saturday of June every year. The 2017 Market Street Allen USA Celebration will begin at 4 p.m. on June 24 at Celebration Park. Being the last Saturday in June allows the event to be a standout among area cities’ celebrations and promotes attendance locally, regionally and statewide.
Allen USA began in 1995, taking place in the intimate surroundings of Bethany Lakes Park and the Joe Farmer Recreation Center amphitheater. An estimated 5,000 people attended the first event, complete with fireworks, a thrilling laser show and entertainment provided by the Allen Civic Chorus and other local talent.
The phenomenal success from these humble beginnings led the event to move to a larger venue at Allen Station Park. Attendance grew to more than 20,000 as the entertainment included national recording artists such as Jerry Jeff Walker, Vince Vance and the Valiants and others.
In 2003, Allen USA exploded in attendance with a move to Allen’s new 106-acre Celebration Park. Since that time, the event has grown to a regular attendance of up to 80,000 people and has included national recording artists such as Survivor, JT Taylor from Kool and the Gang, Eddie Money, 38 Special, Three Dog Night and The Commodores to name a few.
Market Street Allen USA Celebration presented by Texas Health Allen also gives back to the community! A number of civic organizations support the event through countless volunteer hours to sell soft drinks, souvenirs and assist with festival activities. The event returns back to them a portion of the proceeds for their hard work and support!
Many people have said that it’s the memories they create at Market Street Allen USA Celebration that keeps them coming back year after year. The family friendly reputation of this event is what grabs other’s attention to attend for the first time! But regardless of why people attend, at the end of the night, the smiles say it all! So come party in the park with us…you’ll be glad you did!