Ways to enjoy July 4, 2016

San Antonio’s Official 4th of July Celebration Cost: Free

Benefits: San Antonio Parks Foundation
Where: Woodlawn Lake Park – 1103 Cincinnati

When: July 4th • 8:00 am-10:00pm • 9:30 pm Fireworks

Details: Join the San Antonio community in a free 4th of July celebration for the entire family. The event will include games, the Children’s Parade presented by Sprint, live music at the Thomas J. Henry Family Stage, carnival rides, Nationwide Family Pavilion Activities, 5K,  Zumbathon and, of course, fireworks presented by H-E-B! Benefiting the San Antonio Parks Foundation, the festivities take place at Woodlawn Lake Park starting at 8:00am with a Zumbathon and 5K and ending at 10:00pm, so be sure to bring the family for a day of fun and celebration! Visit http://www.saparksfoundation.org for more information.

Schedule:            8:00am Zumbathon & 1K 8:30am 5K
10:00am-10:00pm Carnival and Food
11:00am Salute to the Red, White and Blue Parade, presented by Spring
12:00-6:00pm Nationwide Family Pavilion Activities
12:30pm-10:00pm H-E-B Military Appreciation Zone
12:00pm-10:00pm Live Music at Thomas J. Henry Family Stage
9:30pm H-E-B Fireworks Extravaganza detonated from middle of lake!

Event Website: http://www.saparksfoundation.org/fourth_of_july.htm


Stinson Municipal Airport celebrates Independence Day with the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Central Wing and includes a free Family Fun Fair with swing dance lessons, stilt walker, children’s activities, free photo booth, music and more, Monday, July 4th from 10am-2pm. Leading the CAF Vintage Warbird Expo into Stinson Municipal Airport is the B-25 Mitchell bomber Yellow Rose, the T-51 “Pecos Bill”, the T-6 “Texan” and the P-59 “Ms. Connie”. All four aircrafts are notable for their historic significance and level of detailed restoration. The Yellow Rose is one of only 27 remaining bombers that first attacked Tokyo during WWII. The public can view the aircraft for free or take a tour for a small admission fee. Attendees who want the ultimate Living History Experience can pay for a space on a 30-minute flight. Reserve your flight today at 210-268-9496. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 or $20 for a family of up to five members. WWII Veterans or Active Duty service members may tour aircraft for free with military ID.

July 4th Fest Presented by Coke

Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it’s the ultimate American tradition. Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the premiere destination to celebrate our country featuring the area’s largest fireworks display, enjoy the summer, and share great times with friends.

SeaWorld 4th of July

When: July 2nd, July 3rd and July 4th at 9:45 p.m., Where: Ski Lake

On July 2-4, in honor of Independence Day, guests will get in the patriotic spirit when they witness a colorful fireworks display at Ski Lake. This stunning mix of pyrotechnics set to a triumphant musical score will begin at 9:45 p.m. both days. This jaw-dropping show will illuminate SeaWorld’s skyline and captivate guests with its spectacular display of colorful flames and twinkling sparks. Prior to the show, guests can enjoy live music and entertainment for all ages.

Fireworks Hotline Available Fourth of July

Fireworks use in the city is illegal.

San Antonio residents can protect their homes and families by reporting any fireworks use they see in the city. The San Antonio Fire Department will once again have a Fireworks Hotline in operation on July 4th to take calls about illegal fireworks use within the city limits. Monday, July 4th 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.(210) 207-0202

City announces Independence Day holiday schedule of City services

City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 to observe Independence Day. Public safety and emergency services will remain in operation. Other City services will operate as follows:

Open:   Recycling, organics recycling and garbage will be collected,  3-1-1 Call Center will be operational,  Downtown visitors will enjoy an on-street pay station and parking meter holiday,  Dead animal collection crews will be on duty, San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place, La Villita and Market Square shops, Convention & Visitors Bureau Visitor Information Center, & Parks & Recreation Department’s four regional pools.

Closed:  Central Library and all branch libraries,  All Metro Health locations and clinics,  Bitters Brush Recycling Center, 1800 Wurzbach Parkway, and Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center, 8963 Nelson, Bulky waste collection centers and household hazardous waste sites, Pre-K 4 SA offices and its centers, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry, Senior Multi-Service Centers, Senior Nutrition Sites (seniors or the general public may contact individual nutrition sites for  holiday schedule information), City of San Antonio Community Service Centers, Head Start administrative offices and school district sites, Child Care Services administrative offices, Office of the City Clerk, Passports, Vital Records and Municipal Archives and Records, Parks & Recreation Summer Youth Program and Summer Nutrition Program, Fitness in the Park and Cultural Classes will not be held, Parks & Recreation Community Centers, McFarlin Tennis Center, 1503 San Pedro,  San Antonio Natatorium, 1430 W. Cesar Chavez, Spanish Governor’s Palace (regularly closed on Mondays), La Villita Administrative Offices, Market Square Administrative Offices, & Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry

Missions Fourth of July Celebration

First see the Missions take on Springfield then stay for the Special H-E-B Fourth of July Celebration, which includes a Post-Game Concert featuring Texas country star Kevin Fowler followed by a fireworks display

Independence Day @ The Alamo 9AM

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Alamo with music, living history, readings of the Declarations of Independence and more!

Memorial Park Picnic and 4th of July Parade @ Hollywood Park 10 am

Salute to America’s Heroes @ Morgan’s Wonderland @ 9am

A Family Fourth@ First Baptist Church San Antonio 5pm free

First Baptist Church San Antonio is inviting the city to a family fourth of July jubilee in the 515 McCullough parking lot.  The celebration is called “A Family Fourth: Celebrating God and Country Together.”  All events are free and open to the public. Activities for all ages including, live music, foods trucks, a bounce-house and crafts for the kids, a water balloon fight for the youth, a car show, board games, watermelon eating contest, and an art show by First Baptist Church San Antonio artists.


Come celebrate our nation’s freedom with The Heart of Texas Concert Band in our 85th concert- and our 8th annual July 4th concert at The Alamo!  AMERICAN SALUTE Toe tapping patriotic music to stir your heart and entertain the whole family! A double feature on Monday, July 4, 2016: 11:00 AM The Alamo 300 Alamo

Castroville, TX Old-Fashioned 4th of July Sat – Mon

The Old-Fashioned 4th of July Weekend will begin on Saturday, July 2nd, with the Pet Faire at Houston Square. The Pet Faire will last all morning, and will include a fabulous pet parade as well as fun and games for the whole family. Stick around all morning for great food and fun for all ages. Also on July 2nd, bring the entire family out and join us for a fun and patriotic 5k color run in Castroville! Race starts at 7:30am at Houston Square.  On Sunday, July 3rd, the celebration continues with the 1st Annual Chili Cookoff & Tasting starting at 7:00pm. At 8:00pm Houston Square will play host to an Old-Fashioned Street Dance. More information to come. The three day weekend will continue on July 4th with an array of activities to celebrate Independence Day. The day will begin with the City of Castroville’s Annual Old-Fashioned 4th of July Parade starting at 9am. The parade will be followed by a post-parade celebration at the City’s park on Houston Square. Many local groups will provide refreshments for all those gathered after the parade. Following the parade festivities, the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Concert and Picnic in the Park will be held at the City of Castroville Regional Park, located on Alsace Street along the beautiful Medina River. At the park, visitors will find a wide array of food vendors and food trucks, from burgers to eclectic cuisine.

Helotes hosts the Independence Day Celebration SATURDAY

The City of Helotes hosts the Independence Day Celebration, including a free concert by the Helotes Area Community Band, a bouncy slide for the kids, food vendors, family-friendly activities, and more! There will also be free hot dogs, ice cream, and apple pie (while supplies last). Please bring your own chairs / blankets and feel free to bring your own food and drinks, as well.  Location:  Behind City Hall at the Helotes Municipal Complex. Click here to view Event Layout and Parking Map.  Cost: Free to the public. Date and Time: The event takes place on Saturday, July 2nd. Activities start at 6:30 pm, and fireworks will be launched at dusk.

Celebrate July Fourth in Fredericksburg

An All-American parade down historic Main Street followed by a day of July Fourth festivities and fireworks are just a few reasons to spend a long weekend of patriotic fun in Fredericksburg. Fourth of July activities will take place all weekend long beginning on Friday, July 1.

  • The Liverpool Legends Beatles Tribute Band will take the stage at the Rockbox Theater on Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, at 8:00 p.m. bringing songs that span the entire career of The Beatles to the stage in downtown Fredericksburg.
  • The summer season of live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing kicks off at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds on Saturday and Sunday, July 2 and 3, at 11:00 a.m. each day.
  • Lost Draw Cellars will host their “Reds, Whites and Blues” celebration on Sunday, July 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a gourmet hot dog bar, popcorn, apple pie and live music. Andrew Ybarra and Daniel Tiemann will perform from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Ben Beckendorf will perform from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • The July 4thCommunity Parade, featuring decorated floats, will take place on Main Street on Monday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m. A patriotic program will follow at Marktplatz at approximately 11:00 a.m. with a presentation of colors, live music, an L-Bird flyover and more.
  • Celebrate Independence Day at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site on Monday, July 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participate in washer pitching, sack races, corn husk doll making and more.
  • Becker Vineyards’ July 4thChili Cookoff will take place on Monday, July 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The CASI-sanctioned event includes entertaining chili cook showmanship, wine tasting and live music.
  • The “Live Free & Fly” 4thof July Celebration, hosted by Walt & Tina Wilkins, will take place in Luckenbach Texas on Monday, July 4, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Music artists include the Zac Wilkerson Band, Tina Mitchell Wilkins, Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros, and the Josh Grider Band with special guest Kristi Grider.
  • Celebrate Independence Day with traditional American fare – the hot dog! – at Pedernales Cellars on Monday, July 4, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy a gourmet hot dog bar with all the trimmings.
  • The annual fireworks display will take place at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Monday, July 4, with a pre-fireworks concert at 7:30 p.m. and the fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m. Bring your own chairs, eats and drinks.

To learn more about all of the Fourth of July events and activities planned in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County visitwww.visitfredericksburgtx.com/july4 or call 830.997.6523. To reserve Fourth of July lodging in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County, visit www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com.

Schertz Jubilee 2016 Sun-Mon

Schertz is proud to be the home of the only annual Star Spangled Spectacular that goes off in rain, shine, drought or flood. At Jubilee we celebrate freedom by showcasing the diversity that makes us great! Complete with live musical entertainment, a parade, a 5K Run, a carnival, food and fun, at Jubilee we have something for the whole family.  Join the Parks & Recreation Foundation and the City of Schertz for the singing of the National Anthem and the Fireworks Spectacular July 4 at approximately 9:15 PM. Pickrell Park

New Braunfels Fourth of July Extravaganza

2016 Old Time 4th of July  Patriotic Parade and Program  Monday, July 4, 2016 9:15 a.m., Main Plaza, Downtown Fun for the entire family! Everyone is welcome to walk or ride! Join us for the largest Independence Day celebration in New Braunfels featuring live music at the dance slab starting at 6:30 pm and fireworks over Landa Lake.  Fireworks will be shot from Landa Lake in Landa Park starting at 9:15 pm. The Fireworks display can be viewed from Fischer Park. July 4th Spectacular sponsored by H-E-B. Come early, bring a picnic and enjoy the show!

Fourth of July Fireworks in Boerne

We didn’t forget about those of you on the far northwest side. Boerne will be hosting its annual fireworks display at City Park.Admission is free, and visitors are invited to bring chairs,

Small Town, BIG Fun! Ennis, Texas Hosts Ennis Freedom Fest on Saturday, July 2nd!

Ennis, Texas celebrates Independence Day a little early on Saturday, July 2nd with free, fun family events! The 3rd Annual Red, White and Bike Parade is a component of Ennis Freedom Fest on July 2, 2016.  It is so much fun! Families gather to decorate their bikes, and we have a big parade right through our historic neighborhood and downtown. Also, in downtown Ennis, we will be having a big BBQ competition, and this always brings out the locals. Beginning at 3 pm, the gates at the Texas Motoplex will be open for FREE admission.  There will be a FREE kids zone from 5-9 pm, music by the Pontiax from 7-9 pm.  The City of Ennis will then be hosting a tribute to our First Responders at the Texas Motorplex right before the highly acclaimed fireworks show.  There will be VIP seating for the first responders that can attend and for their families.  It is Norman Rockwall on steroids!  For all the information regarding this event, please call 972-878-4748 or go to www.visitennis.org.  Also follow the Ennis Farmers Market, Ennis Main Street, and Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau on facebook, twitter and instagram.  For all the events at the Texas Motorplex for Saturday, July 2, please go to www.texasmotorplex.com.

The town of Comfort is kicking off Independence Day weekend on July 2, 2016 with its annual celebration that combines a star-spangled parade and a community barbecue dinner with family fun. Drawing visitors from throughout the state as well as Hill Country residents, Independence Day in Comfort encourages everyone to celebrate how great it is to be an American. With red, white, and blue bunting and flags draped from the town’s many turn-of-the-century buildings, the town of Comfort captures the spirit of patriotism so prevalent in rural America in times past.The parade begins at 10 a.m. and travels from the Downtown Historic District along High Street to Comfort Park, 403 Highway 27, where there is a Texas-style barbecue dinner, live music, vendors and family fun from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The celebration continues back in the Historic District with live music with big band sounds, food vendors, and great shopping from 2 to 6 p.m. Visitors can register to win gift certificates at participating merchants. For more information on Independence Day in Comfort, visit our Web site, www.comfort-texas.com or phone 830-995-3131. Also, visit us on Face book.

The Fourth of July in Central Texas.


Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
While Auditorium Shores is under renovation, the fireworks display moves eastward this year to Circuit of the Americas with the festivities starting at 8:30 p.m. with a concert from the Austin Symphony. Attendees can plop down on the Austin 360 Amphitheater lawn or in the general seating on a first come, first served basis. On-site camping and RV camping are also available. Parking is free in Lot F, and closer parking is available at Lots A, C and H for $10. Gates open at 3 p.m.

Northwest Austin Civic Association 4th of July Parade
The parade will start promptly at 9 a.m. Friday, with a flag ceremony and the singing of the national anthem featuring local Cub Scouts and County Commissioner Bruce Todd. Parade participants include Engine 21 of the Austin Fire Department, the Anderson High School band, the House Rabbit Resource Network (which last year featured some bunnies in mini-tanks) and the Ladies Lawn Chair Brigade.

The parade route will march from Far West Blvd between Waterline Rd. and Northledge Dr., ending at Doss Elementary.

Tarrytown 4th of July Parade and Picnic
The 21st annual Tarrytown 4th of July Parade and Picnic will be presented 80′s style, starting at 9 a.m. All families are invited to participate in the parade or to cheer on the participants along the route.  Folks will gather at Good Shepherd Church at 8:30 a.m., and the parade route will travel west on Windsor to Pecos and then follow Pecos to Reed Park.   At Reed Park there will be refreshments, music, and breakfast treats.

Wells Branch 4th Fest
Residents of Wells Branch can gather at Katherine Fleischer Park at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning for a 12-hour celebration featuring a parade winding through the neighborhood, culminating in a festival featuring a rock wall, a bounce house, a dunk tank and games at the park’s pool. Live music will also run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fireworks will launch at the Willow Bend pool starting at around 9:30 p.m.

Westlake 4th of July Parade
The parade will start at 8:45 a.m. on the corner of Westlake Drive and Bee Cave Road, winding up Rocky River Road and back towards Reveille Road to Bee Cave Road and concluding in the Northstar Bank parking lot. Parade attendees can enjoy a costume contest, breakfast tacos, live music and a hula hoop contest.



Patriotic Festival
The day begins with a pet parade at 10:30 a.m. on the corner of Pine and Water Streets, with the parade going up Main Street down to the Bastrop Opera House. Prizes will be awarded afterward. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The Bastrop Community Chorus and Band will warm up the crowd at 6 p.m. before the fireworks begin at 9 p.m.


Red, White, & Buda
Line up begins at 8:30 a.m. for the children’s parade on Main Street near the old post office building and next to Garcia’s, ending at City Park. Decorative bikes, wagons, scooters, strollers, and more will take a short parade route to City Park. Everyone is welcome to participate. Morning activities include bounce houses, an obstacle course, slip ‘n slide and a magician from 9 – 11 a.m. Fireworks begin at Buda City Park at 9 p.m.

Cedar Park

Cedar Park 4th of July Celebration
The parade will start at 10 a.m., traveling down Discovery Blvd. to the Cedar Park Recreation Center. All entries are free for the parade, but participants must fill out a parade entry form. The festival will begin at Milburn Park, with music beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m.


People’s Patriotic 4th of July Parade
The parade will start at 10 a.m., with everyone invited to walk down historic Main Street from City Hall to the Veterans’ Memorial Park for a celebration of the Fourth. All non-motorized entries are accepted. Food and festivities follow the parade with a short program and a Soap Box Derby exhibition by the local Cub Scouts.


Georgetown’s Sertoma 4th of July Celebration
Festivities begin at 11 a.m. at San Gabriel Park beginning at the low water crossing and ending at the Gazebo. It will include over 60 arts and craft booths and 20 food vendors. Kids rides, bounce houses, games, and a petting zoo are provided for children. Musical entertainment will begin at the Gazebo at noon and continue all day. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.


Kyle’s Independence Day Celebration
Beginning at 6 p.m., the pre-show celebration at the Plum Creek Golf Course Clubhouse is free to the public and includes live music. Hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold under the large tent, along with other snacks. Parking at the golf course is available for a donation to the Kyle Masonic Lodge. Fireworks will launch from PCGC at 9:30 p.m.

Hays CISD’s Performing Arts Center will entertain with music until the fireworks start. The free public program starts off with local songwriter Kem Watts performing at 7 p.m., followed by Starlight Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. The finale will be a rendition of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” performed by Starlight Symphony Orchestra along with choirs from local schools and churches.


July 4th Celebration
The festivities kick-off at 8:30 a.m. with a parade down Lakeway Drive from Live Oak Golf Course to the Lakeway Church. There will be patriotic festivities at the Lakeway Activity Center afterwards at 10:30 a.m., and the Lakeway Swim Center will be open from noon until 9 p.m., with admission at $3.  Live music will start at 7 p.m. at the Swim Center Park, with free parking available at Serene Hills Elementary School. Fireworks are tentatively set to start at 10 p.m.


Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival
Festivities start at 3 p.m. and last until 11 p.m. include live music, activities for children, and a demonstration tent with a sculptor and musicians. Personal watercraft rentals will be available through Pflug Pfun. Fireworks launch from the southwest area of the lake in the evening. There will be no on-site parking this year. Shuttles will be available from Hendrickson High School and Pflugerville High School.

Round Rock

Brushy Creek 4th of July Parade and Celebration
Parade line-up begins at 9 a.m. at Liberty Walk and Valona Loop. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will end in Cat Hollow Park at 10:00 a.m. The festival begins at 10 a.m. in Cat Hollow Park and will feature live music by Blue Dog Band. Free activities include a bounce house, inflatable slide, water slide, slip ‘n slide, and defender dome.

July 4th Frontier Days Celebration
A parade, fireworks, carnival rides, jalapeno pepper-eating contest, children’s games, Sam Bass Shootout, Movies in the Park and skydivers are all part of the City of Round Rock’s July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at Main Street Plaza. Frontier Days festival opens at noon at Old Settlers Park. Fireworks will begin at dark.

San Marcos

San Marcos SummerFest
SummerFest begins at San Marcos Plaza Park at 6 p.m., and includes live music, fireworks, and a patriotic costume contest and parade for kids. Fireworks are set to begin at 9:30 p.m. Festival grounds close at 10 p.m.

This information is deemed reliable, but Charley Wasson is not responsible for changes in scheduling or inaccurate information.  Please double check these with another source before making your plans.  I hope you understand!


About Charley Wasson

I'm Charley Wasson, a Texas Realtor with the Laughy Hilger Group LLC. Call me for information on how easy and affordable it is to own a new home! This area features great schools, and a lifestyle that is truly unmatched in the San Antonio area. You’ll enjoy an easy drive to San Antonio and Hill Country living. Call me at 210-478-8555 for more information. Thanks! ​Texas Law requires all real estate licensees to give the following information about brokerage services (copy and paste to your browser): https://charleywasson.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/information-about-brokerage-services-tar-2501-iabs-06012017.pdf
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