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Double your Independence fun: head to Caldwell on July 3 and then another hot spot on the 4th.From Fireworks to Symphony Performances, There Is Something for Everyone This Independence Day

Elizabeth Lutheran's July 3rd Celebration 

Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Caldwell presents the 16th Annual July 3rd celebration on the church grounds just off Hwy. 21 east of Caldwell. The family friendly event offers games for the kids, bingo, Bluebell ice cream, but the homegrown tomatoes they serve with the hamburgers steal the show. Hotdogs, a raffle, silent auction, and fireworks round out the night.

 

Double your Independence fun: head to Caldwell on July 3 and then another hot spot on the 4th.From Fireworks to Symphony Performances, There Is Something for Everyone This Independence Day

Elizabeth Lutheran’s July 3rd Celebration 

Elizabeth Lutheran Church in Caldwell presents the 16th Annual July 3rd celebration on the church grounds just off Hwy. 21 east of Caldwell. The family friendly event offers games for the kids, bingo, Bluebell ice cream, but the homegrown tomatoes they serve with the hamburgers steal the show. Hotdogs, a raffle, silent auction, and fireworks round out the night.

The event starts at 6pm and a professional fireworks display will launch at 9:30pm. For more information, call (979) 567-4286 or visit www.elizabeth-lutheran.org.

Elizabeth Lutheran Church

July 3 from 6pm to 10pm 
165 County Road 307
Caldwell, TX 77836
(979) 567-4286

http://www.elizabeth-lutheran.org

 

The Brazos Valley Symphony will perform a free concert before the fireworks display at the George Bush Library 4th of July celebration.‘I Love America’ Celebration

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is host of the annual College Station Noon Lions Club “I Love America” Fourth of July Celebration. Come enjoy live entertainment, concessions and games for children. Beginning at 8:50pm, listen to patriotic songs during a free concert performed by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. Come early and bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Admission is free.

George Bush Presidential Library and Museum

July 4 from 9:30am to 10:05pm
(979) 691-4014

http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/

 

H-E-B presents the Tenth Annual Fireworks on the Brazos

Start early and stay late at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical site on July 4. The “Birthplace of Texas” has a full day of fun activities planned to celebrate our nation’s independence, capped off by a tremendous fireworks display at dark. Cool off with some free Blue Bell Ice Cream and Coca-Cola. The Brenham Children’s Chorus and the Brenham Sacred Chorus will perform “Happy Birthday, America!” at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the park is free.

Washington-on-the-Brazos

July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m
State Historic Site
(936) 878-2214

http://www.birthplaceoftexas.com

 

Lake Somerville July 4th Celebration

Celebrate Independance day at the lake with fireworks, live music, boating and food. Located right outside Brehnham, the fireworks will be held at Welch Park on Lake Somerville.

Lake Somerville at Welch Park

July 4; activities run all day. 
160 Welch Park Road
Somerville 

www.BurlesonCountyTX.com

Chappell Hill’s 4th of July Parade & Summer Cowboy Event

Chappell Hill’s 36th Annual 4th of July Parade will feature floats, cowboys, antique cars, the renowned Marching Kazoo Band. Come out for a day of cowboy fun with cowboy demonstrators, pony rides and children’s activities.

Corner of Main Street and Poplar Street in Chappell Hill

July 4 at 10am; admission is free.
Main Street
Chappell Hill, TX
(888) 273-6426

http://www.chappellhillmuseum.org/ 

 

Celebrate Independence in Independence

“Celebrating Independence” is a day of fun hosted in Independence including a parade, food booths and a fireworks display. The parade will begin at 5pm and fireworks will commence at 9:30pm.

Downtown Independence

July 4 from 2pm to 10pm 
9400 Lueckemeyer Road
Brenham, TX 77833
(979) 836-4211

http://www.facebook.com/independencecommunityevents 

Use Caution During Fourth of July Holiday

With Independence Day celebrations drawing near, Texas Forest Service officials are reminding residents to exercise caution outdoors and remember that just one spark can cause a devastating wildfire. 

About 90 percent of wildfires in Texas are human-caused, which means they can be prevented. As residents enjoy building a campfire, shooting off celebratory fireworks in approved areas or cooking on the grill, they’re asked to take a few safety precautions to ensure their homes and families are protected. 

Texas Forest Service Wildland Urban Interface and Prevention Coordinator Justice Jones said that while drought conditions have improved for much of the state, wildfire potential still exists – especially in areas where consecutive days of hot temperatures have dried out the vegetation.

“We don’t want to discourage anyone from enjoying the holiday; we just want to remind people that Texas is still prone to wildfire danger,” Jones says. “We’re still seeing almost daily local activity in some parts of the state.”

There are several things you can do to help prevent wildfires:

  • Check for and obey burn bans and fireworks restrictions.
  • If outdoor burning is allowed, create a firebreak (down to bare dirt) around an outdoor fire before igniting the materials to be burned.
  • Keep water nearby just in case a fire starts. It doesn’t take much of a spark or burning ember to ignite dry, fine-textured fuels like grass and weeds.
  • Read and follow label instructions on how to properly discharge fireworks.
  • Only use fireworks with close adult supervision.
  • Use fireworks only in areas clear of dead, dry grass and weeds.
  • Avoid using fireworks, particularly aerial varieties, around buildings. Winds can carry hot fireworks onto roofs where leaves or other flammable debris may have accumulated.