Celebrate July Fourth At The Bush Library Museum

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The event will kick of at 9:30 a.m. when the George Bush Library opens. Enjoy fireworks, food, music and games and more at the College Station Noon Lions Club’s “I Love America” Celebration July 4 at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 10 p.m.

The Bush Library and Museum will be open with free admission for everyone all day. The event itself is free, but guests will need to buy tickets for any food they wish to eat except for watermelon.

This is the 51st year the College Station Noon Lions Club has presented the “I Love America” Celebration as a way for the Bryan-College Station community to gather and celebrate our country’s birth, and the 14th year the event has been hosted at the Bush Library and Museum.

The master of ceremonies for the event is K.O. from 104.7 The Mix’s morning show. Musical entertainment includes the Scott Shelby Band, The Docs, Jason Adams as Elvis, and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presented by HEB. Listen live on KAMU-FM or streaming online at kamu.tamu.edu.

The Brazos Valley Symphony will perform at 8:50 p.m. Free parking is available in the West Campus Garage, the Reed Arena parking lots, and lots 97, 74 and 61. Disabled parking is available in the north side of Lot 41 (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum).

Overflow in Lot 111 (Bush School of Government and Public Service) must display the proper disabled hangtag to be granted access to these lots. For more information about shuttles and parking go to transport.tamu.edu.

Special thanks to the City of Bryan; KAMU-FM; Bryan Coca Cola; the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation; RDM Audio; Slovacek Sausage; Texas Commercial Waste; Astin/Winkler Charitable Trust; and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

Event sponsors include 104.7 The Mix; KBTX Media; Texas A&M University; the City of College Station; and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presented by HEB.

Brazos Valley Symphony Will Play A Free Concert Before The Fireworks Show:

The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra has always accompanied the fireworks show at the July 4 celebration. This year, the symphony will play a free concert an hour before the fireworks show begins. A few musical selections include Born on the Fourth of July, Battle Hymn of the Republic and Stars and Stripes Forever. Make sure not to miss out on this free event. Visit http://bvso.org for more information.


Schedule:

9:30 a.m. Bush Library and Museum opens; free admission all day

4:30 p.m. Barbara Bush Drive closes; free shuttles begin from West Campus Garage and Reed Arena parking lots

5 p.m. Concession stands open; games and live entertainment begin

The events will kick of at 9:30 a.m. when the George Bush Library opens. Enjoy fireworks, food, music, games and more at the College Station Noon Lions Club “I Love America” Celebration July 4 at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 10 p.m.

The Bush Library & Museum will be open with free admission for everyone all day. The event itself is free, but guests will need to buy tickets for any food they wish to eat except for watermelon.

This is the 51st year the College Station Noon Lions Club has presented the “I Love America” Celebration as a way for the Bryan/College Station community to gather and celebrate our country’s birth, and the 14th year the event has been hosted at the Bush Library and Museum.

The master of ceremonies for the event is K.O. from 104.7 The Mix morning show. Musical entertainment includes the Scott Shelby Band, The Docs, Jason Adams as Elvis, and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra sponsored by HEB. Listen live on KAMU-FM or streaming online at kamu.tamu.edu.

The Brazos Valley Symphony will perform at 8:50 p.m. Free parking is available in the West Campus Garage, the Reed Arena parking lots, and lots 97, 74 and 61. Disabled parking is available in the north side of Lot 41 (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum).

Overflow in Lot 111 (Bush School of Government and Public Service) must display the proper disabled hangtag to be granted access to these lots. For more information about shuttles and parking go to transport.tamu.edu.

Sponsors include the City of Bryan; KAMU-FM; Bryan Coca Cola; the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation; RDM Audio; Slovacek Sausage; Texas Commercial Waste; Astin/Winkler Charitable Trust; and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.

Event sponsors include 104.7 The Mix; KBTX Media; Texas A&M University; the City of College Station; and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presented by HEB.

Brazos Valley Symphony Will Play A Free Concert Before The Fireworks Show

The Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra has always accompanied the fireworks show at the July 4 celebration. This year, the symphony will play a free concert an hour before the fireworks show begins. A few musical selections include Born on the Fourth of July, Battle Hymn of the Republic and Stars and Stripes Forever. Make sure not to miss out on this free event. Visit http://bvso.org for more information.

Schedule:

9:30 a.m. Bush Library and Museum opens; free admission all day

4:30 p.m. Barbara Bush Drive closes; free shuttles begin from West Campus Garage and Reed Arena parking lots

5 p.m. Concession stands open; games and live entertainment begin

6 p.m. Presentation of colors; national anthem; F-16 flyover The George Bush Library is open to the public with free admission.

Immediately following, live entertainment resumes

8 p.m. Hot air balloon glow; Bush Library and Museum doors close

8:30 p.m. Bush Library and Museum closes

8:45 p.m. National anthem

8:50 p.m. Performance by Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presented by HEB

9:50 p.m. Fireworks show begins

10:05 p.m. Event ends; free shuttle busses back to West Campus Garage and Reed
Arena parking lots

The fireworks show will begin at 9:50 p.m. after the Brazos Valley Symphony’s performance.All times and events are subject to change and are weather dependent. For more information go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/julyfourth.

Lions clubs are known for their efforts to preserve sight and eradicate blindness, as well as their commitment to community service and helping youth. To learn more about Lions Clubs International, visit www.lionsclubs.org.

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Libraries network. The Bush Library and Museum preserves and makes available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism by offering rich educational and public programs, original museum exhibits and access to our archival holdings. For more information visit the Bush Library and Museum website at bushlibrary.tamu.edu.  

If you can’t make the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum Celebration, celebrate the Fourth of July by attending these events around the Brazos Valley:

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
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
State Historic Site
(936) 878-2214
http://www.birthplaceoftexas.com

Lake Somerville July 4th Celebration

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

Lake Somerville at Welch Park
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
10 a.m.; 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
2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
9400 Lueckemeyer Road
Brenham, TX 77833
(979) 836-4211
http://www.facebook.com/independencecommunityevents