For your Fourth of July celebrations, whether they be for the weekend before or the day of, check out these fun and patriotic events!
Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail
July 2nd and 3rd mark the first weekend of the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail’s annual Harvest Trail, which offers ticket holders the opportunity to visit all seven wineries on the Trail and try a summer food pairing with two wine pairings at each winery. For more information, visit www.texasbluebonnetwinetrail.com.
Patriotic Pops Choral Concert
Christ United Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir will present Patriotic Pops: A Musical Celebration of America on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 6pm in the church sanctuary, located at 4201 Highway 6 South in College Station. This program is a gift to the community of Bryan-College Station from Christ United Methodist Church, so there is no charge. There will be a casual July 4th social time after the concert. Contact Chris Caffee at (979)690-4673, Ext. 137 or by email at ChrisCaffee@christ-umc.org for more information about this event.
Patriotic Concert at Round Top Festival Institute
The annual Patriotic Concert at Round Top Festival Institute on Sunday, July 3 is sure to be a fun-filled event. The Texas Festival Orchestra, conducted by Perry So, will perform many favorites by American composers, including works by Aaron Copland and John Philip Sousa. After the concert, join your friends and fellow concertgoers on the west side of the concert hall for Blue Bell ice cream, courtesy of Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham. For information, visit www.festivalhill.org, call 979-249-3129, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I Love America Celebration
The 56th Annual I Love America Fourth of July celebration will be presented by the College Station Noon Lions Club at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M. The museum will be open from 9:30am to 8pm with free admission for everyone until the building closes at 8:30pm. Concessions begin at 5:30pm and live music entertainment at 6pm, including live performances by Xchange. The Kids’ Zone, complete with games and bounce houses for children, will be open from 6 – 8:30pm. The evening will culminate with a performance by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director, Marcelo Bussiki. The program will include patriotic standards like Sousa’s heart-stirring marches, a salute to the Armed Forces, and the explosive 1812 Overture. The concert will conclude with a fireworks display overhead. For more information, visit www.Bush41.org, www.csnoonlions.org, or www.bvso.org.
Fireworks on the Brazos
The Annual Fireworks on the Brazos will feature a free music concert from 7pm to 9pm in Washington-on-the-Brazos’ amphitheater, featuring Texas country artist Cody Bryan Band. The firework extravaganza starts at 9:30pm. HEB will host face painting, bubble stations, and other fun activities for kids. Food vendors will offer a variety of festival food choices. Visitors can bring picnics, blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights. For more information, visit www.birthplaceoftexas.org.
Kurten Fireworks Show
Celebrate Fourth of July at the Annual Kurten Fireworks Show and Fundraiser. This event offers residents the opportunity to meet and support firefighters and first responders who volunteer their time and efforts to the community, while enjoying a family-focused celebration. The event features barbecue, children’s games, and activities, raffles, and fireworks show. Proceeds from this year’s Fireworks Show and Fundraiser will go towards the purchase of a new brush truck for the District 2 VFD. For more information, visit www.district2vfd.org.
Fourth of July Parade in Chappell Hill
Celebrate Fourth of July at the Annual Kurten Fireworks Show and Fundraiser.
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Chappell Hill at the Biggest Small Town Parade in Texas. Featuring the famous Marching Kazoo Band, the parade starts at 10am. The Chappell Hill Historical Society will host the Summer Cowboy Event featuring the Rocking T Chuck Wagon, Cowboy Bob, pony rides, petting zoo, oxen demonstrations, and a food and beverage vendor. For more information, visit www.chappellhilltx.com.
Fourth of July Parade in Round Top
Round Top’s 166th Fourth of July Parade will kick off at 10:30am in Downtown Round Top with the roar of the Civil War-era cannon. Fun for the whole family, great food, good music, and parade will be among the festivities of the longest running annual Fourth of July celebration west of the Mississippi River. Visit www.roundtoprifle.com for more information.