A Family Guide to celebrating the Fourth of July in towns around San AntonioPosted by MomOnMars on July 01, 2012
Want to take a short drive and enjoy fireworks somewhere besides the big city? There are plenty of other exciting places to visit to enjoy the holiday! Pick just about any town and drive to it….you’re bound to find a fun Fourth celebration. We found a few that sounded especially exciting!
Tuesday night kicks off the Schertz Jubilee Celebration. Starting at 6 pm, the park in Schertz opens with a carnival, food and drinks, plus entertainment from Cactus Country starting at 7 pm. Then the festivities continue Wednesday, July 4th with a BBQ Cook-off starting bright and early at 7 am. Don’t miss the parade at 9:30 am and stick around all day to enjoy the activities and entertainment (including MC & the Mystyx, Chilton Vance, and Meyer Anderson) all leading up to the Fireworks at 9:15 pm. There’s no gate fee, but you will need cash for the carnival, food and drinks.
Head to Horseshoe Bay for a full day on the Fourth, starting at 9:30 am with a land parade of antique cars, horse drawn carriages and floats, followed by a boat parade on Lake LBJ at 10:15. Stay around for a fireworks extravaganza hosted by Horseshoe Bay Resort, starting at 9:30 pm on July 4th. The resort offers a special holiday package that also includes a kids’ carnival and annual Red, White & Blue BBQ. The fun lasts through July 7th, ending with a Star Party on the Live Oak Lawn. (You know how much I love Star Parties!)
You get an early start in Fredericksburg at 8 a.m. with the Children’s Parade, followed by a full day of fun, including a kite festival, chili cook-off and – um- lawn mower parade in Luckenbach. The evening ends a “dark-thirty” with fireworks over Lady Bird Johnson Park. Most all of the events are free.
Apparently, Utopia has one of the best fireworks shows in the Hill Country…lasting a full hour with the park and river as the perfect backdrop. Last year’s show was cancelled due to drought, but all roads are pointing towards this year’s event being a “really big show.” We’re told that some people claim their spots the night before to watch this show!
Staying in town? Here’s a list of San Antonio celebrations!
Do you have plans to head somewhere special for fireworks? Where will you be headed? A secret spot to share with the rest of us?