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Make Plans Now to Have a Blast This 4th of July

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There are some amazing 4th of July celebrations planned all throughout the Texas Hill Country. Austin and San Antonio will have celebrations all throughout the city, but smaller cities and towns within the Hill Country will also offer festivities that will meet or exceed your expectations of 4th of July fun. Check out these events and start making your plans now to celebrate the day our great nation won their independence. From BBQs to parades to fireworks, you are guaranteed to have a blast!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Aqua Boom Fourth of JulyPhoto: Kingsland Chamber of Commerce

Aqua Boom, BBQ & Friday Night Steak Cook-Off – Bar-B-Que Cook-Off This can’t-miss annual event is sure to knock your socks off over the Fourth of July weekend with a children’s parade, aqua boom land parade, arts and crafts vendors, cow’ographers Wild West Show, Reed Helicopter rides, barbeque and chili cook-off, patriotic dinner and fish fry, street dance, poker run, horseshoe pitch and washer toss, obstacle course race, raft race, rubber duckie race, boat parade, live music. Whew! That’s a lot of down home family fun! Events are scheduled all over town so be sure to check out Kingland’s Aquaboom Schedule of Events to plan your weekend. Fireworks will be held on Monday, July 4, 2016 at the 2900 River Bridge. Free. July 1 – 4, 2016. Kingsland, Texas. kingslandaquaboom.org

Brady July Jubilee Friday night at 7 p.m. watch the Miss Heart of Texas Pageant and see the next Miss Heart of Texas be crowned. On Saturday at 10 a.m., celebrate our country’s independence with a July 4th Parade in downtown Brady. A BBQ Luncheon at the First United Methodist Church will curb your craving for Texas BBQ from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Then, get down and dirty at the Mud Volleyball Tournament being held at Brady Lake Park. Dance the night away at 8 p.m. Free. July 1 –  2, 2016. Various venues, Brady, Texas. bradytx.com

VFW Rodeo Get ready for some mutton bustin’, food, and fun at the “Best CPRA Rodeo of the Year” at the Wimberley VFW Rodeo over Fourth of July weekend. Not to mention the cowboys, bulls, and rodeo clowns! Fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016. Free. July 1 – 3, 2016. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Mutton bustin’ starts at 7 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 8 p.m. Wimberley Valley Veterans Park, Jacobs Well Rd (CR 182), Wimberley, Texas. wimberley.org

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