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Llano Rock’n Riverfest: Beat the Heat with a Bang this July

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Those of you looking to make the 4th of July one for the books need look no further than Llano, located in the Texas Hill Country! You’ll want to read up on the Rock’N Riverfest scheduled for a variety of events on July 4 and July 6, 2019. It’s the perfect way to beat the heat while you celebrate our nation’s independence.

Llano Rock'n Riverfest: Beat the Heat with a Bang this July

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Two solid nights of fireworks bookend this event—one on July 4th and one on July 6th—making Llano the setting for one of the best celebrations Texas has to offer. Jet ski races are scheduled to take place on the river at Badu Park on July 6, 2019, which are open to the public and feature amateur and professional divisions on a pattern course. Guests can watch from their choice of floating on the Llano River or from the shore, both of which have spectacular vantage points.

Llano Rock'n Riverfest: Beat the Heat with a Bang this July

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In addition to the high-speed jet ski races, families will want to spend time participating in various organized games, visiting the Oldies But Goodies car show, touring the many vendor booths, and checking out the Patriotic Pet Parade! Those who love to dress their pets in red, white, and blue will have the opportunity to register their furry friends and put them on display on July 6, 2019. There’s also a children’s parade scheduled for the evening hours, which will definitely be a highlight of the event festivities.

Llano Rock'n Riverfest: Beat the Heat with a Bang this July

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You couldn’t imagine going to a 4th of July event in Texas without experiencing some great barbecue. That’s just what the Rock ‘N Riverfest offers with a delicious BBQ Cook-Off! For those with children, there will be face painting and fun activities to make it all worthwhile. If they need to beat the heat, a splash pad will also be available to play around, cool off, and simply have fun!

Llano Rock'n Riverfest: Beat the Heat with a Bang this July

Photo: Facebook/Llano Rock’n Riverfest

The Llano river is synonymous with a variety of water sports, not the least of which are great swimming and kayaking—both of which will be happening during the festival. There will also be inflatables on hand for water fun for the kids! Those looking to register for the parades, a vendor booth, or the car show can contact the Llano Visitor Center for more information at (325) 247-5354. The events on July 6, 2019 will be an all-day affair, while the fireworks displays on July 4 and July 6 will take place when the sun goes down. Visitors are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax and enjoy everything Llano has to offer. If you’re traveling from out-of-town, the event Facebook link is provided here for more details, and you can also visit the Llano Chamber of Commerce website at the link here for accommodation recommendations. Visit the Llano Rock’N Riverfest website here.