You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Independence Days festivities
No plans yet for the Fourth of July? Floresville and other surrounding towns will be offering a variety of family friendly events in celebration of our nation’s independence.
The town of Runge will host its annual all-day Independence Day celebration Saturday, June 30, in the VFW Hall on East Aransas Street. Festivities will include an antique and classic car show, a barbecue, a parade, and fireworks. For more information as well as car entry forms and parade entry forms, visit rungechamber.com.
The Floresville Opry Spectacular will be held on Wednesday, July 4, from 5-8:30 p.m. in the Floresville Event Center at 600 S.H. 97 W. in Floresville. Enjoy classic country music with “Playin’ to Win Country Band,” Wade Benson Landry’s “Swingin’ Cajun Style,” Teresa Landry, Leon Payne, Sally Carlson, and many more. For more information, call Viola at 830-393-6512 or
LaJuana at 830-393-2166.
Floresville River Park, S.H. 97 E. (next door to the Floresville Event Center) Following the Floresville Opry Spectacular Wednesday, July 4, guests will enjoy a free fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. For more information, call 830-393-7070.
The Wilson County Patriots and the San Antonio Tea Party will hold a “Let’s Get Serious -- Vote for your Children’s Future” Fourth of July Freedom Celebration Wednesday, July 4, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Floresville River Park Pavilion on S.H. 97 W. in Floresville. The family-friendly celebration will include guest speakers, food available by “Fry It Up,” patriotic music, a best sign contest, voter registration, and patriotic items for sale. For more information, contact Joann Juhasz at 830-393-5180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Floresville City Pool will be open to the public, free of charge, Wednesday, July 4, until 8 p.m. For more information, call 830-393-3108.
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site has a full day of fun activities planned to celebrate the nation’s independence, Wednesday, July 4. The site is located between Brenham and Navasota off S.H. 105, on F.M. 1155. Start the day by visiting the site’s three main attractions: Independence Hall, Barrington Farm, and the Star of the Republic Museum. Enjoy festival food, children’s games, and free Blue Bell ice cream and Coca-Cola products. Plus a free concert by “The Wesley Westbrook Band.” The night will end with a 15-minute fireworks extravaganza, which will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Take a radio, a blanket, and lawn chairs. For more information, call 936-878-2214 or visit www.birthplaceoftexas.com.
San Antonio Scorpions soccer team announces first annual “Futbol & Fireworks,” a two-day event that will feature an international doubleheader on Saturday, June 30, and Wednesday, July 4. On June 30, the team will host the Scorpions International Challenge, slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. at Heroes Stadium at 4799 Thousand Oaks in San Antonio. The Scorpions will celebrate America’s Independence with a Fourth of July fireworks celebration powered by Magic in the Sky, which will feature a fireworks show at the conclusion of the Scorpions match against FC Edmonton. Kickoff for the match is set for 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices $25 prior to game day or $30 for the day of game. For more information, call 210-637-3411 or visit SanAntonioScorpions.com.
Morgan’s Wonderland, at 5223 David Edwards Drive in San Antonio, will celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, with a special tribute to those who dedicate themselves to protecting their fellow citizens -- members of the armed forces as well as first responders, such as fire, law enforcement, and emergency medical professionals. Gates will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will provide special entertainment and free food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free hot dogs with all the trimmings plus apple pies, courtesy of McDonald’s Restaurants, will be served while supplies last. The Revolution Drum and Bugle Corps will present patriotic favorites during multiple performances at the Rapier Trust Starlight Amphitheater and conduct interactive musical clinics with young audience members. Military members, first responders, and members of their families who present valid ID cards can obtain a special discounted admission of $8 per person. Individuals with special needs and children ages 2 and younger are admitted free. For more information, visit www.morganswonderland.com.
The San Antonio Symphonic Band will perform “From Stars to Stripes” on Sunday, July 1, at the Central Park in Seguin from 7-8:30 p.m. The band will be performing patriotic selections and light concert selections that include the music of John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson, Lee Greenwood, and others.
One lucky person in the audience will even have the opportunity to conduct the band. Patrons should take a lawn chair, blanket, family, and friends. Scout Troop 107 will be selling cold beverages, hot dogs, and hamburgers. For more information, call 830-401-5000 or visit www.visitseguin.com.
On July 4, crowds of flag-waving people, estimated at more than 15,000, will line the streets of historic downtown Seguin for the annual celebration. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and lasts approximately two hours. Take your family, friends, and lawn chairs to Austin Street (between College Street and the Seguin Guadalupe County Coliseum) and enjoy more than 150 patriotic entries. Highlights will include America’s Last Patrol Honor Guard, San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, American Legion, Guadalupe Agriculture and Livestock Show & Rodeo Fair Queens, and more. Bands, military units, and many local and regional entries create the continuous parade. For more information, call 830-401-2448.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
South Texas Living Archives
Benefit for animal shelter is Aug. 1 (July 29, 2015)
Cestohowa Altar Society ladies celebrate 60 years of service (July 29, 2015)
Church youth to hold car wash (July 29, 2015)
Don’t miss Kosciusko Picnic this Sunday (July 29, 2015)
Free movie Friday in Poth (July 29, 2015)
Historical marker denotes former school site (July 29, 2015)
Legion Auxiliary garage sale Aug. 1 (July 29, 2015)
Life in the Camp Ranch community (July 29, 2015)
Luciano Pacheco – the sole Tejano survivor of the Alamo (July 29, 2015)
Opry helps fund historical markers (July 29, 2015)
Popeye beach pail (July 29, 2015)
See a free flick in Elmendorf (July 29, 2015)
Stuff the bus in Stockdale (July 29, 2015)
Summer program ends at Falls City library (July 29, 2015)
WCRSP delivers children’s books to schools (July 29, 2015)
Balance classes start July 27 (July 22, 2015)
Be a high roller in Floresville (July 22, 2015)
Bobble-head Bozo (July 22, 2015)
Cool down with free snow cones (July 22, 2015)
Copper-pot craftsmanship — CINCO Vodka (July 22, 2015)
Marion Sausage Supper is Aug. 1 (July 22, 2015)
Mu Chi members attend state convention (July 22, 2015)
Opry lineup is sure to satisfy (July 22, 2015)
Save the date for Kody Fest Aug. 8 (July 22, 2015)
Shop ‘Trinkets and Treasures’ (July 22, 2015)
SSCA seeks donations for rummage sale (July 22, 2015)
Start two-stepping at FUMC (July 22, 2015)
Texas sales-tax holiday (July 22, 2015)
The Landing offers help for teens (July 22, 2015)
What a difference an ‘A’ makes! (July 22, 2015)
Browse, learn, shop at Home and Garden Show (July 15, 2015)
Celebrate Czech Day in Jourdanton (July 15, 2015)
Daughters of the Republic installs officers (July 15, 2015)
Enjoy St. Anthony church fest (July 15, 2015)
Experience ‘The Hobbit’ under the stars (July 15, 2015)
Free Movies at the Park in Poth (July 15, 2015)
Learn to compost with worms (July 15, 2015)
Legion Auxiliary plans garage sale (July 15, 2015)
Library happenings (July 15, 2015)
Mystery blanket sparks search (July 15, 2015)
Night In Old Fredericksburg is July 18 (July 15, 2015)
Plan now for Beaver Roundup (July 15, 2015)
Teddy bears, pottery (July 15, 2015)
The bridges of Wilson County (July 15, 2015)
‘Atomic tourists’ converge on Trinity Site ahead of 70th anniversary (July 15, 2015)
Behind the lens: Cover photo (July 8, 2015)
Bobby Flores Birthday Bash is July 11 (July 8, 2015)
Early settlers of Wilson County (July 8, 2015)
Enjoy ‘Big Hero 6’ at Movie Day (July 8, 2015)
Enjoy ‘Cool Tunes’ in Brenham (July 8, 2015)
Family violence shelter seeks volunteers (July 8, 2015)
Family weekend fun in Adkins (July 8, 2015)
FHS Reunion is July 25 (July 8, 2015)
Fishing lures (July 8, 2015)
Give blood at Sacred Heart Church (July 8, 2015)
Hamilton earns rank of captain (July 8, 2015)
Memorial hog hunt a hit! (July 8, 2015)
Save the date for Home and Garden Show (July 8, 2015)
See comedians in China Grove (July 8, 2015)
‘Alabama’ to invade K-Town (July 8, 2015)
‘Dying’ brings broadcaster back to life (July 8, 2015)
Bible study in Verdi (July 1, 2015)
Buses, pickup trucks, automobiles, and walking (July 1, 2015)
Davy Crockett, Depression glass (July 1, 2015)
Dog shows start July 8 (July 1, 2015)
Enjoy Fourth of July parade, concert in Seguin (July 1, 2015)
Enjoy Sunday Dances all month (July 1, 2015)
Free July 4 concerts in SA (July 1, 2015)
Free music, fireworks in Brenham (July 1, 2015)
Ice cream makers, tasters needed (July 1, 2015)
Jack's Cafe adds Sports Room and patio (July 1, 2015)
July is for grape stomping (July 1, 2015)
Look who's flying solo! (July 1, 2015)
Memories fly following balloon stories (July 1, 2015)
Register for state-wide Chili Cook-off (July 1, 2015)
Remembering my first haircut (July 1, 2015)
Savor: Summer drinks with calories and exercise equivalents (July 1, 2015)
South Texas Gardener reveals 'mystery plants' (July 1, 2015)
The Gathering Music Show (July 1, 2015)