Thu June 30, 2011
Where the Fireworks Are... and Where They're Not
As most of us may know by now, it's going to be hard to find a place to watch fireworks in Central Texas this Independence Day.
Here's a list of fireworks shows in towns and cities from San Antonio to Waco that are "all systems go" (yes, there's still a small glimmer of hope), and the ones that fizzled out because of dry weather conditions and crowd concerns:
San Antonio-Canceled, but there will be festivities.
San Marcos-Canceled, but still having their annual 4th of July celebration, Summerfest.
Marble Falls-Still scheduled. Festival begins at 5 PM at Lakeside Park and Pavilion with live music all day until the fireworks show at 10:30 PM.
Buda-Canceled, but will be having their festival, Red, White N' Buda.
Kyle- Game on, 9:30 PM. The show will take place on the Plum Creek Golf Course's driving/practice range. Parking will be available at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, or anywhere around the intersection of Kyle Parkway and Kohler’s Crossing. The show can also be seen in parking lots around H-E-B, Subway, What-A-Burger and Kohl’s in Kyle.
Round Rock-Canceled, but will be having 4th of July activities.
Georgetown-Yes! Fireworks show is at dusk in San Gabriel Park, as well as an all day festival starting at 11 AM.
Belton- No fireworks, but there is a rodeo, BBQ Cook-off and festival starting June 30 through July 4th.
Ft. Hood-Still on. Fireworks on July 4th from 9:25-9:55 PM at Sadowski Field during Freedom Fest.
Waco-Game on. The annual Fourth on the Brazos will begin at 6:30 PM with live music, followed by a fireworks show at 10 PM.
Texas and its fireworks situation didn't escape the eye of Stephen Colbert, who had some comments on last night's Colbert Report.
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