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4th of July in the Hill Country
Monday, July 02, 2012
If you're looking for a good ol' slice of Americana this 4th of July, look no further than the Texas Hill Country. Annual events range from the traditional small-town parade to fireworks and symphony performances. With the nice rainfall we've had lately, we will actually have fireworks this year!
From the town famous for sightings of cowboys riding their horses down Main Street, we bring you Bandera's Fourth of July Pet Parade. Dogs, cats and all types of pets -- from turtles to horses -- parade in their finest attire. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Bandera City Park.
For more information, please visit www.banderacowboycapital.com.
Independence Day in Fredericksburg takes on an educational and historical twist. It features a patriotic program at the Marktplatz in addition to children's and community parades downtown. Other fun events include a chili cook-off at Becker Vineyards and a kite festival at Pedernales Cellars in Stonewall, and live music in Luckenbach. At night, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park sets the stage for a beautiful fireworks display.
For more information, please visit www.visitfredericksburgtx.org .
If you find yourself in Kerrville for the Fourth, take a short jaunt out Louise Hays Park on Thompson Drive to watch the fireworks take flight over the Guadalupe River. Arrive early for the best seats, as this is a popular event among locals.
For more information, please visit www.kerrvilletx.gov .
The cutest little town in the Hill Country hosts Independence Day festivities of its own, entitled "A Star-Spangled Celebration with Small Town Flavor." Gather along the High Street parade route with the rest of the townsfolk. Bring a law chair and a couple of bags for candy and other parade loot. Afterward, spectators adjourn to the park for a Texas-style BBQ dinner with all the fixin's in the Comfort Park Pavilion. Other activities for the kiddos and young at heart include arts and crafts booths, games and music. Drive out a little way on 473 to watch the fireworks after dusk.
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