Looking for Fourth of July Fun in the Canyon Lake Area? Here’s a Red, White & Blue List of Things to Do

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Facebook image courtesy of the Hill Country Fun Fest.

There’s plenty of red, white and blue fun to go around over the Fourth of July holiday.

Parades and major firework displays are planned in Canyon Lake, New Braunfels, Garden Ridge and Spring Branch.

Here’s a list of festivities:

  • Canyon Lake Hills Annual Golf Cart Parade rolls at 10 a.m. at 1045 Scenic Dr., Canyon Lake.
  • Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display near Turkey Cove, Canyon Lake Boat Ramp #2, starting at dusk on Saturday, July 1. Best place to enjoy them for free is from a boat. Parking in that area is very limited.
  • Will Hearn’s Grand Ol’ Americana Show with Blue Water Highway & The Dirty River Jazz Band, 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 2 at the Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio. Tickets are $33-$54.
  • Fifth annual Hill Country Fun Fest runs from 5-10 p.m. Monday, July 3 at Jumbo Evans Sports Park, located on Jumbo Evans Boulevard just off of U.S. Hwy 281 between Spring Branch and Rebecca Creek Road. Fireworks display at 9:40 p.m. and live music by Two Tons of Steel. Family event also includes fun activities for kids, food and drink booths. Fundraiser benefits the Spring Branch Tennis Association. Tickets are $30 pre-sale and $40 at the gate. Maximum six people per car.
  • City of Garden Ridge’s 4th of July Celebrate the Sound of Freedom starts at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 4 at Paul Davis Park, 20685 Grass Creek Rd., Garden Ridge. Includes annual parade, water slides, patriotic costume contest for kids and more. Menu includes hot dogs, burgers, popcorn and ice cream.
  • 4th of July Campground Parade at Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, is scheduled from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. The park closes at capacity. Check the park’s Facebook page for status updates.
  • Enjoy a slice of Americana and a Canyon Lake tradition, the 32nd Annual 4th of July Parade, sponsored by Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800, 7755 FM 2673. Parade begins 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. The procession starts on the west side of Startzville/Canyon Lake and ends on Old Sattler Road near the Tiger Stop Convenience Store, 2106 Old Sattler Rd. All traffic on FM 2673 will be stopped from approximately 9:50 a.m. until the parade ends. Participants include marching groups, antique auto aficionados, Jeeps, horseback riders, decorated cars, elected officials, business and political groups and more. The VFW canteen opens after the parade.
  • Old-Time 4th of July Parade & Program from 9:15-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. Billed as an ‘old-fashioned, small-town, very-Pollyana parade,’ the parade begins at Castell & Bridge, turns onto San Antonio Street, around the Main Plaza and disbands at the intersection of Seguin Avenue and Zink Street. Sponsored by Sophienburg Museum and Archives.
  • 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by the City of New Braunfels. Independence Day festivities begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 4 at the Dance Slab in Landa Park, 164 Landa Park Dr. Live performance by the J. Abram Band. The RE/MAX Skydiving Team will parachute into the park ahead of fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Best places to view fireworks are Landa Park; Landa Park Golf Course, 189 Golf Course Rd. (seating begins at 6 p.m., putting greens are off limits); Fredericksburg Baseball Fields, 300 Fredericksburg Rd., and Fischer Park, 1935 Hilltop Summit Rd.
  • 11th Annual Hometown Patriotic Concert, sponsored by the Wimberley Community Chorus and Hill Country Community Band. Music starts at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy. Wimberley. Concert includes favorites like “America, the Beautiful,” “God Bless America,” and “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” New this year are “Simple Gifts,” a traditional Shaker song and “Let the River Run,” a 1980s Carly Simon song that symbolizes hope and perseverance.

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