Major July 4 Celebrations Planned for Canyon Lake, New Braunfels and Spring Branch

Image of New Braunfels' flag-festooned Main Plaza courtesy of the Sophienburg Museum & Archives, a parade sponsor.

Celebrate Independence Day at red, white and blue Fourth of July events around Comal County.

Canyon Lake Parade

Canyon Lake’s 33rd Annual 4th of July Parade, sponsored by Startz Memorial VFW Post 8800, rolls down FM 2673 in Startzville at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 4. Flyover at 9:45 a.m.

Expect road closures.

Lunch follows immediately at the VFW, 7755 FM 2673, Canyon Lake. Hamburgers, hot dogs and french fries will be served.

To sign up to ride in the parade email vfw8800.4thjulyparade@gmail.com.

City of New Braunfels Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular

Festivities begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4 at the Landa Park Dance Slab, 164 Landa Park Dr., New Braunfels. Fireworks start around 9 p.m.

Music by Monte Good, opening for the J. Abram Band.

The RE/MAX sky diving team will parachute onto the golf course before the fireworks.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to come early, expect large crowds, and be mindful of park rules. Local radio station KGNB AM 1420 will broadcast patriotic music timed to accompany the fireworks display.

Fireworks can be seen throughout the park, the Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs, and the Fredericksburg Baseball Fields. Other viewing areas include Fischer Park.

Golf course seating begins at 6 p.m. Putting greens are off-limits.

“Remember, without a permit, the possession or use of any kind of firework is illegal inside the city limits of New Braunfels,” said Chief of Police Keith Lane. “So, leave the fireworks to the professionals and enjoy the show in Landa Park.”

Landa Park attractions, such as the Landa Park Aquatic Complex and the Miniature Train, will be open throughout the holiday weekend.

New Braunfels Fourth of July Parade

Celebrate America’s Birthday in downtown New Braunfels at an old-fashioned, small-town parade. A short patriotic musical program by the New Braunfels Community Band follows on Main Plaza.

The parade kicks off at 9:15 a.m. July 4 at Castell Avenue and Bridge Street, then heads to San Antonio Street, circles the plaza, and disbands at Seguin Avenue and Zink. Expect street closures in the downtown area of New Braunfels. Streets will closed from 8-11:30 a.m.

The parade is sponsored by the Sophienburg Museum & Archives. For more information call 830-629-1572.

Hill Country Fun Fest

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Jumbo Evans Sports Park, 101 Jumbo Evans Blvd., Spring Branch.

Fun Fest features the only public professional fireworks show in the area. Other fun stuff includes items for sale by local artisans, food trucks, beer and wine and a kids’ zone.

Event starts at 5 p.m. Live music at 6 p.m. and fireworks start at 9:40 p.m.

Presale tickets are $25 per car. VIP tickets are $100 per car. Day-of tickets are $40 per car with cash and $50 per car with credit card.

The fundraiser supports the Spring Branch Tennis Association and college scholarships.

Lodge at Turkey Cove

Boaters or anyone with shoreline access can view fireworks from The Lodge at Turkey Cove around sunset. The hotel is a private venue and is not open to the public. Best place to enjoy this fireworks display is from a boat. The lodge is located at 2386 Colleen Dr., Canyon Lake.

4 of July Golf Cart Parade

Lakeside Golf Club hosts an Independence Day golf cart parade starting at 4 .m. July 4 at 405 Watts Lane, Canyon Lake.

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