If you’re staying close to home for Independence Day or happen to be visiting the Lake Travis area, here’s a rundown of some area celebrations going on in honor of the special day:
Bee Cave Hill Country Galleria Celebration
This free Independence Day celebration is happening on Saturday June 29th and will feature more than 75 local art vendors, live music, festival food, a kids area and petting zoo, and of course, fireworks! Arrive early to enjoy the newly added water games.
Hill Country Galleria restaurants and eateries will be on hand along with festival food vendors like Kettle Corn and Crepe Crazy.
Special treats for the kids include: water games, a slip ‘n slide, splash pools (so bring swim gear!), and magicians. A special kiddie band, The Que Pastas, will be on the main stage at noon. There also will be a special performance by PAIYH Dance Studios cheerleaders at 11:30 a.m. right behind the stage.
Live music at the outdoor amphitheater will feature:
The Band of Heathens
White Ghost Shivers
Ghosts Along the Brazos
Rebecca Butler & the Richards
The fireworks finale will be at 9 p.m. For more information, visit: www.HillCountryFest.com
Steiner Ranch Family Parade and Fourth of July Event
Families in Steiner Ranch can enjoy the community’s annual parade at 9 a.m. on Thursday at John Simpson Park. This free event is open to all Steiner Ranch residents and includes a kids’ parade, as well as games, food and other fun activities. Guests are reminded to bring cash for food and drinks.
Lakeway Annual Fourth of July Parade
Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, the City of Lakeway’s annual parade will follow its traditional route south along Lakeway Drive from Live Oak Golf Course to Lakeway Activity Center at Cross Creek.
This year’s theme is “Red * White * Blue & Golden,” celebrating 50 years of Lakeway. Awards will be presented after the parade at the Pageant of Flags. Parade entries will be judged on presentation of theme, creativity, patriotic emphasis, effort and instant impression. One entry will win “Best of Parade.”
Wherever you find yourself on the Fourth, make it safe, fun, and friendly.