Fireworks on the Brazos at Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site
Jul 04, 2017
Presented by H-E-B and coordinated by the Washington on the Brazos State Park Association, the annual 4th of July celebration at Washington on the Brazos, a 293-acre state park includes a day filled with family activities from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Highlights of the celebration are the free music concert by Wesley Westbrook from 7 to 9 p.m. in the park’s amphitheater, followed by a fireworks extravaganza beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tours of Independence Hall occur on the hour at 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m., along with old-fashioned period baseball games between 6 and 7 p.m. Kid's crafts will take place at the Visitor's Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Old-fashioned baseball games; period games (such as sack races, pig bladder toss, egg on spoon races); rifle firing demonstrations; food and crafts; and living history interpretations will occur at the Barrington Living History Farm. The Gift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Buses will run constantly from 1 to 10 p.m. to shuttle guests to the different areas of the park, at no charge.
Food and craft vendors will offer a variety of items for sale throughout the event. H-E-B will give away free sodas in the afternoon, near the Visitor’s Center. Blue Bell will be providing free ice cream cups from 5 to 7 p.m., as well. As always, admission to the park and parking is free.
Fees apply for access to Independence Hall (the site in 1836 where the representatives met to write the declaration of independence); the Star of the Republic Museum (collections honoring the history, cultures, diversity and values of early Texans; administered by Blinn College); and Barrington Living History Farm (where interpreters dress, talk, work and farm as the earliest residents of the original farmstead did).
Visitors can bring picnics, blankets, lawn chairs and flashlights. State park rules apply; alcohol prohibited.
Washington, TX 77880
Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.