Celebrate the Fourth of July in the Heart of Texas

If you’re looking for ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, there’s no shortage of activities in Waco & the Heart of Texas! Here is a sampling of some of the great events happening this weekend.  Get out, have fun, and enjoy the holiday in the Heart of Texas!!

July 4

Fourth on the Brazos
Indian Spring Park (100 N. University Parks Drive)
Annual Fourth on the Brazos celebration featuring family fun, tasty food, live music from Blaze of Glory: The Bon Jovi Experience, the Waco Community Band and H-E-B’s Fireworks. 6:30-11 pm. FREE
First Friday
Downtown Waco (Downtown)
Enjoy sips, bites & specials all day. Stay late because businesses will be OPEN LATE!


Veteran’s Memorial Dedication
Hewitt Park (801 S. Hewitt Dr.)
The Hewitt VFW Post #6008 will be dedicating a memorial for all veterans and branches of the military, July 4, 2014, 9:00 am, Hewitt Park. This memorial honors those military service men and women who were wounded and/or killed in combat.


July 5

Waco Downtown Farmers Market
Downtown Waco off University Parks Dr. (400 N. University Parks Drive)
Waco Downtown Farmers Market—featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco. 9 am – 1 pm.


Live Music
Quaker Stake & Lube (2805 W. Loop 340)
Touch of Grey (classic rock/variety) performs 7-11 pm. Free.


Austin Avenue Ghost Tours
Ninfa’s Restaurant (220 S. 3rd St.)
Historic Ghost Walk down Austin Ave! $20 per person, ages 12 and up. Minors MUST be accompanied by the parents or guardians. To make reservations please call (254) 749-5839.


Live Music
Slippery Minnow, Lake Waco Marina (3201 Overflow Dr.)
Brett Hendrix Band performs. 8 pm. Call 254-848-7979.


Sip & Swirl
Valley Mills Vineyards (8532 Hwy 6)
Come early for a good seat, we can make reservations. Bring your own food. No outside alcohol is permitted. Children are allowed.


July 6

Free Sunday
Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Drive)
The Mayborn Museum Complex offers free admission on the first Sunday of every month.

Holiday Closures

Armstrong Browning Library – closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Earle-Harrison House – closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday,  & Monday

Historic Waco Foundation – Earle-Napie- Kinnard, Fort House, McCullock House, and East Terrace – closed Friday & Saturday

Red Man Museum – closed Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Masonic Grand Lodge – closed Friday, Saturday, & Sunday

Homestead Heritage Traditional Crafts Village – closed Sunday

Waco Mammoth Site – closed Sunday & Monday