The celebration of America’s 245th birthday will be a multifaceted affair in the City of Gonzales on Sunday, July 4.
The annual city-sponsored fireworks will cap the celebration, but it will not be the lone activity.
The finale of the Main Street Concert Series will kick off in Independence Square at 2:30 p.m. with a performance by local dance company Studio E. Starting at 4 p.m., live music will be performed by Cleve Cannan (4-5:30 p.m.), Andrea Marie & Magnolia Band (6-7 p.m.), and The Dirty River Boys (7:30-9 p.m.).
Throughout the day food and merchandiser vendors will also be on the square. An array of activities for children will also be on the square, including inflatables and a petting zoo.
A Patriotic Parade for people ages 17 and under will start at 5:30 p.m. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hand out awards for the top three participants in the parade. Entry is free. Participants should check in at the VFW booth near the main stage at the park.
The VFW will also have a bicycle giveaway for children, with three boys bikes and three girls bikes given away. Winners must live in Gonzales County.
While free, registration is required through a link provided to local healthcare and front line employers.
The fireworks show is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m., with the prime viewing on Heroes Square and the west side of Independence Square. The show will be staged for the second consecutive year by Mr. B Fireworks. It will be about 25 minutes in duration and is said to be bigger than the show in Seguin.