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July 4 in Horseshoe Bay features land and boat parades and fireworks

A land parade starts at 9:30 a.m. in Horseshoe Bay during the city's July 4 festivities. File photo

HORSESHOE BAY — From balloons to boats, the Horseshoe Bay “Stars of Freedom” Fourth of July celebration has you covered. Plus, you can dig into some refreshing watermelon.

“We’re going to be cutting up a lot of watermelon for the day,” said Francie Dix of the Horseshoe Bay Business Alliance. “That’s our contribution to this. I’m going to get about 18 of the biggest watermelons I can find.”

The Horseshoe Bay celebration starts with balloons for the kids at 7:30 a.m. July 4 at the Horseshoe Bay Fire Department, 1 Community Drive. But then things shift to 15th Green Drive and Hi Circle South at 8:30 a.m. as people begin lining up for the Fourth of July parade, which gets rolling at 9:30 a.m.

Dix said the Horseshoe Bay Property Owners Association organizes most of the day’s events.

“They do a wonderful job,” she said. “The parade is fun, and it’s just full of patriotic spirit.”

The land parade rolls down Clayton Nolen to Horseshoe Bay Boulevard before passing the resort hotel and traveling on to Quail Point Lodge, 107 Twilight Lane.

As the land parade wraps up at Quail Point, the boat parade assembles at the lighthouse about 9:45 a.m. The boats will then course along Lake LBJ down the shore to Jonathan Cove. Officials believe the boats should pass below Quail Point about 10:30 a.m.

For celebrants awaiting the parade at Quail Point, organizers have lined up lots of fun and games as well as some food from 10 a.m.-noon. At 10:15 a.m., the cast from the Hill Country Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “Seussical the Musical” will perform a few songs on the lodge’s back patio.

At 11 a.m., folks can enjoy a patriotic program honoring military veterans.

Then, it’s time to relax for awhile and get ready for the fireworks display at the Horseshoe Bay Yacht Club at 9:30 p.m.

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