Enjoy the Show at Marble Falls Community Fireworks
MARBLE FALLS — Grab the sunscreen, the kids, and anyone else you can fit in the SUV and make a beeline for Lakeside Park on July 4 at about 3 p.m. to celebrate Independence Day with “a fabulous” fireworks display.
OK, we get that 3 p.m. is a tad early for the actual fireworks, but organizers of the Marble Falls Community Fireworks event are throwing the country a birthday party, so they’ve rounded up some extra fun.
“We’re going to start things out about 3 o’clock with food vendors, bounce houses for the kids, and a bunch of things,” said Judy Miller, who’s helped ramrod the event for almost eight years now. “‘Cause I love the fireworks, that’s why I do it. I’m just not ready to give it up yet.”
Kids can get a wristband for $5, which gives them unlimited access to all the bounce houses and waterslides. For parents, it’s a great deal because not only do you get the kids out of the house, it’s only a few bucks to let them run and splash around, and you don’t have to clean up the mess.
You can also dig into a lot of different food, including Stars & Stripes Shaved Ice, cotton candy, barbecue, fajitas, and, of course, It’s All Goode’s Kettle Corn. (If you haven’t tried it, it’s worth it.)
“We’ve also lined up music starting around 5 (p.m.) on the Lakeside stage,” Miller said.
Singer-songwriter Matthew Butter (matthewabutter.com) starts things off. A Highland Lakes musician, Butter draws from life to craft his own songs. His music is mainly country, gospel, and Americana (and sometimes a combination of all three in one song).
The music shifts inside Lakeside Pavilion at about 7 p.m. when the Hill Country Community Band performs patriotic music.
“Then, we move back out to Lakeside stage at 8 p.m. with Southern Underground,” Miller said.
Another local band, Southern Underground plays a mix of country and Southern rock but in a way all its own. The band performs cover songs but also has several originals.
Then, just after 9 p.m., more like “9:15ish,” everyone gathers on the shores of Lake Marble Falls for the main event. G.W. Pyro of Jarrell will once again be conducting the Marble Falls Community Fireworks display. Miller said the Jarrell crew does a great job planning out the display, one she said rivals any other show.
“It’s always a great show,” she said. “Our fireworks are fabulous. I think we put on a pretty top-notch show.”
Marble Falls Community Fireworks is supported by private donations as well as the community. City of Marble Falls residents can give $1 of their water bill to the display if they wish.
Others can support Marble Falls Community Fireworks as a sponsor or simply by sending a check to Marble Falls Community Fireworks, P.O. Box 158, Marble Falls, TX 78654. The donation is tax-deductible.
Go to marblefallscommunityfireworks.com for more information.
For more Independence Day celebrations, check out our Highland Lakes Fourth of July guide.
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