Crossroads July 4th events
July 3, 2012 at 2:03 a.m.
Crossroads residents will have many places to celebrate the nation's birthday. Some will occur Wednesday; others will be Saturday.
VICTORIA - H-E-B Plus! Fourth of July Parade; parking lot, 6106 N. Navarro St. 8:30 a.m. line up; 9 a.m. parade begins. Open to children ages 2-12. Featuring bicycles, tricycles and wagons decorated in the spirit of Independence Day. Prizes will be awarded. For the safety of others, no motorized bikes, trikes or wagons will be permitted to enter. Parents must accompany children who are 4 years old and younger.
VICTORIA - From 5 to 11 p.m. at Saxet Lakes for those wishing to set off their own fireworks. Firetrucks will be on standby for emergencies.
VICTORIA - Miller Lite Blastoff, Victoria Mall. 6 p.m. concert, food, vendors; 9:30 p.m. fireworks; 10 p.m. concert. Bands are Reckless Kelly and Jeremy Halliburton. Drink proceeds from the event will go to Victoria Adopt-A-Pet. Sponsored by the city of Victoria and Hartman Distributing Co.
PORT LAVACA - A reading of the Declaration of Independence at 10 a.m. at Faye Bauer Sterling Park. The reading will be done by Ed Campbell, of Port Lavaca, a descendant of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The event is free and open to the public.
CUERO - Old Fashioned Family Carnival at Cuero Municipal Park. 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Young Patriots Parade, inflatables, dunking booth, country store, face painting, plant sale, concessions, egg toss, watermelon seed-spitting contest, hula hoop contest, cake walk and other activities. No admission charge.
CUERO - Dusk. City fireworks display at city park.
YORKTOWN - 7-9 p.m. food and fireworks at city park.
COLETO CREEK PARK - Fireworks display after sunset. Low-altitude fireworks will be shot over the reservoir from the Coleto Creek dam, with viewing from the park. The cost of the fireworks show is entrance to the park, $9 per vehicle, with up to four people in the car. If additional people are in the car, children under 12-years-old are free and adults are $2.
EDNA - Brackenridge Recreation Complex is hosting the annual Independence Day fireworks show at dusk. The Antique Tractor Show begins at 9 a.m., featuring early model 1920s to 1960s vehicles. The Antique Tractor parade begins at 3 p.m. The cars will be driven through Brackenridge Park and campgrounds. For more information about the Antique Tractor Show and parade, call Melvin Gerdes at 361-782-1451. For more information on the fireworks show, call 361-782-5456. Free parking for Tractor Show and fireworks will be available in the field across from the Harry Hafernick Recreation Center.
PORT O'CONNOR - Fireworks will be at dusk at King Fisher Front Beach Park. The event is free and open to the public.
POINT COMFORT - Activities start at 6 p.m. in the Point Comfort City Park. The pool will be free and open to the public. Fireworks will start at 9 p.m. or as soon as it gets dark. Concessions will be sold.
SHINER - 33rd annual Half Moon Holidays. 10:30 a.m. downtown parade, music, 5K run, food and craft booths, washer tournament, biergarten. Fireworks 9:15 p.m. at Green-Dickson Park, street dance with Los Kolaches after fireworks.