Presented by H-E-B and coordinated by the Washington on the Brazos State Park Association, the annual 4th of July celebration at this 293-acre state park includes a day filled with family activities from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.
Highlights of the celebration are the free music concert by Wesley Westbrook from 7 to 9 p.m. in the park’s amphitheater, followed by a fireworks extravaganza beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m. Tours of Independence Hall occur on the hour at 11 a.m. and 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 p.m., along with old-fashioned period baseball games between 6 and 7 p.m. Kid's crafts will take place at the Visitor's Center from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Old-fashioned baseball games; period games (such as sack races, pig bladder toss, egg on spoon races); rifle firing demonstrations; food and crafts; and living history interpretations will occur at the Barrington Living History Farm from 12 to 7 p.m. The Gift Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Buses will run constantly from 1 to 10 p.m. to shuttle guests to the different areas of the park, at no charge.
Food and craft vendors will offer a variety of items for sale throughout the event. H-E-B will give away free sodas in the afternoon, near the Visitor’s Center. Blue Bell will be providing free ice cream cups from 5 to 7 p.m., as well. As always, admission to the park and parking is free. Admission fees apply to site's attractions: Independence Hall, Star of the Republic Museum and Barrington Living History Farm.