4th of July Fun in BastropJune 23, 2023 3:02 pm
Put on your red, white, and blue, and join us for the first Bastrop Big Bang Celebration! Bastrop’s inaugural 4th of July festival on July 1st promises to be the event of the season, with patriotic events, from a 5K to musical entertainment and everything in between.
Your Guide to the Celebration
Begin the day by getting your walk or run in at the Bastrop Stampede 5K and Kids Mile at 8 am in downtown Bastrop. Celebrate your accomplishment afterward at the Finisher’s Party and Awards Ceremony! You could take home one of the Overall Male/Female (1st – 3rd) and Overall Masters Male/Female Winner (1st only) awards.
Then get ready for the most unique parade in Bastrop County. Watch pets of all types dressed in patriotic colors strut down Main Street during the Pet and Pal Parade starting at 10 am. Want to show off your pets? Dress them up in patriotic duds and show them off for all to see!
The schedule wouldn’t be complete without a little friendly competition! Play cornhole on historic Main Street in the singles or doubles tournaments starting at 11 am and 2 pm. Hone your bean-bag tossing skills to vie for the top prize and cash.
And you won’t want to miss playing Bastrop B A N G O. Grab your downtown Bastrop B A N G O card at participating locations, make a B A N G O in any direction, and return your card with receipts to be entered into a drawing for a gift basket full of local goodies. Have fun visiting the downtown shops to fill your card, and shop, eat, and drink while you play.
You can also stop to shop at the vendor and craft booths set up on the Main Street sidewalks for Market Days. After all what’s more patriotic than supporting hometown creators? Among the handmade items, you might discover unique gifts for upcoming birthdays or anniversaries.
Explore the Visitor’s Center Museum or Lost Pines Art Center if you prefer history to shopping! The museum is home to artifacts from more than 200 years ago when Native Americans foraged widely through the area and documents that chronicle the storied history of the area. You’ll marvel at the Lost Pines 12,000 sq. ft. glass and metal building and the wondrous works of art inside.
Take a break from the heat in one of the Main Street restaurants for a lunch of local culinary delights and icy drinks to cool off from the midday heat.
Finally, make your way to Fisherman’s Park for the evening extravaganza. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets, coolers, and family for patriotic fun along the Colorado River from 6 pm to 9:30 pm. Enjoy music, food, and fellowship with a spectacular fireworks show in the dark.
Close to Home at The Colony
After a day of fun and frolic, what could be better than only having to travel a few minutes to get to your bed? Living in The Colony puts you near all the Bastrop action, with only a short journey to your front door. Our community has built-in exclusive amenities like a disc golf course, parks, trails, swimming pools, and amenity centers with activities to keep you entertained without leaving your neighborhood. Contact us today to find your new home sweet home.
Categorised in: Bastrop Local, The Colony
This post was written by Jennifer Haveman