While searching for land to buy in Texas you will soon learn we love our small-town traditions. Nothing showcases those better than celebrating July 4th, Texas-style. Across the Lone Star State, you will find early morning pancake breakfasts, open air markets, BBQ cook-offs, rodeos, car shows to name a few and of course fireworks to cap it all off. Visiting nearby towns while considering your property purchase is a great way to get to know the area. Consider the community surrounding your next land purchase. The size, price, location of your piece of property matters but the community it sits in should also be a factor in your land buying decision. Here are five favorite Texas towns that sparkle on Independence Day.
1. Fredericksburg – Here you can enjoy a classic Main Street parade that is sure to instill American pride. The holiday also kicks off the summer horse racing season at Gillespie County Fairgrounds. Choose a vineyard tour to relax and enjoy the scenery while sampling wine. End the day with a fireworks display at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.
2. Chappel Hill – The Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a lighted parade on the evening of July 3rd. This year’s theme is “Let Freedom Ring”! Before the parade enjoy live music and the Cool Rods Car Show. There will be plenty of food vendors throughout town and a petting zoo. Be sure to sign up to participate in the “World Famous Marching Kazoo Band”!
3. Round Top – This town boasts it has the longest-running parade west of the Mississippi. Parade starts with the blast of a cannon and will feature antique cars, trail riders and floats. There will be a variety of live music, biergarten, cake walk, raffle and much more.
4. Jefferson – Salutes America with the Big Show at Otstott Park an annual hometown celebration. Join the fun with a kid’s tike and bike parade where you could see Uncle Sam himself. There will be an ice cream contest, pie and cake auction, live music, duck races and of course fireworks.
5. Lockhart – Festivities kick-off Saturday evening with fun for the whole family. This Independence Day fireworks extravaganza is known as the biggest among small towns in central Texas. Arrive early for the skydiving performance taking place just before the fireworks at dusk.