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18th Annual Scholarship Fest – July 5

July 4th, 2014 by Jeff

Annual event being held this year in conjunction with horse racing weekend.  Raffle tickets will be sold throughout the races and prizes will be awarded between races.  Proceeds provide local students with scholarship opportunities.

11 am to 10 pm.  $25 per person for horse racing and Scholarship Fest; $20 for Scholarship Fest only.

For details, call 830-997-2359 or log on to www.gillespiefair.com.

July 4th Office Hours

July 4th, 2014 by Jeff

Our office will be open from 10 am to 4 pm today, so that we may celebrate Independence Day with our families. Please follow the after hours key arrangements on the map we sent you.

As a reminder, there will be a 4th of July parade on Main Street from 10 am to 11 am.

Have a Happy 4th of July!

Pedernales Brewing Company 4th of July Hours

July 3rd, 2014 by Jeff

The tasting room at Pedernales Brewing Company will be open from noon to 5 pm on Friday July 4th! 97 Hitchin Post Trail.

July 4th Chili Cookoff at Becker Vineyards

July 3rd, 2014 by Jeff

Chili sampling, Peoples’ Choice judging and Official judging. CASI-sanctioned event to raise money for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fredericksburg.

10 am to 5 pm. $5 per person for 10 chili samples. Becker Vineyards is 11 miles east on Jenschke Lane off of Hwy 290.

July 4th Community Parade and Patriotic Program

July 2nd, 2014 by Jeff

The patriotic spirit of our community shines through as we present our annual 4th of July parade featuring decorated entries followed by a patriotic program with music, entertainment and guest speakers. Free parade viewing all along Main Street. Patriotic program at Marktplatz.

Parade at 10 am followed by the program at 11 am-ish.

3rd Annual Kite Festival at Pedernales Cellars – July 4

July 2nd, 2014 by Jeff

Join Pedernales Cellars, 2916 Upper Albert Road, for its annual celebration of American Independence Day with a show of free-flying kites. Bring a picnic and a kite and Pedernales Cellars will offer a selection of fine wine and free live music to make for a perfect afternoon of celebration.

Noon to 5 pm. Event is free but wine tasting fees do apply. Call (830) 644-2037 for more information.

Free Archery Clinic – July 3

July 1st, 2014 by Jeff

Every Thursday from 6:30 to 8 pm and learn the sport of archery at LBJ State Park Baseball Field on Highway 290 East. Bows and arrows will be supplied. Great fun for all ages. Please call 830/644-2252 for more information. Free, but donations are welcome

“Celebrate America” Show at Rockbox Theater – July 4-5

July 1st, 2014 by Jeff

What if you could gather all those great bands of yesterday to perform their greatest hits for you live and in person, all together and on the same stage? The original and “authentic” sounds of the bands of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Harry James and more? It sounds like an impossible dream, but it isn’t. The great sound of the greatest bands of the swing era…”the Greatest Music of the Greatest Generation”… is alive and well, and can once more be heard in person, courtesy of the dedication and musical artistry of the Sentimental Journey Orchestra.

An authentic 19-piece big band featuring full sections of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, rhythm and vocalists, under the direction of leader Ted Conerly, serves up a banquet of the Big Band’s Greatest Hits. Tickets available online.

Friday showtime is 4:30 pm. Saturday showtimes at 4:30 and 8 pm. $37 – $47 adults; $17 youth. Rockbox Theater is at 109 South Llano. Call (830) 997-7625 for details.

“Live Free & Fly” 4th of July Celebration in Luckenbach Texas

July 1st, 2014 by Jeff

Annual event featuring Walt and Tina Wilkins and friends. Live music all day. Special guest this year are The Warren Hood Band, Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay, and Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay. A great Family day in Luckenbach, Texas. 1-6pm This is an outdoor event. Please bring your lawn chairs, dogs on leashes, grandmas, aunts and uncles. The World famous Lawn Mower Parade happens at 4pm. Fundraiser benefits the Harmony Project.

July 4th Fireworks

June 30th, 2014 by Jeff

Annual fireworks display sponsored by the City of Fredericksburg.  At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, south of town on Highway 16.  Bring your chairs, eats and drinks!

20 minute display begins at approx. 9:30 pm.  Free.