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Celebrate Fourth Of July In Aggieland

Taylor Fennell '21 June 19, 2019 11:08 AM updated: July 8, 2019 10:25 AM

Fireworks explode during the "I Love America" celebration at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Photo via The Eagle.
Fireworks explode during the "I Love America" celebration at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Photo via The Eagle.

Whether you prefer a laid-back lunch or extravagant celebration, College Station is ready to help you enjoy Independence Day. Here are a few of the community's upcoming events:

Back in full swing, the College Station Noon Lions Club's annual "I Love America" celebration will return to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M.

Festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude after a fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. Admission to the museum will be free all day, and visitors can expect food trucks, train rides, games, bounce houses and live entertainment. As a special treat, the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra will perform before the fireworks begin.

Free parking is available at Fan Field, the gravel parking lot on Research Parkway on the Texas A&M University campus. Handicapped parking is available in Lot 41 in front of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum entrance. Come early and bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Pets and glass containers are not permitted.For more information, click here.

The Brazos Heritage Society will hold an Old Fashioned 4th of July in the Park from 9:30 to noon in Heritage Park. The free event features live music, a flag raising and tribute, and a children's parade. There will also be exhibitor booths featuring local nonprofit organizations. For more information, click here.

Part of the BCS Marathon Race Series, the Firecracker 5k on July 4th raises money to eradicate slavery in Ghana, Africa. The race begins at 8 a.m. at the Center Station shopping center and ventures through the historic College Hills neighborhood. Participants are encouraged to wear America-themed attire and will receive watermelon and apple pie after the race. For more information, click here.

Enjoy bounce houses, lawn games and a petting zoo at The Stella Hotel's Great 4th of July Grill-Out. Hosted in Lake Walk Town Center, the event begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 10 p.m. For more information, click here. 

Do you know of other events happening around the Brazos Valley this July 4th? Let us know by commenting below. 

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