Fourth of July in Plum Creek


Independence Day Celebrations in Plum Creek

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and no neighborhood celebrates Independence Day like Plum Creek. From festive parades to picnics and live music, this fourth is sure to be a good one! Haven’t made plans yet? We have you covered. These are our top picks for celebrating Independence Day in Plum Creek.

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Popsicle Run

To kick off your Independence Day, Plum Creek has organized a color run consisting of 1K, 3K and 4 miler options. It’s the perfect way to preemptively work off the hot dogs and burgers you’ll be enjoying later. The run will start and finish at McNaughton pool, and participants will run through some of the most scenic features of our neighborhood. Once you’ve reached the finish line, your hard work will be rewarded with popsicles and other frozen treats. To register for the run or to get more information, click here.

Picnic and Parade

At 10 a.m. following the Popsicle Run, Plum Creek’s annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic gets started. All are welcome to join in the parade as festive bikes, strollers, wagons and scooters make their way from Witte and Negley Street to McNaughton Park. But the fun doesn’t stop there! Once at the park, attendees will enjoy a free picnic lunch and a waterslide to cool off.

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Pre-Fireworks Celebration at Plum Creek Golf Course

The Plum Creek Golf Course (PCGC) has planned a full day of activities to celebrate the 4th of July. To get things started, PCGC is hosting a four person scramble golf tournament. The tournament will begin at 3 p.m. and includes prizes, finger food and a front row seat to the fireworks show for $44 per player. From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., PCGC is throwing a pre-fireworks celebration at the Clubhouse. This celebration is free to the public and will include live music, a fantastic viewing of the fireworks show, and food and drinks for purchase. The City of Kyle will launch a fireworks show from the golf course around 9:30 p.m.

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Performing Arts Center Star Spangled Event

Join the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center for a free concert before the fireworks show. Kem Watts will perform from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m., followed by Starlight Symphony Orchestra who will play from 8 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. After the concert, attendees can enjoy a beautiful view of the fireworks show on the front lawn of the Performing Arts Center.

City of Kyle Fireworks Show

Around 9:30 p.m., the fireworks will launch from the Plum Creek Golf Course. Find a spot early on to ensure you have a good view of the show. The fireworks will last between 15-20 minutes.

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Celebrate the Fourth of July, Central Texas Style


July 4th is around the corner. And various cities around Central Texas have some wonderfully patriotic events planned for the big day and the weekend afterward so you and yours can celebrate our country’s independence Central Texas style – with pet parades, rodeos, art exhibits, WWII reenactments, horse racing and more.

Plum Creek and the City of Kyle have some great activities planned for 4th of July itself including a firework display at the Plum Creek Golf Course. Before the official city activities begin, though, the Golf Course is hosting a 4-person scramble Fourth of July Tournament that will start at 3 p.m. Its $38 per person to play, but this includes the green fee, cart fee, prizes, celebratory finger food and an up-close-and-personal perspective of the fireworks. Teams can register by calling the Plum Creek Pro Shop at (512) 262-5555.

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The official City of Kyle Fourth of July celebration takes place at the golf course as well, with live music from the April Hall Band as well as food and drinks from 6-9 p.m. The event itself is free and open to the public, but all proceeds from parking ($5) and the available food stuffs will benefit the Kyle Masonic Lodge. When it gets dark enough, around 9:30 p.m., the real show begins, with fireworks launching from the PCGC driving range.

Over the Fourth of July weekend, a variety of events are taking place throughout the Hill Country, including Wimberley’s annual VFW Pro Open Rodeo, which has occurred every Fourth of July weekend for the past 68 years, and was once the largest outdoor rodeo in the world! This year’s festivities fall on Thursday July 4th through Saturday July 6th with gates opening at 5:30, the first Mutton Bustin’ at 7:00 p.m. and the rodeo taking place at 8 p.m. Rodeo events include bull riding, bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, women’s barrel racing and more. Food and vendors are available on the grounds, and there is a dance after Friday night’s show.

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On Saturday, Bastrop has a number of family-friendly activities including their 8th annual Pet & Pal Parade and the Bastrop Patriotic Festival. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. and takes off from the Bastrop County Courthouse. Pets of all shapes and sizes can strut their stuff, everything from goats on leashes to bearded dragons. Judging occurs in seven categories including: the most patriotic pet, most creative pet costume, most unusual pet, best trick, best decorated pet vehicle, best pet / owner look-alike, and the best overall pet. Proceeds benefit the Bastrop County Animal Shelter. Later in the day, the Patriotic Festival occurs in Fisherman’s Park, with music by the Bastrop Community Chorus and Band beginning at 6 p.m. followed by music from the Austin Symphonic Band. People can picnic and relax in the park during the festivities, and fireworks will begin at dusk. For more information about the Bastrop Independence Day festivities, click here.

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Fredericksburg, – a little further away from Kyle to the west – has a number of Fourth of July festivities occurring throughout the weekend as well. On Friday night nearly a dozen art galleries in the city will stay open until 8 p.m. for the city’s First Friday Art Walk, which will feature show opening receptions, artist demonstrations, meet and greets and more. Other events throughout the weekend include concerts by Roger Creager Friday night and Saturday, multiple performances of the Fredericksburg Theater Company’s rendition to “Oklahoma” and a USO style Hangar Dance that is 1940s themed and will feature big band music from Bill Smallwood and Lone Star Swing. Even more, they’ll have WWII reenactments and two days of live pari-mutuel quarter horse and thoroughbred horse racing. More information is available at the Visit Fredericksburg website.

With all this available, in town, and to the west and the east, there are endless opportunities for authentic Central Texas fun next week and weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July.