An abbreviated version of AquaBoom will take place this July 3-4 in Kingsland, but will still feature the annual fireworks show on Lake LBJ at the Ranch to Market Road 2900 bridge, as well as a new, two-day mini music and barbecue festival called Shindig-A-Palooza.
Due to concerns about COVID-19, mass gathering events usually held during AquaBoom, such as the land parade, the street dance and the Arts and Crafts show, will be rescheduled for the Labor Day weekend, the Kingsland AquaBoom Parks Development and Community Outreach Corporation announced.
On Friday, July 3, AquaBoom will hold a golf tournament (9 a.m.shotgun start), washer toss tournament (9 a.m. signup and 10 a.m. start) and boat parade (registration at 4:30 p.m., parade and judging starts at 5:45 p.m.)
Also on Friday, July 3, Shindig-A-Palooza will kick off at The Place Downtown, 1910 RM 1431. This two-day festival (it continues Saturday, July 4) will feature the music of Unmuted, Stupid Drama, Charley N Courtney & The Last Word, Jeb Bridges Band, Government Whisky, Joey Kipfer, George Pemberton, Ryan Guidroz, Trevor Spivey and Saguaro. Beer and barbecue will be available for sale and there will be vendor booths as well.
Admission to Shindig-A-Palooza is $10 per day or $15 for both days. For more information, call 214-952-9763.
On Saturday, July 4, there will be a poker run by boat on the river at Boat Town Burger Bar, 151 Melodie Lane, Kingsland, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., hosted by Delta Phi service organization to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, followed by the annual AquaBoom fireworks show at dark at the RM 2900 bridge.
Aquaboom Parks Development and Community Outreach Corporation is a non-profit, charitable organization whose purpose is to provide support and improvement to Kingsland and the surrounding areas through the development and maintenance of park and community use areas.
In addition, the organization exists to provide assistance to various needed areas in the community mainly through fundraising endeavors benefiting other local charitable organizations. These organizations may include, but are not limited to, schools, education programs, scholarship trusts, libraries, youth sports and improvement organizations, community beautification programs, emergency assistance programs.
There are several other Fourth of July events that will take place this year, including four other fireworks shows scheduled for Saturday, July 4.
The City of Marble Falls will be launching fireworks at dark from a barge in Lake Marble Falls near the US 281 bridge. Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Drive, will be open for viewing the fireworks, which can also be seen from other locations nearby. One prime viewing site is the First Baptist Church Marble Falls parking lot, 901 La Ventana Drive.
Horseshoe Bay Resort, 200 Hi Circle North, will hold their annual fireworks Saturday, July 4, on Lake LBJ, but the viewing location on the resort grounds is for members and guests only. However, the fireworks are visible from multiple locations in the area, including the Church at Horseshoe Bay parking lot, 600 Hi Ridge Road.
Krause Springs, 424 County Road 404, in Spicewood holds an annual fire works show at dark on July 4 and will again this year. Entry to the fireworks show is free, but you must arrive before 8 p.m., which is when the front gates will be shut to further entry. Entry to the springs itself requires a day or overnight pass.
Llano will hold its annual Rock’N Riverfest from July 3-5 at Badu Park, 200 W. Legion Drive. This will include a three-day jet extreme ski race event on the Llano River, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. There will be live music July 3, a car show and vendors on July 4 and fireworks will be launhed at dark on Saturday, July 4. For more information, go to llanorocknriverfest.com. Spicewood
The Spicewood & Highland Lakes Lions Club will sponsor a Fourth of July parade in Spicewood on Saturday, July 4. The event will begin at the post office and end at the community center. However, there will not be a picnic or live entertainment this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parade entries can include decorated bikes, floats and golf carts; riding groups; antique and classic cars; walking groups; and pets. There is no cost to enter the parade, but participants must sign a release of liability form.
Parade participants must be at the post office by 9:30 a.m. and the parade starts at 10 a.m. Donations to the Lions Club are being accepted.