Backyard BBQ's and family gatherings aside, there are lots of things to do in Bryan and College Station for the 4th of July. Two of the events are fairly longstanding, and either would provide enough entertainment for the family to talk about for ages!
Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site (If you don't know about this fantastic park stay tuned because I will be blogging later on it). The park is located between Brenham and Navasota off Texas State Highway 105 on FM 1155. The day starts early in Washington on the Brazos. Food vendors will be on the site 10 am to 9 pm.
The Barrington Living History Farm shows just exactly what kind of chores were in a typical late 1800's farm. The farm includes the original home of Anson Jones, the last president of Texas.
After the farm demonstrations meander over to the Star of the Republic Museum that chronicles Texas history during the period of independance. This site is administered by Blinn College and a testimant to their innovation.
Tour the site where the Texas Declaration of Independance was drafted and signed on March 2, 1836. The building is only a replica, but rests on the cornerstones of the original Independance Hall.
Activities really start cranking at 6:30 pm with FREE 1850's period children's games.
7:00 pm brings FREE Blue Bell ice cream and FREE Coca-Cola.
8:00 pm FREE "Back at the Ranch" Western Swing Concert and patriotic video.
9:00 pm H-E-B presents Firewords on the Brazos.
For more information call 936-878-2214 or visit www.birthplaceoftexas.com.
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum located off George Bush Drive in College Station will be hosting it's eighth annual 4th of July celebration. In conjuncion with Texas A&M and the Lion's Club International a great fireworks display will be enjoyed by all. Come early as the library will have FREE admission all day.
Entertainment begins at 5:30 pm with games and fun for the kids. An Elvis Impersonator will be performing (Jason Adams) and the TUB (Texas Unlimited Band) will perform as well. The fireworks will be accompanied by a concert by the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra.
For more information call (979)691-4068.