Fireworks, music and car show among fourth events in northern Brazoria


The 4th of July festivities in northern Brazoria County will be hard to miss this year as towns large and small are hosting celebrations.

Rapid growth Iowa Colony organizes its very first 4th of July festival.

“It’s exciting,” said City Manager Robert Hemminger. “The city is maturing and we have started to expand municipal services. Last December, we had our first illuminated Christmas tree.

“The next step is a 4th of July event which we hope will grow over the years. This first year we are going to keep it simple. There will be a DJ providing music and food trucks, bouncing houses and that kind of stuff for the kids. Then we’ll have a big fireworks display.

The festival will be at Alvin ISD freedom field10855 Iowa Colony Blvd., which will provide ample parking and also a good viewing area for pyrotechnics.

“You will be able to see (the fireworks) from the stadium parking lot,” Hemminger said. “The school district will also open up the bleachers at the stadium if people want to sit there.”

The show will also have musical accompaniment.

The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. and the fireworks should begin around 9:30 p.m.

Pearland celebration includes a band, food trucks

freedom celebration is the name of the Pearland festivities and it seems to be special.

Independence Park3449 Pearland Parkway, is the site of the free event, which runs from 6-10 p.m.

Parking in the park is limited, so festival-goers should park next to it Pearland High School3775 S.Main.

Adrian Michael and the Greenway Band is the star act of the festival. Their song list can range from Tom Petty to Prince and from Vince Gill to Harry Styles.

Ambulatory animations are also planned.

While food trucks will be on site, attendees are permitted to bring in food and beverages from outside, including alcohol. But tailgating and barbecuing will not be permitted in the park or on Pearland ISD property. Tobacco and glass containers are prohibited.

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Alvin will provide fireworks

The town of Alvin will hold a fireworks display around 9 p.m. on the Briscoe Park holiday.

The park, 3625 Briscoe Drive, will be closed to the public. The 15-minute display will be visible from at least 3/4 mile from the park, and viewers can park at Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road and other sites surrounding the park.

Viewers can tune into KACC-89.7 to listen to patriotic music during the show.

Earlier in front of the college, the ACC band will host a free show starting at 7:30 p.m.

Liverpool event includes vintage cars, picnic

Vintage car and tractor enthusiasts should head to liverpool the Fourth, when the ton will host an old-fashioned parade and picnic.

“We will have burgers and hot dogs, potato salad, fries and dessert,” City Clerk Catherine Long said. “It’s open to whoever wants to come and it’s free.”

The parade route will cover much of the city. Participants will attend a mass on Sainte-Anne Street starting at 9 a.m. At 10 a.m. things start and the parade will go down Calhoun Street before taking a left on Main Street for a few blocks.

At Avenue H there will be another left turn and when attendees reach Seventh Street they will make their final left of the day and then proceed to City Hall, 8901 County Road 171, where the pique picnic will take place.

Also at City Hall will be a vehicle display, thanks to the interests of the late Bill Strickland, a Mayor of Liverpool who was an enthusiast of classic cars and vintage tractors.

“It’s mostly cars,” Long said. “We have a few car clubs coming out. The largest is (Model A Restorers Club of Greater Houston). Mayor Strickland was a member.

He was also a member of the Bluebonnet Antique Tractor Clubtherefore, these agricultural vehicles will also be presented.

After the parade, vehicles will park near the picnic area for a car show.

John DeLapp is a freelance writer. He can be contacted at [email protected]


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