No News is Bad News. Join the SA Current Press Club.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Two Ways To Celebrate the Fourth of July at Home in San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 1:58 PM

  • Facebook / USAF Band of the West
Just because you’ve finally gotten used to social distancing and self-isolating doesn’t mean you don’t still want to get in on a patriotic celebration for the Fourth of July.

Fortunately, there are two easy ways to celebrate safely at home this year. While there won’t be fireworks, the U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s online celebration is bound to inspire a spark of pride in listeners.

The Band of the West — the traveling Air Force ensemble that’s performed for military and civilian audiences, presidents, heads of state and dignitaries — will perform an all-digital concert featuring other powerfully patriotic musical groups including Top Flight, the Ceremonial Marching Band, Dimensions in Blue, Freedom Brass, Nightwatch and the Concert Band.

  • Facebook / USAF Band of the West
Come for favorites such as “America the Beautiful” and “The Stars & Stripes Forever” and stay for lesser-known patriotic tunes including “Those Magnificent Men and their Flying Machines” (free, 8:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, Facebook Live,

Anyone looking for an extra dose of immersive, patriotic pride can follow the The Alamo on social media for a variety of Fourth of July content, including music, musket-firing demonstrations and living history presentations posted throughout the weekend (free, 9 a.m. Saturday, July 4-5 p.m. Sunday, July 5, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,

Get our top picks for the best (online!) events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation