4th of July Celebration at Morgan's Wonderland
5223 David Edwards Drive
Mon 7/4, 9pm-4pm
$11-17, $9 for military and first responders
Bring the whole family to participate in this salute to America's heroes. After a special Independence Day opening ceremony, the day's activities will include a petting zoo, face painting and a Fourth of July dance parade around the park. After the parade, there will be a fun performance by Hartman's House puppet show. Free food for guests will be offered from 11am to 2pm. The menu will include hot dogs with all the trimmings and America's favorite apple pie. As always, individuals with special needs will be admitted free of charge.
Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Weekend in Castroville
Houston Square & Castroville Regional Park
Sat 7/2-Mon 7/4, 7am-10pm
Castroville will celebrate the Fourth with an entire weekend full of different events. The party will kick off on Saturday with a 5K color run and a pet fair/pet parade. The festivities will continue on to Sunday with the first annual Chili Cookoff & Tasting and old-fashioned street dance performances. The weekend's finale on Monday will start with a Parade in Houston Square and end in Castroville Regional Park with the Old-Fashioned 4th of July Concert and Picnic in the Park. The concert will boast some of the area's best musical performers along the scenic Medina River and, if you haven't guessed it by now, will close out with a huge firework spectacular. God bless America.
Traders Village Fourth of July Celebration
9333 SW Loop 410
Sun 7/3, 12:30pm-4:30 pm
Fleamarkets are bonafide San Antonio institutions. Moreover, they perfectly epitomize the free market capitalism upon which our country prides itself. What better way to celebrate America's independence than to take full advantage of our economic structure and go on a full-blown knick-knack shopping binge? This Sunday, the fine people at Traders Village will allow you to do just that while they entertain your children with Fourth of July fun and games. These fun and games will consist of a magician, a balloon artist and mechanical bull-riding. You know, the usual. On top of all that, the first 3,000 guests will be given free American flags. You better set your alarm, buster.