10 Fourth of July Events In and Around San Antonio

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4th of July Parade & Picnic 2016 
233 Bushnell Ave. 
Mon 7/4, 9am-12:30pm
Free 

Dress up the kids, the dog and grandpa and make your way over to the beautiful Monte Vista neighborhood for its annual 4th of July Parade and Picnic. The parade will start at the corner of Lynwood and Belknap and end at the Landa Library Gardens where the festivities will continue. A costume contest will be held with categories for best adult costume, best child costume and best dressed dog. There will also be a prize for best decorated float (bicycle, tricycle, unicycle or wagon). Be creative and don't get stingy with the body paint. 


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Stinson Airport Independence Day
 

8535 Mission Road
Mon 7/4, 10am-2pm
Free Admission, Tours $5-20

The Stinson Municipal Airport is putting on a Fourth of July celebration with the Stinson Commemorative Air Force. The event will be great for history buffs, offering tours of fully restored vintage aircrafts such as the AT-6 "Texan," the P-51 "Pecos Bill" and the ultra rare B-25 Mitchell bomber yellow rose. Flights in the planes will also be offered if you have the stomach for it. When your tours and flights are over, there will be a family fun fair with activities and exhibits to entertain the kids. 


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Leon Valley Festival and Fireworks Spectacular 
6440 Evers Road 
Mon 7/4, 10am-Dusk
Free 

Celebrate your patriotism at Leon Valley's all-day Fourth of July party, which is taking place in Raymond Rimkus Park and will feature a day full of good ole fashioned American fun. Activities will include a carnival, pony rides and Leon Valley's 22nd annual Fourth of July Parade. There will also be over 20 different food vendors on site selling everything from barbecue to Philipino cuisine. In true Fourth of July fashion, a firework finale will take place at dusk to unite us all in our mutual love for loud explosions and bright colors. There will be plenty of parking available around the event, but a park and ride shuttle option will also be offered with stops throughout San Antonio.
 
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