Fireworks show set

Just after the last measures of patriotic tunes are played, the skies over Fredericksburg will burst into a rainbow of lights as the city hosts its annual fireworks display here Thursday, July 4.

Pre-fireworks concert by USAF’s “Warhawk”

From the well-known United States Air Force Band of the West comes “Warhawk” — a variety music ensemble who will perform a Fourth of July Tribute concert in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park’s Pioneer Pavilion, starting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4.

Warhawk is the USAF Band of the West’s response to America’s demand for classic rock ’n roll, traditional country and current pop music heard on the Top 40s stations. They perform a family-friendly show that is open to the public, free of charge and will include songs from artists like Michelle Branch, Brooks & Dunn, Creed and Shania Twain.

The group often performs in high schools, universities and civic engagement tours throughout Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Louisiana. It also performs for a variety of dances, receptions and thematic shows in support of official military gatherings, Air Force recruiting and community relations events.

For more information about the Air Force Band of the West, visit or, on Facebook,

City of Fredericksburg’s annual fireworks show

Launched from within the Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, this year’s fireworks will put on a show for those taking up spectating spots inside the park, as well as at the surrounding Gillespie County Airport and other nearby locations.

The display culminates a long list of Independence Day activities in and around the city, including a children’s parade, a downtown parade and a patriotic program on Marktplatz (see separate stories elsewhere in today’s issue.)

According to the sponsoring City of Fredericksburg’s director of parks and recreation, Jimmy Alexander, this year’s fireworks display will start about 30 minutes after dusk and will last for about 25 minutes.

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