The city of Waco will hold Fourth on the Brazos 2023 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Touchdown Alley next to McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Fourth on the Brazos is a Waco tradition with food trucks, live music, family fun and fireworks. Admission is free. Gates will open at 6, and the fireworks will kick off at 9:15.
Waco Community Band will perform patriotic music beginning at 9:10.
Chairs and coolers are allowed, but glass bottles and containers are prohibited. For more information, go to brazosnightswaco.com.
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The Woodway Public Safety Department’s annual Fourth of July Parade will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Parade staging will start at 8:45 at Crossroads Fellowship Church, 405 Estates Drive.
Participants are encouraged to wear red, white and blue attire. Nonmotorized bikes and skateboards are allowed.
Old Oaks parade
The Old Oaks Neighborhood will have its annual Fourth of July Parade at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
All decorated bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters, pets and motorized vehicles are welcome to join.
After the parade, prizes will be awarded for the best entry in each category, and water, lemonade and treats will be available.
Registration will take place at 2525 Old Oaks Drive.
For more information, call 254-715-4479.
Buzz Off 2023, a mosquito awareness event, will run from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market, 510 Washington Ave.
Free bug spray will be available, while supplies last.
Participating organizations include Animal Birth Control Clinic, Lake Waco Wetlands, city of Waco solid waste services, CreARTive Event Planning, Texas Tech University at Waco and Waco-McLennan County Public Health District.
For more information, call 254-848-9654 or 254-744-4156, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mutualista Society’s anniversary celebration will start at 7 p.m. Saturday at Waco Missions Club, 3316 J.J. Flewellen Road.
The free event will be capped by the group’s 99th anniversary dance.
The Hawaiian Falls water park, 900 Lake Shore Drive, will admit all active duty military members free of charge through the Fourth of July.
Show official ID at the front gate ticket window.
Sessions town hall
U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Waco, will have a town hall meeting from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Hewitt VFW Hall, 725 Sun Valley Blvd.
Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions. For more information, call the Waco district office at 254-633-4500.
City offices closed Tuesday
City of Waco offices will be closed Tuesday for the Independence Day holiday.
Residents with Tuesday trash collection will have their gray and green carts collected Wednesday.
The Waco-McLennan County Library system, the Waco-McLennan County Public Health District and Waco Transit will be closed Tuesday.
The Cameron Park Zoo, Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, Cottonwood Creek Golf Course and Waco Mammoth National Monument will be open for regular hours Tuesday.
Fireworks illegal in city
The Waco Fire Department and Waco Police Department have issued a public reminder that fireworks are illegal in Waco city limits.
Fireworks scare pets, resulting in more stray animals and calls to animal control officers.
Sparklers are not considered fireworks and are OK to purchase and use.
Property damage could result in a fine of up to $2,000 and jail time.
Report violations to 254-750-7500. Do not call 911.
Fire department fan drive
The Waco Fire Department is holding a Cool the Heat program benefiting Waco’s most vulnerable residents during extreme heat emergencies.
New fans can be donated at any Waco fire station.
Mission Waco will distribute the fans to local individuals and families who need them most.
To receive a fan, visit Mission Waco at 1315 N. 15th St.
For more information, call 254-750-1740.
Submit printed items to Briefly, P.O. Box 2588, Waco, 76702-2588; or email email@example.com.