Celebrate July Fourth With Fireworks at the Bush Library and Museum
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – This Independence Day enjoy fireworks, food, music and games and more at the College Station Noon Lions Club’s “I Love America” Celebration July 4 at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University.
This is the 51st year the College Station Noon Lions Club has presented the “I Love America” Celebration as a way for the Bryan-College Station community to gather and celebrate our country’s birth, and the 14th year the event has been hosted at the Bush Library and Museum.
The Bush Library and Museum will be open with free admission for everyone all day. The event itself is free, but guests will need to buy tickets for any food they wish to eat except for watermelon.
The master of ceremonies for the event is K.O. from 104.7 The Mix’s morning show. Musical entertainment includes the Scott Shelby Band, The Docs, Jason Adams as Elvis, and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presented by HEB. Listen live on KAMU-FM or streaming online at kamu.tamu.edu.
Event sponsors include 104.7 The Mix; KBTX Media; Texas A&M University; the City of College Station; and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presented by HEB.
Special thanks to the City of Bryan; KAMU-FM; Bryan Coca Cola; the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation; RDM Audio; Slovacek Sausage; Texas Commercial Waste; Astin/Winkler Charitable Trust; and the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
Free parking is available in the West Campus Garage, the Reed Arena parking lots, and lots 97, 74 and 61. Disabled parking is available in the north side of Lot 41 (George Bush Presidential Library and Museum) and overflow in Lot 111 (Bush School of Government and Public Service); must display the proper disabled hangtag to be granted access to these lots. For more information about shuttles and parking go to transport.tamu.edu.
9:30 a.m. Bush Library and Museum opens; free admission all day
4:30 p.m. Barbara Bush Drive closes; free shuttles begin from West Campus Garage and Reed Arena parking lots
5 p.m. Concession stands open; games and live entertainment begin
6 p.m. Presentation of colors; national anthem; F-16 flyover
Immediately following, live entertainment resumes
8 p.m. Hot air balloon glow; Bush Library and Museum doors close
8:30 p.m. Bush Library and Museum closes
8:45 p.m. National anthem
8:50 p.m. Performance by Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra presented by HEB
9:50 p.m. Fireworks show begins
10:05 p.m. Event ends; free shuttle busses back to West Campus Garage and Reed Arena parking lots
All times and events are subject to change and are weather dependent. For more information go to bushlibrary.tamu.edu/julyfourth.
Lions clubs are known for their efforts to preserve sight and eradicate blindness, as well as their commitment to community service and helping youth. To learn more about Lions Clubs International, visit www.lionsclubs.org. The College Station Noon Lions Club meets Mondays at noon at the College Station Hilton.
The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Libraries network. The Bush Library and Museum preserves and makes available the records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States. We promote civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and foster a community of public service and volunteerism by offering rich educational and public programs, original museum exhibits and access to our archival holdings. For more information visit the Bush Library and Museum website at bushlibrary.tamu.edu.