How To Spend 4th of July Weekend in Bryan, Texas

Start waving those flags, throw on some red, white, and blue and get ready to celebrate Independence Day the local way! Scroll down for July 4th festivities happening throughout the weekend, and start planning your stay in Bryan here!

Kick Off The July 4th Weekend In Historic Downtown Bryan

July First Friday | Historic Downtown Bryan | July 2 beginning at 5:00PM

Enjoy live music, art and an array of shopping and dining options in Historic Downtown Bryan at July First Friday. This is a free, family-friendly event that typically features live performances at The Palace Theater, as well as performances hosted by various Downtown businesses. You can expect to find members of the Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market selling their goods on Main Street, as well as shops & restaurants open extra late into the evening.

Click here to learn more about First Friday

Freshen Up Your Family Cookout With Ingredients From The Brazos Valley Farmers Market

Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market | July 3 from 8:00AM – 12:00PM

The Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market is a pet-friendly, year-round farmers’ market supporting our region’s farms by connecting consumers directly to local food producers. The Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market is open every Saturday from 8AM-12PM at 500 N. Main Street in Historic Downtown Bryan. The market features more than 50 vendors, and is your go-to spot for locally-grown foods!

You can learn more about the Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market & their vendors here: www.brazosvalleyfarmersmarket.com/

Float Away Your Celebratory Weekend At Lake Bryan

Open Daily 9:00AM – 10:00PM | $5 Entry

Pack up your picnic basket, towels, and sunscreen and soak up the sunshine at Lake Bryan, an outdoor recreation oasis in the heart of the Brazos Valley. With more than 20 miles of hiking, biking, and running trails, swimming areas, campgrounds, and largemouth bass, crappie, catfish, and redfish stocked by Texas Parks & Wildlife, there are plenty of opportunities to unwind and immerse yourself in the beautiful backyard of Bryan, Texas.

There are even opportunities to rent kayaks & paddleboards for your day at the lake! Reserve yours here.

Pick-up some snacks and drinks to-go from  The Village Downtown and Blackwater Draw Brewing Co.

Chill Out and Cool Off At Bryan Snow Cone Stands

With multiple flavors and combinations, snow cones are guaranteed to beat out the Brazos Valley heat! Visit Fire & Ice and JJ’s Snow Cones and enjoy some icy, sweet treats that will get your taste buds tingling!

Make Star Spangled Memories At The Stella Hotel

Hang out with the whole family poolside at #3 Hotel In Texas for a special 4th of July food and drink menu, lawn games in the backyard, and music. Not a guest at the hotel? Get your day pass or book your cabana to join in on the fun.

Feel free to extend the celebration with monthly family membership passes!

Enjoy An Evening Of Eats & Beats At Lake Walk

Lake Walk | July 3 beginning at 7:30PM

Pull up your lawn chairs and blankets and experience free, outdoor music at Lake Walk. This Saturday will feature South Texas country artist Matt Castillo, and eats from local food trucks.

View the full calendar of Lake Walk events.

Check Out Little Firecrackers Hosted By The Children’s Museum Of The Brazos Valley

Lake Walk | July 3 from 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Join us for the ultimate, free kids Fourth of July Celebration with The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley! Three Sweet Pops, SOS Cotton Candy, and Charity the Clown will be joining us for an afternoon full of family fun!

Learn more about this event here.

Honor America’s History At The Old Fashioned 4th Of July In Heritage Park

Heritage Park | July 4 from 9:30AM – 12:00PM

Join Bryan’s Eastside Historic District for a free community 4th of July Celebration in Bryan’s Heritage Park. Experience a flag raising ceremony, face painting, children’s parade, patriotic tunes, free watermelon from The Farm Patch, refreshing lemonade at old fashioned prices, and multiple exhibit booths. All ages are welcome!

Learn more about the Brazos Heritage Society.

RELLIS Campus | July 4 | Parking starts at 6:00PM | Show starts at 9:00PM

Drive In And Watch A Spectacular Fireworks And Drone Show At RELLIS

Park your car alongside your fellow Aggies this Independence day for the second annual 4th of July Fireworks and Drone Show at the RELLIS campus. Tune in live to WTAW (FM 94.5) for patriotic music synced to the fireworks provided by the Chancellor’s Century and fellow sponsors. 

For details, click here.


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Alex Beckman

Alex is the Content Coordinator for Destination Bryan. She strives to capture the tales of local legends that are often just as tall and wide as our great Lone Star State. When not behind the camera, Alex can be found enjoying local brews and chews with her pup Viola.

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