Marble Falls Community Fireworks blast off each year — with your help



Fourth of July in Marble Falls means an evening at Lakeside Park with live music, fun activities, friendly faces and, of course, a night sky ablaze with fireworks. The Marble Falls Community Fireworks Show wouldn't happen without private donations and community efforts, which manage to raise more than $20,000 each year for the whole shebang!

City residents can opt to give $1 as part of their water bill to the Marble Falls Community Fireworks fund. That brings in enough money to pay for the fireworks display, said organizer Judy Miller, owner of Out Back Patio Furnishings in Marble Falls. Private donations and fundraising pay for the rest of the fun and entertainment.

The event adds a boost to the local economy by “putting heads in beds” — attracting visitors to area hotels, restaurants and shops. It’s also a fun family event that draws locals and visitors alike to one of the best fireworks shows in the region.

As always, this year’s event features plenty of fun for everyone beginning in the afternoon. Food vendors, water slides and bounce houses will be set up beginning at 3 p.m. Wristbands will be available for $5 and give kids unlimited access to the bounce houses and water slides.

The Lake Area Rods and Classics will show off their cars at a “Show and Shine” in the Lakeside Pavilion parking lot starting at 4 p.m. By the lake, the London David Band plays from 5-6:45 p.m. This year’s headliner is the high-energy band Red Carpet Chaos. They’ll play hits from the 1950s all the way up to today from every genre you can imagine.

Then, of course, the main attraction! The fireworks begin a little after sundown and last more than 20 minutes with patriotic music provided by KBEY 103.9 Radio Picayune playing in the background.

Those interested in helping make the event as great as possible can email Judy Miller at jmiller@outbackunlimited.com. Anyone interesting in donating to the Marble Falls celebration may write a check to Marble Falls Community Fireworks and send it care of Judy Miller to P.O. Box 158, Marble Falls, TX 78654. The donation is tax-deductible — the fireworks show is priceless!