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.

The fun gets started at 3 p.m. with bounce houses and inflatable water slides for kids. You will find these in the tennis court area. Wristbands for unlimited use of the inflatables will be on sale for $5. Vendors will also open at 3 p.m. You can select from Stars & Stripes BBQ, Chick-fil-A, kettle corn, cotton candy, shaved ice and more.

Things get even more festive at 5:00 p.m. when The Steel Belts take the stage. This guitar playing, whistling, and singing duo out of Bertram will have you singing along — and maybe even dancing — to their style of country music. If it wasn't already warm enough for you, Red Carpet Chaos takes over at 7:30 p.m. to kick it up a notch. Back by popular demand, this Austin-based band was a favorite last year with their wide range of popular song covers that went all the way to sunset. Because we just cannot get enough of them, they will play another set after the fireworks show.

The fireworks begin a little after sundown and last more than 20 minutes with patriotic music provided by KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune playing in the background.

If you have more questions about topics such as parking, and what is allowed in the park, visit the 101highlandlakes.com FAQ article.

Those interested in helping make the event as great as possible can email Judy Miller at jmiller@outbackunlimited.com. Anyone interested 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!