Fireworks Safety in our Area
HAYS COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE
FIREWORK SAFETY TIPS
If you plan on including fireworks in your holiday festivities, the Hays County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds you to celebrate safely by following these simple tips:
- Buy from reliable fireworks sellers only and never attempt to make your own fireworks
- Read and follow label directions, warnings and safety instructions
- Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals
- Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
- Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully
- Never point or throw fireworks at another person
- Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap
- Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly. You should never twist fuses together to shoot off more than one at a time
- Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers
- After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire
- Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them
- Eye and Hearing protection is strongly recommended
- Check the weather and don’t discharge fireworks on days of high wind and/or low humidity.
- Do not discharge fireworks on or over grass or any other material that will burn.
- Only discharge fireworks on your property or with written consent of the landowner.
- Fireworks may only be sold and discharged from June 24th – July 4th Independence Day or during other approved seasons.
Other approved seasons include:
December 20 and runs through midnight, January 1
February 25 – March 2 Texas Independence Day
April 16 – April 21 San Jacinto Day
The last Wednesday before the last Monday of May through Memorial Day
- Fireworks are not allowed in Hays County Parks. The sale and possession of fireworks are prohibited within most Hays County incorporated city limits. There are no firework restrictions this season.
Have a safe and happy holiday season!
Hays County Fire Marshal
2171 Yarrington Rd., Ste. 300
Kyle, TX 78640
photos taken of the HillCountry Skies - 7.04.14
4th of July Weekend - the Place to Be... Something for the Whole Family
Live Music - SSO
Plum Creek Golf Course - From 6:00pm - 9:00pm, the pre-show celebration at the PCGC Clubhouse is free to the public and includes live music and fantastic viewing. Hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold under the large tent, along with other snacks. Parking at the golf course is available for a donation to the Kyle Masonic Lodge. Walk ins welcome. No outside food or drink permitted on the golf course property. For more information on the pre-fireworks events at Plum Creek Golf Course, please open attachment below, call the PCGC Clubhouse at 512.262.5555 or click here for their website.
Hays CISD PAC (Performing Arts Center) Star Spangled Event - With ample parking and a great view of the fireworks,Starlight-Star Spangled July 4th Celebration. The Starlight Symphony Orchestra will perform at the annual Hays CISD Star Spangled July 4th Celebration. The event will take place on the front lawn of the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center (979 Kohler's Crossing, Kyle, TX). The evening begins at 7:00 pm with the Psychic Cowboys and then at around 8:30pm the Starlight Symphony Orchestra begins with patriotic favorites such as Irving Berlin's God Bless America. Patriotic pieces such as the “Star Spangled Banner” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and “God Bless America” are sure to unite, while other pieces such as “Liberty for All” will be a special treat as a beautiful choir and fantastic narrator join the symphony. “Salute to Armed Forces” pays tribute to the brave men and women serving our country and brings out our country’s pride. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a magical and entertaining evening of fun. No alcohol permitted on school grounds.
Time of Fireworks - When it gets dark enough, around 9:30pm on July 4th, the fireworks show will launch from the Plum Creek Golf Course.
Parking & Viewing - Find a spot early enough to see the tall water tower that is next to the Hays CISD PAC on Kohler's Crossing. If you can see the water tower, you will have a great view of the fireworks. Parking on paved parking lots around the intersection of Kohler's and Kyle Parkway are the safest locations. The approximately 20 minutes of "ooohs and ahhhs" will cap off a day of fun in Kyle. Drive safe.
Health Notice - there is smoke and small amounts of debris that fall out of a fireworks shell. Depending on the speed and direction of the wind, this "Fallout Zone" extends from the launch site. If you wish to avoid being in the smoke and debris, please watch the show outside the fallout zone.
July 4th Fireworks display 9:30PM
(Summer Fest Celebration begins at 6PM)
San Marcos Texas
13 miles from Wimberley
San Marcos Plaza Park is located on the banks of the San Marcos River at E. Hopkins Street and N. CM Allen Parkway.
Free parking for Summerfest will be available at the San Marcos Activity Center (501 E. Hopkins Street) and Texas State’s Strahan Coliseum parking lot (Corner of Aquarena Springs Drive and Charles S. Austin Drive.)
This kid-friendly, free event will feature live music, food booths, children's costume competition and parade.
The Homebodies kick off the festival at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Plaza Stage.
A patriotic costume contest and parade will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Children’s Parade registration and line-up will begin at 6:30 p.m. Costumed kids will be judged in “most patriotic” and “cutest” divisions with prizes awarded in each category and a “best overall” named. The costume competition has been growing steadily over the last several years.
Jeff Plankenhorn takes the stage at 7:15.
Music ends at 9:15, participants cross river for fireworks viewing
9:30 the Fireworks display starts and the Festival grounds close at 10 PM.
View a slide show from a past Fireworks display at Summer Fest.
Wimberley VFW 74th Annual Rodeo
July 4th Fireworks display @ 9:30PM
Wimberley Texas16965 Ranch Road 12
Great Viewing from Craigs Parking Lot
VW Web Page
A Texas Hill Country tradition, the Annual CPRA Sanctioned/Open VFW Rodeo has been held for 73 years on the first weekend in July at the VFW's rodeo grounds, Chester Franklin Arena, north of Wimberley on Jacobs Well Rd., just off Ranch Road 12. Once the largest outdoor rodeo in Texas, the event still ranks near the top. This is a Cowboys Professional Rodeo Assn. (CPRA) sanctioned/open event (Ranked "Best CPRA Rodeo of the Year" in the 2006 CPRA Hall of Fame). The VFW Rodeo is sponsored by Wimberley's VFW Post 6441 and Ladies Auxiliary as a not-for-profit event. Proceeds are used to support a variety of veteran and community activities and organizations.
Fire in the Sky
July 4th Fireworks display 9:15PM
Park Hours 5PM~10PM)
Dripping Springs Texas
13 miles from Wimberley
Dripping Springs Ranch Park is located 1042 DS Ranch Road Dripping Springs, TX 78620.
Independence Day is almost here, and it's time to celebrate our country's founding and the values that knit our society together: liberty and justice for all. In that spirit, we invite you to this free professional fireworks show! The fireworks themselves are free to enjoy, but tickets are also available for a VIP dinner beforehand featuring The Salt Lick, live music, local beverages, and more. The optional air-conditioned dinner helps cover the costs of producing the fireworks show. Because of the overwhelming generosity of the attendees and sponsors, we are able to donate the remaining proceeds throughout the community, with a major portion of the proceeds benefiting North Hays County Fire Rescue.
Fireworks just after dark ~9:15 PM (Park entrance will close at 9:00PM)
- Things to Do in the Wimberley Area
- Lodging in Wimberley
- Art & Galleries in Wimberley
- Shopping in Wimberley
- Dining in Wimberley
- Click here to view 4th of July Parade Photos, over 16 years
- Click here to view Rodeo Slide Shows since 1999
- The story of the Wimberley VFW Rodeo, complete with old photographs