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Kerr County's Fourth of July celebrations are ready in 2022

Our annual celebrations are set! Are you ready?

The Fourth of July is here and there's plenty going on around Kerr County to celebrate the holiday. Of course, the big event is Monday, and the city of Kerrville is reminding people that fireworks are illegal inside the city limits. Kerr County Judge Rob Kelly has warned people to take care with fireworks in the county areas and reminded those who do partake they could face civil liability if they start a fire.

The good news is Kerrville is set for a large professional fireworks display, and the city has gone to great care to remind people that it will be safe. Fredericksburg and Boerne canceled their displays over concerns about dry conditions.

In a news release, the city said it's reducing the shell sizes it will fire from 5 inches to 4. That move helps reduce the fallout zone. Boerne and Fredericksburg have canceled their fireworks shows.


"The required fallout zone is a 360-foot diameter from the display and is never allowed to be over any homes or structures," the city said in its press release. "The fallout zone was mowed last week and will be mowed again prior to the event if necessary."

The show, which follows Monday's Robert Earl Keen concert, is managed by a vendor-approved by the state Fire Marshal's Office and verified by the city of Kerrville Fire Marshal.

More importantly, here's a look at your weekend events:

Saturday, July 2


  • Heart of the Hills Farmers Market — River Hills Mall parking lot, 8 a.m. Information: 830-370-7476

Car show

  • Cars and Coffee — Billy Gene's, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Information: The details: Join us at Billy Gene's Restaurant the first Saturday of each month for Cars and Coffee. Antiques, sports cars, lifted trucks, slammed trucks, Jeeps, and project cars…we want to see what you got. Start your Saturday off right – hanging out with car people.

Art Show

Nancy Huffman knows some terrific artists call Hunt home and getting them together for a show would be a satisfying trick.

And that's what Huffman and her friends have done — the first-ever Hunt Community Fine Art Show and Sale. The show is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday through Monday at the Hunt Pavillion — right next to the Hunt Store.

"There were a few of us in Hunt that got together," said Huffman, a former art teacher who still loves the process of painting. "There's quite a few artists out there in Hunt and have been for many years."

The lineup is a mix of painters, furniture makers and jewelers. There may even be some surprise artists. Here's the lineup:

  • Nancy Huffman (oils and watercolor); Bud Gordinier (oil); Deanna Eixman (oil and acrylic); Janet Reinwald (watercolor); Janelle Lindley (acrylic); Laura Williams (oil); Jane Beyer (jewelry); Joni Jones (ceramics); Nancy Viola (oil); Doreen Shann (pastel); Juan Leal (watercolor); Trudy Eberhardt (wood carving); Rob Christy (reclaimed wood furniture); Kathy Alonzo (ceramics).

July 4 celebrations

  • Y.O. Ranch Headquarters — Y.O. Ranch Headquarters, 1 p.m. Information: 830-640-3222 The details: BYOB (no glass). A community grill provided. Lots of games and music. Followed by a beautiful sunset and fireworks show.
  • Great American Picnic — Cafe at the Ridge, 3-9:30 p.m. Information: 830-896-0420 The details: Celebrate America with a game of Washers or Cornhole, a watermelon eating contest, food trucks and live music featuring Aaron LaCombe, Brandon Rhyder & Rich O'Toole.

Live Music

  • The Band of Heathens — Arcadia Live, 7:30 p.m. Information: The details: With their professional lives on hold during the pandemic, The Band of Heathens found a year-long creative workaround. Every Tuesday night, the five-piece group came together via Zoom from their respective homes–from L.A. to Asheville-to host the Good Time Supper Club, a ninety-minute variety program. "It was nice to be able to use music as a connective thread and something that's healing," says guitarist-vocalist Ed Jurdi. Guitarist-vocalist and fellow founding member Gordy Quist agrees. "The show was like a release, where we all connected and forgot about the stuff going on around us. At some point, we decided to bring in guests for an interview, and that turned into 'Hey, let's pre-record a music video of a cover song with each of them.'"
  • Ghost Town Blues Band — Lazy Days Canteen at Roddy Tree Ranch, 6:30 p.m. Information:
  • Darnel Reuben — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information:
  • The Collector's Edition — The Hunt Store, 7 p.m. Information:
  • John Christopher Way Band — Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall, 9 p.m. Information:
  • Aaron Lacombe — Cafe at the Ridge, 3 p.m. Information:
  • Rich O'Toole — Cafe at the Ridge, 5 p.m. Information:
  • Brandon Rhyder — Cafe at the Ridge, 7 p.m. Information:

Monday, July 4

Fourth of July


  • Bluebell Hills Community Parade — Trinity Baptist Church, 9 a.m. Information: The details: Celebrate the 4th of July with a 1-mile parade. Kids of every age, decorate your bike, trike, wagon, stroller, your leashed pet, or yourself (please NO motorized rides) and come on down. Festive costumes are encouraged. Popsicles provided by Trinity Baptist Church at the end of the parade.

Live music and fireworks

  • Robert Earl Keen Fourth on the River — Louise Hays Park, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Information: The details: Performers include Del Castillo, Kylie Frey, and a special guest of Robert's with REK as the headliner. A beautiful fireworks display will begin at dusk.

Monday's Lineup

Del Castillo

Kylie Frey

Flatland Cavalry

Robert Earl Keen


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