Enjoy the July Festivities Central Texas has to offer

July 7 - Bastrop Patriotic Festival 2012

Annual free admission festivities in Fisherman’s Park with kid’s activities & games, lots of great food, live music, and a patriotic concert by Austin Symphonic Band during the fireworks display at dark. Saturday, 6pm-9:30pm. For more info, call Bastrop Chamber of Commerce: (512) 303-0558.

July 7, 14, 21, 28 - Brenham “HOT NIGHTS, COOL

TUNES” Concert Series

Cool off around the square in downtown Brenham. Enjoy live music every Saturday for five weeks. Park benches and lush grass provide great curbside seating, and the sale of beverages & food support this great series of musical events. Each concert begins at 7pm. Free admission & parking. 1-888-BRENHAM or

July 7–August 16 San Marcos Summer In The Park Concert Series

Enjoy summer sunsets with live musical entertainment every Thursday at San Marcos Plaza. Pack a picnic basket & take the family out for a night of fun for all ages. Free admission. Call (888) 200-5620, or visit

July 9-15 - Lampasas 41st Annual Spring Ho “Peace, Love, Springs”

Offering something for everyone with fireworks, street dances, carnival, children’s activities, parade, arts & crafts and lots of great Texas food. Vendors are located along the bank of Sulphur Creek.

July 14 - McDade Watermelon Festival

Join in a special salute to the melon in its 64th year in McDade with a parade, watermelon auction, arts & crafts, music, foods, car show and Queen’s coronation. There’s also an evening street dance, 8pm-12pm, on July 13. (512) 273-0018.

July 21-22, July 28-29, Aug 4-5, 11-12 – Brenham Windy Winery Harvest Grape Stomp

Start with a hayride out to the vineyard. Pick grapes, bring them back, pour them in the barrel, then step in & stomp or squish to music, which makes all the stress in your life fade away! Then as a memento, step out with your purple feet onto a keepsake t-shirt! Sat 11am-6pm & Sun noon-5pm. Windy Winery, 4232 Clover Rd., Brenham. (979) 836-3252.

July 21-22, July 28-29, Aug 4-5, Aug 11-12 – Brenham Crush For Fun at Pleasant Hill Winery

Crush for Fun 2012! Get purple feet, a special T-shirt (“I picked. I stomped. I made some wine.”) and a photo to show your friends. Enjoy a glass of Pleasant Hill wine; food available. Sat 11am- 6pm, Sun noon-5pm. Pleasant Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Rd., Brenham. (979) 830-8463.

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