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4. at the Brazos Celebration | KWKT

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 29: A view of fireworks over the East River as part of the annual Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Display on June 29, 2020 in New York City. This is the first of six Fourth of July fireworks displays at locations across the city that are being kept secret to minimize crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

WACO, Texas (FOX 44) – On the evening of Independence Day, the Baylor University campus was transformed into a sea of ​​red, white and blue for the annual 4th Independence Day celebration on the Brazos. Families and friends from across the community gathered for a night of patriotism, music and, of course, fireworks.

The atmosphere was electric as hundreds of attendees dressed in their finest USA gear gathered in Touchdown Alley for an evening of festivities. From children with painted faces to adults in custom event attire, the spirit of America shone brightly under the Texas stars.


The event began with a DJ spinning music and getting everyone in the party spirit. As the sun set, anticipation grew for the main event – ​​the HEB Fireworks Extravaganza, a spectacular fireworks display that would light up the night sky over the Brazos River.

Throughout the evening, booths lined the pathways offering everything from classic festival foods to refreshing beverages to toys for the youngest revelers. Families and their four-legged companions enjoyed the relaxed, community-oriented atmosphere this annual gathering is known for.

The festivities weren’t just about fun and food; they were also about honoring the nation’s birthday with a patriotic ceremony led by the Waco Community Band. Special guest Steve Augeri, former lead singer of Journey, played classic hits for the crowd, providing a musical highlight of the evening.

As night fell, cheers erupted as the first fireworks shot into the air, painting bright colors across the river. It was a moment of collective awe and wonder shared by families on blankets and chairs, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether it was the delicious food, the rousing music or the breathtaking fireworks, 4th on the Brazos once again proved to be a beloved tradition that brought the Waco community together in a celebration of freedom and unity.