Here is the latest on 4th of July celebrations in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

Traditionally held at The Pfield in Pflugerville, the city’s annual celebration will take place at Typhoon Texas this year. (Courtesy Pexel)
Traditionally held at The Pfield in Pflugerville, the city’s annual celebration will take place at Typhoon Texas this year. (Courtesy Pexel)

Traditionally held at The Pfield in Pflugerville, the city’s annual celebration will take place at Typhoon Texas this year. (Courtesy Pexel)

Amid increasing cases of COVID-19 throughout Central Texas, area cities have modified or canceled many annual Fourth of July celebrations. Here are the latest statuses of holiday plans in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto.

ROUND ROCK



Fourth of July with Granger Smith


Granger Smith will perform at Dell Diamond on July 4 for a 90-minute concert. The concert will be followed by Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Gates open at 7 p.m., followed by Smith’s performance at 8 p.m. and a fireworks show scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Due to the coronavirus, stadium capacity is limited, and social distancing provisions will be implemented. Guests can view the show from the outfield in socially distanced pods—designated six foot by six foot areas that can accommodate up to four guests—or in the stadium’s bleachers. For more information, click here.

Following Round Rock's June 29 emergency ordinance, Dell Diamond spokesperson Andrew Felts confirmed guests ages 10 and older are required to wear masks when entering, exiting and moving throughout the ballpark. Mask wearing will not be required when eating, drinking or when guests are sitting in their ticketed seat or pod. A clear bag policy has also been implemented for the event to help reduce security's need for bag checks, Felts added.

Dell Diamond

3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock


512-255-2255

www.milb.com/round-rock/fans/granger-smith


July Fourth Frontier Days — canceled


Round Rock’s annual Fourth of July celebration, July Fourth Frontier Days, was initially reduced to three neighborhood parade routes due to the coronavirus, with residents encouraged to view the procession from their front yards. However, on June 30, the city canceled the neighborhood parades due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 throughout Round Rock.

“While the parade is one of my favorite events in Round Rock, canceling this year’s scaled-down version is the right thing to do for public health,” City Manager Laurie Hadley said in the release.

Rock’N River July 4th Pool Party — canceled


The city’s annual Fourth of July pool party at its Rock’N River Water Park is canceled due to growing concerns surrounding COVID-19 within the city.

While the city-sponsored event is canceled, the water park will remain open on the holiday, per a June 30 city news release. Ticket purchases are available for one-day entry to the park for any day during the season, including July 4.

PFLUGERVILLE



Pfirecracker Pfestival — reduced


Traditionally held at The Pfield in Pflugerville, the city’s annual celebration will take place at Typhoon Texas this year. With public health restrictions in place, the evening festival has been reduced to a fireworks celebration that can be viewed at the water park or from a distance.

For residents who choose to view the fireworks remotely, parking will be available at Hendrickson High School, Stone Hill Town Center and Costco, with the show set to begin at 9:30 p.m. Only those with water park entry tickets are allowed to park in Typhoon Texas’ parking lot.

Spectators are asked to remain in their cars during the celebration, following Travis County’s June 25 order prohibiting outdoor gatherings with more than 100 people. Pflugerville’s fireworks show will also be streamed live on the city’s Facebook page.

Typhoon Texas’ Fourth of July celebration


Typhoon Texas’ Fourth of July celebration is a day-long event that includes deejays and live music, a color guard and fireworks display. The event runs from 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., with the fireworks show scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Typhoon Texas has capped water park capacity for the summer 2020 season and has implemented social distancing guidelines throughout the water park.

For the fireworks display, only visitors with Typhoon Texas admission passes will be allowed to view the show from the water park’s parking lot. For more information on ticket reservations, click here.

Typhoon Texas

18500 SH 130 Service Road, Pflugerville

512-212-7792

www.typhoontexas.com/austin


HUTTO



4th of July Celebration in Hutto — canceled


Typically held annually at Hutto’s Brushy Creek Amphitheater, the event was canceled by the city May 15. City officials cited public health concerns as cause for the cancellation.

"We look forward to resuming events and programs as soon as is reasonable, and we encourage our friends and family to support each other during these uncertain times," the release stated. "We are stronger together, and we will see you soon."
By Kelsey Thompson
Kelsey Thompson is the reporter for Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto, where her work focuses on education, city government and community development. Originally from Upstate New York, Kelsey relocated to Austin after graduating from Syracuse University in May 2019.


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