Fireworks, set to music for the 4th of July event |


Robert Earl Keen’s fourth annual celebration on the river in Kerrville is scheduled for Monday, with fireworks and a full day of music.

Mini Mart will again sponsor the 4th of July fireworks this year. The 4th of July Fireworks Show is the largest fireworks show in the Texas Hill Country and is enjoyed by thousands of people in Kerrville for Independence Day.

The fireworks display begins directly after Robert Earl Keen’s “Fourth on the River” event, approximately 9:30 p.m. at Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Dr.

The success of the fireworks depends on the generous financial support of the community. Hill Country Mini Mart convenience stores are located in and around Kerrville, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. The stores represent the culmination of a dream that William J. Fritz, Jr., better known as Junior, envisioned when he entered the grocery store more than half a century ago. Mini Mart employs over 140 people at 18 different locations. Each location sells a wide variety of products. You can buy snacks, drinks and groceries, and refuel your car at one of the many pumps that sell brand name gasolines such as Shell, Valero and Exxon. Junior’s children, Sylvia Fritz Dobbs and David Fritz, co-own and operate Hill Country Mini Mart LP. The family business will continue to fulfill Junior Fritz’s mission to “meet the needs of the Texas Hill Country” for generations to come.

“The Town of Kerrville expresses its deepest gratitude to Mini Mart and its contribution to the citizens of Kerrville and surrounding areas,” said Ashlea Boyle, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Please join us in thanking Mini Mart, a local business, for their generosity and investment in our community.”

Fireworks Safety Measures

Additionally, the Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department and the Kerrville Fire Department work together each year to monitor drought conditions for the fireworks display and plan accordingly to ensure the safety of citizens, businesses and residents. visitors. Safety measures are in place, especially during these extremely dry summer months. The maximum firework shell size has been reduced from 5 inches to 4 inches this year to ensure the fallout area is within a reasonable and safe area. The optimal viewing area in the park will be on the west side (interactive fountain side) as the deck can obscure the lower hull sizes.

A licensed professional vendor, approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal and verified by the City of Kerrville Fire Marshal, conducts the fireworks. They are responsible for compliance with the City of Kerrville Pyrotechnics Ordinance, Texas Occupational Codes, National Fire Protection Association Codes, ATF Codes, and DOT Codes.

During the 4th of July event, the Kerrville Fire Department will have firefighters and a staffed brush truck on site during the fireworks display. The city is also coordinating with the Kerr County Volunteer Fire Department to help with fire protection with an additionally staffed brush truck. The Fire Marshal will ensure proper fireworks storage, site location, public distancing, extinguishers, inspections and give final authorization for a safe and fun fireworks display.

We encourage everyone to join us at Louise Hays Park and enjoy the professional fireworks, food trucks and entertainment.

The festivities kick off at 2 p.m., beginning with music from Del Castillo, followed by Kylie Frey and special guest Flatland Calvary. Keen will close the show just before the fireworks celebration.

Food and beverage vendors will be present. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and spend the day in Louise Hays Park by the Guadalupe River.

For more information, contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (830) 257-7300 or email [email protected]

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