This Week’s Event Highlights: Independence Day Edition

Youth ArtZeum: “Small Wonders: Insects and Art” (Recurring)

ArtZeum is a FREE annual interactive children’s arts exhibit at The Kemp art museum downtown. It is open seven days a week from 9 am – 5 pm, now through August 11.

The exhibit includes multiple interconnected stations where kids can learn about the arts through play and hands-on activities. Each year features a new theme, allowing us to create new experiences for participants.

This year’s theme is “Small Wonders: Insects and Art”, combining high-definition, larger-than-life insect photographs with a multitude of hands-on learning centers.

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Monday, July 1: Tea Tumbler Giveaway at McAllister’s (10:30 – 11 am)

Join us Monday, July 1st for our annual TEA TUMBLER giveaway! The first 20 guests* in line on Monday, July 1st will receive a FREE 2019 Tea Tumbler. Tea Tumblers WILL NOT BE HANDED OUT UNTIL 10:30 a.m. To prevent line jumping and cutting, numbers 1-20 will be given out to the first 20 guests in line. Guests MUST stay in line until 10:30 a.m. to receive their tea tumbler.

MANY TEA FREAKS WILL CAMP OUT THE NIGHT BEFORE. -We encourage you to arrive hours before 10:30 a.m.-

***ONE TEA TUMBLER PER PERSON (16 years and older). NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.***

2019’s Tea Tumbler is 32 oz. Beginning July 1, 2019 Tea Tumblers will also be available for purchase for $9.99, while supplies last.

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Tuesday, July 2: In Motion Mural Unveiling (11:30 am – 1:30 pm)

In Motion by Brea’n Thompson is set to be unveiled to the public on Tuesday, July 2nd at 11:30 AM at Beacon Lighthouse for the Blind located at 300 7th Street. The event will allow the public to meet the artists and hear from community members involved with the project.

The Eastside Mural Project from the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture has been funded in part by the Libra Foundation (John Hirschi), The Texas Commission on the Arts, with additional support from The Felix Lister Elks Lodge, David Brock, the Wichita Falls Housing Authority, and Beacon Lighthouse for the Blind.

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Wednesday, July 3: Electra Memorial Hospital Fireworks Show (7 – 9:45 pm)

Come join us for free food, fireworks and fun! Starting at 7, we’ll have bounce house, fun slide, combination bounce house/slide for toddlers, knocker ball, tattoo station, train and sno cones. There is a charge for sno cones, but everything else is free! The Chuckwagon Gang will have hot dogs, chips, water and watermelon ready at 7:30. Fireworks will begin at 9:15.

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Thursday, July 4: Old-Fashioned 4th of July and Most Patriotic Parade (8:15 am – noon)

Step back in time with the Wichita County Heritage Society this Fourth of July! It’s time to bring out your red, white, and blue as we honor America with our 35th Annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and “Most Patriotic” Parade on Thursday, July 4th, 2019!

The festivities begin with an open registration for the “Most Patriotic” Parade at 8:15 a.m. at the corner of 9th and Ohio. Entry is FREE and First and Second Place Ribbons will be awarded in each of four categories: Children 0-6, Children 7-12, Antique Car, and Specialty.

The parade will begin at 9:00 a.m., following 9th Street from Ohio up the hill to Bluff Street, ending at the Kell House Museum. Spectators are invited to line up along the parade route to cheer on their favorite entries and wave to local dignitaries, Lady Liberty, and Uncle Sam!

After the parade, the Kell House will host an old-fashioned salute to America, complete with the presentation of award winners, the Pledge of Allegiance, and more. Then let the games begin! A cake walk, face painting, and yard games are just some of the fun to be had from 9:30 to Noon.

Confirmed food and activities includes:
Kona Ice of NW Texoma
Frank & Joe’s Coffee House
ButterFlye Kettle Corn
Kell House Museum Cake Walk, face painting, fishing game, duck game, bean bag toss
Northwest Texas Council, BSA climbing wall
Ponies2You pony rides
Raptors basketball team – Picky Ricky & Gatorade Ring Toss

Space is still available for local businesses and non-profits interested in running an activity booth.

For more information on this FREE celebration and how you can get involved, please contact the Kell House Museum at 723-2712.

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Thursday, July 4: 4th of July Celebration at SAFB (11 am – 2 pm)

Join us for a 4th of July carnival and BBQ!

Bldg 430- Lunch at the CAC pavillion
AiTs- free w/ meal card
Club members free
12 & under- $2.25
All others- $5.25
CASH ONLY

We will also be having FREE carnival games in the ballroom
FREE entry to the main pool 12-3pm
Popcorn & cotton candy- $2
Night swim movie for ages 18+ “Independence Day” at the main pool, 9pm, $5

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Thursday, July 4: 4th in the Falls 2019 at the MPEC (4 – 10 pm)

The City of Wichita Falls along with Spectra are excited to host this year’s Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4th at the MPEC. This year’s 4th in the Falls event will feature live music performed by opening act, Clint Vines and The Hard Times and headliner, FORTE! The Vendor Mall opens at 4:00 PM along with a designated Kids Zone equipped with bounce houses, obstacle courses, and inflatables for all ages. In conjunction to the city’s festivities, there will be youth soccer, food trucks, a beer garden and last but not least, a 20 minute firework display beginning at approximately 9:30 PM.

4th in the Falls has always been heavily attended by thousands in the Wichita Falls Community. So bring out the blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy top notch, FREE entertainment for the entire family!

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Thursday, July 4: An American Experience (5 – 8 pm)

Join 9th Street Studios and Zavala International Dance for a multicultural show showcasing each artist’s “American Experience.” In addition to visual art, the gallery will host several performances and provide refreshments that highlight the rich culture that can be found in WFTX. After the show, walk or drive down to MPEC to enjoy the fireworks!

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Thursday, July 4: July 4th Event at Ramble & Company (6 – 9 pm)

We are excited to announce we will be open on July 4th! This is usual Art Walk night (1st Thursday). Since the Art Walk has been moved to the 11th we wanted to still come together and celebrate before the Wichita Falls MPEC has a fireworks show!

We will be celebrating our new sister company next door, Ramble Mini Market along with great sales on tees and treats for everyone!

Don’t miss this chance to shop around downtown before a great show. We will be closing at 9pm and headed to the park behind the store (8th and Scott) to watch the show! Bring a blanket and join us!

+ B Cocoa Artisan Chocolates with B-pops!

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Thursday, July 4: Red Wine & Brew July 4th Party

Celebrate the 4th of July with good friends and great drinks. Hook & Ladder and Wichita Falls Brewing Company are teaming up again to close down the streets and host a block party! One location offers beer, another offers wine and flatbreads, plus there will be plenty of hot dogs on the grill on 7th street.

Bring your lawn chairs. Bring your sparklers. Bring your family and friends. We’ll supply the rest.

Live music by Tin Rivers @ 7pm.

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Friday, July 5: Celebration of Freedom with Casey Pilgreen (6:30 – 10:30 pm)

The City of Burkburnett along with Spur 1 Management presents Celebrate Freedom with Casey Pilgreen and special guest Chris Shackleford Band! Come out to this free event at the Friendship Park Amphitheater for a great night of music followed by fireworks!!

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Saturday, July 6: Peach Day at the Downtown Wichita Falls Farmers Market (9 – 11 am)

Peach Day is this coming Saturday, July 6th, 2019. We’ll have live music from Bryson Lawrence and Chef Kyle Dalka will be serving up free samples from 9am – 11am!

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Saturday, July 6: Toy Story MicroPopz Swap Meet (Hosted by MEEEE!!!!) (2 – 3 pm)

Come one, come all! Are your kids collecting Toy Story 4 MicroPopz from United? Here’s the opportunity to help them get the ones they’re missing! Let’s meet up at Frank & Joe’s in Parker Square and swap duplicates.

What to do: BRING YOUR DUPLICATES so you can trade for other characters.

What NOT to do: Pay money or try to auction off your duplicates to the highest bidder. I don’t want this to be about people trying to make money off of “rare” ones – simply parents swapping out what they already have to save a little money!

I’ll have a sign on a table for us so you know where to go! Just stop by between 2-3, enjoy some coffee, bring the kiddos, and have fun!

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