The 40th annual Sertoma Club Family July 4 Celebration and fireworks display will be held at San Gabriel Park Tuesday, July 4. The event is sponsored by the Georgetown Sertoma Club with assistance from the City of Georgetown.
Activities begin at 11 a.m. at San Gabriel Park and will include live entertainment starting at noon. The festival also includes arts and crafts vendors, food vendors including a beer and wine vendor, a petting zoo, classic and antique cars, games, and rides for children and adults. The event concludes with a fireworks show at about 9:30 p.m.
Admission to the event is free; however, there are fees for some activities.
“The Sertoma Club of Georgetown and the City of Georgetown invite you to join us in the beautiful San Gabriel Park located on the San Gabriel River,” Sertoma Club President Bill George said. “This year’s 40th celebration sponsored by Sertoma is partnering with FREEDOM FUN to bring you new and exciting experiences in games, a petting farm, train rides, and many activities, plus more and affordable pricing in wrist bands and individual rides. With an increase in the number of food and craft vendors, we have something for everyone. Classic car displays and other, new items to be announced. Our stage will have entertainment after our kids’ parade starting at 11 a.m. Bring your chairs, enjoy the fun, and stay for the fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m.”
The July 4th Hometown Parade in San Gabriel Park begins at 11 a.m. at the low water crossing near the College Street bridge and ends at the large pavilion. Participants should gather at 10:30 a.m. at the low water crossing. Kids are encouraged to decorate their wagons or bicycles for the parade. Motorized vehicles and pets are not permitted in the parade. The annual parade is sponsored by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce.
The fireworks display begins at about 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the McMaster Athletic Fields on North College Street. Fireworks can be viewed from San Gabriel Park, VFW Park, and other areas in Georgetown. The best entrance to San Gabriel Park for the event is via Morrow Street on North Austin Avenue. Please do not bring dogs to the fireworks show.
There is limited parking in San Gabriel Park. The Sertoma Club has arranged a free shuttle from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 4. Guests can park in Georgetown ISD’s stadium parking lot, behind the Richarte School District. Please bring water.
Alternatively, attendees also are encouraged to park at Georgetown High School and carpool to San Gabriel Park. Limited handicapped parking is available in the designated area on the south side of San Gabriel Park.
Both the McMaster Fields parking lot and the Parks and Recreation Administration parking lot at North College Street and W.L. Walden Drive will be closed on July 4 due to their proximity to the fireworks fall zone.
College Street and McMaster Fields closure
Due to the fireworks fall zone, North College Street will be closed from about 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, between the traffic circle and Holly Street. Parking, standing, or sitting along that segment of North College Street will not be permitted during this time.
The McMaster Athletic Fields will be closed all day Tuesday, July 4.
Personal fireworks prohibited
By City of Georgetown ordinance, fireworks are not allowed in the city limits of Georgetown or within 5,000 feet of the city limits, unless they are used in a permitted display authorized by the Georgetown Fire Department. This area outside city limits includes, but is not limited to, the neighborhoods of Cedar Hollow, Crystal Knoll, Escalera, Fountainwood, Indian Creek, Logan Ranch Road, Lost Rivers, Oak Crest, Olde Oak Estates, Serenada, Shady Oaks, Turtle Bend, and Woodland Park, and areas along D.B Wood Road.
Violations can lead to fines of up to $2,000 per firework. To view a map showing the 5,000-foot boundary, go to Georgetown fireworks ban area map.
Also, please ensure your dog is secure inside your home, particularly during the evenings of the holiday weekend. Georgetown animal control officers pick up several loose dogs around the Fourth of July and New Year’s holidays, many of whom are never reunited with their owners.