Marble Falls Community Fireworks blast off each year — with your help



Fourth of July in Marble Falls means an evening at Lakeside Park with live music, fun activities, friendly faces and, of course, a night sky ablaze with fireworks. The Marble Falls Community Fireworks Show wouldn't happen without private donations and community efforts, which manage to raise more than $20,000 each year for the whole shebang!

City residents can opt to give $1 as part of their water bill to the Marble Falls Community Fireworks fund. That brings in enough money to pay for the fireworks display, said organizer Judy Miller, owner of Out Back Patio Furnishings in Marble Falls. Private donations and fundraising pay for the rest of the fun and entertainment.

The event adds a boost to the local economy by “putting heads in beds” — attracting visitors to area hotels, restaurants and shops. It’s also a fun family event that draws locals and visitors alike to one of the best fireworks shows in the region.

The fun gets started at 3 p.m. with bounce houses and inflatable water slides for kids. You will find these in the tennis court area. Wristbands for unlimited use of the inflatables will be on sale for $5, benefiting Marble Falls High School Cheerleaders. Vendors including Stars & Strips Shaved Ice, It’s All Goode Kettle Corn, Fajitas from MFHS Cheerleaders, and Cotton Candy will also open at 3 p.m.

Things get even more festive at 5:00 p.m. when Matthew Butter takes the stage. At 7 p.m., patriotic music from the Hill Country Community Band can be heard in Lakeside Pavilion. If it wasn't already warm enough for you, Southern Underground takes over at 8 p.m. to kick it up a notch. This popular local band plays original and song covers all the the way to sunset, and then more after the fireworks are done.

The fireworks begin a little after sundown and last more than 20 minutes with patriotic music provided by KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune playing in the background.

If you have more questions about topics such as parking, and what is allowed in the park, visit the 101highlandlakes.com FAQ article.

Those interested in helping make the event as great as possible can email Judy Miller at jmiller@outbackunlimited.com. Anyone interested in donating to the Marble Falls celebration may write a check to Marble Falls Community Fireworks and send it care of Judy Miller to P.O. Box 158, Marble Falls, TX 78654. The donation is tax-deductible — the fireworks show is priceless!