Get Active this July!

Get Active this July!

Brazos River Basin Roundup


Upper and Central Basin

  • July 2, 3 and 4: BELTONBelton Area Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Celebration, at the Bell County Expo at 301 W Loop 121 in Belton and Schoepf’s BBQ at 702 E Central Avenue in Belton. The Belton Area of Commerce is hosting a fun-filled Fourth of July extravaganza with a special virtual parade to promote social distancing. For more information, click here.
  • July 2, 3 and 4 at 6 p.m. Western Gift Show at Bell County Expo

  • July 2, 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. PRCA Expo at Bell County Expo

  • July 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. Live Music at Schoepf’s BBQ

  • July 4 at 10 a.m. Virtual Parade

  • July 4 at 7 p.m. Backyard Party and Fireworks Show at Schoepf’s BBQ

  • July 3 and 4: GRANBURYHood County Hometown July 4th Celebration, 100 E Pearl Street in Granbury. Granbury’s tradition of celebrating Independence Day is a two-day event this year. With concerts, vendors, and more, Granbury’s Fourth of July celebration will be fun for the whole family. The celebration’s events are free and open to the public. Please call 817-573-1622 for more information or click here.
  • July 3, noon – 8 p.m. and July 4 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Vendors on the Square
  • July 3,  7:30 p.m. 95.5 KHITS Free Concert on the Square
  • July 4, 8 a.m. Kiwanis Firecracker 5K
  • July 4, 1 – 6 p.m. Music on the Square
  • July 4,  dusk Fireworks Extravaganza
  • July 4: TAYLOR COUNTY EXPO CENTER – Abilene Freedom Festival, 4 p.m. at the Taylor County Expo Center, 100 Highway 36 in Abilene. The 3rd Annual Abilene Freedom Festival has a tremendous lineup of activities for all ages. There will be children’s activities, a military flyover, live music and the WesTex Connect and HEB Fireworks Spectacular show. This event will observe all CDC and Health Guidelines for food service and social distancing. Please contact https://abilenefreedomfestival.com or call 325-677-2864 for more information.
  • July 4: GRAHAMAmerica United Independence Day Parade, 8 a.m. –  noon in Downtown Graham. With a pancake breakfast, a parade and “Chalk the Walk” competition, join the Graham Chamber of Commerce for a fun day full of patriotic activities! For more information, contact lisa@grahamtexas.org.
  • July 11, 18 and 25: COPPERAS COVE CITY PARK – Farmer’s Market, 4 – 7 p.m. at the City Park in the parking lot located on the corner of Avenue D and 2nd Street in Copperas Cove. From honey products to kettle corn, the Copperas Cove Farmer’s Market has great products to browse through. For more information, contact Ashley Wilson at awilson@copperascovetx.gov or 254-542-2719.



Lower Basin

  • July 4: BELLVILLE – Bellville Market Day and Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Bishop Pavilion, corner of Bell and Palm Street one block off the Bellville Square.  Every 1st Saturday of the month, enjoy homegrown seasonal fruits and vegetables, grass fed beef, herbs, baked goods and more. Free to the public. For more information, please contact Tammy Bond at 979-270-1434.
  • July 4: BRYANBrazos Valley Farmer’s Market, 8 a.m. – noon at 21st Street between Main and Bryan Streets on the north end of Downtown Bryan.  The Brazos Valley Farmer’s Market is the perfect place to find fresh, delicious produce. For more information, click here.
  • July 4: CAMERONFourth of July Fireworks Celebration, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. in Downtown Cameron.  Starting at dusk, this fireworks celebration is free and has social distancing protocols in place. Please contact Melanie Reed at 254-697-4979 for more information.
  • July 4: LAKE JACKSONRubber Duck Regatta, 9 a.m. at the Dunbar Park Kayak Launch, 400 FM 2004 in Lake Jackson. Get out on Oyster Creek for some aquatic fun! Teams will compete to retrieve eight different rubber ducks that will be corralled along the creek and bring them back to the starting point in order to win a prize. The event is free and open to all ages. Registration is required. For more information, please contact Mallory Doyle at 979-297-4533 or email at https://mdoyle@lakejacksontx.gov.
  • July 4, 11, 18 and 25: RICHMONDRichmond Farmers Market,  8 a.m. –  noon at the St. Johns United Methodist Church Parking Lot, 501 Jackson Street in Richmond. The Richmond Farmers Market will take place every Saturday in July, offering great produce and products in Richmond’s historic downtown.
  • July 10, 11 and 12: SEALY12th Annual Sealybration Concert and Festival, 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. at the BP&W Park, 222 Main Street in Sealy. The 12th annual Sealybration includes concerts, live reptile shows, beer and wine sampling, a carnival, a BBQ Cook Off, fireworks and more. For more information, click here.
  • July 12: SUGARLANDThe Sunday Market, noon  – 6 p.m. at the First Colony Mall, 16535 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. With a variety of vendors, ranchers, makers, bakers and more, you’ll be sure to find unique products and tasty produce at the Sunday Market. Email info@bigggroupevets.com for more information.
  • July 25: BRYAN Community Outdoor Yoga Class, 8 – 9 a.m. at the Lake Walk Pavilion and Plaza, 4107 Lake Atlas Drive in Bryan.
  • Join the Lake Walk Town Center for a free yoga class at the pavilion’s lawn. The classes are open to all ages and skill levels. Bring your own yoga mat, towel and water bottle. For more information, click here.


Virtual Activities


  • The Exploratorium Museum offers online, science-based activities for your kids to enjoy! From building a simple model to exploring the influence of the sun and moon on our tides, there are endless activities to help expand your child’s curiosity. For these activities, click here.
  • Wide Open School has compiled educational resources for families and educators to keep kids engaged throughout the summer! From preschoolers to high school seniors, there are educational activities that will satisfy everyone’s interests. To learn more, click here.
  • Want to take a virtual field trip and meet some sea lions? Oceans of Fun is a great website for anyone who wants to learn about marine life. To access Oceans of Fun’s programs, click here.


Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the BRA has compiled lists of fun virtual activities to do at home. Click here and here for those lists.