We'll be updating this list as we learn more about local festivals and fireworks displays. Here are some local July 4th activities:
Lewisville: The annual “Red, White & Lewisville” fireworks show will be held Saturday, July 4, starting at about 9:30 p.m. The best viewing area is on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall, between the mall and the Sam Rayburn Tollway.
Flower Mound The annual "Independence Fest" is headlined by popular Southern Rock band 38 SPECIAL. Beginning with the popular Children’s Parade and concluding with a spectacular fireworks finale, Independence Fest will also feature a vintage car show presented by Time Machine Car Shows, a showcase of local businesses, and a variety of delicious food vendors. In addition to 38 SPECIAL, the self-proclaimed “greatest disco band in the world” Le Freak will also perform on the main stage along with crowd-favorite country act Breaking Southwest.
The Independence Fest 2015 evening program, which includes the free concerts, fireworks display, vintage car show, and local business showcase, will take place at Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane in Flower Mound. Gates for the festival activities will open at 5 p.m. and this year, due to the crowds, there will be no on-site parking available. However, all free parking and shuttle information listed on the Independence Fest informational website.
The Colony The Colony hosts "Liberty by the Lake". Due to flooding, it will not be at Stewart Creek Park this year, but instead will be at The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks. Starting with 1 mile and 5k run at 7:45 a.m., there is a parade at 10 a.m. and activities all day, until the fireworks finale around 9:30.
The popular Sounds of Lewisville concert series, a free family event since 1991, continues Tuesday, June 30, with Texas Flood, performing in the courtyard at Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Texas Flood is a tribute to the blues and the legendary Dallas native Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Concerts start at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night in June and July. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for their comfort. Well-behaved pets on a leash are allowed at the shows. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
When construction is completed on Wayne Ferguson Plaza across the street from the art center, the concerts will move to the permanent stage and grass lawn in the new park.
Presented by Credit Union of Texas and the Lewisville Convention and Visitors Bureau, other performers in the Sounds series include returning favorites The Killdares on July 14, and the popular Beatles tribute band Hard Nights Day on July 21. For a full schedule, visit SoundsOfLewisville.com.
Many concert nights also will feature additional entertainment or activities during intermission, including special performers and lots of fun things for kids and families.
For more information about the “Sounds of Lewisville” concerts, please call 972.219.8446 or visit SoundsOfLewisville.com.
Want to know who has the best hamburger in Lewisville? We do too! That’s why on Saturday, June 27th, we’ll send four judges to each of eight local Lewisville restaurants known for their burgers, and we’ll settle the question.
Each of the eateries will get a visit at a pre-appointed time, and serve our judges one of their best burgers for judging. Each burger will be judged on 1-10 scale based on taste, execution, appearance, and value, for a total possible score of up to 160 points.
We’ll be live-tweeting and blogging the event here on The Lewisville Texan Journal, and our Facebook and Twitter pages, starting at 11 a.m., and ending around 4:30 p.m.
Results will be tabulated and winners announced at 4 p.m. at Tierney’s, where the top three winners will receive their trophy or plaque. Join us at Tierneys, where Muffintops and Jellyrolls bakery will provide a delicious cake.
In addition to the judging, The Lewisville Texan Journal will have a Citizens' Choice award, for the most popular burger chosen by the general public in our online poll. Vote now!
The Lewisville Texan Journal thanks Philip Moulard of the Lake City Swallow for his hard work in organizing the contest, and Huffines Auto Group for the use of a Chevy Suburban to haul the judges around to the restaurants, and Ray Hernandez for being the driver.
The festival focuses on craft beer, provided by over 80 breweries that will be on-hand sampling their brews to the public. Local brewery Cobra Brewing Company will exhibit at the Brewfest, as will the local Witherspoon Distillery.
The event begins at 9 a.m. with a classic car and bike show in the east parking lot of Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church St. That show is free to attend, and concludes at 1 p.m. Food will be available for purchase and Dixie Rex will provide live music.
The Brewfest begins at 1 p.m. for VIP attendees ($65 per person) and 3 p.m. for general admission attendees ($35 per person).
All attendees receive a 5 ounce tasting cup (similar to the one shown in the photo) and a tasting card good for 12 beer tastings. VIPs receive a special gift bag, and access to an air-conditioned lunch with finger foods.
Additional tasting cards are $5 each.
After the Brewfest ends at 7 p.m., there will be an "After Party in the Park" featuring local bands playing on the main stage at Ferguson Plaza. Admission to this event is included in the Brewfest ticket price, or can be had for $10 for non-Brewfest attendees.
Proceeds from the Best Little Brewfest in Texas go to Cloud 9 Charities, which supports Alzheimer's respite care and teen suicide counseling and prevention.
Thursday May 7, 2015, marked the opening of Jordan Grimes’ ‘Nature’s Embrace’ , presented by the Lewisville Visual Arts League. The fully extensive gallery features a large collection of both paintings, sculptures, and sketches, housed at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater. The gallery was Grimes’ prize for winning the 2014 Fresh Ideas Juried Exhibit and is open to the public free of charge, Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Grimes, a 28 year old resident of Shady Shores, Texas, spent his entire life growing up and working on a 5th generation organic farm. Grimes’ ancestor, Cynthia Ann Parker, was a small Texan girl captured at the age of 9 by a Comanche war party. Parker spent 24 years of her life assimilated into the tribe, eventually giving birth to Quanah Parker, the last chief of the Comanche tribe. The story of Parker was told throughout Grimes’ life and had a significant impact on him from a very early age. Throughout his youth, Grimes spent his free time drawing figures using aspects of nature like leaves and plant parts. As time passed, Grimes’ love of the natural world around him grew, leading him to the creation of these magnificent sculptures.
Nature’s Embrace is a loving homage to Native American culture, and their historic bond with nature. Taking the human form and manifesting it inside whole, untreated pieces of wood, Grimes has created organic and hauntingly beautiful pieces that cover a wide range of emotional representation. With nearly 90 pieces of art ranging from sculptures to sketches, Grimes exhibit showcases an unprecedented connection to his heritage and artistic expression that truly must be seen to be understood.
Colin Gilmore and Band will take the stage Saturday, June 13, at 8 p.m., as the final act of the fifth annual Texas Tunes concert series.
The show will be held in the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for seniors age 60 and older or children age 12 and younger, and can be purchased online here.
Lewisville residents are able to purchase single-show tickets for $10 each, either in advance at City Hall or on the performance date at the MCL Grand box office. Discount tickets are not available online. Current driver’s license or utility bill will be required to verify residency.
Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, where he soaked in the influence of such greats as Joe Ely, Terry Allen and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore. He also developed a taste for Buddy Holly and Townes Van Zandt. For the past 13 years, he has used the rich material from these influences and other bands like The Clash and The Pogues to inform the writing of his own songs.
Join KLB and Denton County Master Gardener Ellen Diers for a free and informative class on “Earth Kind Gardening” on Thursday June 11th, from 6:00-7:30pm at the Lewisville Annex Community Room (1197 W Main Street, Lewisville, Texas 75067). Participants will learn about research-proven techniques to provide maximum garden and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting the environment. You will learn how to combine the best of organic and traditional gardening principles at home! RSVP to 972-538-5949, or email email@example.com.
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors for this informative Garden Secrets class. Each class will include a question and answer session. Classes are open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required). For more information, contact Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you there!
Keep Lewisville Beautiful is partnering with the City of Lewisville to bring you a variety of classes in 2015. For a full list of upcoming scheduled classes, please visit the KLB website. Please note that class times and locations may vary from class to class.
Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and member of the S&P 500, is holding a job fair in Lewisville on Thursday June 4th and Friday, June 5th. Headquartered in New York, Assurant has 17,500 employees worldwide, with $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in annual revenue.
Assurant is hiring immediately for the following positions: - Operations Supervisors - Distribution Supervisors - Quality Supervisors - Quality Engineers - Process Engineer - Engineering Tech - Trainers - Document Control Specialist
They are hiring for the Connected Living Division, which provides seamless protection and technical support for the connected consumer and the smart home in the following areas: - Mobile device insurance - Extended protection programs for home appliances and consumer electronics - Technical Support, repair, and logistics - Identity theft and data security solutions
Prior experience in production, mobile services, and/or cellular is desired.
Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our Republic. It should be more meaningful than just a time for mattress sales and barbecuing.
For years, we have held an informal observance at the Veterans Memorial in front of Lewisville City Hall. Again this year, we would like to invite anyone who is interested to join us at 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, May 25th.
There's no agenda, and nothing formal about it. We'll just gather around for some silent prayer and reflection, and if anyone would like to say a quick prayer or few words in gratitude to the fallen, or offer any thoughts, they're welcome to do so. You can recite a poem if you'd like, or tell a story of someone in your family, or someone you served with. If you prefer to just listen and soak it in, that's fine too; nobody will put you on the spot.
But this is not about speeches, and there is nothing political about it. It's just fellow Americans taking some time to stand together in unity and take time to honor those who have given their lives for us.
Where: In front of Lewisville City Hall, 151 West Church Street by the Veterans Memorial When: Monday, May 25th, 8:30 a.m. (Stay as long as you want; I'll probably leave by 9:00) Who: Anyone is invited. What: Informal remembrance of our fighting men and women who have died in service of our country.
In years past, we have ended up having a group go eat breakfast together afterwards. If you would like to make time with that, we'd love to have you join us for that too.
The Lewisville Civic Chorale cordially invites you to their next concert: "Bach's Lunch: Music Scattered around Anna and Johann's Kitchen Table". Artistic Director Lewis Worthington and the Chorale will perform music by JS Bach, Hildegard, Josquin, Binchois, Hassler, Palestrina, Victoria, Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Purcell, Handel, and some surprises along the way.
The concert is Sunday, May 31, 2015, 3:00 p.m. at The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 602 N. Old Orchard Ln., Lewisville, TX 75077 (corner of Old Orchard Ln. and College). Ticket prices are: Adults $15, Family $30, Senior Citizen $10, Student $5. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lewisvillecivicchorale.com, or at the door.