First of all, let's start out with street closure in Riverside Park on July 4th. Starting at 7 a.m., McCright Drive will close between its north and south intersections with Memorial Drive (from the Easter Island head statue to the intersection near The Texas Zoo).

The Athey Nature Trail will close to pedestrian traffic within the park during this time.


The celebration will begin at 7:30 a.m. as the Victoria Area Road Runner Association hosts the VAARA Firecracker 5K Race starting at the Riverside Stadium parking lot

Parks & Recreation will host a beach volleyball tournament starting at 9 a.m. at the Riverside Park Special Events Area.

The City will also host a youth fishing clinic 9-11 a.m. at the Riverside Park duck pond. Anglers aged 14 and under are welcome to participate. A limited number of poles will be provided, or anglers may bring their own equipment. Winners will be recognized for catching the heaviest fish and the longest fish.

Riverside Golf Course will host a 9-hole scramble at 4 p.m.

Golden Crescent Disc Golf Club, OneStar Disc Golf and Parks & Recreation will host a doubles disc golf tournament at 5 p.m. at the Fox Bend course.


The Texas Zoo will host a giant inflatable waterslide 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The cost of the slide is $1 in addition to the normal zoo entry fee.

Parks & Recreation and the Victoria Generals will host baseball activities at Riverside Stadium 4-8:30 p.m.

A kids’ zone featuring inflatables and a photo booth will be at Riverside Stadium starting at 5 p.m.

Also starting at 5 p.m., Parks & Recreation will host a car show at Riverside Stadium. To sign up for the car show, visit

Foamed Up will host a foam party 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Lowe Field.


The music lineup for the event is as follows:

  • 4 p.m.: Pat Matula and the Lone Star Playboys
  • 5:30 p.m.: Rick Evans
  • 7:30 p.m.: Joel Nava

Following the fireworks show, there will be acoustic performances by Stephanie Ross & the Southern Drive Band at the Special Events Area and by another artist, yet to be announced, at Riverside Stadium.


The fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from Riverside Stadium and will be visible throughout the park.

Residents are welcome to park throughout Riverside Park to view the show. Residents may not park on the grass, except in overflow parking areas designated by Victoria Parks & Recreation.

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