when we moved to Round Top about 6 years ago, we learned something very important very quickly. folks around here take our nation’s Independence Day very, very seriously. which might be another reason we fell in love so quickly with this little town. we Round Topians (pronounced like “utopia”…and yes, i just made that up but thinking it’s pretty awesome) are extremely proud of holding the record as the longest running July 4th Parade this side of the Mississippi. at 167 years and counting, it’s filled with tractors, horses, longhorns, and floats. Read here for our post on our first parade experience.
but for you newbies…here’s the scoop you need to know for this year’s July 4th festivities:
july 1st – we’re kicking off the celebration on Saturday with all day festivities at The Compound?. we’re talking pie contest, BBQ, Black Cat Choir, and FIREWORKS!!!!
july 2nd – Round Top’s best kept secret, Round Top Festival Institute will host their annual patriotic concert. i would try to explain this place to you, but anything i type just simply cannot do it justice. it truly should be a wonder of the world. in fact, let’s just call it one of the wonders of Round Top.
july 4th – and then on Tuesday, July 4th, the longest running 4th of July parade west of the Mississippi will commence with the blast of the official civil war-era cannon at 10:30 am!
it’s where cowboys & cowgirls ride on longhorns,
where a civil-war era cannon signals the official start of the parade,
and where the only thing higher than our spirit for America is the flag flying tall above the courthouse.
to read all about the Round Top 4th of July parade & it’s history, click the picture above, or check out the RT rifle hall’s website here
this year, we’re proud to have teamed up with the Round Top Chamber of Commerce to offer several special-JG-designed souvenir tees on behalf of the town.
All proceeds go to the Round Top chamber of commerce. this one is brand new and hot off the press! because, seriously y’all… 90 folks can’t be wrong. (ya really just can’t argue with that.)
(available in 2 different tee styles!… one basic tee shown here and one a little more fashiony and slouchy)
you can order online or snag one at our store when you’re in town!
and of course, everyone needs the official July 4th patriotic tee (and can cooler because of course, you need a can cooler ;))…
y’all keep an eye out for Large Marge in the parade! be sure to wave and say hi…we’ll be throwing out American Dream silicone bracelets.
And don’t forget to stop by the JG store while you’re in town! we’ll be open this Wed-Saturday 10am-5pm/Sunday 11am-4pm/July 4th 10am-5pm
for more info on all the action check out our FB event HERE
woohoooo!! God Bless America!