Firecracker hot weather won't stop Fourth celebrations
Last updated 6/27/2023 at 9:27pm
The scorching temperatures across Orange County will continue through Tuesday, July Fourth next week, but it won't stop the festivities and traditional fireworks.
The city of Orange's Convention and Visitors Bureau is once again hosting a countywide event celebrating Independence Day. The festivities, including a grand finale fireworks show, will be at the Boat Ramp off Simmons Drive. The gates will open at 5 p.m. and kids activities will be provided.
The Drywall Band will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Riverside Pavilion. Then the professional fireworks show will start at 9 p.m. along the Sabine River.
People will be allowed to bring coolers to the event, but no pets will be allowed. Attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.
For those thinking it's too hot to barbecue outside, the city has lined up a number of food vendors, including Carnival Sneaux shaved ice, Benetris Edwards Cajunxion, Rudy Ka-Bobs, Home Plate Bobby's, Mice Ice, Got Them Dogs, C'est Bon Snack Shack, and Terrell's Ice Cream.
As everyone celebrates Independence Day for the United States, all public offices for federal, state, county, and city entities will be closed except for emergency services. Many local businesses will also close for the holiday, which is a federal bank holiday, too.