The city of Wichita Falls and Pride in the Falls is having it's Fourth in the Falls event. Residents can enjoy a patriotic evening full of live music, food, children's activities and a fireworks display.
The festivities will be on Fourth of July starting at 6 p.m. at the MPEC. The fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m. Parking and entrance to the event are FREE.
Headlining this year's musical entertainment is No Justice, a red-dirt rockin' band that, according to examiner.com, "sings about what they know; backroads, wild nights, heartache and life in a small town. Opening bands include the Austin based Texas Blues Runners, playing "scorching Texas blues," featuring Wichita Falls' own Mike O'Neal on lead guitar, and AA Bottom playing "killer blues and hard-hitting southern rock," what the band calls "Texas style rock-n-roll."
Beginning at 6:pm children can enjoy carnival games, bounce houses inside the Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall, Pepper the Clown, face painting and toy vendors. Food and drink booths will have a variety of items for sale including regional food favorites, beer, wine coolers and soft drinks.
Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for comfortable seating during the live concerts, which begin at 6:pm and fireworks display beginning at 9:30pm. Those attending are also encouraged to bring a portable radio to tune into the patriotic music program provided by KLUR, 99.9 FM, which will be synchronized with the fireworks.