July 4th celebrations for Baytown, Crosby


EAST HARRIS COUNTY— The hot weather will be nothing compared to the hot times that are planned for this year’s Fourth of July celebrations.

The Baytown Parks and Recreation Department has a full day of entertainment and festivities planned at Bicentennial Park.

The festival begins at 1 p.m. with food and beverage, arts and crafts and game booths open. At 2 p.m. D.J. music will be provided by M&D Entertainment.

The first of three lives bands will take the stage at 3 p.m. when Texas Squeeze performs. Texas Squeeze will be followed by Jay Perez at 4:30 p.m.

At 6 p.m. the annual Fourth of July parade will begin on Market Street and proceed around the park.

The annual Baby Goose Race, sponsored by the Evening Pilot Club will be held at 6:45 p.m.

Texas Country Music legend Jerry Jeff Walker will take the main stage at 7 p.m. and will play through 9 a.m. Along with Walker will be special guest Django Walker.

The Bayou Big Band will perform at 9:15 p.m. followed by a fireworks display ay 9:30 p.m.

There are two special events planned for Crosby.

At 10 a.m. the Crosby post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a parade, beginning at the Crosby Fairgrounds and going north. Lineup for the parade will be at 9 a.m. Later that day the American Legion post will celebrate the Fourth by holding a drawing for their raffle Top prize in the raffle is a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. at the post building on FM 2100.