Celebrate Independence Day in Texas

By warren on

There are no shortage of impressive fireworks displays to be found in The Lone Star State. ¬†Even the smallest of towns will generally go to great lengths to provide it’s residents with an impressive pyrotechnics display.

Whatever your location, Independence Day is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our independence and explore this amazing country on two wheels.

Some classic examples come from Celina, a small town in North Texas:

Celina Fireworks 4th of July 2008 Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris www.warrenharris.net

Celina Fireworks
4th of July 2008
Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris
www.warrenharris.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celina Fireworks 4th of July 2008 Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris www.warrenharris.net

Celina Fireworks
4th of July 2008
Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris
www.warrenharris.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celina Fireworks 4th of July 2008 Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris www.warrenharris.net

Celina Fireworks
4th of July 2008
Copyright 2008 Warren Paul Harris
www.warrenharris.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frisco, Texas, while by no means a small town, is not exactly in the Dallas or Austin category. Regardless, they put on a most impressive fireworks display during Freedom Fest every year for the Fourth of July:

Frisco Fireworks Freedom Fest 2009 Frisco, Texas Copyright 2009 Warren Paul Harris www.warrenharris.net

Frisco Fireworks
Freedom Fest 2009
Frisco, Texas
Copyright 2009 Warren Paul Harris
www.warrenharris.net

Possum Kingdom Lake puts on by far the most impressive fireworks display I’ve seen in Texas to date. Possum Kingdom Lake was created by damming the Brazos River. As a result, there is a spectacular S-curve in the river around a dramatic rock formation that juts 200 feet straight up. From the top of these cliffs, a massive fireworks display is launched every Fourth of July and it is incredible to behold. The premier vantage point from which to view this event is on the surface of the lake itself, and boats start lining up early in the morning to stake out their favorite spot. Hundreds of boats arrange themselves in an S-curve so that those wishing to cruise the river can actually navigate the mass of anchor-outs with little difficulty.

Regardless of your vantage point, the PKL 4th of July fireworks display is a must-see.

The photos below are from page 57 of Texas As I See It, my first coffee table book (of at least 4) on the great State of Texas.

Possum Kingdom Lake 4th of July 2010 Copyright 2010 Warren Paul Harris www.texasasiseeit.net

Possum Kingdom Lake
4th of July 2010
Copyright 2010 Warren Paul Harris
www.texasasiseeit.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possum Kingdom Lake 4th of July 2010 Copyright 2010 Warren Paul Harris www.texasasiseeit.net

Possum Kingdom Lake
4th of July 2010
Copyright 2010 Warren Paul Harris
www.texasasiseeit.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possum Kingdom Lake 4th of July 2010 Copyright 2010 Warren Paul Harris www.texasasiseeit.net

Possum Kingdom Lake
4th of July 2010
Copyright 2010 Warren Paul Harris
www.texasasiseeit.net

 

 

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