No Fourth of July celebration is complete without a fireworks display, and that is just what those attending this year’s Fourth of July event in the city of Orange will get. The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau will hold its annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks display from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., Monday, July 4. The event is free and open to the public. Photo by Tommy Mann Jr.

Tommy Mann Jr. – For The Record

An event designed to entertain the community and celebrate Independence Day will take place this coming Monday.

The Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau is once again hosting its annual Fourth of July extravaganza from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, July 4, at the Riverfront Pavilion located at 601 W. Division in Orange. The event is free and open to the public.

“This is a special event that everyone will really enjoy,” said Brandy Judice, coordinator of the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau. “It’s something the community seems to look forward to every year and is a great family event.”

As always the event will feature live entertainment followed by a dazzling fireworks display over the waters of the Sabine River behind the pavilion. This year’s musical act is none other than Orange County’s own group, The Ruxpins, which will perform from 7 p.m. –  9 p.m. The fireworks will follow immediately at 9 p.m.

The Fourth of July fun will feature plenty of children’s activities as well, according to Judice. A vendor will be on site with tasty treats such as snow cones and ice cream to help keep everyone cool while enjoying the music and prior to the fireworks display.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on, but pets are not allowed. Those attending this year’s event will also be allowed to bring coolers for snacks and beverages, but glass containers are not allowed on the premises.

Unlike most other events sponsored by the Orange Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Fourth of July music and fireworks event could be impacted by weather. Rain has been an ongoing issue most of the spring and into the summer, so a watchful eye will be kept on the coming week’s weather.

“We will schedule a webinar later this week to get a better idea of what the weather might be like on Monday,” Judice added. “Then we will know how to proceed for Monday after that.”

Area residents are encouraged to goo online to www.orangetexas.org or check out the Orange CVB’s Facebook page or the newly created city informational page on Facebook by searching Orange Texas Gov to stay up to date on the latest happenings about the Fourth of July celebration and other City of Orange activities and information.