4th Fest! Celebrate Independence Day the WB Way!
Roll out the Red, White & Blue! If you haven’t decorated yet, you better get busy! Let’s show our Wells Branch Spirit. Hang your flags out NOW. Let everybody know that you’re ready to celebrate! Meet in front of the community center at 9:30am. The parade takes off at 10am. If you’ve never been to one of our parades before, then you should probably know we have decorated bikes, wagons, trailers, DOGS, KIDS, hats, motorcycles and floats. It’s a grand event! If you wish to include a float in this year’s parade, please contact the MUD Rec. Staff at 512- 251-9814.
Depart Community Center
West on Klattenhoff
Right on Alpha Collier
Left on Maple Hollow Trail
Left on Gold Fish Pond Ave.
Right on Klattenhoff Drive
Left on Merrilltown Drive
Left on Taylor Simonetti Ave.
Left on Surrender
Left on Klattenhoff Drive
When the parade returns to the Community Center, we kick off a FULL day of events. There’ll be children’s activities throughout the park from 11am-3pm and free admission to KF Pool with games there from 12-3pm. The Kiddy Train will be all revved up and giving rides and there’ll be balloon clowns, a giant inflatable slide, and an inflatable obstacle course from 11-3pm. Wells Branch Community Church will be in the courtyard from 11am-2pm with carnival games. Be sure and look for the dunk tank and capture a moment in the 4thFest photo booth. Cool off inside the CC and get your face painted by Dianne Koehler and crew, then visit the WBNA Silent Auction. Don’t forget to stop by the Friends of the Library table and vote for your favorite photos for their 2017 calendar. ALL FOR FREE!!!
Live entertainment starts at 11am and goes through 5pm under the Big Tent with a magician, live music from Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers, a ventriloquist, and then MORE music! Throughout the day, concessions will be available from local restaurants and community service groups offering a variety of items to enjoy. For a complete list of entertainment and food, visit wbna.us or wellsbranchmud.com.
10 am Parade, starts at theCommunity Center
11-2 pm Craft at the Homestead
11-3 pm Kiddy Train, Balloon Clowns, Giant Inflatable Slide, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Dunk Tank, Face Painting, Photo Booth, and Carnival games.
12-3 pm Games at KF Pool
Live Entertainment Under the Big Tent
11:00-11:45 am • The Magic of Gus Davis, Magician
12:30-2:00 pm • Live Music: Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers (first set)
2:30-3:15 pm • Ian Varella, Ventriloquist
3:30-5:00 pm • Live Music: Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers (second set)
WBNA Silent Auction • The Silent Auction is back this year and benefits the WBNA. Money raised from this event funds the Easter Egg Hunt, National Night Out, our participation in Halloween Trunk or Treat, Friday night at Luminary Fest and all of the educational and safety seminars we put on throughout the year. Come check out all the wonderful gift baskets and gift certificates donated by WB friends, neighbors and businesses and start placing your bids as soon as the parade returns. Contact Debby Thompson at 512-656-0654 or SilentAuction@wbna.us if you have an item or service you’d like to donate or if you’d like to volunteer at the Silent Auction. We can ALWAYS use a hand!
As the afternoon winds down, we hope you’ll join us as Wells Branch Celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks show to remember. The display will be launched from the soccer field adjacent to the Rec. Center on Shoreline Drive beginning at 9:30pm. Please see the map on page 2 for parking and viewing areas. Parking will be limited so we encourage residents to walk or bike utilizing the various bike lanes and hike and bike trail.
*Fireworks display is subject to change or cancellation depending on weather conditions so check our website for updates.