WB MUD 4th Fest! Celebrate Independence Day the Wells Branch 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.
2017 Parade Route
• Klattenhoff Dr. (facing east)
• Depart Community Center
• East on Klattenhoff Drive
• Right on Surrender Drive
• Left on Delvin Lane
• Right on Weldon Lane
• Left on Gaylord Drive
• Left on Sandy Side Drive
• Cross over Klattenhoff Drive
• Left on Crystal Shore Drive
• Right on Klattenhoff Drive
• Return to KF Park
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 and carnival games in the courtyard and inflatables in the park from 11-3pm. 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 2018 calendar. ALL FOR FREE!!!
Live entertainment starts at 11am and goes through 5pm under the Big Tent with a magician, live music from the Camille Sanders Trio, 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 over 20 years, Branch BBQ has been on hand at 4thFest with their fabulous chopped beef sandwiches and for fans of Chon Som, they’ll make their annual reappearance serving Asian cuisine. El Faro will be here as well with their delicious fajitas and for the first time, we’ll have Johnny Beans on hand serving coffee, pastries and iced coffee drinks. For a complete list of entertainment, visit wellsbranchmud.com.
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. Call or email 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 dark. The MUD suggests being in your seats by 9pm. Please see the map below 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.
Come show your spirit, and remember – YOU make Wells Branch GREAT!
*Please note: 4th Fest is a Wells Branch MUD sponsored event. Countless hours go into planning, set-up, day-of events, and clean-up, all funded by the MUD, not to mention the fact that their employees give up time that could be spent with family to make our (WB’s) holiday special. It features many area WB community service groups and allows them the opportunity for both community service and fundraising. The WBNA is grateful for this opportunity.
*Fireworks display is subject to change or cancellation depending on weather conditions so check our website for updates.