Location & SCHEDULE!

The annual Fourth on the Brazos is set for Thursday, July 4!
This year's riverfront event will take place at Touchdown Alley next to McLane Stadium. 

5 p.m. - Gates Open
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
9 p.m. - Waco Community Band
9:15 p.m. - H-E-B Fireworks Over the Brazos


Fourth on the Brazos is FREE thanks to sponsors like H-E-B and the City of Waco! 

The H-E-B Fireworks

H-E-B's Fireworks Over the Brazos will begin at 9:15 p.m. 

The fireworks will be shot above the river between Touchdown Alley and the Ferrell Center.

The fireworks will be visible along both sides of the river, the Ferrell Center and from areas around Baylor Campus.


The Waco Corndog Classic Eating Competition will take place on our main stage. To enter, call 254-750-5627.


Free event parking areas include:

  • McLane Stadium’s Lot 1, 2 and 3. Vehicles enter Lots 2 and 3.

  • Handicap parking in Lot 4.

  • Ferrell Center

  • Dutton Street Parking Garage

  • East Campus Parking Garage

  • Parking lots along University Parks Drive and Baylor campus

  • No parking is allowed on street medians.


Boat ramps are located upstream at Brazos Park East. Both motorized and non-motorized boats are welcomed. Please note, the fireworks fall out zone must be cleared at 8:30 p.m. 

Food & Drink Court

Food and drinks will be available for sale on site from food trucks.

This year's line-up includes:

  • Hull's Corndogs and Funnel Cakes

  • Papi Taco

  • Smoking Hot BBQ

  • Dave's Burger Barn

  • Fat Boys Pizza

  • Taqueria Diaz

  • Kona Ice

  • Off the Cob Gourmet Pop Corn

  • Amo La Pizza

  • Pokey-O's Ice Cream

  • Mcalister's Tea

Coolers with drinks and snacks are allowed. NO GLASS BOTTLES. Bag checks stations located at entrances. 

Security & First Aid

Officers from the Waco Police Department and Baylor University provide event security.

Entry points will have a bag check for coolers, backpacks and bags.  

EMS will be located at the entry to Touchdown Alley.

First Aid and lost child locations are under the Children's Area Tent.

ATM & Restrooms

An ATM is located in the food court area.

Restrooms are located around the event perimeter. 

What to Bring:

Lawn chairs, blankets, shade umbrellas

Cash / Credit Card (Most vendors accept cash and credit. An ATM will be onsite)

Sunscreen / Bug Spray


  • Water and sodas will be available for purchase. No beer will be sold but you can bring in coolers

  • No glass bottles

  • All coolers subject to search

Bags/backpacks (Subject to search)

What Not to Bring:

No pop up tents/stakes in event interior

No glass bottles

No Fireworks / Sparklers / Noisemakers

No grills in event interior

No weapons

No pets