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 Baylor’s McLane Stadium, located at 1001 S. MLK Blvd., Waco.

5 p.m. - Gates Open
6 p.m. - CaCean Ballou and the Dirty Crawfish, featuring Classie Ballou
7:15 p.m. - 8th Annual Corndog Classic
7:30 p.m. - Christone “KINGFISH” Ingram
9 p.m. - Waco Community Band
9:15 p.m. - H-E-B Fireworks Extravaganza


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

  • Smokin Hot BBQ

  • Dave's Burger Barn

  • Fat Boys Pizza

  • Falafel-N-Load

  • Churros’ Time

  • Artisan Oven

  • Off the Cob Gourmet Popcorn

  • Pokey-O's Ice Cream

  • Dancing Bear Pub

  • McAlister's Tea

  • Doughnut Snob

  • Taqueria Diaz

  • Kona Ice

Coolers with drinks and snacks are allowed. NO GLASS BOTTLES. Bag check 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 / PERMITTED ITEMS:

Lawn chairs, blankets, shade umbrellas, beach shade canopies (canopy stakes must be smaller than 12 inches)

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

Sunscreen / bug spray


  • Water, sodas and beer will be available for purchase, but you can also bring your own

  • No glass bottles or containers

  • All coolers subject to search

  • A water station will be available at the First Aid tent


Cameras and video cameras

Bags/backpacks (subject to search)

What Not to Bring / prohibited items:

No pop-up tents / stakes in event interior

No glass bottles or containers

No fireworks / sparklers / noisemakers

No grills in event interior

No illegal weapons

No pets (service animals are welcome)

No unpermitted vendors

No drones

Other items deemed inappropriate by Event Management