The City of Sugar Land’s 26th annual Red White and Bluefest will set the skies ablaze over Oyster Creek Park on Monday, July 4, from 5-10 p.m. Celebrate America’s 235th birthday with family, friends and fellow residents while enjoying new main stage performances, delicious county fair-type goodies and numerous children’s activities.
The main stage will showcase electrifying performances by the always engaging band Midstream and young artists Savannah Berry and Kathryn Hallberg, who will perform at a Sugar Land event for the first time. Also on the main stage will be a historical musical quartet with professional actors portraying characters such as Betsy Ross, Paul Revere and George and Martha Washington.
Activities specifically for kids are planned on the Whole Foods Market children’s stage which will be programmed with breath-taking reptile shows, amusing and sometimes comedic magic shows and vibrant cultural performances by the Fort Bend Chinese American Association. Children’s activities will also include balloon artists, stick-on tattoo parlors and carnival games with prize giveaways.
Throughout the day, unicyclists, jugglers and pantomime artists will interact with the crowd. In the spirit of traditional Fourth of July picnics, refreshment booths will offer treats such as BBQ sandwiches, sausage on sticks, hot dogs, nachos, cotton candy, juicy pickles, sugary funnel cakes, snow cones and ice pops to cool everyone down as they await the grand finale. These mouth-watering treats, along with water and sodas, will be available for sale at a minimal cost throughout the event.
This year’s Red White and Bluefest will be hosted by Houston’s 106.9 The Zone, who are partnering with Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas, to offer a chance to win a vacation trip to the Bahamas and other surprises. Be sure not to miss the silent auction booth for an opportunity to bid on a one-of-a-kind work of art by the famous artist Bernar Venet, whose monumental sculptures are installed throughout Oyster Creek Park.
The day will close with a 15 minute spectacular fireworks show that will make the sky sparkle with magic and majesty. This year’s state-of-the-art fireworks finale will include some new surprises and high-tech upgrades not to be missed.
A free shuttle service will be provided from Mercer Stadium, 16403 Lexington Blvd., to Oyster Creek Park, 4033 State Highway 6 South, from 4:30-11 p.m. For more information, contact the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation Department at (281) 275-2885 or visit www.sugarlandtx.gov.