Fireworks Safety in our Area




If you plan on including fireworks in your holiday festivities, the Hays County Fire Marshal’s Office reminds you to celebrate safely by following these simple tips:

  • Buy from reliable fireworks sellers only and never attempt to make your own fireworks
  • Read and follow label directions, warnings and safety instructions
  • Always have an adult supervise fireworks activities. Parents don't realize that young children suffer injuries from sparklers. Sparklers burn at temperatures of about 2,000 degrees - hot enough to melt some metals
  • Never place any part of your body directly over a fireworks device when lighting the fuse. Back up to a safe distance immediately after lighting fireworks.
  • Never try to re-light or pick up fireworks that have not ignited fully
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or other mishap
  • Light fireworks one at a time, then move back quickly. You should never twist fuses together to shoot off more than one at a time
  • Never carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers
  • After fireworks complete their burning, douse the spent device with plenty of water from a bucket or hose before discarding it to prevent a trash fire
  • Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them
  • Eye and Hearing protection is strongly recommended
  • The winter retail fireworks season begins December 20 and runs through midnight, January 1
  • other seasons include:
             February 25 – March 2 Texas Independence Day
            April 16 – April 21 San Jacinto Day
            The last Wednesday before the last Monday of May through Memorial Day
            June 24th – July 4th Independence Day
  • Fireworks are not allowed in Hays County Parks. The sale and possession of fireworks are prohibited within most Hays County incorporated city limits. There are no firework restrictions this season.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!
John C Browning
Fire Marshal
Hays County Fire Marshal’s Office
2171 Yarrington Rd. - Office
2171 Yarrington Rd. Ste. 300 - Mailing
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 393-7300
(512) 393-7355 Direct                                                                 
photos taken of the HillCountry Skies - 7.04.14

4th of July Weekend - the Place to Be... Something for the Whole Family

July 4th 9:30 PM
(festivities beginning @ 6PM)
Kyle Texas
15 miles from Wimberley


Live Music - SSO
Plum Creek Golf Course - From 6:00pm - 9:00pm, the pre-show celebration at the PCGC Clubhouse is free to the public and includes live music and fantastic viewing. Hot dogs and cold drinks will be sold under the large tent, along with other snacks. Parking at the golf course is available for a donation to the Kyle Masonic Lodge. Walk ins welcome. No outside food or drink permitted on the golf course property. For more information on the pre-fireworks events at Plum Creek Golf Course, please open attachment below, call the PCGC Clubhouse at 512.262.5555 or click here for their website.

Hays CISD PAC (Performing Arts Center) Star Spangled Event - With ample parking and a great view of the fireworks,Starlight-Star Spangled July 4th Celebration. The Starlight Symphony Orchestra will perform at the annual Hays CISD Star Spangled July 4th Celebration. The event will take place on the front lawn of the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center (979 Kohler's Crossing, Kyle, TX). The evening begins at 7:00 pm with the Psychic Cowboys and then at around 8:30pm the Starlight Symphony Orchestra begins with patriotic favorites such as Irving Berlin's God Bless America. Patriotic pieces such as the “Star Spangled Banner” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and “God Bless America” are sure to unite, while other pieces such as “Liberty for All” will be a special treat as a beautiful choir and fantastic narrator join the symphony. “Salute to Armed Forces” pays tribute to the brave men and women serving our country and brings out our country’s pride. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a magical and entertaining evening of fun. No alcohol permitted on school grounds.

Time of Fireworks - When it gets dark enough, around 9:30pm on July 4th, the fireworks show will launch from the Plum Creek Golf Course.
Parking & Viewing - Find a spot early enough to see the tall water tower that is next to the Hays CISD PAC on Kohler's Crossing. If you can see the water tower, you will have a great view of the fireworks. Parking on paved parking lots around the intersection of Kohler's and Kyle Parkway are the safest locations. The approximately 20 minutes of "ooohs and ahhhs" will cap off a day of fun in Kyle. Drive safe.
Health Notice - there is smoke and small amounts of debris that fall out of a fireworks shell. Depending on the speed and direction of the wind, this "Fallout Zone" extends from the launch site. If you wish to avoid being in the smoke and debris, please watch the show outside the fallout zone.

July 4th Fireworks display 9:30PM
(Summer Fest Celebration begins at 6PM)
San Marcos Texas
13 miles from Wimberley


San Marcos Plaza Park is located on the banks of the San Marcos River at E. Hopkins Street and N. CM Allen Parkway. 
Free parking for Summerfest will be available at the San Marcos Activity Center (501 E. Hopkins Street) and Texas State’s Strahan Coliseum parking lot (Corner of Aquarena Springs Drive and Charles S. Austin Drive.)
This kid-friendly, free event will feature live music, food booths, children's costume competition and parade.

The Revs kick off the festival at 6 p.m. at the San Marcos Plaza Stage.

A patriotic costume contest and parade will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Children’s Parade registration and line-up will begin at 6:30 p.m. Costumed kids will be judged in “most patriotic” and “cutest” divisions with prizes awarded in each category and a “best overall” named. The costume competition has been growing steadily over the last several years. Wyzer takes the stage at 7:15.
9:30 the Fireworks display starts and the Festival grounds close at 10 PM.
View a slide show from the 2014 Fireworks display at Summer Fest.