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Best Fourth of July Events in Texas

Hotdogs, Fireworks and Freedom!

Only one event comes to mind when bunching these all American essentials together – Independence Day! This summer highlight brings about parades, cookouts, and thrilling entertainment. It’s also a moment to cherish with your family as we honor and celebrate the birth of our great nation. Texans are no strangers to celebrating their independence and freedoms, so we decided to take you on a journey throughout Texas to discover the best Fourth of July events our great state has to offer!

 

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Fort Worth’s Fourth, Fort Worth, TX-This event is one of the biggest family friendly Fourth of July bashes in North Texas. Located on the Trinity River and Panther Pavilion, families can go tubing in the cool water while listening to live music on the shore. Your children will absolutely love the KidZone, which includes zip lines, water slides, pony rides and interactive exhibits. Also, be sure to stop by the Al Boenker Insurance booth for some free goodies and a chance to win a Yeti cooler, tumblers and other great merchandise!

 

Kaboom

Kaboom Town, Addison TX – If you’re a sucker for spectacular fireworks shows than this is the place for you! This fireworks show was named #2 in the country by yahoo.com and is ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. That’s not the only thing this venue has to offer. Enjoy lots of family fun, including a fun family games, a full carnival, amazing concessions and an airshow featuring stunt pilots.

 

Houston

Independence Day Celebration, Houston, TX – This prominent Houston celebration kicks off with a grand parade that showcases patriotic floats and honors local heroes. The other festivities are held in Stevenson Park where over 50 booth entries, rides, games, food, and live entertainment for the entire family will take place. And for the grand finale, the celebration concludes with a colorful fireworks extravaganza!

 

Austin

July 4th Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks, Austin, TX – If you’re looking for a more relaxed and romantic evening, then check out this great outdoor event. Bring your picnic gear and spend the evening listening to the Austin Symphony play classic patriotic hits complete with a fireworks display over the Austin city skyline.

 

SanAntonio

Woodlawn Lake Celebration, San Antonio, TX – This event is a melting pot for different attractions and interactive events. You and your family can participate in the 1k and 5k marathons as well as the Children’s Red, White and Blue parade. They also host a carnival and military appreciation space where you can give thanks to our troops. Enjoy live music, great food and cap off your night with, you guessed it, a dazzling fireworks show!

 

Before we celebrate our freedom next week, now is the perfect time to make sure that you are covered.  Give us at call at 1-800-Thanks-Al to make sure that your auto insurance policy is update to date and you’ve got the best rate and coverage possible! Come join us next Monday, July 4th at Fort Worth’s Fourth Celebration from 2:00 – 10:00 at 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Find out more information here.

Al’s Texas Tours: Top 5 Texas Taco Joints

IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER! What better way to celebrate than indulging in some delicious mouth watering Texas tacos? Each city has their unique spin on this tasty dish, so we decided that it would be a perfect fit for this weeks Al’s Texas Tour! So pack your bags and get ready to experience the top 5 Texas Taco Joints! While we’re at it, be sure to join us at Taco Casa tomorrow afternoon for some free tacos on us! Bon Apatite!

 

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Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, Austin – Throughout the years, the city of Austin has embraced its weird cultural lifestyle and it tends to reflect in their tacos. This fantastic taco joint features a menu that combines traditional taco flavors and smoked BBQ. The result? A match made in heaven. Their pork carnitas, beef fajitas and brisket tacos will simply blow your taste buds away.

http://www.valentinastexmexbbq.com/

 

Torchy's

Torchy’s Tacos, Austin, Dallas, Waco, ect. – You’ll be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t experienced this popular Texas treat. Originally a food truck from Austin, this taco shop boomed in popularity and has expanded to multiple locations all across the state. These tacos are known for their experimental nature, such as a taco with fried chicken, a hot dog and fried avocado. Not to mention their guacamole infused queso is to die for.

http://torchystacos.com/

 

Gordita

Gorditas Aguascalientes, Houston – This hidden Houston gem features home made fresh corn and flour tortillas, which cradle the best taco meats and dressings in town. They’re bigger and pack more ingredients than your average street tacos. The chopped and diced meat is cooked to perfection and then finished with a firestorm of peppers, cilantros and onions.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/gorditas-aguascalientes-houston-2

 

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Chacho’s Tacos, Corpus Christie – This little mom and pop shop busted onto the scene and quickly spread thanks to word of mouth. This restaurant is famous for their signature breakfast tacos, which are comprised of thick rich eggs and meats with an addition of fresh tomatoes, jalapenos and cheese. Their also famous for the All-Mighty Chacho’s Taco Challenge, where you must devour a foot long behemoth breakfast taco in 10 minutes. Many have tried, few have succeeded. Are you up for the challenge?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/chachos-tacos-corpus-christi-3

 

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Taqueria Datapoint, San Antonio – This restaurant makes quite possibly the best Tacos Al Pastor and barbacoa on the planet. The carnitas are infused with various spices and sauces, which result in a flavorful kick with every bite. The miniature tacos feature high-grade meat that is grilled and dressed excellently. If you love spicy, then this is definitely the place for you!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-datapoint-san-antonio

And before you head out on your own Taco road trip, now is the perfect time to make sure that you are covered.  Give us at call at 1-800-Thanks-Al to make sure that your auto insurance policy is update to date and you’ve got the best rate and coverage possible!

Enjoy the drive and those delicious Texas Tacos!

Pay It Forward will be held tomorrow, June 21, from 3:00pm – 4:00p, at Saginaw Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76179