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Texas Stock Show & Rodeo: A Long Living Tradition

The great state of Texas has a long history of hard work, dedication, and commitment to tradition. One of those traditions is the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Groomed horses, tough cowboys, family-friendly activities and delicious fried food come to life every year in the early winter. Great folks from major cities across the lone star state take part in this legendary event.

For more than a century, the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo has been a long-standing tradition -that this year takes place January 12- February 3rd. At the start of the “Cowboy” tradition, livestock auctions were the major reason for the show. Today 4-H and FFA organizations contribute to the success of the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.

While cattle raiser and horse breeders have found a home at the Will Rodgers Memorial Center, this legendary event has evolved and encapsulates Texans from all demographics and backgrounds as they show up to experience the indoor rodeo, enjoy the midway and shop local vendors. Even our former president, Theodore Roosevelt was Guest of Honor in 1911.

The first show took place in 1896 and has a long-standing heritage in Fort Worth. The name has evolved from “Texas Fat Stock Show” to “National Feeders and Breeders Show to then, “Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show,” finally landing as “Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show,” in 1987. However, most refer to the spectacular as the Fort Worth Stock Show.

The annual events give life that Texas does not travel far from its roots. Our connection to the past stands as a vital resource and continues to push Texas and livestock industry to new heights. Get out and catch the Fort Worth Stock Show as it wraps up this weekend.

Check out the major stock shows coming to cities near us and make it a weekend vacation!

  

 

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.