A STAR-SPANGLED FOURTH: Thursday, July 4

  

  Our star-spangled Independence Day festival will feature an array of family fun — historical exhibits, music and a colorful display of independence flags.

  The red-white-and-blue program will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 4. Regular admission will be charged.

  Red-white-and-blue historical exhibits, farm animals and “popcorn” readings of the Declaration of Independence are planned, along with music and other other old-fashioned festivities straight from the 1800s.

  The days will be Austin’s version of a midsummer festival, a popular activity in the late 1800s. Plan to come early and stay late for this old-fashioned weekend outing that replicates the family-friendly summer holidays in Old Texas.