Port Aransas, TX

How Port Aransas, Texas Celebrates the Fourth of July

Carol Lennox

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When you come to Port Aransas, TX beach town for the Fourth of July weekend, prepare for crowds on the beach. lots of Texas and United States flags, along with those from Texas Universities, and stranger than fiction political flags.

This coming weekend, there may also be choppy water on the Gulf of Mexico. However, the water will be the prefect temperature because of the rain we've had this week. Gulf of Mexico on the coast of Texas is usually much warmer during the summer. Some have called it "bath water" temperature in past summers. Yesterday, though, when we went into the ocean during a long walk on the seemingly endless beach between Port Aansas, TX and Corput Christi, the temperature cool enough to provide respite from the Texas summer sun.

Also, temperatures in Port Aransas in general this week prior to July 4th have hovered in the 80s due to the rain and the clouds. We've sat on our porch at our Cinnamon Shores rental every afternoon. The ocean breeze cools us down after those long walks on the beach.

Be warned. Fireworks are illegal on the beach. It's also illegal to possess fireworks, and there's a fine up to $500.

However, The City of Port Aransas has a free fireworks display over the water. You can watch from Roberts Point Park or at one of the many restaurants lining the harbor where you can eat and drink and enjoy a "spectacular light show."

Also, Palmilla Beach Golf and Resort will be hosting a music show Saturday, July 3, 2021 with Texas country music featuring Sunny Sweeney along with The Rankin Twins. The webste states, "Bring your own blankets and lawn chairs. General Admission tickets are $30.00. Reserved tables of 8 are $500.00, limited amount available. Gate opens at 6:30PM. Beverages will be available for purchase starting at 6:30PM. Music starts at 7:00PM sharp."

Don't be deterred by the odd political flags dotting the beach. Port Aransas, TX celebrates Independence Day as it should be celebrated, as a day of pride in our country and freedom for every person.

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My purpose is to inspire and inform. You can read more by me on Medium.com/@carollennox, and on the Good Men Project. I've had a lifetime of valuable experiences, and I want to share the lessons I've learned readily, or been forced to learn. I'm a psychotherapist, a hypnotherapist, a mother to my amazing son, Blake Scott, whom I write about often. I also write about race, equality, social justice, sex, government, and Mindfulness, not in that order.

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