Meadows Center to host 4th of July celebration at Spring Lake

Anna Huff | June 28, 2019

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SAN MARCOS – The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University will host an Independence Day celebration on July 4 at Spring Lake, featuring family activities, sunset glass-bottom boat cruises and a fireworks viewing party on the rooftop.

The event will kick off with a Family Fun Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Headwaters Green, with games and nature-themed crafts designed for kids and their families. These activities are free and open to the public.

Evening festivities will include sunset glass-bottom boat cruises at 7:45 and 8:15 p.m. and a rooftop fireworks viewing at 9 p.m.

"Spring Lake is even more majestic when experienced at sunset," said Miranda Wait, deputy director of Spring Lake operations. "This evening boat tour will offer guests a rare opportunity to see the aquatic wildlife that emerges after sunset."

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and include a sunset glass-bottom boat cruise and a guaranteed spot at the fireworks viewing party. Ticket packages range from $12 to $15 per person; children 3 and under are free. To purchase tickets, visit

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. A $5 suggested admission for the rooftop viewing will be available at the door for those who do not purchase a ticket package in advance. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair.

For more information, visit or contact The Meadows Center at (512) 245-7570.

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 192,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. 

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922