July in Red River - Beat the Heat!

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79th Annual 4th of July Parade and Activities

July 4

Put in your PTO and make an extended weekend trip for the 4th of July holiday. For the last 78 years, Red River has celebrated 4th of July with a parade followed by a full day of family friendly activities. Be a part of the 79thyear by heading to the parade at 10 a.m. After the parade, you can expect live music, great food, and an event special to Red River: Red River Community House’s Egg Toss and Family Games. Start a new tradition this year. You’ll be amazed by how close your family becomes by sharing special times like this in Red River!

Michael Martin Murphey’s American West Fest

July 11 – July 14

Discover the excitement of the Wild West at Michael Martin Murphey’s American West Fest in Red River. Ever wondered what it was like to be a Cowboy or Native American back then? How it felt to ride away on a horse with dust flying behind you? Find out by watching historical reenactments taking place throughout the weekend. Already included for daily sets are Ryan Murphey, Brennan Murphey, Carin Mari, Native American Prodigy Gareth Laffley, and more to come! Bring a piece of the West home with you by purchasing art from Western and Native American artists like Michael Martin Murphey. Every time you look at it, you’ll be sure to remember an amazing weekend in Red River!

Wild River’s Plein Air Festival

July 16 – July 21

Ever wondered how long it takes to create a masterpiece? Find out at The Artist Quick Draw taking place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. July 20 in Brandenburg Park. Up to 75 artists will race to create paintings which will then be displayed in the gazebo for judging. Watch the entire event or drop by to claim a painting for yourself. The Wild Rivers Plein Air Festival also features a two-day art show at the Brass Rail Theater. More than 175 pieces of artwork, all created in the previous 4 days, are set to be displayed. Meet the artists behind the works at the awards reception Saturday evening, with catered snacks and a bar. Make last-second buys and enjoy Red River on Sunday before heading home!