Conexión Del Rio/ Staff report

DEL RIO – As America gets ready to celebrate its 242nd birthday, among the Texas cities prepping for Independence Day 2018 is Eagle Pass, Texas. 

4th of July Stars & Stripes Jam, free to the public, will be held at Shelby Park as there will be drinks, food and live music. Among the musicians invited to perform: Ramon Ayala, Michael Salgado, El Gran Sabor de Eagle Pass and Grupo Tejazz.

But first up on the itinerary schedule is the 11 a.m. downtown parade, water games will be from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., live music kicks-off at 9 p.m. followed by the conclusion of a spectacular fireworks at 10 p.m.