Red, White and Blue: In Review

Locals Party Like It’s 1776, As Independence Day Celebrations Abound in Fayette Co.

The littlest city in Fayette County threw one of the state’s biggest 4th of July parties Thursday as thousands packed into Round Top for the 169th Independence Day Celebration there.

Going on every year since 1851, the event is billed as the oldest annual 4th of July celebration west of the Mississippi because it was held even during the Civil War (1861-1865), when many other communities halted the celebration of the birth of the United States.

Thursday’s festivities began on the town square where the Round Top Brass Band, for the 48th consecutive year, entertained the growing throngs of attendees, a crowd that may have been among the biggest ever here, with some people having to park about a half mile from the parade route.



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