Places to celebrate Independence Day in San Antonio

KSAT sponsors July 4th event in Leon Valley

SAN ANTONIOMylife.com didn't rate San Antonio second most patriotic city in the country for nothing.

A part of the website's qualification for labeling us was how many fireworks were bought to showcase on Independence Day.

No matter where you go to celebrate 4th of July you'll see an illuminated sky, however here's a list of other places in and around San Antonio that will offer that and more.

KSAT 12 is celebrating the 4th of July in Leon Valley.

KSAT 12 meteorologist Katie Vossler as well as SA Live co-host Fiona Gorostiza are there to greet viewers.

There are games, music and crafts all day long. Members of the San Antonio Scorpions will be on hand at 1 p.m. for a soccer clinic.

Be sure to check out our "weatherman for a day" interactive display. The day wraps up with a fireworks show.

The star-spangled celebration is from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Raymond Rimkus Park at 6906 Poss Road.

Leon Valley, Schertz and San Antonio invites everyone to get physical before celebrating Independence Day.

The Schertz Jubilee will celebrate for two days, July 3-4 at Pickrell Park, 703 Oak Street. It will feature a 5K run at 9:20 a.m. which will lead into a parade, along with a Booming Barbeque cook-off, a carnival for the kiddos, and fireworks will begin approximately at 9:15 p.m. July 4.

The Leon Valley Historical Society will host the Firecracker 5K On and Off Trail Run at 8 a.m. and will celebrate the rest of the day from 11 a.m. to dusk at Raymond Rimkus Park, 6440 Evers Road. 

San Antonio will start the day with a 4K Firecracker Family Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. You can bring your pets for a 4K marathon at 8:30 a.m., followed by Zumba Pa' Ti at 10 a.m.  The children's parade will kick off the rest of the celebration at 11:15 a.m. Live music and activities will continue until 11 p.m. Last but not least, HEB Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 9:30 p.m.

Windcrest will be all about the parade and will start their 3rd annual parade at 10:30 a.m. Miss Fiesta Sophia Campos will be in attendance, along with Dunkin' Coffee, the Dunkin' Coffee mascot, and H-E-Buddy. The event will continue at city hall after. If you've been dying to submerge your body in water,  admission to the Windcrest pool will be half off all day.

Just about five miles south, Kirby is keeping things fun for the holiday with beer, car shows and fireworks from 2 p.m. to 12 a.m. at 5745 Binz-Engleman Road.

How about celebrating at the San Antonio Zoo?

There will be a Red, White and Zoo parade at 10 a.m. Friday at the lion statue at the zoo's entrance. The parade ends at Zootennial Plaza. There will be a discount on admission Friday as well.

KSAT news intern Jennifer Luna contributed to this report.