4th of July Fireworks and Drones Show at RELLIS

You are invited to the 5th Annual Drive-in Fireworks and Drones Show at the Texas A&M-RELLIS Campus.

4th of July Fireworks & Drones Show at RELLIS poster. Parking lot opens at 6:00 p.m. Show starts at 9:00 p.m. Live broadcast at WTAW FM 94.5/AM 1620, KBTX-TV. tx.ag/DriveInFireworks | #DriveInFireworks.

The Texas A&M University System and our sponsors are delighted to bring this tradition to our community. WTAW (FM 94.5/AM 1620) has again volunteered to broadcast music synced to the fireworks and drones show provided by the Chancellor’s Century Council and our other sponsors.

KBTX will also televise the event on its CW 8 channel for those who cannot attend. You can also find it on KBTX’s Facebook page or app.

While this Fourth of July Celebration began during the pandemic, it continues today because this community deserves the biggest and best show around.

This is an opportunity for our community to witness the dramatic growth at our A&M-RELLIS Campus, which is fast becoming a critical component in our nation’s defense, a research hub for future technologies and an extension of our A&M System universities and Blinn College.

More importantly, the Fourth of July is a time for all of us to celebrate our nation’s independence and reflect on the blessings of living in this great land.

God Bless America!

— John Sharp

Food Trucks available 6:00–8:45 p.m.

Yes, you can view a livestream of the event in the following locations:

Thursday, July 4, 2024. The parking areas will open at 6:00 p.m., and the 30-minute fireworks and drones show will begin at 9:00 p.m. Please note that no entry will be permitted after 8:45 pm.

The fireworks and drones show is a free family friendly community event, open to all residents of the Brazos Valley and surrounding areas. Households are encouraged to come and enjoy the show from their cars. With the exception of purchasing food from the food trucks, we kindly ask that all patrons and their children remain at or in their personal vehicles while attending the event.

The fireworks and drones show is being hosted on the Texas A&M-RELLIS campus, located at 3100 TX-47, Bryan, Texas. Directions are available and hyperlinked below.


RELLIS Fireworks Parking & Restroom Maps

No, there will not be buses running to the RELLIS campus. This event is a drive-in fireworks and drones show and all guests are asked to remain with their personal vehicles.

It is strongly discouraged to schedule an UBER for the event. Because of entry traffic plans, there is no safe place to drop off attendees. In addition, at the end of the show, all traffic will be leaving RELLIS and UBER drivers will not be allowed to enter the campus.

Parking for this event will be available in designated areas that can be found on the event map available and hyperlinked below.

RELLIS Fireworks Map

Traffic control personnel will direct guests where to park. Parking on roadway shoulders is not permitted in order to keep traffic moving safely and efficiently.

Music that complements the fireworks and drones show can be found on the local radio station, WTAW, at 94.5 FM/1620 AM.

The show is a drive-in fireworks and drones show and all guests are encouraged to stay with their vehicles. Lawn chairs can be set up close to guests’ personal vehicles.

For the safety of your animals and other guests, dogs and other pets are not allowed at the 4th of July Fireworks and Drones Show at RELLIS. Service animals are permitted.

Food trucks will be available from 6:00 p.m.-8:45 p.m. in all parking areas. All food trucks will close PROMPTLY at 8:45 p.m., or when they run out of food, whichever comes first. No food can be purchased after 8:45 p.m. to ensure guests can get back to their vehicles by the start of the show. This year we have added some new food trucks.  Food trucks will be stationed at, or near, each designated parking lot. Guests need to enjoy the food trucks in their parking area to ensure the safety of all guests. Guests are allowed to bring coolers, however, all beverages and snacks should remain inside or near your personal vehicle. We ask that guests take home any trash they might bring with them or dispose of it in the provided trash receptacles.

Food Trucks available 6:00–8:45 p.m.

No. All buildings on the RELLIS campus will be closed to the public during this event.

Yes, portable bathrooms and trailers will be available in all designated parking lots on campus. Hand washing stations will also be available at each portable bathroom location. ADA accessibility restrooms will be located in each of the main parking areas. Additional ones have been added this year in the larger parking areas.

RELLIS Fireworks Parking & Restroom Maps

The fireworks and drones show will not be rescheduled.

Due to the large number of people attending this event, there is limited cellular coverage on the RELLIS campus.

You can exit the parking areas at any time, but no re-entry will be permitted once the show begins.

If you need to return to the area, re-entry will be permitted after 11:30 p.m.

Drive safely as you exit the parking areas. Please note that you will only be allowed to complete right turns at both exits and re-entry will not be permitted.

It is strictly prohibited for a guests to bring fireworks of any kind, including sparklers.

Police, parking security, and EMS will be available throughout the event. If you are experiencing an emergency, you should call 911 from any cell phone. First responders will be dispatched to your location.

To see if your item has been recovered, email TAMUS Safety and Security at bhall@rellis.tamus.edu.

Texas A&M-RELLIS promotes cutting-edge research, technology development, workforce training and degree programs by partnering with The Texas A&M University System’s assets; including state agencies and university partners, along with academic, corporate and government collaborators. As a 2300 acre nationally recognized innovation and technology campus, the RELLIS campus provides the environment where the world’s most complex problems are solved. A&M-RELLIS is a collaborative ecosystem bringing together applied research, testing and evaluation, higher education, and workforce development – providing solutions that meet organizational needs.

Sponsors include: The Texas A&M University System; Chancellor's Century Council; Blinn College District; City of Bryan; Texas A&M - RELLIS Campus; Texas A&M University; Quad-Tex Construction, Inc.; KBTX; and WTAW.

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Directions | Parking map | Restroom Map

Fireworks and Drones Show at RELLIS parking map.
Fireworks and Drones Show at RELLIS restroom map.  Each designated parking area has portable restrooms available.  Restroom locations are approximate.