Bastrop Patriotic Festival kicks off Independence Day celebrations Posted in: Lifestyle The Bastrop Patriotic Festival kicked off the Independence Day festivities on Saturday with a bang. The event featured activities for all ages on the humid day with a water park area for the kids to cool off and kiddie train rides. A variety of vendors were on hand with items to purchase. Many fun and games for the whole family were available, including sand lot volleyball and sack races. A mobile exhibit from the Colorado River Alliance captured the attention of attendees who wanted to learn more about the mighty Colorado River. During the day, live music was played and the ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!