After its successful move to the Feather Bay area of Lake Brownwood last year, organizers of the annual fireworks show tried to figure out how to make this year’s event even better. They think they’ve figured it out, and have made it not only better, but better X2.

The Lake Brownwood Fireworks Spectacular X2 will be held on Saturday, July 5. The big change for this year’s event is that there will be the traditional firework show visible from the lake, and there will also be a second, simultaneous show fired from a peak nearby. According to Emily Crawford, director of tourism at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, spectators on the land and on the water will have quite an experience.

“Spectators on land and on water will be able to see and feel both shows for an extreme fireworks experience,” she said. “Spectators will hear the boom and crackle of the show close-up and see the radiance of the show fired farther away.”

Gregg Brown, project manager at Feather Bay, said that the fireworks show will also have another purpose. The golf course there plans to open its second nine holes — or the back nine — earlier that day and will also be having a special property owners’ party that day.

“We were thrilled with the idea when we found out they (fireworks show organizers) wanted to do it again. We’re thrilled to do that — tie in the golf course opening, our property owners’ party and the fireworks,” Brown said.

Another change to this year’s event is the addition of a boat parade and ski exhibition prior to the fireworks show.

“We invite everyone to join us for the ‘most extreme’ fireworks show in Central Texas on Saturday, July Fifth at Feather Bay Subdivision,” Crawford said.

The land-based viewing will be in the same location as last year, just off Highway 2632 at the Feather Bay Subdivision. Admission is $5 per vehicle. There will be two gates for entry and exit this year. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and the show is expected to begin at dark, around 9:15 p.m.

The main entrance, at the intersection of Highway 2632 and FM 3021, will be for the general public. The second entrance, located north of the main gate on Highway 2632, will be reserved for VIPs and property owners.

The water-based show will be fired off Feather Bay Point, which is across from the 4-H Center. The land-based show will be fired from a spot on the Feather Bay subdivision just north of the parking areas.

Brown said that the Fireworks Spectacular will be a good opportunity for the public to see what’s going on at Feather Bay and to see some of the changes that the new ownership group is making.

“Locally a lot of people are familiar with Feather Bay. They’re familiar with its struggles. We’re excited for people to come out and see the new Feather Bay,” he said. “We’d like for them to see what’s going on and the changes.”

More information is available by calling either the Brownwood or Early chambers of commerce, or online at www.lakebrowwnoodfireworks.com.

This year’s Fireworks Spectacular is brought to you by the Lake Brownwood Community Development Council, with the cooperation of the Brownwood and Early chambers of commerce and signature sponsor Hook & Anchor Marine.