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Key to the City June 28, 2019

Fireworks safety, Pfirecracker Pfestival, and more.
Post Date:06/28/2019 10:30 AM


Key to the City June 28, 2019 
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Keep your pfamily safe around pfireworks family with fireworks_

Be prepared to enjoy a safe holiday? Travis County ESD#2 (the Pflugerville Fire Department) encourages you and your family to talk with everyone in your household about fireworks safety, every year. Within the City of Pflugerville,  all fireworks (including sparklers) are completely ILLEGAL year-round to possess or use. The safest legal way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a professional fireworks show, such as the Pfirecracker Pfestival.

If you are around fireworks, please visit the Fire Department’s website at to see ways of improving your family’s safety with personal fireworks in legal areas.

Help your pet if it's pfrightened by pfireworks

If your pet is scared of fireworks, help them get through Independence Day with these tips:

  • Turn on a radio, television, or a fan to provide distracting noise.
  • Make sure you have photos of your pets in casein case they escape your house or yard. Pets tend to run to hide when frightened.
  • Do not take your pet to outdoor fireworks displays or large crowds for the Independence Day. They will feel safer at home in a familiar environment.
  • Check Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) shelter on Thursday, July 5. It is open from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Use the PAWS Facebook page in the meantime to let us know if your animal does get out. For more information, call 512-990-PETS.

No Personal Pfireworks in the City Limits nofireworks_small

While Travis County does not restrict the sale of fireworks for the Independence Day season, fireworks are not permitted in the Pflugerville city limits. It is important to exercise caution to remain safe and firework free.  An alternative to personal fireworks is to attend the Pfirecracker Pfestival. Please note that sparklers are also considered fireworks and are illegal.

Recognizing that residents want to celebrate Independence Day, the city has hired professionals to work with the Fire Department for the city-wide Pfirecracker Pfestival. Join us at the Pfield to watch fireworks.

City facilities closed on July 4

City offices, Animal Shelter, Library, and Recreation Center are closed on Thursday, July 4. City pools are open for special holiday hours. Visit for details. Trash pickup is not affected. If you have an emergency when the city is closed, please call 9-1-1 or the citizen communications hotline for non-emergencies at 512-990-6700.

old austin pflugerville Road closure in JulyOld Austin Pflugerville Road Closure in July

The contractor working to construct the Pecan District development (located northwest of the Heatherwilde/Old Austin Pflugerville Road intersection) plans to close off a portion of Old Austin Pflugerville Road to through traffic for the anticipated dates  of July 8, 2019 through August 7, 2019, weather permitting,  in order to construct proposed roadway improvements. Please plan accordingly.

American Flags collected at Pflugerville Recreation Center

In partnership with the American Legion Kerlin-Lyerly Post 154, the Pflugerville Recreation Center, 400 Immanuel Road, has a drop-off collection for retired flags. When your flag becomes worn, torn, or faded and it is time to replace it with a new flag, properly retire your American flag with the respect and gravity that it is entitled. Visit the Recreation Center to drop-off your flags.

Congratulations to the winners of the Miss Pflugerville Pageant Miss Pflugerville Winners 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the Miss Pflugerville Pageant! Miss Pflugerville Emelie Palma, Junior Miss Pflugerville Kendall Otero and Little Miss Pflugerville Katelyn Mireles will volunteer throughout the year at community festivals and events.

City Events

Pfirecracker Pfestival at the Pfield next Thursday

Pfirecracker Pfestival at the Pfield is next Thursday, July 4 from 5-9:30 pm. Join us for food vendors, inflatables, face painting, carnival games, live music and fireworks. You can see a full schedule of events at

A few things to know before you go:

  • No alcohol, tobacco products, pets or fireworks are allowed at the pfestival. Umbrellas and outside coolers cannot be brought in the stadium, but you can have them in the parking lot.
  • You can bring outside food and clear bottles in the stadium. However, we do encourage you to eat from one of our 17 local food vendors.
  • Clear bags are available for free at the event, or you can pick them up ahead of time July 1-3 at the Pflugerville Recreation Center.
  • The kid's area and food vendors open at 5 pm, the stadium opens at 6 pm and the fireworks show begins at approximately 9 pm.

Stay safe and have a pfantastic holiday!

Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist at the library

Build your kids’ scientific confidence and curiosity with Lucas Miller’s STEM-tastic, multimedia presentation featuring dazzling visuals, smart songwriting, laugh-out-loud comedy, and accurate science! Space is limited. Free tickets for the event will be available at the library's greeter desk 30 minutes before the program starts.

The event is on July 2 from 2-2:45 p.m., then repeats again at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Click here for more information.

Teen Night: Digital Audio & Digital Music Creation Workshop

Are you interested in working in the music recording someday? The Digital Audio and Digital Music Creation Workshop on Tuesday, July 2, will cover the fundamentals of digital audio and digital music creation. Multiple MIDI instruments, audio interfaces, digital audio workstations such as laptops, music creation software, mics and professional recording software will be available during the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring their favorite MIDI instruments. This event is for ages 12-18.

Presented by Speak Beat Communications. Held at the Pflugerville Library from 6-7:30 p.m.


What's Happening

Microchip Clinic on June 30 - More pets get lost around the 4th of July and Pflugerville Pets Alive would like to help reunite any pet that gets lost during the holiday. A free microchip clinic will be held at the Pflugerville Library from 1-4 p.m. For more information and to download the form, please visit the Facebook eventpage.

Reduced Cat Adoptions - June is adopt a cat month and Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) is offering $20 adoptions all month. Visit to see the animals in need of a forever home.

Kitty Cafe at the Library - Come socialize with adoptable felines from Pflugerville Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) and enjoy a cup of cocoa or coffee. Anyone 5 and up are welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Held at the Pflugerville Library on Wednesday, July 3 from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Yoga in the Park - July 3, 8 a.m. in Pfluger Park. Feature sitting chair yoga, standing chair-assisted yoga and breathing exercises. It is perfect for senior citizens or those with low mobility.

Pfree First Friday at the Recreation Center - July 5, 400 Immanuel Rd. Try out everything the Recreation Center has to offer - for free!<

Parks and Recreation Month Pfree Camp Gladiator Workout - July 6, 9 a.m. in Pfluger Park. It's Parks and Rec Month! Join us for a Pfree CG Community Workout in the Park! Bring your pfriends and pfamily for a challenging, fun-filled workout! Bring a yoga mat, water bottle, sweat towel and a pfriend to Pfluger Park.

Save the Date

July 6 - Movie Matinee at the library - Enjoy a free movie screening of Dumbo, Rated PG, ©Walt Disney Pictures, at the Pflugerville Library from 2-4 p.m. Children attending must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times.

July 12 - Pickleball Boot Camp and Tournament - Have you ever wanted to try pickleball but did not know where to start? Join us in the Recreation Center Gym for a pickleball clinic, open play and short tournament. Prizes will be given for the best team and best sportsman in the tournament. Win bags, a pickleball paddle, a two-person play set and more.

July 12 - Barrio Writers Summer Workshop - Youth between 13-18 years old can participate in a 1-week long college-level creative writing program founded by Sarah Rafael Garcia and led by Program Director Leticia Urieta, along with local community educators and artists. The workshop will provide youth with an opportunity to learn different forms of writing (poetry, spoken word, hip-hop, short stories, and essay) and free cultural arts connections to the community. Held at the Pflugerville Library from 1-4 p.m. For more information, click

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