4th of July Events in West Texas

TRAVELING THE TRAIL    

Celebrate Independence: 

Fireworks and Other Fun for the Fourth 

 

Here's the most complete rundown we've gathered of festivals, family fun, and fireworks for the fabulous Fourth! 

 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

 

WELLINGTON

14th annual Fourth of July Rodeo action runs Thursday through Saturday in Wellington.

Action begins at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the city rodeo grounds, First Street and Texas Highway 83. 

Events in the Kansas Pro Rodeo Association-sanctioned event include mutton busting, bareback riding, steer wrestling, calf scramble and more.

The Read Southall Band will perform for dance at 9:45 p.m. Saturday.

Rodeo admission $10 or $5 for ages 17 and younger.

Call 806-447-5848.

 

 

Friday, July 1, 2016

  

AMARILLO

Explode! Don Harrington Discovery Center

6 to 9 p.m., patriotic crafts for kids, dunking booth, explosion demonstrations every half hour. Pizza from Papa John's, drinks, admission into the DHDC included for $5 entry fee. Free for veterans and active duty military.

 

CANADIAN

The 128th Annual Fourth of July Celebration runs Friday through Monday. Activities have a range of prices, and an all-access pass for all the rodeos and dances are $70.

Daily activities include:

Friday

*    Sagebrush Artist Show from 1 to 6 p.m. at Canadian River Art Center, 312 Main St.

*    Canadian Arts Alliance summer theater camp performance of Aladdin at 6 p.m. at Texas Crown Performance Hall, 404 S. Sixth St.

*    Aaron Einhouse and Kaitlin Butts performing at the rodeo dance at 9 p.m. at Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St.; tickets are $20 at the gate

Saturday

*    Patriotic Paint Party from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canadian River Art Center

*    Anna Tepe Western Photo exhibition from 1 to 4 p.m. at River Valley Pioneer Museum, 118 N. Second St.

*    Rodeo performance at 7 p.m. at the Canadian Rodeo Arena, Texas Highways 83 and 60; admission is $10 ages 7 and older

*    Rodeo dance with Shotgun Rider at 9 p.m.; tickets are $20 at the gate

Sunday

*    Open house from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Cottages at Mesa View, 1 Teas Circle

*    Rodeo performance at 7 p.m. at the Canadian Rodeo Arena; admission is $10 ages 7 and older

*    Rodeo dance with JW Lane & County Road X with Kaitlin Butts at 9 p.m.; tickets are $20 at the gate

Monday

*    Face painting and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Canadian River Art Center

*    Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Hemphill County Courthouse lawn, 400 Main St.

*    "The Grand Old Flag" parade at 10 a.m. from Wildcat Stadium, Seventh and Cedar Streets, to Hemphill County Courthouse

*    Turtle race following the parade in the courthouse parking lot

*    Hot dog lunch at Lowe's Market, 404 S. Second St.

*    Anna Tepe Western Photo exhibition from 1 to 4 p.m. at River Valley Pioneer Museum

*    Art & Croquet on the Lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Citadelle, 520 Nelson Ave.; also includes a viewing of the exhibition David Hockney: Grimm's Fairy Tales and a live storytelling event at 2:30 p.m.

*    Rodeo performance at 4 p.m. at the Canadian Rodeo Arena; admission is $10 ages 7 and older

*    Watermelon feast at the Hemphill County Duck Ponds by the arena

*    22nd annual Duck Race at 6 p.m.

*    Fireworks display at dusk 

Call 806-323-6234 or visit www.canadiantx.com

 

CLARENDON

The Saints' Roost Celebration marks its 139th year this year with activities Friday, Saturday and Monday.

Friday

Ranch rodeo performances at the Clarendon Outdoor Entertainment Association rodeo arena, one block north of U.S. Highway 287 east of Clarendon. Performances 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; tickets are $10 or $5 for ages 6 to 12. Texas country singer Parker McCollum will perform at a dance following the Friday rodeo, and Flatland Cavalry, a Lubbock band, will perform following Saturday's rodeo.

Saturday

Arts and crafts fair 8 a.m. on the square at the Donley County Courthouse, 300 S. Sully St., parade at 10 a.m., Shriners' barbecue lunch at 11 a.m.; tickets for lunch $10. Amarillo cowboy singer Ed Montana will perform during the day, turtle race kicks off at 3 p.m.

Monday

2 p.m. washer pitching tournament and a junior rodeo at 7:30 p.m., both at the COEA arena.

Call 806-874-2421.

 

LUBBOCK

First Friday Art Trail

Downtown Lubbock, 6 to 9 p.m.

 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

 

 

COAHOMA

10 am: "Freedom Parade" at the High School Park.

Anyone who wants to be in the parade can show up at the Coahoama High School football field by 9 a.m.

Christian country artist Gene Snow will return to provide the music. Snow has performed at the festival following the annual parade for the past several years. Click for more info

 

DUMAS

4th of July Celebration

Mud Volleyball Tournament * No fireworks display * McDade Park, 16th & Maddox  Click for more info

www.dumaschamber.com

 

GRUVER

Bike races at 9 a.m.; parade down Broadway at 9:30 a.m.

Festivities continue in Gruver City Park, 401 King St., with lawnmower races, games, turtle races, a zip line, a dog show and more. Lions Club barbecue lunch and basketball and volleyball tournaments. Call 806-570-7452.

 

HALE CENTER

The Hale Center Chamber of Commerce is having its annual July 4th Celebration on Saturday, July 2nd.

Festivities will kick off at 10:45 that morning with opening ceremonies, followed by the parade at 11 a.m.  Following the parade, the public can eat and visit the booths in the city park. Call 806-839-2642  Click for more info

 

LAKE MEREDITH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

Holiday activities take place Saturday around the lake, including vendors and refreshments at the amphitheater at 7 p.m., a concert by Jackie Haney (who toured with Bill Haley's Original Comets) at 7:30 p.m. and fireworks at dark. Call 806-857-3151.

 

LUBBOCK

Amigos La Raza on the Plaza at the Lubbock County Courthouse Square

Opening Act: Rudy Tudy & the Heavy Dutys

Gates open at 6:30 PM/ Show at 7 PM

Saturday - July 2nd

$15 Advanced / $20 at the Gate

TICKET AVAILABLE AT ALL SELECT A SEAT LOCATIONS, PRONTO MART, MONTELONGOS AND ACRO IRIS.

 

 

 

 

PLAINVIEW

Red, White, and Moo

Parade, starts at 10 a.m.

10:30 to 1:30 Festival downtown

1:30 Captain America Movie -Fair Theater- $2

Plainview Fireworks show at Running Water Draw Park - At dark.

 

WHEELER

Three days of Fourth of July activities are on tap in Wheeler.

*    Saturday Co-ed softball at 9 a.m. at Tom Britt Field, 518 S. Osage St.; goat roping at 10 a.m. at Wheeler City Park, Seventh and Stanley streets; clay target shoot at the rodeo grounds, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of Texas Highways 152 and 83; and barbecue cook-off at 6 p.m. and dance with the Texas Pearl Snaps at 9 p.m. on the courthouse square, 401 Main Street.

*    Sunday Goat roping at 10 a.m. at City Park, the Mr. and Miss Firecracker Pageant at 3 p.m. Wheeler ISD, 1 Mustang Drive; a soccer tournament at 6 p.m. on the Wheeler football field; and a 8 p.m. horseshoe tournament at City Park.

*    Monday Breakfast burritos at 7 a.m. at courthouse, the Ben Britt Fun Run at 7:35 a.m. at courthouse; parade at 9 a.m. down Main Street to City Park; turtle races, bounce houses, dunk tanks food and more from 10 a.m. on at City Park; high dive competition at 4 p.m.; the Moore FMX Stunt Show at 7 p.m.; Chamber of Commerce presentations at 8 p.m; and fireworks at dark.

Call 806-826-3408.

 

 

Sunday, July 3, 2016 

 

BIG SPRING

Pops In The Park

at Comanche Trail Park Ampitheater.

Pops In The Park

at Comanche Trail Park Ampitheater.

5 pm: Gates Open, food, novelty booths.

6 pm: Jimmy and the Johnsons

8 pm: Symphony and Flag Ceremony

9:45 pm: Symphony and Fireworks.

No dogs, except guide dogs in the amphitheater, please.

(432) 263-7641 

 

CACTUS

Parade, noon, starting at Cactus Elementary School, 100 South Drive.

Festival at Cactus Park, petting zoo, pony rides, vendors, a magician, food, bingo and bouncy houses 

Parking available at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 501 S. Cherry Ave.

Call 806-421-1283.

 

DALHART

Sunday

Fireworks display at dark Sunday at Lake Rita Blanca State Park south of town. 

Monday

Celebrate Freedom community party from 6 to 9 p.m. at the park. Activities include a bouncy house, food and drinks, a pie-eating contest, a bike parade and more.

Call 806-244-5646.

 

HEREFORD

The Knights of Columbus will host a city celebration at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hereford Aquatic Center, 400 E. 15th St. The evening concludes with a patriotic concert at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at dark.

Call 806-364-3333

 

LUBBOCK

Buffalo Springs Lake / Ransom Canyon Fireworks show, dusk.

Buffalo Springs Lake 3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza - Simulcast with Awesome 98

Free & open to the public. 9:30 p.m.

 

 

SNYDER

* Sunday 4 to 9 p.m. in Towle Park, with carnival, vendor booths, volleyball tournament, music by Cowboy Church and Big Joe Walker

* Monday 7:30 am-9 pm. Towle Park, Prayer Breakfast 7:30 a.m., Flag Ceremony 9 a.m., all line up for parade at Moffett Field, parade 10 a.m.; washer pitching, food and vendor booths, volleyball tournament, musical and gymnastic performances throughout the day

* Snyder's 4th of July Celebration Fireworks show, dusk, Towle Park

Click for more info

 

Monday, July 4, 2016 

 

BORGER

Boomtown with a Bang

Celebration of veterans at 7 p.m. Monday at Huber Park, 1400 S. Main St.

The party continues with free food and a bounce house at 7:30 p.m., music from a live DJ all night and a 9:30 p.m. laser show from Laser Spectacles Inc.

Call 806-273-0902.

 

 

 

CANADIAN

Fourth of July Celebration & Rodeo

Parade, Vendors, Fireworks

This isn't Canadian's first rodeo. In fact, this summer will be the 127th edition of Canadian's Fourth of July Rodeo, making it one of the state's oldest. Some 5,000 people attend the event, more than doubling the town's population. Call 806/323-6234.

www.canadiantx.com

 

 

 

 

CANYON

Canyon's Annual July 4th Fair on the Square  

Mon., July 4, 7am

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast 

Cole Community Center, 300 16th Street

10am July 4th Parade, 4th Avenue

9am - 3pm Fair on the Square 9, 4th Ave & 5th Ave.

1:30pm Patriotic Music Celebration, First Baptist Church

5pm - 11:00pm Kickin' It Up at Kimbrough

Little Texas

Fireworks Show

Buffalo Stadium Rd. at US Hwy. 87

$5 per person; 5 & under free  Click here for more

 

TEXAS - Outdoor Musical Drama

8:30pm Fireworks after the show

Pioneer Amphitheatre

Palo Duro State Park

806-655-2181

www.texas-show.com

 

CHILDRESS

Elks Crafts Show at City Park 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fireworks at Dusk

940-937-2567

  

FLOYDADA

Lowes 4th of July Celebration starts at 10:30 and goes to 1 p.m. in the Lowes parking lot. Country singer Greg Maldo entertains, and hot dogs will be 4 for $1, and cheeseburgers 2 for $1. Snow cones, and KFLP broadcasting live.

 

FRIONA

5K walk and run 7 a.m., 9 a.m. neighborhood parade down 10th Street. 

  

4 p.m. parade from Prairie Acres, 201 E. 15th St., to Reeve Lake. Reeve Lake: Booths, flag ceremony and more begins at 5 p.m., with fireworks at dark.

Call 806-350-3491. 

 

LAMESA

http://www.growlamesa.com/

7 a.m. booths and vendors open in Forrest Park. Parade starts at 10 a.m. at the middle school and goes down Main Street and circles the square. 11:30 a.m. Mr. and Miss Fireworks pageant Forrest Park Community Center. Activities extend throughout the dark at Forrest Park, including chili cook-off, team roping, patriotic singers, classic car contest.

Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at Forrest Park. 

Call (806) 872-2181

 

LOCKNEY

Fourth of July bike parade on Monday in Lockney. Bikes, scooters, strollers, 4-wheelers, and golf carts are welcome. (No pickups, cars, or motorcycles.) Decorate vehicles as you'd like.

Parade will travel down Main Street and circle the nursing home and then go back up to the church parking lot where participants can enjoy popcorn and lemonade. Parade line-up at 9:45 at Church of Christ church. Parade starts at 10.

 

 

  

LUBBOCK

 The 4th on Broadway @ Mackenzie has been recognized as the Largest Free Festival in Texas.

DETAILS AT http://broadwayfestivals.com

 

July 4, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MacKenzie Park, 601 Municipal Drive, Lubbock, TX 79403

806.749.2929

 

Lubbock's 4th on Broadway at Mackenzie Park.  

The largest free festival in Texas returns, switching from Broadway to Mackenzie Park this year. Your toes will be tapping all day, thanks to musical guests performing on seven different stages. The event also features arts and crafts, games, inflatables, a rock wall, face painting and dozens of street vendors. You won't want to miss this annual tradition. You can even pitch a tent for the kids to take a nap during the day!

 

* Dusk - Fireworks!

Lubbock's 4th on Broadway Fireworks show at Mackenzie Park, dusk.

  

 

MEMPHIS

Fireworks display takes place at dusk Monday at Cyclone Stadium, 1501 High St., following a party that opens at 6 p.m. with hamburgers, ice cream and more.

Call 806-359-3144.

 

MULESHOE

Parade line-up begins at 9 a.m. at the end of Main Street, and the parade starts at 10 a.m.

Ceremony on the courthouse lawn following the parade will honor veterans and active military. A color guard will post the colors, and Micah Ruthardt will sing the National Anthem and "God Bless America."

Other activities include a hot dog eating contest, as well as events unique to the city - such as Muleshoe pitching.

Fireworks at City Park at dark.

Call (806) 272-4248

 

PAMPA

Annual fireworks overseen by The Pampa Fire Department at Recreation Park, east of town on Texas Highway 60 at dark. Call 806-669-5800

 

PERRYTON

Fireworks at dark at Lake Fryer and Wolf Creek County Park.Call 806-435-6575

 

SHAMROCK

Fireworks display at dusk Monday from the Shamrock Rodeo Arena, west of town on Interstate 40.

Call 806-256-2501.

 

SLATON

 Slaton's 4th of July Festival, 10am-3pm.  Slaton Park.

Bands performing throughout the day. Inflatables and water activities.

Slaton Sound Stage presents: Cathy Whitten, Texas Cadillac Jack Band. Special guests include Danielle Henzler, John Hendrick, Mary Beth Ashburn, and David Mitchell.

Call at 828-6238 

 

SNYDER

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* Snyder's Parade, starts at 10am.

* Snyder 4th of July Celebration.  Booths open Friday 4-9pm & Saturday 9am-9pm.

* Snyder's 4th of July Celebration Fireworks show, dusk

 

TULIA

Fourth of July Celebration runs from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Monday in McKenzie Park, west of softball fields on South Austin Avenue. Activities include horseshoe tournament, a car and bike show, a washer pitch tournament, bounce houses for the kids and more. The night culminates in a fireworks display and a concert by Amarillo band Shotgun Rider.

 

VEGA / ADRIAN

Two Oldham County towns have activities planned for Monday.

9 a.m., Vega residents will head to the town's Interstate 40 overpass to wave American flags for oncoming traffic.

6 p.m., the celebration moves to nearby Adrian, where activities, music, games and more will take place at Adrian City Park. Fireworks show begins at dark.

Call 806-267-2828.

 

WHEELER

Three days of Fourth of July activities are on tap in Wheeler.

 

Activities begin Saturday with co-ed softball at 9 a.m. at Tom Britt Field, 518 S. Osage St.; goat roping at 10 a.m. at Wheeler City Park, Seventh and Stanley streets; a clay target shoot at the rodeo grounds, 3/4 mile east of the intersection of Texas Highways 152 and 83; and a barbecue cookoff at 6 p.m. and dance with the Texas Pearl Snaps at 9 p.m. on the courthouse square, 401 Main Street.

 

Sunday's lineup includes goat roping at 10 a.m. at City Park, the Mr. and Miss Firecracker Pageant at 3 p.m. Wheeler ISD, 1 Mustang Drive; a soccer tournament at 6 p.m. on the Wheeler football field; and a 8 p.m. horseshoe tournament at City Park.

 

And finally, Monday's activities include breakfast burritos at 7 a.m. at the courthouse, the Ben Britt Fun Run at 7:35 a.m. at the courthouse; the parade at 9 a.m. down Main Street to City Park; turtle races, bounce houses, dunk tanks food and more from 10 a.m. on at City Park; the high dive competition at 4 p.m.; the Moore FMX Stunt Show at 7 p.m.; Chamber of Commerce presentations at 8 p.m; and fireworks at dark. Call 806-826-3408.

 

Tuesday, July 5

 

WOLFFORTH 

Fourth on the Fifth Celebration

6 p.m. Patterson Park, kids activities, food vendors, music by Ground Floor and Justin Robinett,

fireworks at dark 

Call 806-855-4159

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28 Jul 2017


By Barbara Brannon