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Fun and Fireworks on the Fourth in the “Hub City”

The Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays, and celebrating in Lubbock makes the 4th even better! With live music, the best BBQ, parades and fireworks, the “Hub City” will be full of fun activities and patriotic spirit. Independence Day may be on a Tuesday this year, but that doesn’t mean the list of “Hub City” happenings for the holiday weekend has gotten any shorter. Look through our list of the best ways to celebrate the red, white and blue this Fourth of July!

Sunday, July 2 & Monday, July 3

4th on Broadway Texas Country Freedom Fest featuring William Clark Green (7 – 11 p.m.)

Celebrate America by kicking up your boots in the “Hub City” with one of the most anticipated Fourth of July events! You’ll be sure to get in the patriotic spirit with two days of Texas Country music featuring William Clark Green. Other live performances will include Randall King and Randy Rogers with Dalton Domino.

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Monday, July 3

Buffalo Springs Lake Fireworks Spectacular (8:30 – 9 p.m.)

Come out for the Fireworks Spectacular on July 3rd at Buffalo Springs Lake! The show will begin at dark. Come early to avoid lines and to find a good spot. You can make it an all-day event for family fun with beaches, fishing, nature trails, picnic areas and water sports. You won’t want to miss these amazing fireworks!

Tuesday, July 4

Yankee Doodle Dash and Sparkler Sprint (7:30 – 8:30 a.m.)

Go back in time to the Spirit of 1776 with the Yankee Doodle Dash (1 mile-5K fun run) that will take you along the 4th on Broadway parade route. The Sparkler Sprint (100 Yard Dash – free for kids 12 and under) will have the children racing between the crowds as they line the streets before the parade.

4th on Broadway Classic Car Show (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Celebrate the 4th by browsing through hundreds of classic cars. Presented by eight of the Lubbock’s outstanding classic car clubs, you’ll get to take a look at the best vintage cars in West Texas!

4th on Broadway Parade (9 – 11 a.m.) 

The annual 4th on Broadway Parade is one of Lubbock’s most cherished community events. This year, the parade will start on Avenue M and go east down Broadway and end in Mackenzie Park. The 2017 parade theme is Lubbock – The Friendliest City in America.

4th on Broadway Evening Concert (7:30 – 11 p.m.)

Before ending your night with the Fireworks Extravaganza, enjoy the Evening Concert featuring regional talent and the Youth Orchestras of Lubbock. The event promotes new talent from this region who want to follow in the footsteps of other artists that have participated in Broadway Festivals events, such as Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks, Pat Green and Josh Abbott.

4th on Broadway Fireworks Extravaganza  (10 – 10:20 p.m.)

Finish off your 4th on Broadway celebrations with a wonderful fireworks display choreographed to live music from the Lubbock Youth Symphony Orchestra.

While you’re out and about during Independence Day weekend, be sure to share a few photos with us using #LiveLoveLubbock! Happy celebrating!