Live Music, a Parade & Fireworks Show: What to Do in Lubbock on July 3 & 4
Fireworks? Check. Cooler? Stocked. Obnoxious wolf shirt? Hooowl. Flag flying high? Dang right. Plans for Independence Weekend? We got ’em.
Friday, July 3
First Friday Art Trail (6-9 p.m.) — Come celebrate the art scene of Lubbock. There’s sure to be a few patriotic exhibits on the trail. You can start at any one of the participating venues. The FFAT map will show you what galleries and businesses are on the Trail.
Amigos La Raza on the Plaza (7:30-11:30 p.m.) — The event features music from popular Tejano acts, food vendors and family friendly activities.
Firework Extravaganza (All day) — Come out to Buffalo Springs for a day at the lake or spend the weekend. The fireworks show starts at dark and the Greg Maldo Band will begin playing at 7 p.m. at Mike’s Marina. There will also be a petting zoo and Knockerball Lubbock around the lake for some extra fun.
Saturday, July 4
Yankee Doodle Dash and Sparkler Sprint (7:30-8:45 a.m.) — Go back in time to the Spirit of 1776 with the Yankee Doodle Dash (5K and 1 Mile) that will take you along the parade route. The Sparkler Sprint (100 Yard Dash – free for kids 6-12) will have the children racing between the crowds as they line the streets before the parade.
4th on Broadway Parade (9-11 a.m.) —Come out in your most patriotic attire and watch as dozens of wonderfully decorated floats pass by and entertain. The parade route for 2015 will start at Broadway Street and Interstate 27. It will then turn onto Canyon Lake Road and follow Cesar E. Chavez Drive up to Highway 82.
4th of July Picnic (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) — 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, with the fireworks show beginning at dusk. You won’t want to miss this annual tradition.
Red, White and Boom (7-11:45 p.m.) — Come rock the night away with 3 Doors Down, Theory of a Deadman, We Are Harlot, Ian Moore and Fit for Rivals at the Lonestar Amphitheater.
Street Dance (7-11:45 p.m.) — Keep celebrating Independence Day with the Josh Abbott Band, Sam Riggs and the Night People at the 4th on Broadway annual Street Dance.
Let us know in the comments what you’ll be doing for 4th of July Weekend and keep up with everything Lubbock at VisitLubbock.org.