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Independence Day events in West Texas

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July 3:


  • Celebrate America By Kicking Up Your Boots In The Hub City With TWO Days Of Texas Country Music
  • Featuring Randy Rogers Band
  • Gates @ 7 PM/Show @ 7:30 PM
  • Ticket information and details here.

Buffalo Fireworks Spectacular at Buffalo Springs Lake

  • Are you ready for another great holiday at the lake? This year Buffalo will be hosting the biggest Independence Celebration Party around! on July 3rd, we will offer day passes into the lake area for $15 per adult as well as tailgating on top for $25 per car. That's right, only $25 for everyone in the car or $50 for everyone in your RV to tailgate all day on July 3rd.
  • There will be vendors with food and great items for sale as well. Tailgate with your family on the upper end which is the best area to see the AWESOME fireworks show. The show will begin just after dark.
  • You will be allowed to bring a canopy, chairs, food, and even BYOB (No glass bottles) for tailgating! You won't want to miss this fun time with family and friends! The display will be just above the Boy Scout Campground, Northeast of the main bridge.

July 4:

48th Annual Firecracker Run in Coleman Park in Brownfield.

  • ENTRY FEE: $5.00 WTRC members & all 10-15-year-olds for 3 Mile ONLY | $15.00 non-members | $5.00 for 1 Milers
  • 7:40: 1Mile Elem Run
  • 8 am: 3 Mile | 10 Mile
  • Bib pickup on Race Day – 6:45 to 7:30 am
  • No walkers in the 10 Mile! Please register for the 3Mi.
  • Must be at least 4 & in Elementary to run the 1 Mile
  • Must be 10 or older to run the 3 Mile
  • Must be 16 or older to run the 10 Mile

July 4th Events At Mackenzie Park: Celebrating Lubbock..."The Friendliest City In America"
All events listed below except those with an * are totally FREE to the public! 

Plainview Independence Day events:

  • 10 a.m. - Red White and Moo Freedom Parade in Downtown Plainview
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Red, White and Moo Milk Fest on the courthouse lawn.
  • 6-8:30 p.m. - Trinity Life Church community celebration at Southwest Third and I-27. There will be free hotdogs, chips and water.
  • 9:45 p.m. - Fireworks show at Regional Park (Kidsville). This year's 22-minute show will coincide with special programming featuring patriotic music that will be broadcast on The Pulse, 103.9 FM in Plainview.
  • The Chamber continues to accept donations for the fireworks show. For the first time, it can accept debit and credit cards. Donors can stop by the Chamber at 1906 W. Fifth St., email payment information to or call 806-296-7431.

Slaton 4th of July Festival at the Slaton County Park from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

  • Cathy Whitten headlining with Texas Cadillac Jack. Special guests are Barry Moffitt, John Hedrick and Danielle Henzler. There will be fun and games with lots of food. The Slaton Lions Club will be serving up hamburgers, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church will have their signature sizzilin’ hot fajitas, and the Knights of Columbus will be grillin’ up some fun. Cool off with some water balloons, water polo or volunteer for the dunkin’ booth. There will be snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and treats as well as fun games and activities. The SHS Athletic Booster Club will also be on hand with a new line of SHS products.

Riversmith's Catfish and Cherry Cobbler Eating Contests

  • Starts at 5 p.m. Ever wonder how much catfish or cobbler someone could eat in ten minutes? Want to find out? Come out and watch as people try to go to for the gold or accept the challenge yourself at our Riversmith's Eating Contest! Adult (18 & up) categories for catfish and cherry cobbler competitions. This event will also feature a special kids category! Kids 12 and under and invited to accept the challenge as well with our Kid's Cherry Cobbler Gobbler Eating Contest! Watch as kids compete to gobble up their 12 ounce piece of cherry cobbler the fastest, without using their hands! Prizes will be awarded for 1st-3rd in all categories. Free registration. For information or to sign up for the contests go to

Past Events:

July 1:

La Raza On The Plaza 

  • Featuring: AJ Castillo, Eddie Gonzalez, David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales, Gary Hobbs,  Sekreto, DJ Sancho, Bobby G & The Galaxy Band, 
  • Tickets $15 In Advance
  • Gates Open At 1 p.m.
  • Kids 12 And Under Free
  • **We Encourage The Community To Bring Lawn Chairs, Blankets, And Any Other Items That Will Keep Festival Goers Comfortable Throughout The Day. No Pets, Outside Food Or Drink & Backpacks & Coolers, Please.**
  • Tickets Available At Pronto Mart, Montelongo's, Seminole Beer Barn (Seminole), Stop & Go (Lamesa), Or Online At RAZAONTHEPLAZA2017.EVENTBRITE.COM

July 2:


  • Celebrate America By Kicking Up Your Boots In The Hub City With TWO Days Of Texas Country Music
  • Featuring William Clark Green
  • Gates @ 7 PM/Show @ 7:30 PM
  • Ticket information and details here.
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