4th of July holiday continues with events in Lubbock area

The 32nd annual 4th on Broadway celebration is officially underway.
The 32nd annual 4th on Broadway celebration is officially underway.(WILX)
Published: Jul. 2, 2022 at 10:03 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2022 at 1:51 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Fourth of July celebrations are officially underway. The music kicked off Friday evening with Raza on the Plaza, the first of many events for Lubbock’s 32nd annual 4th on Broadway celebration.

Raza on the Plaza was hosted by Magic 106.5 at Cooks Garage, featuring Erick y su Grupo Massore, Ram Herrera and Sunny Sauceda.

For those who happened to miss this event, many more will be available over the next few days.

Saturday, July 2

Lubbock

The West Texas Raceway will be hosting two nights of the Scooter Matthews Memorial Firecracker Shootout. The racing will begin at 7 p.m. followed by a small firework show. Entrance into the raceway will be $10 per person or a $35 family pass good for two adults and two children.

English Newsom Cellars is hosting a Wine and Freedom Festival from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festival will include red and white wines, live music, food and booths from local Lubbock boutiques.

Plainview

Plainview will be hosting the Red, White and MOO Milk Fest from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Plainview Courthouse. The event will include a parade, live music, food trucks, a blood drive and other activities for children in attendance.

The city will also host its annual fireworks display at Running Water Draw Regional Park. The event will start at sundown at about 9:30 p.m. Food trucks will be available at the Kidsville parking lot.

Buffalo Springs

Buffalo Springs Lake will be hosting a firework show, beginning at sundown. Tickets to get into Buffalo Springs will cost $18 for ages 12 and older. Children under 12 years old and senior citizens get in for $10. Children five years old and under get free admission.

Tahoka

Tahoka’s Fireworks Spectacular Fourth of July celebration will start at 6 p.m. The festivities, including a cornhole tournament, will be located at the Tahoka Baseball Complex and the firework show will start after the sun goes down.

Sunday, July 3

Lubbock

The Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen “Hold My Beer and Watch This” tour will play at Cooks Garage at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Additionally, the West Texas Raceway will be hosting its second night of the Scooter Matthews Memorial Firecracker Shootout. The racing will be followed by a bigger firework show than the previous night. Tickets will be $35 per person if bought the same night and no family passes will be available.

Monday, July 4

Lubbock

The Fourth on Broadway festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the Bolton Oil Parade at Broadway and Avenue M. The parade will head east on Broadway until reaching Mackenzie park, where the rest of the festivities will be located.

From 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m., Caprock Cardiovascular Center Kids’ Area will host many free activities, including inflatables, games and more.

From 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. BMW of Lubbock Daytime Stages will be the place for two major concerts, featuring the best of West Texas Music.

There will be a Cabela’s Youth Fishing Tournament from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. There is free fishing for those ages 18 and under, along with prizes in several categories.

Then from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Plains Capital Bank West Texas Roots stage will be the place for all genres of West Texas music.

At 5 p.m., River Smith’s Catfish and Cobbler Eating Contest kicks off for kids and adults.

Then from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., The Gorilla Law Firm Evening Concert will feature ‘90s hip hop icon Vanilla Ice. Also on that stage will be Mariachi Mi Tierra, The Caldwell Collective presents its West Texas Tribute to Bon Jovi, Journey and The Eagles. Lubbock teen-sensation trio Blackwater Draw will also perform.

At 10 p.m., the United Supermarkets Fireworks Extravaganza will begin and will be choreographed live to classic and contemporary patriotic music.

Parking at the South Plains Fair Ground will be available for $7 and parking at Canyon Lake Drive and Broadway will be available for $10.

Find more 4th on Broadway information here: Lubbock gearing up for 32nd annual 4th on Broadway celebration

Slaton

Slaton will celebrate Independence Day at the Kessel Building & Courtyard again this year. Starting at 10 a.m., the festivities will include food, drinks and live music.

Abernathy

The city of Abernathy and Abernathy’s American Legion are also hosting a 4th of July celebration. The events include a parade, booths on Main Street and a firework show. The parade will begin at 10 a.m. and will march from 1st Street and Avenue D. The firework show will begin at dusk.

Tuesday, July 5

Wolfforth

Wolfforth’s 4th on the 5th Celebration will be hosted at Patterson Park. The event will feature live music from Mystery Stain and Gary Nix, activities for children, food trucks and a firework show.

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