Are you looking for Fourth of July fun? Any one of these Independence Day celebrations in Texas should do. The best part is that most of these fireworks extravaganzas are FREE to attend. However, if you want the works (more than just fireworks, so to say) - all the food, music, and festivities - you may have to pay admission or buy a ticket.

As in years past, I'll be broadcasting live from one or more of these July 4th community events. Put on your most comfortable kicks, pack some mosquito repellent, and prepare for some good old Independence Day celebratory fun.

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ABILENE
The Westex Connect Annual Fireworks will NOT be at the Abilene Zoo, but rather at Wylie High School's Hugh Sandafer Stadium on July 3rd. This is a ticketed event and tickets must be purchased online only - here. Festivities are  Wednesday, July 3 from 5:30 PM to 11 PM. The live music Includes two local groups Parkside and South of Mayhem. The Fireworks show begins at 10 PM.

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BUFFALO GAP
The annual Downtown Parade begins at 10 Am on Thursday, July 4; meet on Houston Street at 9 AM before the parade. Call 325-864-8241 for more information or visit the Buffalo Gap Chamber of Commerce Facebook Page. The parade and festivities will include HSU's Six-White horses, food trucks, snowcone stands, cotton candy, and more. There will not be a fireworks display.

TUSCOLA
For a decade, the Tuscola 4th of July Car Show has raised funds for the Jim Ned Volunteer Fire Department. In 2024, the show attracted more than 2500 guests and over 200 vehicle entries. This year's attendees can partake in the car show, music, and barbecue on Thursday, July 4. The day ends with fireworks provided by the City of Tuscola.

SAN ANGELO
For a Star-Spangled Banner Fireworks & Concert, visit the Bill Aylor Sr. Memorial RiverStage on Wednesday, July 3. The evening's musical lineup begins at 7 pm with the San Angelo Community Band. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:20 pm.

SWEETWATER
Things get started in Sweetwater with the Lions Club July 4th parade to get the day started. Sparks in the Park at Newman Park will bring the community together to celebrate on Thursday, July 4th, 2024. Hosted by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce this year's Sparks in the Park will feature the new park playground, a splash pad, a pickleball court, food trucks, and lots of festivities. Fireworks begin at dark.

BRECKENRIDGE
Celebrate Boomfest at Hubbard Creek Lake on Saturday, July 6th, 2024. This year's Boomfest will feature 22 food booths, arts & crafts, and Fireworks beginning at 9 pm.

ODESSA
The Firecracker Fandango will be on Thursday, July 4th, 2024, from 6-11 pm. The event will include a car show, live music, face painting, food and drink vendors, and the biggest fireworks show Odessa has ever seen in downtown Odessa. This year's event is free for everyone.

WEATHERFORD
Eli Young Band will be headlining Weatherford's Spark in the Park on Thursday, July 4th, from 6-10 pm at Heritage Park Amphitheater. Fireworks begin at sundown. This event is free for everybody and we hope to see you there.

CLYDE
Clyde's 17th Annual Festival by the Lake 2024 will be on Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30. Fireworks begin both nights at 10 pm. Cook-off kicks off Friday afternoon, and a cornhole tournament is scheduled for Saturday at 10 am. There will be a cooler charge of $5. The beverage truck Tapville will be selling beer and wine. Live music all day, both days.

ROSCOE
Line up at 9:30 a.m. for the parade to begin at 10 am, the enjoy the Annual Mud Bogs, live music, and street dance on Saturday, June 29th. Fireworks begin at dark. For more information on Everything Roscoe, click here.

HASKELL
Vedas Camp 8th Annual 4th of July Shindig on the Lake. Gather by the boat ramp on Veda's Camp Road at 7:30 pm on Saturday, June 29th, for fireworks and music by a local group known as South of Mayhem. There will be ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FIGHTING OR OUT-OF-LINE PEOPLE!

Remember to be safe and have fun and I'll see you at one of the above if not most of these Fourth of July celebrations.

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