Big Country July 4 events 2019


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Looking for something to do this July 4 holiday? There are plenty of activities happening around the Big Country. Check out the list below.

Abilene Freedom Festival
Taylor County Expo Center
1700 State Highway 36
Abilene, Texas 79602
This year the Abilene Freedom Festival will include over a dozen entertainers, a car and bike show, a larger kids area, Food Trucks, outdoor booths, food booths and more, including the Fireworks Spectacular!
Click here for tickets.

WesTex Connect 12th Annual Fireworks Spectacular
Thursday at 4 PM – 10 PM
The Festival Gardens
East South 11th and Loop 322
Abilene, Texas 79602

Red, White & Zoo
Thursday at 9 AM – 3 PM
Abilene Zoo
2070 Zoo Lane
Abilene, Texas 79602
The Abilene Zoo will be open July 4th from 9am – 3pm. The zoo and parking lot will close at 3pm to prepare for the firework spectacular!

Firecracker 4 Miler!
Thursday at 7 AM
3125 s 32nd, Abilene, Texas 79605
Join us for our annual Firecracker 4 Miler! We will race from Redbud park into the surrounding neighborhood and finish back in the park! It will be a great way to start off your 4th of July festivities! Shirts will come with Registrations or first 50 to sign up! Finisher medals will also be provided!
Online Registration ends on June 28th so we can get shirts printed in time. You can register in person at Abilene Running Co. located at 2654 Industrial Blvd. Race day registration is available from 6:15 – 6:45 AM.
Race will begin at 7:04 AM.
Click here for tickets.

Clyde’s Festival by the Lake
Jul 5 at 5 PM – Jul 6 at 11 PM
Clyde Lake
7681 FM3217, Clyde, Texas 79510
The city of Clyde is hosting a 4th of July celebration by Lake Clyde. There will be a BBQ cook off, live bands, vendors, carnival rides, horse shoes, and fireworks for the family Friday and Saturday night July 5-6!!! Come visit Rustic Pink Co. while your enjoy the 4th of July celebration and also limelife and smart coffee!!

Redneck Woodstock’s “Murica Day”
Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight
Rising Star City Park
Cooper St, Rising Star, TX 76471
Come celebrate Independence Day with us, Texas style, Thursday, July 4th, in Rising Star TX, at the Rising Star City Park! Join us for the biggest 4th of July celebration in Texas!
We will also hold a benefit for Seth Wright, of Cisco TX.
Buy tickets here.

4th of July at the Pool!
Thursday at 8 PM – 11 PM
The Dive Spot
1701 Lytle Trl, Abilene, Texas 79602
Let’s celebrate ‘Murica’s Independence this Fourth of July at The Dive Spot!
We will be grilling hotdogs + drinks will be provided.
The evening will end with a Firework Finale!
So come out and enjoy some of the freedoms that ‘Murica has to offer – free sunshine and fireworks
All are welcome!
Free for Members
$5 for Non members

Hillcrest July 4 Neighborhood Parade
Thursday at 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Hillcrest Church of Christ
650 E Amber, Abilene, Texas 79601
The 23rd annual July 4th parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. (starting at the corner of Bacon & Campus Court) followed by homemade & Blue Bell ice cream in the MPR.

Elevate/ABX 4th of July WOD, Potluck, Ax Throwing
Thursday at 10 AM
Elevate Abilene
2452 Industrial Blvd, Abilene, Texas 79605
Elevate friends and family, we invite you to join us for our annual 4th of July WOD and potluck this Thursday at 10am. All are welcome and workout will be scalable for anyone. Daycare will be offered 10-11am.
We also will have local business Abilene Axe Company joining us at 11am to offer their mobile axe throwing fun to anyone! How cool right?! We are so excited to partner with them for this event!

4th of July Fireworks Show
Thursday at 9:30 PM
Tuscola, Texas
4th of July Fireworks Show benefiting the Jim Ned VFD

July 4th Celebration- Car Show
Thursday at 10 AM – 10 PM
Tuscola, Texas
July 4th Car Show and Fireworks Show

Independence Day – Open House
Thursday at 11 AM – 2 PM
VFW Post 6873
1049 Veterans Drive, Abilene, Texas 79605
Bring out the whole family for food and fun!

July 4th Yoga
Public · Hosted by Clarissa Pyeatt Yoga
Thursday at 12 PM – 1 PM
South 11th and Willis Church, Abilene, TX
Feeling great stretching and breathing as we celebrate the USA
This class is welcome to everyone
Donations only

Independence Day Event
Hosted by Exchange (Dyess AFB, TX)
Wednesday at 11 AM – 1 PM
Exchange (Dyess AFB, TX)
260 Commissary Rd., Bldg 7339, Dyess AFB 79607
Join us July 3rd for an early Independence Day celebration!
Planned festivities include:
Watermelon wine tasting
–must be 21+ to sample
Grill demo at Outdoor Living
$1.24 hot dogs at both Exchange and Express
Nintendo Switch – Smash Brothers freeplay
25% off select decor, patio furniture, outdoor lighting, planters, and outdoor rugs

Independence Day Celebration Continues with Family Style Picnic
Friday at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Rancho Loma Vineyards
411 South Commercial Avenue, Coleman, Texas 76834
Hosted by Rancho Loma Vineyards
1st Course: Shiner Bock Battered fried Pickles with Spicy Ranch Dipping Sauce
Suggested wine pairing: 2018 RLV Marsanne
2nd Course: Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon Salad with Shallot, Boston Bibb Lettuce & Red Wine Vinaigrette
Suggested wine pairing: 2017 RLV Imprint
3rd Course: Grilled Tomahawk Rib Eye Steak with Tarragon Potato Salad
Suggested wine pairing: 2017 Toro
4th Course: Blueberry Cobbler Shortcake with Lemon Whipped Cream
Suggested wine pairing: 2017 RLV Rojo

Red Wine and Blue Extravaganza
Friday at 5 PM – 9 PM Saturday 5pm-9pm
The Turtle Restaurant
514 Center Ave, Brownwood, Texas 76801
Click here for tickets.
We’ve got your red meat, red wine, white, blue wine (yes blue wine) New appiteaser! Chicken Firecrackers!! Blueberry Pies and sparklers. Fourth of July weekend fun. Free glass of blue wine to the first 50 customers with dinner entrees Friday July 5 and Saturday July 8 6:00pm -9:00pm

BVFD Brisket Cook 2019
Hosted by Baird Volunteer Fire Department
Thursday at 5 PM
Baird Pool Parking Lot
The Baird Volunteer Fire Department is having a Brisket Cook! Our firefighters will be serving brisket sandwiches before the fireworks Thursday July 4th.
We have preorder going on until July 1st for a whole brisket $90 each.
Contact 325-864-0162 to order.
Brisket with chips and a drink $6.00 a plate!
We will also have to go available.
We hope that everyone will stop by for a brisket sandwich before the fireworks at dark.

Red, White, & Boom
Hosted by Cisco Chamber of Commerce
Thursday at 8 PM – 10:30 PM
Cisco City Park
Cisco, Texas 76437
As we reflect and celebrate our freedom this Independence Day, the Cisco Chamber Of Commerce cordially invites all to come celebrate with us for our annual Fireworks Display Show. The Fireworks will begin at dark!

Sparks in the Park 2019
Hosted by The Chamber, Sweetwater and Nolan County Chamber of Commerce
Thursday at 9:30 PM – 10 PM
Newman Park
Fireworks at Newman Park!

Sweetwater Lions Club Annual 4th of July Parade
Thursday at 9:30 AM – 12 PM
Everybody come out on July 4th at 10:00am and enjoy the parade!!!!….if you are interested in being a participant in the parade, line up will begin on Ash St/4th & 5th and will then travel south from there to Broadway, traveling east to Elm and then north on Elm to Newman Park.

July 4th Balloon lift off & Floats
Hosted by Nolan Nursing & Rehab Center
Thursday at 10 AM
Residents will add messages to balloons and lift them off. Later in the afternoon we will have Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Floats.

Coleman County Chamber of Commerce Picnic in the Park
Thursday at 10 AM – 2 PM
Coleman County Chamber of Commerce
218 S Commercial Ave, Coleman, Texas 76834
Coleman Chamber of Commerce Agriculture and Tourist Bureau, Lions Club, CHAPS, Coleman Fire Dept, ACE, 4H and several other organizations WELCOME you!!! Join our Chicken Race, Ice Cream, Games, Dominoes, Watermelon, Hot Dogs and MUCH, MUCH more. For more info call 325-625-2163

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