Contrary to popular belief, the Fourth of July celebration was not cancelled in the city of Lubbock. Fireworks were cancelled and banned within the county lines, but there are still plenty of events for the Fourth that will go on as planned. Many have acted like it’s the end of the world with the fireworks being banned, but until Mother Nature blesses the South Plains with some rain, nothing with the word fire in it should be allowed. That being said, there’s still more than enough fun and entertainment here in Lubbock and the surrounding areas to enjoy. Here are our top 5 Fourth of July events in Lubbock and the surrounding area.

  • Ransom Canyon BBQ

    Ransom Canyon will hold their annual parade and bbq on Monday, July 4th from 9:45am to 2:00pm. The parade and bbq will be open to anyone who wishes to make the short drive out to Ransom Canyon. While you're there, you can also enjoy Buffalo Springs Lake and the beautiful scenery. The parade will start at 10am with the bbq starting after the parade's conclusion. The bbq is just $8 for adults and $5 for children. There will also be a bouncy house, desserts and the pool will be open. Just make sure you wait 30 minutes after you eat to swim!

    Jeff Kubina, Flickr
  • College Baseball Night Of Champions

    Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Show

    This year, the College Baseball Foundation has combined their annual College Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Show into one evening and are calling it College Baseball's Night of Champions. The Night of Champions will take place July 3rd at the Lubbock Civic Center and tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The Night of Champions will begin at 7:30 with the 6th annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and after the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony concludes, the College Baseball Awards Show will begin.

    Donald Miralle, Getty Images
  • 4th On Broadway Street Dance

    w/ Casey Donahew Band and William Clark Green

    This year's street dance will take place on Sunday, July 3rd, at 7:30pm at the Courthouse Square. The featured bands this year are a local up and comer in the Texas country music scene in William Clark Green and a band that has found great success touring Texas and Oklahoma in the Casey Donahew Band. Tickets for the country acts are $10 and can be bought online or at any Select-A-Seat locations.

    Casey Donahew's Official Myspace
  • Vintage Township Fourth of July

    The Vintage Township will hold their Fourth of July events on Sunday July 3rd, starting at 5:30pm. Vintage Township will kick off their events at 5:30pm with a parade that anyone can enter. Those who participate in the parade are encouraged to dress up and decorate their bikes or wagons to celebrate the Fourth of July. The parade will circle Founder's Park and will run about an hour. Make sure you bring your swim suit as well for water related fun. The event is free and open to the public, but there will be drinks and food to purchase. Vintage Township is located at 114th and Quaker.

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  • 4th on Broadway

    Parade and Street Fair

    Since the fireworks have been banned here in Lubbock County, the parade and street fair have now become the biggest evens that will happen on the actual 4th on Broadway celebration. The parade will begin on Monday, July 4th at 9am and will run over an hour. After that concludes, the street fair will start. The street fair should begin at 11am and will run throughout the day with vendors, booths, music and plenty of food and drinks. The 4th on Broadway parade and street fair are free to the public.

    Jeff Kubina, Flickr