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Fourth of July Events In and Around Abilene

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If you’re looking for some fun Fourth of July events in the Abilene area, we have the info you need with this list.

Fireworks Show in Abilene


The WesTex Connect fireworks show will be an all day event at Elmdale Airpark on Sunday, July 3rd. The gates will open at 2pm with live entertainment kicking off at 3pm. The cost is $10 for general admission with a $10 cooler fee. In addition, you can also buy a $20 ringside seat which does include a BBQ meal. For more info, you can contact WesTex Connect at (325) 794-1717.

Check out the link below for a map of Elmdale Airpark.

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Smileus, Thinkstock

Festival By The Lake


Clyde Lake will host a two day Fourth of July event that will feature live bands, cook-offs, carnival rides and more Friday, July 1st and Saturday, July 2nd. The festivities start on Friday at 5pm and at 10am on Saturday. There will be a fireworks display on both nights.

For more on this event, check out their Facebook page below.

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EvgeniyQ, Thinkstock

Possum Kingdom Fireworks at Hell’s Gate


Just a short drive from Abilene is Possum Kingdom Lake which will have a fireworks display and other fun activities at Hell’s Gate on Saturday, July 2nd. The activities get started at 6:30pm and goes until 11pm. View the firework show by boat on the water or enjoy watching the show from the YMCA Camp Grady Spruce – located at the end of Park Road 36. Admission is $5. Alcohol and pets are prohibited.

For more information, including a map, check out Possum Kingdom Lake’s website below.

Possum Kingdom Lake Facebook
Possum Kingdom Lake Facebook

Hillcrest Neighborhood July 4th Parade


Hillcrest Neighborhood July 4th Parade is an annual event put on by Hillcrest Church of Christ. Starting at 10am on July 4th, there will be a parade with homemade ice cream afterwards. The event is free.

For more information check out the church’s website by clicking the link below.

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John Moore, Getty Images

Boomfest Fireworks Show


The Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce bring back the ‘Boomfest Fireworks Show’. The show takes place at The North Park (corner of CR277 and CR278) on Sunday, July 3rd from 6pm to 10:30pm. There will be food and live entertainment as well as the fireworks show. The cost is $10 per car with half of the proceeds benefiting Hubbard Creek VFD. More details in the link below.


BBQ Party at Your House


If you’re not wanting to go anywhere at all, you can’t go wrong with hanging out at the house and throwing down a big BBQ party. Throw on some steaks or burgers, get the beverages on ice and just hang with your family and friends. If you’re wanting some patriotic-themed adult beverages to really get the fireworks going at your party,  I listed some drink recipes below. Just remember to be safe and drink responsibly.

Hot Dogs & Burgers on a Grill

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