Celebrate the 4th of July in Lubbock, Texas

Written By Jillian Guinn

June 30, 2022

The fourth of July is a special time to be with family! There are many ways to celebrate in Lubbock, no matter what your interests are. Check out the list below for all the activities happening this Fourth of July.  

Bolton Oil Parade | 9 a.m. Monday, July 4 

*Starting on Broadway at Ave. M, leading down into Mackenzie Park.

Concerts | 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Monday, July 4

With around 15 performances, all concerts are held on the five major stages below. Enjoy the music and cool down at the Sunbelt Rentals Cool Zone, which is open all day. 

BMW of Lubbock East Stage 
Jason Nutt Band- 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Jason Fellers Band- 12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Marco’s Crew – 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Budweiser Fiesta Stage
Mariachi Mi Terra – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Mariachi Estrella – 12:30 – 2 p.m. 
Mariachi Los Galleros – 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

BMW of Lubbock West Stage 
Element – 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The Band Von Tez – 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Jerry Serrano – 2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Plains Capital Bank West Texas Roots Stage
*Located at the Sponsor Tent, just east of the Evening Concert stage.
John Sprott – 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Gypsy Jane – 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Joy Harris – 2:30 – 4 p.m.

The Gorilla Law Firm Evening Concert – Blackwater Draw & Vanilla Ice | 7 p.m. Monday, July 4

*Located at Mackenzie Park – Broadway and Cesar E. Chavez Drive

  • Mariachi Mi Terra
  • The Caldwell Collective Presents: A West Texas Tribute to The Eagles, Journey, and Bon Jovi
    • Featuring Sheena Fadeyi, Jason Fellers, Kassidy King, Addie Bleu, Gabriella Flores, Bella Molligan, Lynnli Wiseman, Jake Pyeatt
    • With the Caldwell Collective Band: Ross Raedeke, Devin Collins, Jacob Nalle, Johannes Bjerregaard, Yaurian Horton
  • National Anthem by Jeron Robinson
  • Blackwater Draw
  • Vanilla Ice


Lubbock is home to the largest collection of Vietnam War documents outside of the federal government, a museum dedicated to the WWII glider pilots and a Gold Star Families Memorial. Celebrate the fourth by visiting the sites listed below to learn about the many men and women who served for our country.

  • Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial
  • West Texas Regional Monument of Courage

Cabela’s Youth Fishing Tournament | 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday, July 4
Bring the kids and celebrate the fourth with this permit-free fishing tournament. Free entry is available for ages 7 & under, 8-12 and 13-18. Prizes are awarded in all age groups for Most Fish Caught, Largest Fish Caught and Smallest Fish Caught. 

Caprock Cardiovascular Center Kids Area | 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, July 4

This free, family-friendly event will keep the kids entertained with tons of activities including  inflatables, water slides, games, a petting zoo, a mechanical bull, obstacle courses and face painting. 

The Hugo Reed Caldwell Kids Music Showcase | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, July 4

This family-friendly concert is the perfect event for young music lovers. Come enjoy the talent and discover  the many young musicians of Lubbock. 

River Smith’s Catfish & Cobbler Eating Contests | 4 – 7 p.m. Monday, July 4

How fast can you eat? Enter for free and compete for a chance to win a prize. Check-in starts at 4 p.m. or,  if you just want to watch, come cheer on the competitors starting at 5 p.m. 

*Prizes awarded in the following categories:
Adult Catfish • 6 & Under Catfish • 7-12 Catfish • 13-17 Catfish • Adult Cobbler • 6 & Under Cobbler • 7-12 Cobbler • 13-17 Cobbler

Register early at broadwayfestivals.com/river-smiths-eating-contest

Fireworks Show | 10 p.m. Monday, July 4

United Supermarkets Fireworks Extravaganza

*Located at Mackenzie Main City Park 

The last event of the day is the anticipated fireworks show. Get there early and stake out a spot to enjoy the show! 

Share how you celebrate the fourth in Lubbock with us on social media by using #LiveLoveLubbock and tagging @visitlubbock in all your posts! 


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