Let Freedom Ring in the “Hub City”: 4th of July Festivities

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

June 29, 2018


The 4th of July in the “Hub City” is anything but dull. Our town truly rallies together for this celebration, from banks to restaurants, everyone cheers on the red, white and blue! With a parade, music, food and fireworks, we have compiled a list of happenings around town that will wow any crowd.


Fibermax Texas Country Street Dance

Gear up for the 4th on July 3rd at this Texas country street dance! Put on your dancin’ shoes to enjoy the talented Mike Ryan, Kody West and Grant Gilbert.

Where: Lubbock County Courthouse Square
              904 Broadway #101

Time:   7:30 p.m.
Price:   Don’t wait; it’ll sell out fast! Get your $20 ticket at fibermaxstreetdancetickets.com

July 5K

This virtual run is completed on your own. Once you complete the race on your own, you will submit your time, and your medal will be shipped to you. Complete this race anytime during July, however, it’s encouraged to complete it on the 4th. Your entry fee of $18 which includes the medal, official bib and shipping as well as 15 percent of each entry donated to Homes for our Troops. Go get your run on! Learn more about Virtual Run Events.



Yankee Doodle Dash

The Dash (5K or 1 mile) run will take you along the parade route as you gear up for a day full of festivities in the “Hub City.”

Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: information at westtexasendurance
Price: Ages 13 & up – $40

           Ages 12 & under – $25

Sparkler Sprint

The Sprint (100 yard dash, free for kids 6-12) is for the kiddos with endless energy who want to kick up some dust before the start of the parade.

Time: 7:30 a.m.
Price: Free ages 6-12

4th on Broadway: Sonic Parade

Time:    9 – 11 a.m.
Where: Avenue M (see map above for more information)

The 25th Anniversary of the 4th on Broadway Parade is upon us! There will be an array of floats, classic cars and so much fun! In addition to the parade, there will be vendors for all your food and beverages.

What else to know:

  • Free Parking:   19th Street and Canyon Lake Drive
  • $5 Parking:      South Plains Fairgrounds parking areas, area along the south side of Broadway just west of Canyon Lake Drive, and on East Broadway between Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard.
  • Free shuttle bus service will be running between parking and the parade.
  • What to bring:  Lawn chairs, umbrellas, and plenty of sunscreen & bug spray!
  • What to wear:  Deck out in your best red, white and blue as we celebrate our beloved country!

Music in the Park

Our community is full of talented artists! Bring the entire family out to enjoy a day full of music. You don’t want to miss this outstanding lineup!

Time:   10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Sunbelt “Cool Zone” Stages (see map below for more details)

Lineup Stage #1 (S1)
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. –           Fellow American
Noon – 1:15 p.m. –             Derek Bohl Band
1:30 – 2:45 p.m. –               Gypsy Jayne
3:00  – 4:15 p.m.-                Caleb Jude Green Band
4:30  – 5:30 p.m. –              Jerry Serano & The Alma Quartet

Lineup Stage #2 (S2)
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Danny Cadra
12:15-  1:30 p.m. –              Austin Meade
1:45  – 3:00 p.m-                 Judson Cole Band
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. –               Bobby G & the Galaxy Band
4:45 – 5:45 p.m. –               Seth Ward Band


Kids Area

Tons of FREE activities for the kiddos will be available in this zone! Kids will enjoy inflatables, spider climbers and even kid’s yoga at 11:30 a.m.

Time:    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: see map below for details


Youth’s Fishing Tournament

Join Bolton Oil Change in their 2nd Annual Fishing Tournament. Bring your own supplies or visit the Cabella’s station where there will be tackle, bobbers and fishing poles available.

Time:                             10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where:                           See map below for details
Weigh in:                      4 p.m.
Winners announced: 4:45 p.m.
Ages 18 and under can participate and will be split into categories, 7 & under, 8-12, and 13-18 years-old.


Catfish & Cobbler Eating Contest

Think you can consume the most catfish? How about adding cobbler in the mix? Join River Smiths in their Catfish and Cobbler Eating Contest! There is limited space so snag a spot with early registration at catfish&cobbler.

Time:                                  5 p.m.
Where:                               See map below for details
Adult Category:               Catfish & Cobbler
Cobbler Gobbler:            6 & under, 7-12, 13-17
Catfish Eating Contest: 6 & under, 7-12, 13-17


Evening Concert

Covenant Health and First Bank & Trust presents the finest contemporary artists in the plains, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Lubbock. You will be in awe at these talented performers!

Time:    7 p.m.
Where: See map below for details



What we all look forward to on the 4th is the fireworks! Pack a lawn chair and gear up for the show. Fireworks will be choreographed to Lubbock’s Youth Symphony Orchestra music for added entertainment. If nothing else, come out and enjoy the magical display that will cover the sky!

Time:    9:45 p.m./dusk
Where: Mackenzie Park


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