Ready to show off your red, white and blue?! Here are the local events going on to help you celebrate this great holiday! Remember, whatever you are doing, have fun and be safe! Happy Independence Day!


2018 Star-Spangled Salute, Wednesday, July 4th

The Star-Spangled Salute is a celebration of community and patriotism. Each Fourth of July, patrons can enjoy activities from morning to night. The day begins with the annual Children’s sidewalk parade. Throughout the day, patrons can enjoy delicious treats and eats along vendor row. Evening activities include the popular family fun zone, a variety concert, and, for the adults – we even have a beer garden. The evening culminates in the grand finale – patrons watch as the West Texas sky lights up with a spectacular firework display.

Admission is FREE!

Join us at Hogan Park in Midland for a full day of family fun! For more information, click here.



Freedom Festival 2018, Wednesday, July 4th

The Freedom Festival will be held on July 4, 2018. There will be many craft and food booths located throughout park. The activities will include Miss Monahans contest, blistering sands bike tour, free swimming, live entertainment, watermelon seed spittin’ contest, water balloon toss, turtle races, fireworks and much more. Hours: 9am-Dusk

Admission is FREE!

Join us at Hill Park in Monahans for a day of family fun and activities! For more information, click here.



Firecracker Fandango, Saturday, June 30th

Firecracker Fandango is Odessa’s longest-running patriotic street festival and one of Downtown Odessa, Inc.’s largest fundraisers of the year. All sponsorship dollars go toward event costs and 100% of profit from the event funds revitalization projects for Downtown Odessa.

Festivities start at 5 p.m., when the gates for the 23rd annual Firecracker Fandango will open. This FREE family-friendly street festival features live bands and entertainment, children’s activities, , a classic car show, food booths and much more!

The highlight of the evening will be a professional fireworks display, which is choreographed to patriotic music. The fireworks are launched over Downtown Odessa and viewed annually by more than 40,000 people.

Admission is FREE!

For more information, click here.



July 4th Celebration, Wednesday, July 4th

July 4th Celebration returns this year with a day of activities for everyone! Come see the 49th Annual Turtle Races, swim for FREE at Andrews Splash Park, enjoy a watermelon eating contest or a pie eating contest! You can also get in on the tournament action for horseshoes, washers or 3 on 3 basketball! Other activities include zip lines, rock climbing walls, knocker balls, a mechanical bull, and more! Don’t forget your face painting and snow cones! Food, vendors, and tons of family fun! Activities start at 10:00am! And of course, the celebration wouldn’t be complete without a fantastic fireworks show at dusk!

Admission is FREE!!

For more information, click here.


Big Spring:

Pops in the Park, Monday, July 3rd

The Pops in the Park mission is to give back to those who have served our country and pay tribute to them for their selfless sacrifice as well as the sacrifices of their families. Pops in the Park is held in the Comanche Trail Amphitheater and the gates will open at 5:00pm. The pre-show this year will be Spur 327, and Justin Kaczyk and the Natural Outlaws, which will go on at 6:00pm. The Presentation of Colors, salute to Armed Forces, and Retiring of the colors will follow the pre-show; followed by a video tribute honoring the local men and women who serve our country. The finale of the event is the amazing fireworks accompanied by the Big Spring Symphony and Chorus.

For more information, click here.