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Fourth of July Events In and Around Abilene

The Fourth of July is just around the corner as firework stands are up and running, plans are being made for family and friends to get together and event organizers everywhere are planning for their annual fireworks display, all to celebrate our independence

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Independence Day Fireworks Celebrations in and Near Abilene

The Big Country skies will be lit up in celebration of Independence Day this year. Most communities are including the light shows as part of hometown celebrations, and promise to be worth your time

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Learn to Practice Proper Flag Etiquette

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As Memorial Day nears, many of us will be flying Old Glory high and proud. With that, comes the responsibility and respect for our flag. There are laws that govern how and when the Stars and Stripes can be flown. I have noticed that many Abilene businesses fly the American flag all year-round, not just on holidays. Some of these local businesses are actually in violation of flag laws and lack flag etiquette, and probably don't know it.

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Independence Day Craft Ideas For The Whole Family

If you have family coming to your house for the holiday and they have kids sometimes it's hard to keep the little ones entertained. There are some great craft ideas online and they are super easy.

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Quick and Easy 4th of July Recipes

July 4th holiday will be here a week from today! So you want to do something fun and have friends over for a picnic/bbq and you're at a loss as to what you should serve. Well I just happen to have a few quick, easy and fun ideas to help you out.

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Annual ‘Who Burnt The Beans’ BBQ Cook-Off in Novice, Texas

With Independence Day just around the corner, several events and activities are lined up all around the Big Country. That includes the annual 'Who Burnt The Beans' BBQ cook-off in Novice, Texas.

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Independence Day Alcoholic Drink Recipes

If you plan on throwing a BBQ party for Independence Day, we have some tasty Fourth of July themed drink recipes to consider, to really add the fireworks to your party.

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Steve Azar’s “Soldier Song” Video Uses Soldiers Reunion Pictures for the Video Watch

Steve Azar's "Soldier Song" is emotional enough if you ask me. However, when you listen to the lyrics and watch the images in this video it makes for a tearful experience. When I watched this video for the first time, I was blown away to learn the the images were taken by the actual soldiers and/or their families. Check it out.

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Dierks Bentley is Scheduled to Perform at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Yep, it's true the powers to be at the worlds largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob's Texas just announced that Dierks Bentley will join the red headed stranger on stage for his 4th of July picnic. While details as to who else is performing are sketchy at this time, two facts remain the picnic will be held in Cowtown and Dierks will be performing on Willie Nelson's stage.

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Share Your Fireworks Pictures With Us

Every year, the Abilene area plays host to some great fireworks shows. Whether they're a professionally produced fireworks show or just a small sparkler display with your kid in the backyard, we'd like to see your pictures and share them with everyone else.

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Buffalo Gap Historic Village Annual 4th of July Jeep Jamboree

 

If you are looking for a fun family event to celebrate the 4th of July, then you should definitely check out the Buffalo Gap Historic Village festivities. Best of all it's Free to the public!

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Things to Do in Abilene on the Fourth of July That Are Easy, Cheap or Free

Independence Day will soon be upon us and with so much going on I have to prioritize my list of Things to do on the Fourth of July. My wife Donna and I raised eight very active kids, with that came the challenge of keeping them fed and entertained

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