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Willie Nelson and Dierks Bentley
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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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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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Old Glory flying high
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Learn to Practice Proper Flag Etiquette

Photo by: Rudy Fernandez

As July 4th 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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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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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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Residents Celebrate Fourth Of July
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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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July 4th Fireworks Shows 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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Rows of Flags
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Abilene Lions Clubs Offer a Holiday Flag Service

Independence Day is Thursday this year, and it's time to take a good look at Old Glory to make sure she's fit to fly. I just can't remember all the different holidays in which it's okay to fly the flag. I know there's the 4th of July, Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Flag Day. One time I forgot to take it down my flag at night, then there's the unexpected storms, is it too faded or tattered. There's so much to remember right? The Abilene Area Lions Clubs to the rescue

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Scotty McCreery
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Scotty McCreery to Celebrate July 4 on the National Mall for ‘A Capitol Fourth’ Concert

Scotty McCreery is as American as it gets. The former 'American Idol' champion will have an especially patriotic Fourth of July celebration this year, as he'll have the opportunity to perform along with Barry Manilow and other special guests on the National Mall for the annual a Capitol Fourth concert, which draws hundred of thousands of visitors each year.  

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Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey
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Tim McGraw to Headline Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular With Mariah Carey

This year's 4th of July is going to be a booming celebration! Tim McGraw will partner up with Mariah Carey to headline the 2013 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The fireworks are sure to be a big crowd-pleaser, but it never hurts to throw in a couple of A-list artists to ensure that the event is a success.

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Share Your Fireworks Pictures With Us [VIDEO]

Another 4th of July has come and gone and what we are left with are the memories of the day and hopefully some great pictures of the fireworks. Whether it was 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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