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Fourth of July Events In and Around Abilene

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Even though there will not be a fireworks show in Abilene, there are plenty of other events in the area to celebrate Independence Day.

Festival By The Lake in Clyde


Clyde Lake will host a two day Fourth of July event that will feature live bands, cook-offs, carnival rides and more Friday, June 30th, and Saturday, July 1st. The festivities kick off at 6pm each night with fireworks display on both nights.

For more on this event, check out their Facebook page below.


Possum Kingdom Fireworks at Hell’s Gate


Just a short drive from Abilene is Possum Kingdom Lake which will have a fireworks display and other fun activities at Hell’s Gate on Saturday, July 1st. The activities get started at 6:30pm and goes until 11pm. View the firework show by boat on the water or enjoy watching the show from the YMCA Camp Grady Spruce – located at the end of Park Road 36. Admission is $5. Alcohol and pets are prohibited.

For more information, including a map, check out Possum Kingdom Lake’s website below.


Hillcrest Neighborhood July 4th Parade


Hillcrest Neighborhood July 4th Parade is an annual event put on by Hillcrest Church of Christ. Starting at 10am on July 4th, there will be a parade with homemade ice cream afterwards. The event is free.

For more information check out the church’s website by clicking the link below.


‘Who Burnt The Beans’ Cookoff in Novice


Held south of Abilene in Novice, Texas, this event will have a cook-off, fireworks, tournaments and more. It all kicks off at noon on Saturday, July 1st. Get more info on their Facebook page below.


Baird Fireworks Show


Baird will have their fireworks show on Saturday, July 1st at the city park. People are encouraged to bring their fold-out chairs, blankets, etc. The event starts at 1pm with fireworks show later in the evening. Baird is just east of Clyde off of I-20.


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