What's going on around these parts?

This year, the 4th of July falls on a Sunday.  A lot of businesses recognize this and will close on the 5th (okay, maybe not a lot, but some will). It's okay, we have this one big blowout each year and it takes place at a very significant time as we finish opening up after the pandemic. So, let's celebrate, right? Wrong.

I took a quick look at the fireworks displays this year and here's what you have. On July 2nd, Buffalo Springs lake does their fireworks display (they generally go before the Broadway Festivals one). On July 3rd, it's 4th on Broadway (which is neither on the 4th nor on Broadway) with the fireworks at Mackenzie Park. Then, on July 5th, it's the fireworks display in Wolfforth.

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So, what about the 4th of July? My guess is that these all-American types are afraid to make the church folk mad because Independence Day falls on Sunday every seven years or so.

So what about fireworks on the 4th of July? There's only one place celebrating (that I can find), and that's at the Lubbock Country Club. These folks put on a display that easily rivals the cities, but you have to be a member to join in on the fun. (Hey, you know what they say, "membership has its privileges.")

Anyways, I wouldn't recommend trying to invade the neighborhood, but you might be able to see them from the Lubbock Business Park area (where you're also probably not welcome).

So I guess it's on you to celebrate the 4th of July on the 4th. Just remember to head out of town and to please clean up after yourself.

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