July 4th Fireworks Displays in Amarillo, TX
Independence day is right around the corner, and with this being 2012, if the Mayans are right, this could be your last time to take in a celebration! Well that means you gotta go out with you a bang baby! So, what could possibly be on your agenda this year in Amarillo, TX and the Texas Panhandle?
John Stiff Memorial Park
Laser show? Hell no! This year, the fire works display is a go at John Stiff Memorial Park! KISS-FM and Amarillo Globe News invite you out for fireworks and fun, and it’s FREE! It all kicks off at 4:30pm at John Stiff with live music, and the huge fireworks display that’s choreographed along with the Amarillo Symphony. Look for the fireworks to begin around 8:30pm! Get there early to get a good spot for the best view, and to partake in the activities and eat all the greasy “fair like” foods that will be served up!
Get more details about the fireworks display at John Stiff Park by clicking here.
Road Trip To The Lake
With there only being a partial fireworks ban this year, you’re free to purchase fireworks and pop them in the appropriate places! One of the best places to have an Independence Day celebration is the lake! You have a few choices, from Lake Greenbelt, to Lake Merideth, to Ute Lake in New Mexico. The water levels at Greenbelt and Merideth aren’t exactly great right now, so if I had to advise a lake to hit, it would be Ute. Ute lake is HUGE and it’s so beautiful! The water is deep blue, clean, and a prime spot to swim, fish and have a 4th of July party! Plus, even though it’s in New Mexico, the drive compares to either of the close lakes here in Texas. On top of that, New Mexico actually hosts a fireworks display at Ute Lake, which I have seen, and it is AMAZING! Trust me, if you want to go to the lake for the 4th of July, you will have a blast and probably find your new favorite lake!
Find Ute Lake on Google Maps by clicking here.
Again, we are only under a partial fireworks ban this year, so you can host your own 4th of July party with fireworks, food and some drinks in your own backyard! That is if your outside the city limits! They will not be tolerating the popping of fireworks within the city limits! But hey, we all have friends that live out between Amarillo and Canyon who have an acre or two of land. Those are the friends you want to suck up to this year! Fireworks out in the country make for a great combination! You can be loud, have fun, and light up the fireworks with the kids as you celebrate your nation.
Amarillo Sox 4th Of July Game
The countdown is on to the 4th of July game between the Amarillo Sox and Worcestor Tornadoes! As is tradition, look for a mild, yet entertaining fireworks display to take place at the end of the game. Win or lose, it’s all about celebrating the nation’s Independence Day! And a baseball game is as American as it gets! This would be a great place for the entire family! Take the kiddos out for some great baseball, peanuts and cracker jacks, and of course, fireworks!
Get more details here at Amarillo Sox website.
Canyon, TX Fireworks Display at Conner Park
Again, we all suffered through a laser show last year, thankfully we’ve had plenty of moisture this year, so the fireworks display in Canyon, TX is a go as well! Look for it to be held at Conner Park in Canyon. Festivities kick off at 6pm, with live music and free admission! It is BYOD, bring your own dinner! Not to sure about beer, but I bet you can figure out a way to sneak it in if your wanting to take some with you. Fireworks will begin a little after 9pm, right when it gets dark.
Find Conner Park on Google Maps by clicking here.
So there’s just a few ideas of things you can do, or places you could go for your 4th of July celebration. Whatever you end up doing, be safe! Have designated drivers, and remember not to go overboard. When you mix whiskey and fireworks, somebody can lose a finger, so do be careful!
For more details about the partial fireworks ban and how it applies to you, click here!