3 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July Locally

The 4th of July means fireworks, food, and festivities across this great country, and here in West Texas, we have celebrations all our own. Nalley-Pickle & Welch has been a part of the community for three generations, and know firsthand that folks in Midland, Big Spring, and Stanton love to celebrate their love for our country! The legacy we carry on within our family and our funeral home reflects the freedom we have as Americans, honoring tradition, culture, and faith. We do not take our freedom for granted!

Our staff is anticipating great fun on the 4th, and we want to share ideas for how you and your family can enjoy one of America’s biggest holidays – West-Texas style.

  1. Midland’s Star-Spangled Salute

Celebrate community and patriotism, with activities morning, noon, and night! The children’s parade begins at 10:00 a.m., a FREE concert at 7:00 p.m. and then a spectacular fireworks display.

  1. Big Spring’s Pops in the Park

This 21st annual celebration of Independence Day is held July 3rd at the historic Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater. The Pops in the Park mission is to give back to those who have served our country and pay tribute to them for their selfless sacrifice as well as the sacrifices of their families. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with a pre-show at 6:00 p.m., followed by the presentation of colors, salute to the U.S. Armed Forces, and retiring of the colors. A video tribute is another special part of the evening, honoring local men and women who serve our country. The finale of the event is the amazing fireworks display accompanied by the Big Spring Symphony and Chorus.

  1. Abilene’s 2-Day Freedom Festival

A parade, patriotic movie, car and bike show, bands, entertainment, and more are on the docket July 3-4, centered around the Taylor County Expo Center. Plus, several sponsors have come together to put on the WesTex Connect Fireworks Spectacular scheduled to begin at 10:00 p.m. on the 4th. The Abilene Zoo will also have extended hours for the holiday.

As Independence Day approaches, all of us Nalley-Pickle & Welch offer a special thank you to Americans who have served in the military, both past and present. These heroes deserve our gratitude and respect, for our freedom has come at a cost to many. Today, we celebrate with joy and appreciation!