The 4th of July is something Canyon, Texas takes very seriously and has a huge celebration that everyone from the Texas Panhandle drives in to enjoy.

101.9 The Bull logo
Get our free mobile app

Don't miss your chance to celebrate 2024's celebration. It's two days of fun filled activities.

One of the biggest 4th of July celebrations in the Texas Panhandle is in Canyon.

Canyon triples in population on the 4th of July. It's the largest 4th of July celebration in the Texas Panhandle.  If you're wanting to celebrate America in a big way then you'll want to mark your calenders for July 3rd and 4th.

Wednesday, July 3rd -Kickin' It in Canyon with Mike Ryan

Rock & Soul Mgmt
Rock & Soul Mgmt

Don't miss this Canyon tradition of live music kicking off the holiday. Kickin' It in Canyon has a new location this year at The Lumberyard.

Gates open at 7 pm, and the show starts at 8 pm. Bring your chairs and get ready to dance the night away. Other acts include Next of Kin.  Food trucks and beverages (both adult and regular) will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.

Tuesday, July 4th

PANCAKES! Start your 4th of July off with a great breakfast. The Lions Club hosts their yearly pancake breakfast at the Cole Community Center from 7-10 am - cost is $5 per person.

RUNNING! Sign up for the annual 4th Avenue Firecracker Mile, it starts at 9:30 am down 4th Ave.

FAIR ON THE SQUARE -Once you're done eating pancakes you can venture over to the Fair on the Square, to enjoy shopping with many vendors (including those from the Canyon Farmers Market). Fair on the Square is 9 am- 3 pm on the Canyon Square.

Lori Crofford
Lori Crofford

PARADE - Get to Canyon early and pick your seat for Canyon's Independence Day, it starts at 10 am on Thursday, July 4th, and travels from the First United Bank Center down 4th past the square. If you travel from Amarillo to Canyon that morning, you'll want to leave early because traffic gets backed up on I-27 and coming into Canyon. Be mindful of where you park in neighborhoods, people do live in those houses.

Gino Santa Maria

FIREWORKS - Once you've had all the fun with the parade and shopping, head to Conner Park in the evening for the Fireworks at dark. If it is dry and dangers exist in the area, the fireworks will likely not happen.  If that occurs we'll keep you up to date!

Don't miss the biggest 4th of July celebration in the Texas Panhandle, Independence Weekend in Canyon!

10 Must-Have Items When Watching Fireworks in Texas

Before you head out to watch with your kids, go through the checklist below to make sure your night of watching the amazing lights in the sky is as perfect as possible.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick

30 Outrageous Fireworks Names That Sound Fake, But Are Actually Real

In states where fireworks are legal to purchase, stores have to rely on creative names to entice buyers. It's not like they can just go out and light off a test rocket to show customers.

Here are some of the best fireworks names we found when searching leading industry stores' online inventory.

Gallery Credit: Rob Carroll

Buc-ee's Patriotic 4th Of July Merchandise

Buc-ee's knows how to celebrate the birth of a nation. This is how to market America to a Texan.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick

More From 101.9 The Bull