Freedom New Mexico
Portales and Clovis area residents won’t be short on options for celebrating July 4th this year.
Clovis festivities at Greene Acres Park begin at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Anyone not wanting to wait until July 4 to celebrate can join in with Portales’ Smokin’ 3rd Bash 3 p.m. Friday at Greyhound Arena.
Both events include live music, food vendors, arts and crafts and children’s games.
The third annual Matt 25 Boat Races begins at 3 p.m in the Clovis celebration.
Also, people can join a ranger from 7 -10 p.m. Saturday at Oasis State Park for an evening nature walk along the newly-filled three-acre pond.
Ute Lake State Park hosts a prism of lights reflected over Ute Lake during Fireworks at Play, presented by the Logan Chamber of Commerce. Call 575-487-2284 for information.
Palo Duro Canyon State Park is marking the holiday with a special edition of the musical drama Texas at 8:30 p.m. Saturday with extra fireworks and free admission to the park. Call 806-488-2227 for information.
|Smokin’ Third of July Bash in Portales||Smoke on the Water in Clovis|
|3 p.m.||—||Vendors open||2 p.m.||—||Vendors open|
|Michael Thompson||—||Sharon Dickson|
|3:45 p.m.||—||Pre Ordained||3 p.m.||—||Andy Mason and Don Thomas|
|4:30 p.m.||—||Violent Saint||—||Boat races begin|
|5:15 p.m.||—||The Dibbs||4 p.m.||—||Keeson Bell|
|6 p.m.||—||Michael Gomez and DJ C Ministries||5 p.m.||—||Thousand Year Reign|
|6:45 p.m.||—||War of Contrition||6 p.m.||—||Forlorn Hope Band|
|7:30 p.m.||—||Micah Short||7 p.m.||—||Mark Kelley|
|8:15 p.m.||—||Steve Davis||8 p.m.||—||Charla Corn|
|9 p.m.||—||Fireworks display||8:45 p.m.||—||Fireworks display|