Ticket feature: Fireworks displays readied to celebrate Fourth

File photo Clovis and Portales are planning fireworks displays Sunday night to commemorate Independence Day.

Freedom New Mexico

There’s sure to be no shortage of fireworks and fun Sunday.

Clovis and Portales are each planning events to commemorate Independence Day complete with music, food, games and closing the night with fireworks.

Portales’ annual Smokin’ Fourth of July will begin at 9 p.m. Sunday at Eastern New Mexico University’s football practice field.

The event, sponsored by the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, will include a 21-minute choreographed fireworks display that will also be broadcast live on 105.9 KSEL.

The display will include 1,800 fireworks shells, with this being the first year larger, six-inch shells will be added.

Clovis’ annual Smoke on the Water festivities will take place throughout the day at Greene Acres Lake.

Starting at 8 a.m. with a 5K fun Run and Walk, there will be boat races at 2 p.m., live music beginning at 7 p.m., featuring Will Banister & The Mulberry Band, and choreographed fireworks at 8:45 p.m. broadcast live on Q101.5.

Throughout the day there will be vendors and food at the park for a full-day family friendly event.