Canyon, Texas To Host Massive Fourth Of July Celebration

Jul 1, 2018

The courthouse square in Canyon
Credit Jonathan Baker

The small town of Canyon, Texas, will swell to the size of a small city this week, as it hosts one of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in the state

As The Amarillo Globe-News reports, the town of just over 13,000 will grow to a population of 40,000 or even 50,000 over the two days of the extravaganza. It all begins on Tuesday night, with an outdoor concert at the First United Bank Center, when the Josh Abbott Band will play.

Then on Wednesday morning, the holiday will kick off with the Lions Club’s annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. in the Cole Community Center. There will also be a Fair on the Square, a parade, then later in the day, more live music and as many as 70 food vendors.  

The celebration will culminate with fireworks, which will begin at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.