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Fourth of July weekend calendar of events

What's canceled and what's still happening? Here are the statuses of local and area Independence Day weekend events.
Credit: Associated Press

After Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order was announced Thursday, plans for Fourth of July events changed rapidly.

Here are the statuses for events in West Texas:

SAN ANGELO

The Lake Nasworthy Homeowners Association July Fourth fireworks show has been postponed to a later date.

Independence Day at Fort Concho is still scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S Oakes St. The fort will fire artillery salutes each hour near the Visitor Center. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for military and senior citizens, $1.50 for students ages 7-17 and children ages six and under enter free of charge. For more information, visit fortconcho.com.

The Railway Museum of San Angelo will still be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 703 S. Chadbourne St. Children will receive a complimentary train whistle with paid admission, while supplies last. Admission charges are $5 for adults, $4.50 for military, $3 for children five and older. Children ages four and under get in free.

ABILENE

The third annual Freedom Festival has been canceled. The event held at each year at the Taylor County Expo Center has been rescheduled for 2021 and all tickets purchased will be honored at the event next year. However, the 2020 WESTEX CONNECT Fireworks Spectacular is still scheduled for 10 p.m. at Nelson Park. 

STAMFORD

The 90th Texas Cowboy Reunion will continue through Saturday. Independence Day festivities will kick off with pioneer calf roping beginning at 8 a.m. and will end with a live concert by Kody West with guest Slade Coulter. Stamford Mayor James M. Decker issued a statement Thursday after Gov. Abbott's executive order was announced, stating the mandate has exemptions for counties with less than 20 active cases. The mayor consulted with the county judge and health authority, and believes Jones County meets that criteria. As a result, Jones County submitted a request for exemption to the Texas Department of Emergency Management Thursday. The mayor also said citizens attending the event are encouraged to wear face masks in situations where social distancing is not possible.

For a full schedule of events, go to texascowboyreunion.com/schedule.

SWEETWATER

 

Sparks in the Park fireworks display will still go off at sunset in Newman Park.

BROWNWOOD

 

The Lehnis Railroad Museum will still hold Family Day at the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 700 E. Adams St. The theme for this month is 'Red, White and Blue Ice Rescue'. There is a $2 per person admission charge.

BRADY

The 94th Annual July Jubilee parade has been canceled out of an abundance of caution and a lack of participating entries, according to a press release from the Brady/McCullough County Chamber of Commerce. The Brady Community Involvement Committee will still host the annual fireworks show in Richards Park.

JUNCTION 

All July events hosted by the Kimble County Chamber of Commerce are canceled, including the events scheduled for July 4.

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