Canyon Fourth of July Festivities Get Face-lift


Fourth of July festivities will get a face-lift this year in Canyon.

"We want to be the number one destination for Fourth of July activities," Roger Remlinger, Executive Director of the Canyon Chamber of Commerce said.

The Canyon Fourth of July celebration has been drawing people from all over the Panhandle for decades. Between 40 and 45,000 people came to Canyon last Fourth of July.

This year, the parade and 'Fair On The Square' will be held as usual, but a new event will take place that evening.

"The nighttime festivities are what's changing up a little bit. We've had it at Conner Park in the past. And it was, has been a great venue. We've kind of outgrown the park. And then also there's a little bit of safety issue about, we have to close streets and parking has kind of been a nightmare," Remlinger said.

That's why the Chamber decided to plan 'Kickin' it at Kimbrough".

The new event will feature a concert from Restless Heart, plus the traditional fireworks, all at the stadium.

People we talked with are excited.

"It's a great idea. Kimbrough is kind of sitatuated on the outskirts of Canyon. So you, it's on the Canyon e-way. You can bring in people. It's easy access. There's plenty of room there.  And why not have a concert. Canyon is a really a jewel that I'm not sure people have discovered yet," Stephen Bogener, a Canyon resident said.

The concert is just $5 and it kicks off on July 4th at 5 pm.

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