Its time for picnics, BBQ's, and fireworks! Here is a list of events happening in Midland. 

Star Spangled Salute This year it will be at Hogan Park. Children’s sidewalk parade, the 5K and 10K Freedom Run, an expanded beer garden and food and beverages and of course, fireworks.. The Family Fun Zone will be open to all ages and food vendors will be open for the morning activities. 1201 E. Wadley Ave. Morning Activities: Freedom Run 10k 7:30 a.m., Freedom Run 5K 8 a.m. Children’s Sidewalk Parade 10 a.m. Evening Activities: Food court 5 p.m. Fun Zone 6 p.m. Allison Firefly concert 7 p.m. Fireworks 9:55 p.m. 

Midland Community Band performs its annual Patriotic Concert at Midland College. While the Star-Spangled Salute shifts to evening, catch this concert of traditional band music with marches, holiday standards and ROTC rifle drill demonstration. Free.

3600 N. Garfield St. 2 p.m.

The new Tiki Island Water Park hosts Red, White and Blue Crush on Saturday. Park guests can float under the fireworks or partake in one of the many inflatable water slides. The first 500 guests will receive a free pair of 3D fireworks glasses. Free admission for active military and veterans. 5514 Champions Drive. 5-10 p.m. $9.99-$14.99. tikiislandwaterpark.com.

The Beer Garden at Garden View takes a different approach to Independence Day. On Saturday, the new drink spot will host its first Garden Luau complete with a pig roast. Coconut bras and grass skirts are encouraged but not mandatory. After all the beer and nosh, live music will go on at 9 p.m. 7112 W. Highway 80.

 

 

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