Ticket feature: Portales, Clovis July 4th events set

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Portales and Clovis area residents won’t be short on options for celebrating July 4th this year.

Clovis festivities at Greene Acres Park begin at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Anyone not wanting to wait until July 4 to celebrate can join in with Portales’ Smokin’ 3rd Bash, 3 p.m. Friday.

Both events include live music, food vendors, arts and crafts and children’s games.

The third annual Matt 25 Boat Races begins at 3 p.m in the Clovis celebration.

Also, people can join a ranger from 7 -10 p.m. Saturday at Oasis State Park for an evening nature walk along the newly-filled three-acre pond.

Ute Lake State Park hosts a prism of lights reflected over Ute Lake during Fireworks at Play, presented by the Logan Chamber of Commerce. Call 575-487-2284 for information.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park is marking the holiday with a special edition of the musical drama Texas at 8:30 p.m. Saturday with extra fireworks and free admission to the park. Call 806-488-2227 for information.

Smokin’ Third of July Bash in Portales Smoke on the Water in Clovis
3 p.m. Vendors open 2 p.m. Vendors open

Michael Thompson Sharon Dickson
3:45 p.m. Pre Ordained 3 p.m. Andy Mason and Don Thomas
4:30 p.m. Violent Saint Boat races begin
5:15 p.m. The Dibbs 4 p.m. Keeson Bell
6 p.m. Michael Gomez and DJ C Ministries 5 p.m. Thousand Year Reign
6:45 p.m. War of Contrition 6 p.m. Forlorn Hope Band
7:30 p.m. Micah Short 7 p.m. Mark Kelley
8:15 p.m. Steve Davis 8 p.m. Charla Corn
9 p.m. Fireworks display 8:45 p.m. Fireworks display