As the Fourth of July approaches, El Paso is preparing for the fun with parades and fireworks events!

The borderland always has so much to offer for families this Independence Day. Whether you want to enjoy some awesome fireworks displays or start your day with festive traditional parades, there’s something for everyone. 

Here’s your guide to making the most of this Fourth of July: 

Fireworks and Festivities 

  • Southwest University Park: Catch an exhilarating fireworks show on Thursday, July 4, following the El Paso Chihuahuas vs. Albuquerque Isotopes game. The game starts at 6:35 p.m.
  • City of Socorro Independence Day Xtravaganza: On June 29, head to Cougar Park for games, rides, food, and a fireworks display starting at 5 p.m. Free entry.
  • Wet N’ Wild Water World: Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on July 4, with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Admission varies.
  • Ascarate Park: Celebrate from 3-11 p.m. with a fireworks display around 9:20 p.m. Parking costs $5.
  • Pop Goes the Fort: Join the fun at Biggs Park with performances by the 1st Armored Division Band and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra from 4 p.m. Free entry.
  • Western Playland: Open from 4-10 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission varies.

Annnual Parades

  • El Paso Del Norte Lions Club 4th of July East Side People’s Parade: Starting at 9 a.m. at the intersection of Montwood and Lee Treviño drives. Free entry.
  • Rotary Club of West El Paso Independence Day Parade: Begins at 9 a.m. at Shadow Mountain Drive and Mesa Street. Free entry.
  • City of Anthony Fourth of July Parade: From 9-11 a.m. at the City Municipal Complex. Free entry.

And if you do plan on popping fireworks yourself, you are warned that most fireworks are illegal and you can face some pretty hefty fines if you’re caught!

El Paso Matters broke down a full list of fireworks regulations that may save you some money!

Fireworks Regulations

  • City of El Paso: Fireworks are illegal within city limits. Possession or use can result in fines of up to $2,000.
  • County of El Paso: Aerial fireworks are banned in unincorporated areas.
  • Town of Anthony, Texas: Fireworks require a permit. Violators face fines of up to $100.
  • Town of Clint and Horizon City: Fireworks are illegal, with fines up to $150 in Clint and $500 in Horizon City.
  • City of San Elizario and Socorro: Similar regulations to El Paso County, with fines up to $500.

And don’t forget to keep your pets safe while fireworks pop around your neighborhood! Read more about pet safety tips here!

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