Looking for safe, fun ways to celebrate your independence?  There are plenty of choices.  Silver City will host their annual Independence Day Parade downtown at 10 am with Gold Star Mothers as Grand Marshals.  Before the parade, stop by the Kiwanis booth for their famous Cowboy Breakfast.  After the parade is over, the fun continues at Gough Park with food and craft vendors and booths, and of course the famous Kiwanis BBQ lunch.  At dark, turn your eyes to the sky for the city’s fireworks display.  The Silver City Museum will also have their Annual 4th of July old-fashioned Ice Cream Social, where kids of all ages can ride the train and play historical games.

In Deming, the parade will begin at 10 am on Pine Street near the Walmart Supercenter and end at Courthouse Park.  The Grand Marshal will be retired US Army Lt. Col. Tim Timmons.  Independence Day festivities will follow during the day at Courthouse Park.  There will be prizes awarded throughout the day for best parade entries, best Uncle Sam “look-alike”, and for some of the other games held at the park.  There will be hot dog and watermelon eating contests, a balloon relay and three-legged races.

Lordsburg celebrates the 4th with the Lordsburg Elk’s Lodge Annual Co-ed Mud Volleyball tournament, plus plenty of food, games, jumping castles, craft booths and door prizes at the special events center.  There will be swimming, bowling, face painting, a selection of contests, as well as a Glow Dance after dark and a Fireworks Display at Dusk.  Will you be in Rodeo for the 4th?  They have an evening parade beginning at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm for only $8, a Cake Auction and a Free Dance.  Plus: Fireworks if weather permits.