The Depot

Fireworks will fill the sky above The Depot at Cleburne Station on the Fourth of July, when the city of Cleburne and Cleburne Chamber of Commerce host the annual Independence Day celebration.

Fireworks will light up the sky at a new location for this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Cleburne.

The Cleburne Chamber of Commerce and city of Cleburne announced today that in spite of the many constraints brought on by COVID-19, this summer’s Fourth of July fireworks will still be held.

To adhere to Gov. Greg Abbott’s minimum standard health protocols for outdoor events, the fireworks show will be relocated from Lake Pat Cleburne to The Depot at Cleburne Station for a one-of-a-kind, only-in-Cleburne, celebration. 

The fireworks show is sponsored by H-E-B Grocery store and free to the public.

“The health and well-being of our community members is our top priority and we felt the temporary move to The Depot will allow the Fourth of July celebration to continue in a manner that is both fun and safe,” Cleburne Fire Chief Scott Lail said.

Spectators will park outside the stadium to view the colorful pyrotechnics from the safety of their cars. More than 1,200 socially distanced parking spaces will be available at the stadium on a first come, first served basis (weather permitted), with the parking lot opening at 6:30 p.m. July 4.

“We were concerned that we would have to cancel this year’s event, but we are grateful for the opportunity to still celebrate our country’s independence together as a community,” Cleburne Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President Tara Janszen said. 

Pre-show entertainment will be provided by the Plaza Theatre Co. and the Cleburne Railroaders.  Fireworks will commence after dark (about 9:30 p.m.)

“The Depot is no stranger to pyrotechnics, as we’ve hosted post-game fireworks shows after every Friday night Railroaders’ home game during our regular seasons,” Railroaders President and Co-Owner John Junker said. “We’re delighted that the skies above the stadium will again be aglow this Independence Day and we look forward to welcoming the community to the celebration.”

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