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Canadian’s Fourth of July Rodeo

Photo by Laurie Ezzell Brown/Courtesy Canadian Record

This isn’t Canadian’s first rodeo. In fact, this summer will be the 126th edition of Canadian’s Fourth of July Rodeo, making it one of the state’s oldest.

The rodeo runs July 3-5, with a post-rodeo dance on the second two nights. Independence Day also features a parade, an arts-and-crafts fair on the courthouse lawn, turtle races, the Old Timers’ BBQ, and a free watermelon feast. The finale is a fireworks show at dusk. Some 5,000 people attend the event, more than doubling the town’s population. Call 806/323-6234.

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