Updated: June 2015
Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in the Dallas Metroplex
Fourth of July is such a great holiday not only because of every opportunity to be on a lake with a cold drink in your hand but it’s the one time of the year in North Texas that you can watch (and light) fireworks legally. There are many places around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex that have fireworks shows and the great thing about it, they aren’t all on the same night. You can make a whole week out of watching fireworks shows in DFW.
When: Event starts at 4pm, fireworks start at 10pm
What: Disney Radio will be on scene from 4-6pm on the Main Stage then Emerald City Band takes over later in the night. This event is very friendly family, there will be lots of kids activities including crafts, Kids Zone and games to participate in.
Where: Celebration Park located at 701 Angel Parkway, Allen 75002. Don’t plan on parking at the venue unless you want to get stuck in traffic for a majority of the night. Instead, park at Allen High School and ride the free shuttle bus over to the event or you can park remotely and walk from Story Elementary, Olson Elementary, or Anderson Elementary
Cost: The event is completely free. Inflatables and crafts range from $2-3. There are concession stands so bring extra cash if you don’t plan on bringing your own cooler.
When: Event doors open at 5pm.
What: Kaboom Town! is one of my favorite events each year. They have the some of the best fireworks in the whole country and win awards year after year. There is over 1,500 pounds of fireworks choreographed to half-an-hour of patriotic music and it’s a sight to see. Plus there is great food, live music on the Dos Equis Stage and the spectacular Addison Airport Air Show featuring the Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbird Flyover.
Where: Addison Circle. Plan on getting to Kaboom Town! really early and getting a decent parking spot for $10-$20 or plan on wearing your walking shoes. Traffic is definitely crazy which is why I stay in Addison for the night. It’s worth the $80 to get a hotel room!
Cost: Kaboom Town! is completely free. For the first year, attendance will be LIMITED at Addison Circle Park to ensure a quality guest experience. Once the park reaches capacity, no additional people will be allowed in Addison Circle Park.
When: Gates open at 6:30pm, fireworks start at 9:30pm
What: A spectacular show was accompanied by the Inside Out Band on stage, a FREE KidZone area, concessionaire’s selling festival favorites and more! You don’t want to miss this yearly tradition of Patriotism, Family, and Fun.
Where: Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Cost: Free Admission
What: Scenic Lake Carolyn is the site for the evening festivities. Located at the intersection of E. Las Colinas Blvd. and Lake Carolyn Pkwy., the Fireworks Show offers a fantastic way to finish your Independence Day. The festivities run from 6 to 10 p.m. and include free admission
Cost: Free Admission
When: Events begin at 6pm
What: Family friendly event with candy art, balloon artists, patriotic crafts and a kids zone.
Where: Southlake Town Square, 1256 Main St, Southlake. The FREE shuttle is provided for your ease and convenience at White’s Chapel Methodist Church. Parking for the Shuttle is FREE. Please click here our Shuttle Map.
When: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What: The Rockin’ 4th July at the Big League Dream Sports park, showcase rock ‘n roll, recreatio and rockets with a 25 minute fireworks show, free games, bands and military appreciation. – See more at: http://www.visitplano.com/events-details?id=388#sthash.8n7KVg45.dpuf
Where: The Big League Sports Park, Mansfield, TX
When: 7:00 PM
What: The Plano Community Band is a volunteer organization made up of approximately 70 musicians from all walks of life who share a passion for music. The band is best known for its summer concert series in Haggard Park.
Star-Spangled Spectacular will feature Americana and patriotic music along with Michele Todd singing several selections accompanied by the Plano Community Band. Michele’s love of jazz music began in college, though she has been singing her whole life.
Where: Haggard Park & Historic Downtown Plano
When: 9:30 PM
What: Find a spot and stake your claim near Lake Grapevine. Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from any lakeside location as well as several other spots throughout Grapevine. Admission is free at most viewing locations. Some parks along Lake Grapevine may charge a minimal admission fee.
What: Enjoy live music, water features and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway, starting at noon on July fourth. Throughout the afternoon, music will be performed by the celebratory Razzmajazz Dixieland Band, and at 7 p.m. experience a tribute to The Beatles with music from A Hard Night’s Day, near the fireworks viewing area on the Midway.
Where: Dallas Fair Park (View this map to see optimal firework watching areas: http://www.fairpark.org/pdfs/fair-park-fourth-map-2015.pdf)
Cost: Admission to the Midway is $5, or complimentary to those who participate in the Dallas Park and Recreation’s “Dallas 7/4” race (7k/4k) that morning. Approximately 30 exhilarating rides will be available on the Midway. Ride, game and concession costs will vary. All proceeds from the Midway during Fair Park Fourth will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program
What: Come celebrate freedom with your friends, family, and community at Rowlett’s Fireworks at Bayside. This event will feature a tremendous fireworks show presented by Donahue Development Corporation, children’s activities, festival style foods, a wide variety of local businesses with vendor tables, a performance by opening act, Memphis Soul, and, a 90 minute greatest hits set from SISTER SLEDGE!
Where: Bayside (1400 Dalrock Road, off of I-30)
Cost: Free and open to the public.
What: Family fun day of activities on the Fourth of July. Families will enjoy face painters, balloon artists, bounce houses, strolling entertainment and more during Star Spangled Spectacular. The event will culminate with a patriotic fireworks display sponsored by the City of Garland at 9:15 p.m. The Hank FM party patrol team also will be onsite with games and giveaways for lucky attendees. Main Stage Entertainment 7 pm – 9 pm and Fireworks display begins at 9:15 p.m.
Where: Firewheel Town Center, President George Bush Turnpike and Highway 78 in Garland
Cost: Free and open to the public
When: Fireworks start at 9:30pm
What: Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family to help celebrate Independence Day 2015 at Plano’s All-American Fourth! Spectacular fireworks can be seen as the show is choreographed to music and simulcast on 97.5 KLAK.
Where: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, east of U.S. 75 on Spring Creek Parkway.
When: McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch
- Family activities and food: 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Hollie Cavanagh concert 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Fireworks: 9:45 p.m.
What: Red, White and BOOM! kicks off Independence Day with a parade and classic car, truck and cycle show in Historic Downtown McKinney. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that downtown has to offer.
Evening festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities and a fireworks display. Hollie Cavanagh, American Idol finalist and McKinney native, will be on stage to provide live entertainment. WRR will provide ‘Sounds of America’ on a live simulcast during the fireworks on Classical 101.1.
Where: Mckinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch
When: Gates open at 2pm, Fireworks start at 9:30pm
What: Free music and family activities along the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion in Trinity Uptown. Activities include live music, a water slide, tubing and kayaking on the Trinity River, a bounce house, mini golf and an obstacle course. Fort Worth’s largest Firework Show.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
When: The 4thFest celebrations will kick-off at 4 p.m.
What: The celebration will include an InflataFun Area (ticket purchase required), a free Children’s Activity Area, live music by Deja Groove, a Classic Car Show and finally a salute to our soldiers, capped off with a fireworks show not to be missed.
Where: All festivities will be on the Public Library/Old Bedford School property located on the corner of Forest Ridge and Bedford Rd. In order to accommodate the shuttles and heavy pedestrian traffic, limited access to Bedford Rd (between Forest Ridge and Central) and L. Don Dodson (between Parkwood and Forest Ridge) will be available the evening of July 4. Please choose alternate routes. Parkwood and Bilger Rd. will be closed to vehicular traffic all day July 4. There will be NO onsite parking, so shuttle services and parking will be available for $5 per person (children 3 and under are free) at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive. The fireworks go off at 10:00PM from the property located at 1951 L. Don Dodson, however, there will be NO public viewing from this area.
Cost: Admission to 4thFEST is free. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and non-alcoholic beverages (No glass containers).
When: Party in the Plaza will include all the traditional makings of Frisco Freedom Fest beginning at 4 p.m.
What: Party in the Plaza features a wide array of fun and exciting activities for families, or just about anyone who enjoys saluting independence by dancing in the streets with thousands of their closest friends and neighbors.
Children and families will head straight for the Children’s Expo. New this year: hamster ball races and multiple zip lines and Euro bungees! Our Children’s Expo also features a rock climbing wall and bounce house inflatables. Our plaza party also includes a Community Stage, featuring local entertainers, and Hometown Hero Exhibit, showcasing our police and fire departments.
The Taste of Frisco returns with Frisco restaurants serving some of their most popular menu items. The variety of fare is sure to please every palette. While you’re in the area, visit all the great businesses taking part in our Vendor Village.
Just across the street, our partner Toyota Stadium, will host a Major League Soccer match between our home team, FC Dallas and the New England Revolution.
Where: Find parking info here: http://friscofreedomfest.org/DocumentCenter/View/410
Cost: Admission to Party in the Plaza is FREE. The children’s inflatables, bounce houses, bungee jumps, face painting and other activities within Party in the Plaza range in price from $1 to $6 per turn.
When: Gates open at 3:00 p.m. | First live race is at 5:00 p.m.
What: Bring the kids out to enjoy our extended Family Fun Park from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuringbounce houses, pony rides, a petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, face painters, tattoo artists and so much more!
Where: Lone Star Park located at 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
July 4th: Flower Mound Annual Independence Fest
When: 5:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m
What: Celebrate America’s freedom with the Town of Flower Mound at Independence Fest, July 4, 2015, presented by Market Street!
Headlined by 38 SPECIAL, Independence Fest 2015 will continue to build on the success of previous years to be a great day of celebration, and as always, admission and parking are FREE!
A full day of activities begins with the annual Children’s Parade at the LISD School Administration Building, 1800 Timber Creek Road, and concludes with a fantastic fireworks finale at around 9:50 p.m. that follows the free concert featuring 38 SPECIAL at Bakersfield Park.
Independence Fest 2015 will also host performances by Le Freak and Breaking Southwest; plus a vintage car show, a showcase of our local businesses, food and drinks for the whole family, and a completely FREE Kid’s Zone complete with bounce houses, face painting, and more.
Please note there will be no onsite parking at the event.
Cost: Free admission and parking
What: Celebrate the 4th of July, Rockwall Style!. Live music kicks off at 5:00 pm.. The best viewing areas are Harry Myers Park, Dobbs Elementary, Tuttle Athletic Complex, and the RISD Admin Building.
Where: Harry Myers Park, 815 East Washington St., Rockwall, TX 75087
When: 6:00 to 10:15pm
What: Sparks will fly at the City of Richardson’s annual “Family 4th Celebration” on Saturday, July 4, at Breckinridge Park. This traditional, patriotic salute is free and open to the entire community. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening under the stars!
Where: Breckinridge Park
When: Event starts at 5pm, Fireworks start at 9:30pm
What: The City of Hurst is proud to present its 14th Annual “Hurst Stars & Stripes” event on Saturday, July 4th, at Hurst Community Park, southwest corner of Precinct Line and Pipeline Roads.
Where: No onsite parking – Free Shuttle Service Free shuttle service pick up is at North East Mall. No need to fight the traffic! Ride in an air-conditioned bus!