It’s time to celebrate the U.S.A’s birthday! But where? Listed below are the firework show and festivities that are going on in the Dallas area:
1. Fair Park Fourth on the Fifth
They were going to have this show, then it was cancelled due to financial reasons but it’s back on! Starting at 6 pm on July 5th, the Esplanade Fountain will start running along with games and concessions will be open. The firework show will start at 9:30pm, even if you aren’t there, be sure to watch over the area and watch this awesome show. Parking is $10 – try taking the Dart Green Line down to avoid cost and traffic.
This year is Kaboom Town’s 25th Anniversary, so expect it to be good. The Festival begins at 5pm and lasts through midnight. The show is set to be 30 minutes long and will be choreographed with music. After the firework show, a movie will be playing. Stay around for the free food and live music to get the whole experience. Word of advice: Traffic is NOT fun and will be crazy like years before, be sure to get there early and car pool if possible to save you the time and anger of parking.
3. Old Fashioned Fourth
This is not an event that you will find fireworks but more of a day even with your family on July 4th from 11am-4pm at the Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park. You will find many people here dressed as characters from 1840-1910, so be prepared for a few history lessons. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy the day outside and culture around you. You will be able to tour the old historic buildings, work on crafts, play Victorian games and participate in many hands-on activities. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (65+), $3 for kids ages 4-12, then children and members of the Dallas Heritage Village are free.
4. Flower Mound’s Annual Independence Day Celebrations
Gates open at 7pm for this free event held at Bakersfield Park. This is a great family event with plenty for the children to do such as a bounce house, obstacle course, face painting, giant slide, etc. The Walton Stout Band will be playing from 8 – 9:30, then the fireworks will start promptly after. No glass, alcohol, or any tobacco products will be allowed into the park.
5. Frisco Freedom Fest
Being held July 3rd from 4pm til fireworks. Last year over 30,000 people attended so plan for it to be extra busy. Frisco Freedom Fest is being held in Pizza Hut Park & Simpson Plaza. There will be two Euro bungees, a rock climbing wall, and a mini train ride. Along with plenty of entertainment for the young ones, there will also be entertainment for adults. Taste of Frisco will start at 4pm featuring many restaurants from around town.
6. Star Spangled Spectacular
Firewheel will be hosting a full day of activities from 4-9pm on Saturday, July 3rd. Kids can jump in bounce houses, get their faces painted, get a balloon animal, and listen to Radio Disney. There will be lots of live music playing throughout the night from great artists such as; Anthony Evans, Charmaine, The Blind, Ken Savage, The Best Kept Secret along with others. Parking is limited, bring your lawn chairs and blankets to watch the show starting at 9pm.
7. Light up Arlington
This event will be located in downtown Arlington from 6- 10:30pm. There will be two live music stages for your enjoyment. Fireworks start at 9:45 and will be presented by Chesapeake Energy with music accompaniment broad casted on KTCU 88.7 so be sure to bring your radio so you can tune in.
This event is held on July 4th at 9:30pm. Find your spot and stake a 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. The City of Grapevine will be shutting down Fairway Drive between State Highway 26 E. and Silveron Blvd. on July 4th. beginning at 9:15 PM and lasting through the duration of the fireworks show.
9. Red White and Lewisville
The city’s annual Red White & Lewisville fireworks show, will be held July 4 around Vista Ridge Mall. The spectacular fireworks show will start shortly after dark at approximately 9:30 p.m. The best viewing opportunities will be on the South side of Vista Ridge Mall and along the 121 Bypass.
10. City of Bedford’s Fourth Fest – Island Adventure
This is an all day event on July 4th from 12pm – 11pm at Bedford Boys Ranch Park. The 4thFEST Island Adventure Celebration is a full day of family fun that includes a free concert, InflataFUN Zone, a variety of island adventure family fun FREE activities, festival-style culinary delights and of course, the spectacular fireworks extravaganza when the sun goes down. There is no parking on the premises so you will have to take a shuttle from Pennington Field. The last shuttle leaves Pennington Park at 9:30. The shuttle will cost you $4, 3 and under are free. Be sure to bring your lawn chair, coolers and a blanket – no alcohol allowed.