We don’t know about you, but we’re determined to see the best fireworks in town this Fourth of July. Lucky for us, DFW has some of the best fireworks displays in the whole country. And, guess what? They’re all free. That’s right. Just another excellent reason to call DFW home!
For a full list of July 4th events and more details, go to 4thofjulyeventsindfw.com.
Here’s the skinny on the fireworks displays around town this weekend.
What: Dallas’ Fair Park Fourth 2015
When: Saturday, July 4 – 6 a.m.- 10 p.m.; fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Fair Park, Dallas, TX
The city of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park, and WFAA-TV Channel 8 invite you to celebrate America’s birth at the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration, Fair Park Fourth. The 2015 Fair Park Fourth celebration starts with the Dallas 7/4 race in the morning and finishes with Dallas’ official fireworks display at night.
In between, you and your family can:
- Explore historic Fair Park.
- Enjoy the State Fair of Texas Midway.
- Paddle in the Swan Boats.
- Ride the Texas Star Ferris Wheel.
- Learn about the interesting and quirky history of Fair Park on a free cell phone tour.
- Visit participating Fair Park partners like Texas Discovery Gardens and the Hall of State.
- Check out Truck World on Cotton Bowl Plaza.
- Delight at an Esplanade Fountain show.
- Pedal a B-Cycle Bike.
- Listen to music from Dixie Land Band, A Hard Night’s Day, and the Dallas Wind Symphony.
- Purchase food and drink from on-site vendors.
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What: Kaboom Town 2015
When: Friday, July 3 – 5-11:50 p.m.; fireworks start at about 9:30 p.m.
Where: Addison Circle Park
This annual mega event features a 30-minute fireworks show choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM and TXA 21. Great food, live music on the Dos Equis Stage, and an air show featuring the Cavanaugh Flight Museum’s vintage historic WWII Warbird Flyover. Rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country by USA Today, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal and the American Pyrotechnics Association. Click here for more information.
What: Frisco Freedom Fest 2015
When: Saturday, July 4; Party in the Plaza festivities begin at 4 p.m.; fireworks at 10:20 p.m.
Where: Simpson Plaza and Toyota Stadium
Children and families will head straight for the Children’s Expo. New this year: hamster ball races and multiple zip lines and Euro bungees! The Children’s Expo also features a rock climbing wall and bounce house inflatables. The 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. For more information, click here.
What: Mckinney’s Red, White & BOOM!
When: Saturday, July 4 – 10 a.m.; fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney (parade and car show) | McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch (evening activities and fireworks)
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. Red, White and BOOM! is presented by the City of McKinney and Craig Ranch. Details: click here.
What: Plano’s All-American 4th Fireworks Show 2015
When: Saturday, July 4 – 9:30 p.m.
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. Click here for details.
What: Richardson’s Family 4th Celebration
When: Saturday, July 4 – 6-10:15 p.m.; fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.
Where: 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! Attractions include strolling balloon artists, bounce houses, and a climbing wall for the kids! This year, the Star Spangled Safety Event aims to make the citizens of Richardson aware of Fire Safety, Crime Prevention and Emergency Preparedness through the means of information pamphlets, goody bags for children, and family fun with a fire truck slide and police car bounce house. Click here for details.
What: Fort Worth Fourth 2015
When: Saturday, July 4, 2015 – 2 p.m.-midnight; fireworks start at 10 p.m.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Enjoy pony rides, face painting, tubing, bounce houses, miniature golf, zip lines, water slides, live music, food and fireworks! Kidzone will be open from 2-8 p.m. Pony rides between 3:30-6:30 p.m. Click here for more.
What: Concerts In The Garden – Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic
When: July 2, 3 and 4, 6:30-10 p.m.; concerts begin at 8 p.m.; fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Time to break out the picnic basket and relax under the stars while listening to great music provided by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and friends. This series offers a variety of music for every taste, from Star Wars to the Eagles to Tchaikovsky’s explosive 1812 Overture, plus fabulous fireworks every night and three nights of Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic on July 2, 3 and 4! Details: click here.
What: Grapevine’s 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration
When: Saturday, July 4th – 9 p.m.
Where: 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. Click here for full schedule.
What: Stars & Stripes 2015
When: Friday, July 3 – 6 p.m.; fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Frank Cornish IV Park, McPherson Park, Rustin Pavilion
The Southlake Community Band will kick off the evening with patriotic music in Family Park at 6 p.m. followed by an uplifting patriotic ceremony featuring local artist Jayden Goldberg singing the National Anthem. The 1943 Douglas A-26 Invader bomber plane will also make an overhead appearance during the ceremony! Relax and enjoy the rest of the evening with music and activities for all ages, including crafts, games and inflatables for the kids. Attendees will enjoy concessions to entertain all taste buds, including Cousin’s Maine Lobster featured on Shark Tank and FeedStore BBQ, a Southlake favorite. For details, click here.
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