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Only two more days till the Fourth of July fireworks displays light up the night skies across North Texas. Do you know where you’re going to oohh and ahhh Thursday and Friday night? No worries. We compiled a list for you.
To see what else is happening this holiday weekend, check out our 4th of July Events page.
KABOOM TOWN (FREE)
This has been rated by AOL and Forbes as one of the country’s top fireworks shows. Addison’s celebration features, in addition to the 30-minute display choreographed to music, the Addison Airport Air Show with formation flights performed by aerobatic pilots, historical airplanes showcased at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, viewing parties hosted by local restaurants, night aerial aerobatics from pilots such as Dan Buchanan and Bill Leff, family games, military bands, performances by the Dallas Wind Symphony and an after-party on the Dos Equis Main Stage featuring Emerald City Band.
July 3 at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. The park opens at noon and the event runs from at 5 p.m. to midnight; fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Free. Attendance will be limited, and guests are encouraged to leave bags and coolers at home, as all will be searched. 1-800-233-4766. addisontexas.net/events/kaboomtown.
MARKET STREET ALLEN USA CELEBRATION (FREE)
The city of Allen’s early Independence Day event features a 20- to 25-minute fireworks show sponsored by Harley-Davidson of Dallas. The fun also includes music by Pentatonix, Jenn Ciesielski, and the Walden Twins. There’ll also be a guest appearance by Radio Disney Live’s Dylan Riley Snyder. Food, inflatables, crafts and games round out the day’s attractions.
Free Admission. Saturday, June 28 at Celebration Park, 701 Angel Parkway. Begins at 4 p.m. and fireworks start at 10 p.m. Event staff recommends parking and taking the shuttle from Allen High School, 300 Rivercrest. Concessions and some activities cost extra. 214-509-4700. allenusa.org.
LIGHT UP ARLINGTON (FREE)
Pack up the coolers and lawn chairs for this concert celebration featuring performances by American Jazz Composers Orchestra and Firefall. The event will also include a Boomtown children’s area, bounce houses, face painting, a petting zoo, food vendors and a 15-minute fireworks show, all held at the Levitt Pavilion.
July 3, starting at 6 p.m. at 100 W. Abram St. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. Coolers and picnics are allowed; no glass containers. Free parking. 817-543-4301. levittpavilionarlington.org.
METROPCS FAIR PARK FOURTH (FREE)
Kick back, relax and enjoy a fireworks show sponsored by Pyrotecnico, There will also include performances of patriotic favorites by the Razzmajazz Dixieland Band, Trio Grande and country artist Tony Ramey. Enjoy the chance to visit Fair Park’s historic museums, swan boats, kids’ activities and a special show by the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters,
July 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Free admission. $15 parking within the park’s gates, or visitors may ride DART’s Green Line Rail to the Fair Park or Martin Luther King Jr. stations. Some attractions and activities cost extra. Visitors must have wristbands to enter the Cotton Bowl, which will be distributed free of charge from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 214-421-9600. fairpark.org.
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION (FREE)
Highlights include children’s activities, live music by Groove Night, on-site concessions, tours of Farmers Branch Historical Park structures and a fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m.
July 3 at Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Free. Parking is located at Metro Square Business Park, 12300 Ford Road. Free shuttles will be provided to and from parking and entrance. 972-919-2620. fbspecialevents.com.
FRISCO FREEDOM FEST (FREE)
Frisco’s Freedom Fest celebration features a 20-minute fireworks show, live entertainment by Rick Derringe, food and a fun zip line. Families will also enjoy two Euro bungees, rock climbing and a Children’s Expo with bounce houses, face painting and games. The event will also include a “Hometown Hero” exhibit that honors local police and firefighters, as well as a Major League Soccer match featuring FC Dallas and Chivas USA.
July 4 event begins at 4 p.m. at Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. Free admission. (Tickets required to see FC Dallas MLS soccer game.) Fireworks show will begin at approximately 10 p.m. (they’ll be launched from the north fields of the FC Dallas Stadium). Additional activities and attractions cost extra. Free parking. No coolers or pets allowed. friscofreedomfest.org.
STAR SPANGLED SPECTACULAR (FREE)
This festive event is held by Firewheel Town Center and the city of Garland. There will be face painting, bounce houses, balloon artists, decorative hats from the RadHatter, inflatable slides, miniature train rides throughout the park, and games and prizes given away by Radio Disney and Firewheel Town Center. The event will end with a fireworks display.
July 4 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Firewheel Town Center, 245 Cedar Sage Drive, Garland. Free. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Parking is limited, but DART transportation will be available. 972-495-8085. firewheeltowncenter.com.
LONE STARS AND STRIPES CELEBRATION
The 18th annual celebration hosted by Lone Star Park and the city of Grand Prairie features a 20-minute fireworks display choreographed to music. The event will also include live music from 5-11 p.m. Kids can enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo and bounce houses. Enter for the chance to win a 2014 Ford F-150 Supercrew Truck giveaway.
July 4 at Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway. Gates open at 3 p.m., first race begins at 5 p.m. General admission $5; free with a valid military ID. 972-263-7223. lonestarpark.com.
STARS AND STRIPES (FREE)
The celebration consists of music, food and fun for all ages. There will be three separate stages each with music from different acts including headliner Derek Anthony. The Kid’s Zone will host all of the children’s favorite activities such as candy art, balloon artists, and strolling characters like Uncle Sam. Concessions are available from Dippin Dots, Fletchers Corny Dogs and Kona Ice. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
FORTH WORTH’S FOURTH
Friday, July 4th at 2 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Fort Worth’s Fourth is the perfect event for all ages. There will be live music from Party Machine and Larry g(EE) as well as family activities such as pony rides and miniature golf. Families can go tubing along the Trinity River with tubes and life jackets provided. There will be food vendors and a brand new 2014 Flyboard Show. Admission is free for everybody. Outside coolers will not be allowed on site. http://fortworthsfourth.com/
SummerBlast | 4th of July Fireworks
See your summer sparkle at Grapevine’s SummerBlast! From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Grapevine’s SummerBlast festivities include fireworks at 9:30 p.m., water fun, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, fabulous outdoor activities, great new attractions and more. With a full lineup of amazing attractions, spectacular summer savings and fun for family and friends, Grapevine is your summer destination! http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/summer
IRVING INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION (FREE)
A 20-minute fireworks show, music by ESCAPE and Jennifer Nickerson. It also includes inflatable slides, a swing ride, an obstacle course, quad-pod bungee, a climbing wall and more.
July 4 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Lake Carolyn, 601 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Concessions will open at 6 p.m. 972-252-7476. irvingevents.org.
CASTLE HILLS JULY 4TH FREEDOM FESTIVAL (FREE)
A fireworks show will light up the sky at approximately 9:30 p.m. The event also features live music by Diva G and the High Maintenance Band, as well as free activities such as face painting, interactive games, giant water slides, photo booths and Euro bungee. There’ll also be food trucks, cake-decorating activities hosted by I Like Big Bundts, giant obstacle courses, bounce houses and water stations.
July 4 at 5 p.m. at the Village Shops. Attendees can take chairs, blankets, and coolers. In case of bad weather, events in the plaza will be canceled. 972-410-6587. castlehillsvillageshops.com.
RED, WHITE AND BOOM (FREE)
This two-location event will begin in downtown McKinney with a parade, shopping and a classic-car show by Mustang Sally Productions. It will end at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch, where there’ll be family activities, bounce houses, games, food and live entertainment by singer/ songwriter Zane Williams. This followed by a fireworks show choreographed to music provided by Classical 101.1 FM.
July 4th with activities starting at 10 a.m. in downtown McKinney at Henry and Tennessee Streets, followed by activities and food at 7 p.m. at Craig Ranch. Craig Ranch is at 6375 Collin McKinney Parkway. Fireworks will begin at 9:45 p.m. Free admission. No alcohol, grilling or pets allowed. Handicap parking will be available at the north entrance. 972-547-7480. mckinneytexas.org/rwb.
CELEBRATE FREEDOM (FREE)
Must print a ticket before entry, but the ticket is free. Parking is $15 with the ticket and $25 without. Pack up your foldable tents and umbrellas and take them to KLTY-FM (94.9)’s Christian music concert and festival that features music by King and Country, Crowder, Britt Nicole, Plumb, Fellowship Creative and many others. The musical event will also include the Children’s Village, featuring a six-acre inflatable amusement park. The event will have food and drinks for purchase. The celebration will end with a fireworks show.
Saturday, June 28th at Southfork Ranch. Gates open at 10 a.m., and the first performance begins at 11 a.m. Tickets are available now. The event ends at 11 p.m. after the fireworks show. No pets allowed. 972-870-9949. klty.com/celebratefreedom/index.htm.
LAKESHORE FREEDOM FEST & FIREWORKS (FREE)
A 10 p.m. fireworks show will cap off Lakeshore Church’s 12th annual Fourth of July celebration, which includes door prizes, food, water slides, Euro bungees, a petting zoo, and pony rides.
June 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. at LakeShore Church, 5575 S. State Highway 205. Free admission. 972-771-1942. lakeshorechurch.net.
HARBOR FREEDOM FEST (FREE)
Pack a picnic basket and head out to the Harbor for a Fourth of July celebration featuring lots of fun activities and games, shopping, Freedom Train rides, a fireworks show, and a live musical performance by Brittnee Belt, Isabella Burzair and headliner Gravity Feed.
June 29 from 4 to 10 p.m. at the Harbor Rockwall, 2074 Summer Lee Drive. Free. 866-242-8078.theharborrockwall.com.
RED, WHITE AND BLUE BLAST (FREE)
This event kicks off with a traditional parade from Sachse City Hall to Heritage Park, followed by live entertainment by Jonathan Fox and Daughter Judy Band. There will also be games, activities and food vendors.
July 3 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Heritage Park, 4408 Hudson Drive. Parade entry and event admission are free. Live entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Parking at Sachse High School, 3901 Miles Road. cityofsachse.com.
ALL AMERICAN FOURTH (FREE)
Friday, July 4th wrap up the evening at 9:30 p.m. with the All-American Fourth Fireworks. Leave the fireworks to the professionals as you sit back and enjoy this colorful display. Plano’s sky lights up, so bring a blanket and enjoy the free show. Picnic baskets are welcome, or purchase items from the vendors on site. Parking will be available at Collin College, First United Methodist Church Plano and Plano Centre. Listen to the music synchronized with the fireworks on KLAK 97.5 FM. http://www.plano.gov/
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