Best Fireworks in DFW for the Fourth of July 

You can Oohhh! and Ahhh! your way across DFW this week, with a full calendar of July Fourth events in many communities. We have broken them down for you by location … just know you can start the party (for the whole family, even) beginning Thursday, July 2. See you there?

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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

Cost: Free!

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: Bluffview 4th of July Parade 2015

When: Saturday, July 4 – 9:45-10:30 a.m.

Where: 4811 Bluffview Boulevard Dallas, TX 75209

Cost: Free

The parade  proceeds south on Bluffview, right on Catawba, right on Wildwood, and left on Bluffview back to the finish and disperse. It will require no street closures.


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

Cost: Free

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.

Click here for more information.


What: A Star-Spangled Spectacular! 2015 – Dallas Winds

When: Saturday, July 4 – 1 p.m.

Where: Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX

Cost: $19-$49

The Dallas Winds light up the Meyerson Center with a flag-waving show honoring the USA. This must-see annual musical extravaganza features the most patriotic wind band tunes in an endless parade of dazzling musicianship. So break out the red, white and blue – it’s a family-friendly July 4th, Dallas Winds-style. Click here for details.



What: Liberty Run 5k Run/1 Mile Walk

When: Saturday, July 4 – 6:30 a.m. check-in; 7:30am, race begins
Cost: Free

Where: North Lakes Rec Center
Cost: $15 per person by noon July 2; Race day registration is $20 per person.

Fee includes a T-shirt (sizes S-XL; $2 extra for XXL), and fruit, snacks, and drinks.

Click here for details.

What: Fourth Of July Yankee Doodle Parade

When: Saturday, July 4 – Staging will begin at 8 a.m. on South Locust Street between Walnut Street and Sycamore Street; 8:30 a.m. judging; 9 a.m., parade begins

Cost: Free

Where: Downtown Denton

Click here for details.

What: Fourth of July Free Family Jubilee

When: Saturday, July 4 – events begin at 9 a.m.
Cost: Free

Where: Quakertown Park and Denton Civic Center

Event schedule:

9 a.m. – Registration begins for horseshoe tournament

9:30 a.m. – Adult Lucky Horseshoe Tournament

9:30 a.m. – Live entertainment

9:30 a.m. – Entry begins for the kid’s arts and crafts show

11 a.m.-noon – Art displayed in the Civic Center

10 a.m.-noon – FREE kid’s carnival in the Civic Center

11 a.m. – Good ol’ fashion family fun begins

11 a.m. – Senior Center luncheon, $3/person

Noon-6 p.m. – Civic Center Pool, $1/person

Click here for details.

What: Kiwanis Fireworks Show

When: Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Apogee Stadium

Cost: Free. Parking $5 per car load.

Event Schedule:

6:30 pm Kiwanis Welcome and Sponsor Recognition

6:35 to 7:45 Band, Raised Right MEn

7:50 Kiwanis Welcome

8:00 Color Guard, National Anthem

8:15 to 9:35 Band, Stage Fright

9:40 NT Fair and Rodeo Video and UNT Mean Green Intro


10:15 Happy Trails!

The Denton Kiwanis Presents the 4th of July Fireworks Show. NO outside food or drinks inside the stadium. A variety of concessions will be available for purchase. NO lawn chairs are allowed in the stadium.


What: Independence Fest 2015, Presented By Market Street

When: Saturday, July 4

Cost: Free

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. Click here for more information.


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
Cost: Free!

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

Cost:  $15-$50

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: 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

Cost: Free

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: Grapevine’s 4th Of July Fireworks Celebration

When: Saturday, July 4th – 9 p.m.

Where: Lake Grapevine

Cost: Free

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: Park Cities 4th Of July Parade 2015

When: Saturday, July 4th – 9 a.m.

Where: Goar Park in University Park

Cost: Free!

Honor America and celebrate with the community at the annual 4th of July Parade. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Euclid Avenue near Highland Park Town Hall and end at Goar Park in University Park. The Goar Park festivities start around 9:30 a.m. with a patriotic family festival featuring music, food, and plenty of entertainment for children of all ages. Click here for parade route.


What: Lakewood 4th of July Parade 2015: Lakewood Honors Heroes

When: Saturday, July 4th – 10 a.m.

Where: Lakewood Boulevard and Cambria

Cost: Free

The parade starts at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and Cambria. Participants typically begin lining up around 9 a.m. Registration is not required. Just pick up a numbered plate at the starting point. Refreshments, music and awards will be served after the parade. First-, second- and third-place medals will be awarded. For details, 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)

Cost: Free

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.

Where: Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy Plano, TX 75074
Cost: Free

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: Plano Star Spangled Spectacular 2015

When: Friday, July 3, 2015 – 7 p.m.

Where: Haggard Park
Cost: Free

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. Details: click here.

What: Patriotic Pops! 2015

When: Saturday, July 4, 3 p.m.

Where: St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 5801 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093

Cost: Starting at $42

The Plano Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Hector Guzman, will present an entertaining and inspiring tribute to America at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church. Patriotic selections will honor our country and the people dedicated to preserving our freedom! Joining the Plano Symphony will be vocalist William Park, Plano’s Men of Note Chorus and the Patriotic Pops Chorus, composed of experienced choral singers from the Plano Civic Chorus and other choral groups throughout the North Texas area. Tickets: click here.


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

Cost: Free

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: 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

Cost: Free

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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