Yay! The fourth of July is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning if you haven’t already. The fourth of July is one of the most celebrated, beloved holidays in the US (understandably) and there is never a shortage of events to choose from in the North Texas area. BBQing, swimming, games, drinking, eating, and of course, fireworks, all encompass some of the most popular fourth activities. If you haven’t planned out your day and night yet, or you have but still don’t know where you’re going to see the fireworks, here’s a list of events that promise to be full of independence celebration fun!
Saturday, July 2
- Concerts in the Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic – Located in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Fort Worth Symphony puts on a spectacular show including a fantastic fireworks display. This event runs each night from the 2nd through the 4th.
Sunday, July 3
- Kaboom Town – Addison has one of the biggest fourth of July parties in North Texas, and it’s huge. Many consider it to be the biggest firework displays in Texas, and one of the biggest in the country. You’ll want to get there early to get a spot, and then hold on to that spot for dear life. This event is an all day one; it begins with a air show from Addison Airport, and then after the fireworks there will be a concert from Emerald City. If you want to celebrate independence with thousands of other people and one of the best firework displays you’ll find, Kaboon town is the place for you.
- Lone Stars and Stripes Fireworks Celebration – this celebration at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie is more like a fair than a party. They will have many features such as pony rides, petting zoo, obstacle course, zip line, bounce houses and more. There will also be live music and, of course, a fireworks display. A great option for families with younger kids.
- Red, White, and Boom on the Bridge – you can watch this fireworks display from either the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge, or west bound lanes of the Margaret Hunt Bridge. Everyone who has driven over the Margaret Hunt Bridge knows how spectacular the view of Dallas is when driving east bound. Now just imagine that view with a fireworks display in the mix, it’s truly one of the best Dallas fireworks experiences and maybe one of the best Dallas experiences in general.
- Light Up Arlington – located in downtown Arlington, Light Up Arlington is a fantastic, family friendly fourth celebration. You will not get bored waiting for the fireworks as there will be live music, kid zone activities, food trucks, and more. Then when the fireworks finally arrive, they will be synchronized with music from 95.6 The Ranch.
Monday, July 4
- Fair Park Fourth – is the city of Dallas’ fireworks show, and it’s a classic. Fair Park is a historic location and probably one of the most American places around Dallas to celebrate the fourth. Sit in the Cotton Bowl and watch as the fireworks light up the Dallas skyline, but before that, enjoy live music and great food.
- Arlington Fourth of July Parade – get to Arlington City Hall by 9am to watch this patriotic parade. It’s recommended you bring a folding chair and umbrella to block the sun.
- Fort Worth’s Fourth – in Panther Island Pavilion, this event is a great family friendly option. Set apart from the others because it includes a Aquafly fly board show (water fueled jetpacks). There will also be a jet ski show that is sure to get your adrenaline flowing. Between shows check out the kid activities and great food, and end it all with the self proclaimed “largest fireworks show in North Texas”.
There is no shortage of events to choose from, and whatever you do choose, it is bound to be another fantastic fourth of July!
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