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How To Celebrate 4th of July Across DFW

Unsure how to celebrate 4th of July across DFW? Don’t worry – we have you covered with a list of our favorite Independence Day events.

Get your grill and pool inflatables ready – Independence Day is upon us. Looking to celebrate in your community? We’ve compiled a list of area events from parades to carnivals to fireworks sure to make your 4th of July across DFW a memorable one.

Addison Kaboom Town – July 3

As one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s favorite 4th of July celebrations, Addison Kaboom Town is shaping up to be another blast. The event is free to the public, but capacity is limited to advanced online tickets. The evening includes live musical performances, an air show, many food and beverage vendors and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. (which is streamed live on the Town of Addison’s YouTube Channel).

Light Up Arlington – July 3

Celebrate our nation’s birthday with a breathtaking fireworks show in the heart of Downtown Arlington. Admission is free and begins at 6:00 p.m. The Light Up Arlington fireworks display will then light up the sky starting at 9:50 p.m.

Carrollton Community Fireworks – July 2

Enjoy the close-knit community feel of Carrollton at its annual Fourth of July Community Fireworks Display over Josey Ranch Lake starting at 9:30 p.m. Unable to make it in person? You can catch the 15-minute show streamed live on the City of Carrollton’s Facebook page.

Fort Worth’s Fourth – July 4

Head across the metroplex to Panther Island Pavilion for an evening of family fun and live music at Fort Worth’s Fourth. General admission is free, and the gates open at 5 p.m. There are many activities and events to enjoy such as live music, all kinds of food and kids’ activities. At 9:30 p.m. is the largest fireworks show in North Texas with live, coordinated music.

Denton Yankee Doodle Parade – July 2

A time-honored Denton tradition, you won’t want to miss out on the annual Yankee Doodle Parade. The event begins at 9 a.m. near the Well Fargo Building and concludes at the Denton Civic Center. Parade entry winners will be posted on the City of Denton Parks & Rec social media accounts.

Flower Mound Independence Fest – July 4

Looking to catch some good live music this Fourth of July? Celebrate Independence Fest at Bakersfield Park which begins at 5 p.m. with concessions, a kid’s zone, a vintage car show, local vendors, food trucks, live music. Wrap up your evening with live music from Randy Rogers Band and a fireworks show.

Frisco Freedom Fest – July 4

Food, fireworks and fun – the three key ingredients to this year’s Frisco Freedom Fest. The Party in the Plaza begins at 4:00 p.m. and features live entertainment, a “Hometown Hero” exhibit showcasing Frisco’s police and fire department, and many food and retail vendors. At approximately 10:00 p.m., the Fireworks Extravaganza will be the perfect ending to your 4th of July.

Grand Prairie Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration – July 3

Head to the race tracks this Independence Day for the annual Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration at Lone Star Park. Enjoy live music on the Courtyard of Champions Stage from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., an extended Family Fun Park with airbrush tattoo artists, inflatable slides & obstacle courses, pony rides and a petting zoo. After the final race, stay to enjoy the spectacular 20-minutes Fireworks Show, choreographed to music.

Lake Highlands Parade and Carnival – July 4

For those in East Dallas on the 4th, the Lake Highlands Parade and Carnival is another morning celebration for the whole family. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of Church Road and Green Oaks Drive and ends at the Lake Highlands Aquatic Center. The carnival begins immediately after the parade and includes food, fun, live music and a hydrating water booth.

McKinney Red, White & Boom – July 4

When the celebration has the word “boom” in its name, you know it’s the real deal. McKinney’s Red, White & Boom kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the hometown parade followed by the Yankee Doodle Block Party. The fun continues into the evening at the McKinney Soccer Complex with music, lots of food, kids’ activities, a live concert and fireworks display. 

Midlothian Independence Day Parade – July 2

Kick off your morning the right way at 8 a.m. with Midlothian’s Independence Day celebration’s Arts & Crafts Fest. Following the creative fun, the United We Stand Parade begins at 10 a.m.

Park Cities 4th of July Parade – July 4

If you’re looking for something to do Saturday, then the Park Cities Parade is a perfect choice. The parade begins at 9 a.m. near Highland Park Town Hall and travels up Preston Road and east on University Boulevard to Goar Park. Admission is free but ask that you consider making a contribution to the parade’s beneficiary: North Texas Food Back.

Plano’s All American Fourth – July 4

Plano’s All American Fourth celebration features an entertaining fireworks show synchronized to music at the north side of the Collin College parking lot. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. with food and beverages available for purchase and concludes with the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs and blankets, but please leave all pets at home.

Weatherford Spark in the Park – July 4

This year’s Spark in the Park is guaranteed to be legendary. Featuring San Antonio country star Mike Ryan as the headlining act, this free event at the Heritage Park Amphitheater begins at 6 p.m. and ends with the stunning fireworks display.

Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Parade& Fireworks – July 3 & 4

The Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas will be in full bloom and ready to celebrate Independence Day with the 24th Annual Crape Myrtle Parade & Fireworks. Kick off the event Sunday at the Tailgate Party with live music followed by the Spectacular H-E-B & City of Waxahachie Fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. The patriotic celebration will continue on Monday at 10 a.m. with a hometown parade.

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