Celebrate America’s independence with these community events in DFW!
Wednesday, July 3:
Addison Kaboom Town – 5 p.m. to midnight, Addison Circle Park. Airshow, family fun activities, food and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free.
Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic – July 3 and 4, FW Botanic Garden, 8:15 p.m. Patriotic music followed by fireworks. Tickets $20-$50 each.
Joshua Fourth of July Celebration - Owl Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Concessions, live music, children’s parade at 7:15 p.m. Fireworks at dark (can be viewed from the stands).
Southlake Stars & Stripes - 6 p.m., various areas of town. Live entertainment, kids activities, concessions and more. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free. Find an event map here.
Irving Independence Day Celebration – 6-11 p.m., Irving Convention Center. Family activities, food court, live music, fireworks at 9:40 p.m. Free.
Thursday, July 4:
Fort Worth’s Fourth - 2 p.m.-until, Trinity River shores. Free admission, jet ski shows, mini-golf, pony rides, tubing and more. Some activities come at a cost. Coolers are allowed in. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic – Billy Bob’s Texas, 11:30 a.m.-until. Daylong concert culminating in a performance by Willie Nelson. Tickets $35 in advance, $55 at the gate.
Family 4th Fireworks Show – W.G. Thomas Coliseum in North Richland Hills, 5 p.m. Free family activities, carnival, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Boomin’ Fourth – 4-10 p.m., Gene Voyles Park, Hudson Oaks. Live music, food vendors, fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Coolers and blankets welcome. Free.
4THFEST in Bedford – 4-10 p.m., Boys Ranch Park. Live music, food for sale, kids’ activities (some free, some not), fireworks at 10 p.m. Admission is free. City’s Splash Aquatics Center will be open for swimming starting at noon; cost is $5.50 or $6.50 for adults.
Burleson Independence Day Celebration – at Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex. Gates open 5 p.m., live concert begins 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Free.
Levitt Pavilion Concert & Fireworks – at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, 8:45 p.m. Featured band is Atlanta Rhythm Section. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Free.
Westlake 4th of July – 4 p.m., Clague Park. Food vendors, DJ music, fireworks at dusk. Free.
Cleburne Fourth of July celebration – at Cleburne Golf Links. Gates open 4 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Vendors on site. Free.
Flower Mound Independence Fest 2013 – various locations in Flower Mound. Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a Children’s Parade (see link for info), then an evening program from 5-10:30 p.m. at Bakersfield Park, which includes kids activities, car show, concert by Rick Springfield and more. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Find parking info here.
Red, White & Lewisville – at Vista Ridge Mall. Kids’ parade begins at 11 a.m. in the mall, then games and patriotic crafts till 3 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., best place to view is parking lot between Highway 121 and south side of the mall.
Arlington Highlands Fireworks Extravaganza – fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at Arlington Highlands shopping center. Free.
Lake Grapevine Fireworks Extravaganza – on Lake Grapevine. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Most viewing areas can be accessed free; some areas directly on the lake may charge a fee. See parks listing here.
Denton Kiwanis Fireworks Show - 5:30 p.m.-until, Apogee Stadium at UNT. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. No time given for fireworks. Stadium parking $5. Free admission.
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