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Your Guide to Fourth of July Events in DFW

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free, holiday

The Fourth is almost here – and DFW is full of places to celebrate. Here’s what’s happening! All activities take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

Fort Worth’s Fourth – family-oriented celebration at Panther Island Pavilion with kids’ activities, an F-16 flyover, food and more. Free admission, but parking is a minimum of $10. Reserved seats for 10 p.m. fireworks run $40 each as part of a “VIP Package.”

Stockyards 4th of July Celebration – free event in Stockyards from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; face painting for kids, gunfight show and live music.

Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic – at the FW Botanic Garden from July 2-4. Patriotic music from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and fireworks afterward. $22 for lawn seats; tables are extra. Get info here. 

Family Fireworks Celebration – for families at NAS Fort Worth JRB on Saturday, July 2 from 5-10 p.m. Includes inflatables, cardboard boat regatta, live music, food trucks and more.

4thFEST  (Bedford) – free admission; at Boys Ranch Park. Family-Friendly activities, car show, and fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza (Grapevine) – a fireworks show over Lake Grapevine will begin at 9:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Park.

Stars & Stripes 2016 (Southlake) – On July 3 at Southlake Town Square beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks, patriotic music, kids events and more. Free.

Family 4th Fireworks (North Richland Hills) –  free; begins at 5 p.m. at the Hills Center. Kids activities, country music concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

4th of July Parade (Richland Hills) – begins at 9:30 a.m.  at Richland Middle School. See parade route here. Kids are invited to ride in parade with bikes decorated in red, white and blue. There will be a bike decorating workshop onsite beginning at 8:30 a.m. Free food and fun after the parade at the middle school.

Hurst Stars & Stripes – begins at 5 p.m. at Hurst Community Park. Face painting, inflatables, food vendors and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Take the shuttle to the event from North East Mall. Free.

Various events in Trophy Club – includes 5K at 7:15 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m. and evening celebration from 6-10 p.m. with fireworks. Free; wristbands needed for kids’ activities (free for residents and $10 for non-residents).

Roanoke’s 3rd Rocks - this event happens on Sunday, July 3 beginning at 6 p.m. Live music, bounce house, rock climbing wall and fireworks. BBQ dinner available for $4 each (cash only). Takes place at Roanoke Community Park, 201 Park Dr.

July 4th Parade & Picnic (Double Oak) – Parade at 9:30 a.m. and picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wright Memorial Park. Food, fun and live music.

Keller 4th of July Bike Parade – inaugural event that begins at Keller Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-12 can participate in the parade at no charge.

Independence Fest 2016 (Flower Mound) – daylong event that kicks off with children’s parade and fireworks around 9:50 p.m. Vintage car show, kids activities, food vendors and more.

Red, White & Lewisville – Fireworks set to begin at about 9:30 p.m. Best viewing areas are between State Highway 121 and the south side of Vista Ridge Mall.

Irving 4th of July Celebration – includes morning parade, kids activities and evening fireworks. Info about parade here and info on fireworks here.

Rockin’ 4th of July (Mansfield) – also takes place on July 3; held at Big League Dreams Mansfield Sports Park from 7-10 p.m. Free admission, bounce house, music and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration – at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie on both July 3 and 4. from 3 p.m. – until. Live music, kids zone, and fireworks around 10 p.m. General admission $5 and parking is $20.

Parade of Lights (Grand Prairie) – on Saturday, July 2 at Loyd Park near Joe Pool Lake from 9 p.m. to midnight. Info here.

Burleson 4th of July Celebration - at Chisenhall Fields sports complex beginning at 7:30 p.m. Live music and fireworks.

Celebration of Freedom (Crowley) – happens the following week on July 9 with parade at 10 a.m. and fireworks at dark.

Arlington 4th of July Parade – from approximately 9:03 a.m. until 11 a.m.  See parade route here.

Light Up Arlington - the city’s annual fireworks show on July 3 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Kid zone, live music, and food trucks. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks (DeSoto/Lancaster) – at Lancaster’s Community Park. Includes family fun, carnival-style food, bounce houses, face painting, games, live entertainment and an old fashion firework show at the Helen Giddings Amphitheater. Free.

Boomin’ 4th (Hudson Oaks) – free event beginning at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Food vendors, kids activities and more.

Follow the Flag (Azle) – from 7-10 p.m. at Azle Central Park. Enjoy live musical entertainment and a professional fireworks display set to music around 9:15 pm. Free.

Independence Day City-Wide Family Picnic (Rhome) – on July 2 at noon, Rhome Family Park.

Granbury 4th of July Celebration – this is actually a weekend full of festivities from July 2-4; see the schedule here. Fireworks over Lake Granbury at 9:45 p.m. Monday.

4th of July events in Glen Rose – Live music beginning at 4 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Takes place at Wheeler Branch Reservoir. The city’s parade is the same day at 9 a.m.; arrive at Glen Rose Elementary with parade entries that morning.

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Independence Day Events Around Fort Worth

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

The 4th of July is right around the corner! Celebrate with these fun activities in and near Fort Worth:

July 2
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic - at FW Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic and hear music, followed by fireworks. $21 per person, $46 for table seating.

July 3
Roanoke’s 3rd Rocks – enjoy festivities a day ahead of time beginning at 6 p.m. at Community Park. Bring the whole family out for a night of fun with bounce houses, rock climbing wall, train rides, food and an AWESOME fireworks show! Live music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Fort Worth Cats Game - game against the San Angelo Colts begins at 6:05 p.m.; followed by fireworks show
Light Up Arlington! – free festival begins at 6 p.m. at Levitt Pavilion. Music, concessions, fireworks.
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic - at FW Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic and hear music, followed by fireworks. $21 per person, $46 for table seating.

July 4
Fort Worth’s Fourth – at Panther Island Pavilion. Free admission and kids’ activities. Parking $5-10; no outside coolers allowed.
Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic – in the Stockyards. Music, concessions, and of course, WILLIE! $40 individual admission advance purchase; $60 day of show
Fort Worth Cats Game -  game against the San Angelo Colts begins at 6:05 p.m.; followed by fireworks show
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic - at FW Botanic Gardens. Bring a picnic and hear music, followed by fireworks. $21 per person, $46 for table seating.
Family 4th Fireworks Show - in North Richland Hills. Free admission. Fireworks, food trucks, kids’ activities and more. Grounds open at 5; fireworks at 9:30.
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza – in Grapevine. Free admission; 25-minute fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Park in many of the city’s lakeside locations to view. Some lots may charge for parking.
Boomin’ 4th – in Hudson Oaks. Pick up shuttle in the Walmart parking lot. Free admission. Music, face painting, food trucks and fireworks at dark.
Arlington Independence Parade - 9 a.m., various places in Arlington. Find parade route here. Awards ceremony for best floats at 1 p.m. at Knapp Heritage Park, 201 W. Front St.
Texas Rangers Fan Sleepover – sleep inside Globe Life Park! The park opens at 5 p.m. July 3; fans can enjoy the Rangers game broadcast on the scoreboard, followed by a fireworks show. $40 adults, $30 kids; $10/$5 if you don’t want to sleep over.
Independence Fest 2014 – in Flower Mound. Events begin at 10 a.m. with a Children’s Parade and kids’ zone, and an evening celebration that includes fireworks. Free.
Red, White & Lewisville – Lewisville’s Independence Day celebration is a fireworks show near Vista Ridge Mall around 9:30 p.m. Free.
Irving Independence Day Celebration - festivities begin at 9 a.m. with a parade and reception at Heritage Park. Evening festival from 6-10 p.m. includes fireworks.
Lone Stars & Stripes - at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Family fun from 3-9 p.m.; fireworks at 10.
Fireworks at NAS Fort Worth JRB – no additional info given. See Lake Worth Centennial site for details.
Hurst Stars & Stripes – free family-friendly celebration from 5-10 p.m. at Hurst Community Park. Live music, activities, fireworks.
4thFEST – in Bedford. Live music, kids’  activities, classic car show, concessions, fireworks. Free; parking and shuttle charges apply.


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Fourth of July Events in DFW

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, food, free

Sorry for the late post – here’s the comprehensive list of Fourth of July celebrations in DFW (with emphasis on the Westoplex):

July 3
Stars & Stripes Southlake - 6 p.m. at Southlake Town Square. Live music, patriotic ceremony, crafts, balloon artists and more. Parking and Shuttle Services will be available at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church (185 S. White’s Chapel Blvd.) beginning at 4 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

July 4
Fort Worth’s Fourth – Free family-friendly celebration at Panther Island Pavilion (park at 1098 W. Peach St.). Live music, food trucks, bounce house, face painting. Begins 4;30 p.m.; fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Arlington 4th of July Parade - 9 a.m. on the eastern edge of UTA campus. See a parade route map here.
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic -
at the Fort Worth Stockyards, 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Artists include Ray Wylie Hubbard, Stoney LaRue and, of course, Willie. $35 in advance, $45 at the gate.
North Richland Hills Family Fourth Fireworks Show – at 9:30 p.m. Free. Can be seen from the parking lots of The Hills / ATI Career Training Center, 6351 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills and Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, 6108 Broadway Avenue in Haltom City. Bring chairs, blankets and picnics (no pets).
Mansfield Rockin’ Fourth of July - From 7-10 p.m. at Big League Dreams Mansfield (500 Heritage Pkwy South). Free; live music, family activities, food for purchase and more. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. No coolers/ice chests. Free parking and shuttle service at Newsom Stadium (Hwy 360 at E. Broad St). from 6:45 to 11 p.m.
Burleson Independence Day Celebration – 5 p.m. at Chisenhall Sports Fields, 500 W. Hidden Creek Parkway. Live music, concessions for purchase; picnics allowed. Fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
White Settlement July 4 Cookout - at VFW Post 5617 (8901 Clifford St.) from noon till food runs out. Donations will benefit VFW post. Hamburgers, hot dogs, smoked chicken and pork.
Grapevine Fireworks Extravaganza - 9:30 p.m. on Lake Grapevine. Can be viewed from parks with lake access; see a list here.
Keller Fourth of July Spectacular – 2-4 p.m. at Keller Pointe Outdoor Pool (405 Rufe Snow Dr.). The afternoon will be filled with fun games, competitions, music, and lots of prizes for the little ones. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and your favorite beach towel! This celebration is free for members, but non-members will pay the regular daily fee for admittance.
4thFEST Independence Day Festival -  from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Bedford at Bedford Boys Ranch Park (2801 Forest Ridge Dr.). Free; live music, free kids activities, puppet show, classic car show and more. Admission to Splash Aquatics Center for $6.50 (adults) and $5.50 (kids). Fireworks at 10 p.m. Shuttle service will be provided from 12:00PM until 9:30PM at 15 minute intervals from Pennington Field (1501 Central Drive) to the Bedford Boys Ranch Park at a cost of $4.00 per person for a round trip (3 years old and under ride FREE).
Arlington Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza – at Arlington Highlands shopping center, 7 p.m. Live music; free sno-cones from 7-9 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Flower Mound Independence Fest - Day and night events. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a kids’ parade, bounce house and other kids activities at LISD Administration Building (1800 Timber Creek Rd.). Free live music beginning at 5 p.m. at Bakersfield Park (1201 Duncan Ln.); fireworks after end of concert.
Trophy Club Fourth of July Celebration - festivities begin at 7 a.m. with a 5k run and free breakfast at Byron Nelson High School. Parade at 9:30 a.m. (see link for route); free entry to municipal pool (free corn dogs at pool from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Free evening celebration at Independence Park (501 Parkview Dr.) at 6 p.m. with kid friendly activities, live music, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Hurst Stars & Stripes – At Hurst Community Park (corner of Precinct and Pipeline) from 5-10 p.m. Inflatables for kids, free live music, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Shuttle Service available from Northeast Mall.
MetroPCS Fair Park Fourth - 4:30 to 10 p.m. at Fair Park. Watch fireworks from inside the Cotton Bowl at 9:30 p.m. Family-friendly event also features a Dallas Wind Symphony patriotic performance, reduced admission to Fair Park’s museums from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, carnival games and more.

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