Get out your lawn chairs and fill the cooler with drinks! The 4th of July weekend is about to begin, and there will be numerous opportunities to see fireworks shows all weekend long. Almost every city in the Metroplex will feature parades, music, food, and lots of activities for the kids before the fireworks shows begin.
Saturday, July 2
Concessions, military vehicle display, children’s activities, and more. Shuttle available from Allen High School. Fireworks at 10:00. Free.
Sachse – Red, White, and Blue Blast
Parade at 6:00, live music, bounce house, face painting, vendors, food, and contests. Shuttle available from Sachse High School. Fireworks at dark. Free admission.
The Colony – Liberty By the Lake
BMX Stunt Show, Dallas Cirque Theater, and tons more entertainment for the whole family. Shuttle available. Fireworks begin at 9:30.
Sunday, July 3
Addison – Kaboom Town
Food, games, prizes, fly-bys, and an after-fireworks party. Fireworks begin at dark.
Arlington – 10th Annual Light Up Arlington
Kids Zone, train rides, carnival concessions, and food trucks. Fireworks begin at 9:45.
Live bands, performers, food, and kids’ activities. No pets or coolers allowed. 2 UBER pickup lots available. Fireworks begin at dark.
Southlake – Stars and Stripes Southlake
3 separate events at 3 different parks. Live music, crafts and games for the kids, and food. Patriotic ceremonies begin at 8:00. Fireworks begin at 9:30.
Grand Prairie Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration
Live music, Family Fun Park, and races. Also enter to win a Ford Mustang. Fireworks begin after the last race.
Mansfield Rockin’ Fourth of July
Live music, military appreciation ceremony, bounce houses, ice slide, and more. No coolers or pets. Free admission. Fireworks begin at 9:30.
Monday, July 4
Flower Mound Independence Fest
Music by Loverboy, local vendors, vintage car show, and Kid’s Zone. Fireworks begin at 9:50.
Grapevine July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Many activities available throughout the weekend, including train rides. Fireworks on Monday night at 9:30.
Dallas Fair Park – Fair Park Fourth
Many Fair Park attractions will be open, including the Midway, Texas Discovery Gardens, and Swan Boats. Concession Stands in Cotton Bowl Plaza will open at 11, and food trucks will open at 2. Live music all afternoon. Fireworks begin at 9:37. This event will also be televised on WFAA-TV Channel 8, beginning at 9:00.
Plano All American Fourth
Food trucks and live music. Fireworks begin at 9:30.
McKinney Red White and Boom
Live music, food, and kids’ activities. Fireworks begin at 9:45. WRR will provide ‘Sounds of America’ on a live simulcast during the fireworks on Classical 101.1.
Fort Worth – Fort Worth’s Fourth
Pony rides, bounce houses, water slides, zip line, and more for the kids. Live music, flyovers, tubing, and food. Free admission (VIP upgrades available). Fireworks begin at 10:00. Coordinated music on 95.9 The Ranch.
Frisco – Fricsco Freedom Fest
Live music, food from area restaurants, activities for the kids, daschund races, and Hometown Heroes exhibit. Fireworks begin at 10.
Garland – Star Spangled Spectacular
Live music, food, face painting, and bounce houses. Fireworks begin at 9:15.
Live bands beside Lake Carolyn, food, and children’s activities. Pets are permitted on a leash. Admission is free; parking is $10 per car. Fireworks begin at 9:30. Live music for the fireworks show provided by Irving Symphony Orchestra (also simulcast on KRLD 1080 AM).
Rockwall Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
Live music. Fireworks begin at 9:30.
Before you head out, be sure to double-check the event website for last-minute changes. Stay safe, and enjoy celebrating Independence Day!