Once you’ve donned your patriotic outfit, carefully applied some bug spray and properly reassured the dog, it’s time to head out the door and enjoy some fireworks! But where, oh where, will you go? Don’t fret, we’re here to help! Here are some of our very favorite Fourth of July festivities around DFW:
If you’ve been a Dallasite for a while, you know there is no fireworks show louder, more jam-packed or colorful than the annual Kaboom Town celebration in Addison’s Circle Park. From 5 p.m. to midnight on Thursday, July 3, experience this classic, booming salute to America. Perk: both the show and parking are free.
What better way to celebrate America’s independence than spending the evening at the iconic Texas fairgrounds? Make sure to say howdy to Big Tex before you head in to enjoy all the activities and games, which make this a great event for kids. Admission is $5, or free if you participate in the 5K that morning. This is a Texas-sized event perfect for the entire family.
If you’re up early on the Fourth, head over to Plano Senior High School and watch the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the Plano Lions Club. It’s free to the public and goes from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. If you’re still in town when the sun goes down, pack up the family and head over the annual All-American Fourth celebration (2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy) for a truly massive fireworks show.
Frisco is back with their annual celebration that can only be described as a block party with thousands of your closest friends. A 5K run, a hot dog eating contest, dachshund races(!), an FC Dallas soccer game and a notoriously astounding fireworks show are just a few of the events on the schedule for this free, all-day affair on the Fourth.
On Thursday, July 3, head on over to Southlake’s iconic Main Street and park yourself in your favorite chair at 6 p.m. for an evening of food, fun, and fireworks. Bring the kids to this free event and enjoy everything the beautiful town of Southlake has to offer.