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DFW Fireworks 2012 | The Best 4th of July Events in Dallas Ft Worth

26 Jun

Rice Krispy cereal isn’t the only thing that can Snap, Crackle and Pop! Watch as the DFW skies light up July 3rd through July 4th all across the metroplex. Various cities will be celebrating Independence Day with heart pumping fireworks shows. Just the thought of it might give you an adrenaline rush. Last year we had some issues with the dry land and risk of grass fires which prevented certain counties from having their annual show. This year we want to hone in on the best of the best. Check out some of the biggest Fireworks shows in Dallas and surrounding cities. (We’ve listed our favorites below)

Apart from the country gaining their freedom, it’s one of the best things about the July 4th holiday and one attraction most of us look forward to. Surrounding the fireworks shows are festivals and day-long events. With the 4th of July being smack dab in the middle of the week this year, pay attention to some of the 2012 dates for these DFW Independence Day events. Let the skies light up and the festivities begin!

Addison Air Show featured at Kaboom Town!


Kaboom Town! Addison
Date: Tuesday, July 3rd
Time: 5:00pm to Midnight
Location: Addison Circle Park
Fireworks Showtime: After Dusk

Addison’s Kaboom Town! has been nationally recognized for its fireworks display. Enjoy 30 minutes of choreographed fireworks to patriotic music along with live entertainment taking place throughout the evening on the Dos Equis Stage. There is also an Air Show set to amaze onlookers from the large Addison park below. After the #3 fireworks show in America is done, families can stick around for the after party featuring a performance by Emerald City. Expect great food, fun and an energetic atmosphere!

Fair Park Fourth
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Event Time: 4:30pm – 10:00pm
Location: Dallas Fair Park – 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd, Dallas 75210
Fireworks Showtime: 9:30pm

Fair Park Dallas hosts an Independence Day festival with family friendly activities and eye popping fireworks. Fair Park Fourth is FREE to the public with reduced admission to the area’s museums between 4:30 and 7:30pm. The Dallas Wind Symphony will give a performance at 8pm in front of the Hall of State.Stadium seating, swan boats and concessions will all be available at the 2012 Fair Park Fourth, which ends at 10pm.

Lone Star Park – Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Time: First Live Race at 5pm, Gates open at 3pm
Location: Lone Star Park –
Fireworks Showtime: After Dusk

Fun 4th of July activities paired with live Thoroughbred racing make up the annual Lone Stars & Stripes celebration which takes place in Grand Prairie’s Lone Star Park. The kids will love jumping around in bounce houses, going on pony rides, visiting the petting zoo, meeting clowns and other games. Adults and children alike can watch fast races right on the track and then witness a dazzling 20-minute fireworks display to music. Between 6 and 11pm Incognito will provide live music on the Courtyard Champions Stage.

Arlington Highlands 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Date: Wednesday, July 4th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Arlington Highlands
Fireworks Showtime: 9:30pm

The Independence Day Celebration taking place at Arlington Highlands includes live music from The Chant Band, free sno cones and fireworks. The first 3,000 people get a complimentary sno cone from 7 to 9pm, and after that each sno cone will cost $1. Fireworks viewing for attendees is recommended by Dave & Busters.

Lake Grapevine Fireworks Extravaganza
Date: Wednesday, July 4th
Location: Lake Grapevine
Fireworks Showtime: 9:30pm

The 30th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at Lake Grapevine will be on July 4th. Viewers can grab a post along the lake before they shut down Fairway Drive at 9pm thirty minutes before the 9:30 fireworks show. Most lakeside viewing locations are free. However, some parks might charge a minimal admission fee. Several spots can be found throughout Grapevine as the city celebrates the 4th of July.

Irving – Patriotic Parade and Fireworks
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Time: 9:00am
Location: Intersection of Las Colinas Blvd and Lake Carolyn Pkwy
Fireworks Showtime: After Dusk

The City of Irving’s 4th of July parade begins at 9:00am downtown. It will loop around Irving Boulevard beginning at Sowers Road, and then end with a free celebration featuring watermelon and a live concert held in Heritage Park (217 Main Street). Event parking can be found at Irving Convention Center for $5. The fireworks spectacle will commence after dusk.

Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie

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2012 Summer Concerts at the Dallas Arboretum

24 Jun

What do rose petals, rock bands and red wagons all have in common? Each can be found at the Dallas Arboretum summer concerts. Back again for more seasonal outdoor performances by local artist the 2012 Arboretum concerts present a variety of musical selections in the midst of some of God’s most beautiful creation. Soak in nature and the sounds of the blues, symphony, rock, pop and country ringing from the gardens every Tuesday and Thursday evening through the end of July. It’s an event that’s fun for the entire family – all ages!

Photo compliments of dallasnews.com

Now there’s a theme for each night also. Contests are held along with prizes so you can get even more involved in this traditional Dallas summer event!

Check out the 2012 Summer Lineup for Dallas Arboretum Concerts:

    June 21 | Key West – Jimmy Buffet Tribute
    “Best Beach Costume”

    June 26 | Frontiers – Journey Tribute
    “Best 80s Costume”

    June 28 | Professor D – Variety
    “Best Disco Costume”

    July 3 | 36 Infantry Division Band – U.S. Military Band
    “Best Patriotic Attire”

    July 5 | Lime Light – Variety
    Best Reality Star Look-Alike

    July 10 | Asleep at the Wheel – Kings of Texas Swing
    “Best Country Western Attire”

    The Spazmatics perform on 80s Night


    July 12 | Good Question Band – Variety
    “Best Movie Star Look Alike”

    July 17 | Killdares – Celtic Rock
    “Best Foreign Celebrity Look Alike”

    July 19 | Molly Ringwalds – 80s
    “Best 80s Costume”

    July 24 | Blaze of Glory – Bon Jovi Tribute
    “Best Rock Star Look Alike”

    July 26 | Brave Combo – One of A Kind
    “Best Action Star Look Alike”

    July 31 | Spazmatics – 80s
    “Best 80s Costume”

Summer Concerts at the Dallas Aboretum are sure to be a hot topic! Gates open at 6pm and the concerts are from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. Spread out on the Martin Rutchik Concert Lawn with your blankets, picnic mats and lawn chairs. To get your tickets for Dallas Arboretum concerts call 214-515-6615, e-mail Reservations@dallasarboretum.org for subscription passes or CLICK HERE. By becoming a Dallas Arboretum member now one can save up to 50% off single ticket prices.

Here are a few Can’s and Can’ts while attending the Concerts at the Arboretum

You Can:

  • Sit wherenever you want on the concert lawn – first come, first serve
  • Bring picnic baskets & coolers
  • Bring Alcohol
  • Buy food items at the Dallas Arboretum – chips, salads, sandwiches, drinks (alcohol not available for sale)
  • Get complimentary parking only in the main parking lot
  • Bring blankets & lawn chairs
  • You Can’t:

  • Smoke on the concert lawn
  • Receive refunds on your concert tickets (all sales are final)
  • Bring lawn chairs over 4in in height
  • Bring your pets (only special assistance animals allowed)
  • Bring bikes inside the garden grounds
  • Have open flames inside the garden grounds
  • Take pictures or videos of the performances during the concert
  • Play with toys like Frisbees, skates, kites, balls, etc. on the grounds


  • The Dallas Arboretum
    8528 Garland Road
    Dallas 75218

    H2O Music Festival Dallas 2012 – Cotton Bowl

    3 Jun

    H2O Dallas is set to go!! The Cotton Bowl will be flooded with talent and North Texan music lovers Saturday, June 9th! The stadium hasn’t seen such a diverse and mind blowing concert lineup in weeks! Fair Park will be on fire by the time the night is over. H2O Music Festival only takes place in Dallas and L.A. Here are the headliners of the 2012 H20 Music Festival:

    Bobby Pulido
    Damian Marley
    Duelo
    Gym Class Heroes
    Intocable
    Juanes
    Mana
    Ozomatli
    Paty Cantu
    Paulina Rubio
    Prince Royce
    Ramon Ayala
    Romeo Testa
    Snoop Dogg
    Tiesto
    Weezer
    Yelawolf

    All of this year’s headliners will perform live and DIRECTly from the Cotton Bowl Stadium while other musical guests will be at the Cotton Bowl Plaza stage. Click here for a concert schedule!

    Tickets are still on sale ranging from $30 – $225. Ten percent of all Dallas H20 ticket sales will go towards the following organizations: Mi Escuelita Preschool, North Texas Food Bank & North Texas Cat Rescue.

    If you’re a fan of at least 3-4 of the artists listed above June 9th should be circled, starred, whatever on your calendar and tickets in hand come Saturday because you won’t want to miss the electrifying performances offered by the 2012 H2O Music Festival. You’re bound to pick up another 1 or 2 groups as your favorite by the time the night is over.

    Cotton Bowl
    3750 The Midway
    Dallas, TX

    The Shops at Highland Village: Jazz at the Fountain – Tuesdays in June

    3 Jun

    The month of May might have ended but the jazz concert series at The Shops at Highland Village continue in June. With more live jazz performances by UNT faculty, alumni and students Jazz at the Fountain brings a lovely musical retreat to North Texas every Tuesday evening. The concerts are Free and open to the entire public. Each Tuesday from 7 to 9pm, the courtyard located between Chico’s and Patrizio’s hosts Jazz at the Fountain. Attendees are welcome to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for a night of jazz right in the midst of south Denton county’s luxurious open air shopping centers. Boxed picnic dinners are available from Potbellys and Corner Bakery or enjoy a delicious Italian meal from Patrizio right next door. The music will follow you no matter where you go.

    The Shops at Highland Village are located at the Northwest corner of FM 2499 and FM 407.

    (EVERY Tuesday, weather permitting)

    Check out the JUNE 2012 LINEUP!

    June 7: James Riggs Quartet

    June 12: Luke Brimhall Quartet

    June 19: Adam Huteson

    June 26: Pete Clagett Quartet

    The Shops at Highland Village
    1701 Shoal Creek
    Suite 245
    Highland Village, TX 75077

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