4th of July Dallas Events 2013 | Most Popular Fireworks Shows in DFW

26 Jun

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Once you POP the fun won’t stop! Fireworks and Patriotic parades are BIG in DFW during 4th of July time. This year we have notable 4th of July events and activities taking place across the metropolitan area. You’ll find some of the biggest DFW fireworks shows listed below along with some cool festivals that are entertaining for the entire family. Fair Park Fourth, KaBoom Town, Lone Stars & Stripes at Lone Star Park are just a few of the traditional spots with grandoise firework shows.

While we couldn’t cover every single one, we handpicked a few DFW Independence Day events in Dallas, Forth Worth and in between. Let’s get this Birthday Party started and celebrate another year of Freedom right! (You’ll be happy to know that every event mentioned below is for 2013.)

Kaboom Town! Addison
Date: Wednesday, 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: Thursday, 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 Fourth is the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration with spectacular fireworks at the Cotton Bowl sponsored by Gold Metal Recyclers, entertainment including a Dallas Wind Symphony patriotic concert sponsored by Big City Crushed Concrete, kids activities and more. Plus, don’t forget that the Top 3 finalists of the All American Drum-Off will be performing live! FREE admission to the general public, reduced admission to museums and concessions are just a few other benefits of FPF.

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

The 17th Annual Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration, hosted by Lone Star Park in conjunction with the City of Grand Prairie, not only features two nights of spectacular prizes, music and fireworks but also bounce houses, a petting zoo and pony rides for the kids! Enjoy an afternoon of events both Wednesday, July 3rd and Thursday July 4th. On the 4th there will be live music from Incognito on the Courtyard of Champions stage from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and make sure to enter the Lone Stars and Stripes Trip Give-a-Way* (Las Vegas). After the last race a 20-minute fireworks display choreographed to music courtesy of 99.5 The Wolf.

Arlington Highlands 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Date: Thursday, July 4th
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Arlington Highlands
Fireworks Showtime: 9:15pm

Family friendly gatherings, favorite restaurants and fireworks over Franchesca’s – best describes Arlington’s big 4th of July extravaganza at Arlington Highlands. Be one of the first 3,000 there to get free sno cones between 7 and 9pm, or roll in late and get $1 sno cones while listening to live performances by The Chant Band. Just remember the fireworks will start without you come 9:15pm. Best viewing of the Fireworks display is recommended at Dave & Busters so get there early for a spot!

Highland Park Parade
Date: Thursday, July 4th
Location: Highland Park – Goar Park
Fireworks Showtime: TBD

At 9am the Highland Park Fourth of July Parade will begin at Highland Park Town Hall and end at Goar Park. The 2013 Park Cities parade is an annual community event that many make a point NOT to miss!

Irving – Patriotic Parade and Fireworks
Date: Wednesday, July 3 & Thursday, July 4
Time: 7/3 – 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Parade 7/4 – 9:00am
Location: Irving Convention Center (500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.)
Fireworks Showtime: 7/4 – 9:40pm

On Wednesday North Texans can celebrate America’s independence with an evening of fun, games, music and fireworks in the Las Colinas District of Irving. The Family Fun Zone will be open from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, featuring free activities for children like bounce houses, an inflatable slide, a rock climbing wall, and more. From BBQ and hamburgers to Indian and Greek cuisine, the dinner options are sure to please at the food court. Available desserts include funnel cake, ice cream, shaved ice and more! On the main stage that evening will be the Kenny Chavez Combo, the Irving Symphony Orchestra and MAXX Band.

The City of Irving’s professionally choreographed fireworks spectacular is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:40 p.m.

The theme of Irving’s 4th of July Parade this year is “Celebrating American with a 50 State Salute”. Participants will design entries that honor one of the 50 states. The City of Irving Fourth of July Parade has been selected by Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber Best in Irving 2013 as the Best Community event. Immediately following the parade Irving-ites can enjoy a free watermelon reception and concert at Heritage Park, 217 Main Street. The concert will feature the Texas Gypsies. Click here to see the parade route.


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Plano All-American Fourth of July Celebration
Date: Thursday, July 4
Time: 9:30pm – 11:00pm
Location: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve
Fireworks Showtime: 9:30pm – 11:00pm

Party patriotic style with the City of Plano! Free parking is available at First United Methodist Church Plano, Plano Centre and Collin College for the fireworks show which will take place at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve – 2801 Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75086. Tune in to 97.5 KLAK for the simulcast.

4th of July FireCracker Run
Date: Wednesday, July 4
Time: 9:00am
Location: Curtis Park

It may be a holiday but you can get your free behind up for a 7:30am run. You’ll need to cut the calories just to put more back on at the BBQ later on anyways. Before the Park Cities Independence Day Parade, the City of University Park will host its annual “UP Firecracker Fun Run.” You can Run or walk in the 2013 UP (University Park) Firecracker Fun Run which is open to all ages and skill levels. The route for this 5K race winds through the city, starting and ending in Curtis Park. Registration is $15 in advance and $20 on the day of. Kids 12 and under can run for free! Just get them registered. Firecracker 5k Fun Run Registration

To register for the 5th Annual Firecracker 5000 race in Fort Worth at Trinity Park click here!

Fort Worth 4th of July Celebration
Date: Thursday, July 4
Time: 4:30pm
Location: 1098 West Peach Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
Fireworks Showtime: 9:30pm

Fort Worth’s biggest fireworks display can be seen near the Trinity. Enjoy Free music and family activities along the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion in Trinity Uptown. This year’s activities include live music by Back in Black, tubing and kayaking on the Trinity River, a bounce house, mini golf and an obstacle course. Then get front row seats for the dazzling sky spectacle from your blanket or lawn chair.


Stars and Stripes at Southlake
Date: Wednesday, July 3
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Southlake Town Square
Fireworks Showtime: 9:30pm

Like Addison KaBoomtown, Southlake holds their Independence Day party on the eve so you can still catch a few other DFW events the day of if you like. It just gives you the opportunity to party after work but right before the holiday. An evening filled with music, food, magic, crafts and patriotism, Stars and Stripes at Southlake will be enjoyable for both kids and parents. Children’s Medical’s The Children’s Village will offer games and all kinds of fun for children of all ages. Balloon artists, candy art, a Twitter Contest Booth, Dual Inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle and a gaming truck will all be on site!

Get Fit on the Fourth — More 4th of July Races can be found here!

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