Our country’s 245th birthday calls for a celebration with plenty of hotdogs, outdoor concerts, and of course… fireworks! Nothing is more patriotic than watching the sky light up in red, white, and blue.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area does the Fourth of July the right way by offering numerous firework watching events and festivals. We have gathered our favorite DFW Fourth of July firework shows for you and your family and friends to attend this year.
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Overlooking the Trinity River, Fort Worth’s Fourth is the largest firework show in North Texas at Panther Island Pavilion. This scenic outdoor venue sits on the river and offers views of the downtown Fort Worth skyline as a backdrop. Admission is free and the gates open at 6:00 PM for food, drinks, and live music. The fireworks show starts at 9:30 PM.
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Get a jump start on Independence Day festivities at the Star Spangled Celebration at Walsh on July 2nd from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM. Make sure you show up early to claim your spot and bring your own chairs and blankets to enjoy the lake front firework show that begins at sunset. The newly developed Lake Park neighborhood of Walsh includes amenities for residents such as fishing, biking, and swimming, and ample space for gathering for the Fourth of July. General admission is free, and food is available for purchase.
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Although tickets are sold out for Kaboom Town in Addison Circle Park, you can still watching the spectacular fireworks display via live stream on the Town of Addison’s YouTube Channel. Addison has plenty of hotspots and restaurants in town to sit with your favorite summer drink and watch the show from a distance. Check out Addison Point Sports Grill for a laid back watch party of the fireworks on the patio and one of the best burgers in town.
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With carnival rides, glitter tattoo artists, live music and entertainers, and local food vendors, the Frisco Freedom Fest is the place to be this 4th of July. If you have the energy on the 3rd, grab your running buddy and come out for the Hotter ‘n Firecrackers 5K & Glow Run. The main activities begin at 4:00 PM on the 4th and the exciting fireworks show begins at approximately 9:45 PM. Your pups are welcome all weekend and if you have a Dachshund be sure to sign them up for the Dachshund Dash.
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Flower Mound’s Independence Fest starts with a children’s parade on July 3rd at 10:00 AM and wraps up with a concert by Josh Abbott Band and a firework show on July 4th starting at 9:50 PM. Bakersfield Park includes 10 different baseball fields and plenty of room for parking and to spread out to get the best view of the fireworks. The park opens at 5:00 PM on Sunday with games and food trucks, free admission and parking as an added bonus.
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Lake Grapevine offers seven different viewing spots of the fireworks show over the lake. If you want a wide view of the fireworks, park at Meadowmere Park and watch the sparklers light up the sky in the distance. If you want more of an overhead view, position yourself at Scott’s Landing Marina. Visit Lake Grapevine’s website to take a look at all the viewing spots of the fireworks show over Lake Grapevine starting at 9:30 PM on July 4th. Parking fees vary by viewing spot.
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The city of Burleson hosts its annual 4th of July celebration with concerts from Suzy and the Sissies and The Dolan Band starting at 5:30 PM and fireworks starting at 9:20 PM. Bring blankets, chairs, and food to enjoy the live music and fireworks. Remember to leave your pets, tents, and alcohol at home.
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Come purchase a parking spot to reserve the perfect location for you and your family to watch the Burleson fireworks at Chisenhall Fields starting at dusk. Be sure to arrive early for for good parking and the kid’s activities beforehand, including a petting zoo, face painting, and bounce houses. For the adults, live music will be starting at 6:00 PM with gates opening at 5:00 PM.
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The city of Granbury is hosting a weekend long 4th of July event including vendors, a 5K run and parade, and a performer at the opera house in historic Granbury square. Not just the square, but the whole town, completely transforms into a patriotic haven with flags, bunting, and more. Fireworks will begin at dusk, around 9:45 PM, on July 4th. Visit the website for the schedule and details.
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For a fireworks show that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city, Spark in the Park will be hosting a concert by Blue Oyster Cult and Fourth of July firework event from 6:00 PM-10:00 PM on the 4th. Arrive early to get your choice of parking in the three main parking lots and two small lots. Grilling is allowed in the middle lot, so bring your hotdogs and grill to make the most of your night.
No matter how you choose to celebrate the 4th of July in DFW this year, you are sure to see fireworks shows lighting up the sky from all directions and the smell of hamburgers on the grill filling the air.
Happy Independence Day from Ulterre!