Pack your coolers and picnic blankets, Independence Day is here! That means parades, fireworks displays, and festivals are on their way to Dallas-Fort Worth. We’ve looked for the most up-to-date information on each and every event going down but you always want to check for changes before you go.

Read on for Your Guide to 4th of July Events in Dallas-Fort Worth:

 

PRE-4TH OF JULY FUN

Family Fireworks Celebration – Join the fun at Lakeside Park on June 29th for a fireworks show! This year’s event includes free paddleboard, live music, water slides, games, food trucks, and more. This event is only for the families of active duty military, military retirees, DoD civilians, and Reservists. Must have your ID ready to show. The fun begins at 5 pm.

Roanoke’s 3rd of July – Bring the whole family out for an evening of bounce houses, rock climbing, food and drink vendors, and more on July 3rd. The festivities begin at 6 pm and end the evening with a fireworks spectacular. The event is held at Roanoke Community Park.

Sounds of Red, White & Lewisville – This event includes live music, children’s activities, and more at Wayne Ferguson Plaza at 6 pm on July 3. The fireworks show starts around 9:30 pm.

Mansfield Rocks –  Enjoy free bounce houses, games, live music, and more at Big League Dreams. Park at the Vernon Mount Stadium and take the free shuttles. Leave your picnics and coolers at home for this one- you can purchase everything you need at the festival! The festivities run July 3 from 7- 10 pm.

Light Up Arlington – The city’s annual fireworks show on July 3 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. is hosted by Levitt Pavilion. There will be a kid zone, live music, and food trucks. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

KABOOMTOWN –  Enjoy an air show and the top rated fireworks show in the country in Addison on July 3. Admission is free but space is extremely limited. You can purchase an Addison Hotel Package for guaranteed admission but the carnival has the best views.

Granbury 4th of July Celebration – Hosting fun activities from July 3- 6, you can find fun every day, for everyone! Enjoy live music, a hot rods car show, and more. Find their full schedule of events here.

 

DALLAS

Five on the Fourth – Klyde Warren Park is hosting a free family 5K on Independence Day. The 5K goes down at 8 am.

Dallas Arboretum – This gorgeous park in Dallas is hosting Independence Day activities from June 29 through July 7. There will be live music, $2 hot dogs, demonstrations, and more. All activities are included with admission.

 

FORT WORTH

Fort Worth’s Fourth – General admission to this family-oriented celebration at Panther Island Pavilion is free! There will be  kids’ activities, live music, band competitions, an F-16 flyover, food and more. Parking is a minimum of $10, cash only. You can also purchase Skybox Seating {$60} or entry to the Coors Light VIP tent {$50}.

Stockyards 4th of July Celebration – The Fort Worth Stockyards is hosting a free event from July 4- 7, 2019. Thursday, July 4, enjoy food trucks, corn hole, an artists and artisan market, face painting, live music, an old West gun show, and more. Festivities continue through Sunday, 10 am- 4 pm and later on the weekend.

Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic – The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens are hosting the two-day celebration from July 3-4. Patriotic music from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and fireworks afterward- bring your own picnics and blankets! Lawn seats are free for kids, $25 for everyone else. You can get preferred seating for an additional fee.

 

SURROUNDING AREAS

4th of July in Denton – Enjoy a 5K, parade, live music, and fireworks on the 4th in Denton. The events are going on at various times and places so check here for more info.

Frisco FreedomFest – Admission to this party is totally free. Enjoy a ticketed soccer match, the Hometown Heros Exhibit, tastings, and more. Find more info here.

Bedford’s 4thFEST –  Hosted by Bedford’s Boys Ranch Park, this celebration begins with a children’s inflatables area which requires a fee and a free children’s activity center. The free live music goes from 5- 7 pm. There will be a free car show at 6, a salute to soldiers at 6: 30, and a huge fireworks show at 10 pm. Parking in and around the area will be $10- $20 per vehicle so bring cash.

Grapevine’s 37th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza – Grapevine has several fun activities to entertain you. Participate in two different hands-on activities; head to the historic district to learn about how Grapevine Pioneers lived, or see the free exhibition PIRATES! A Whimsicle Adventure at Tower Gallery.  The fireworks show begins at 9:30 over Lake Grapevine with live music.

Southlake Stars & Stripes – Southlake does it right with events going on at three different parks! Cornish Park, McPherson Park, and the Rustin Pavilion will all have live music starting at 6 pm. You can also enjoy the Patriotic Ceremony, children’s activities, a fireworks countdown, and more.

North Richmond Hills – Enjoy one of the biggest patriotic festivals in Texas beginning at 5 pm with children’s activities, inflatables, food trucks, and more. The Salute to Veterans is at 7. Live music will take place from 7:30 to 9 pm. There will also be a corn dog eating contest and more! Free admission, free parking- just bring cash for your food and drinks!

Richland Hills Red, White & YOU – Enjoy a full morning of free, family-friendly activities. There will be fun and games for kids and the whole family, plus food and drinks for purchase. The parade starts at 9 am at The Link.

Hurst Stars & Stripes – Beginning at 5 p.m. at Hurst Community Park, there will be Face painting, inflatables, food vendors and live music. You can bring your picnics, just leave the alcohol, pets,  and grills at home. All events are free, just bring cash for your food and drinks. Save time and gas by taking the shuttle from Nordstrom at North East Mall.

Trophy Club – Trophy Club Texas is hosting a Patriots 5K & Fun Run at Byron Nelson High School starting at 7:15. Catch the Parade of Patriots starting from the high school at 9:30. Head to Independence Park for a free fireworks show with live entertainment, children’s activities and food and drink vendors from 6- 10 pm.

DOVD Annual Parade & Picnic –  The Double Oaks Volunteer Fire Department hosts a free family event every year. The parade kicks off on Simmons Road at 9 am and finishes at the John B. Wright Park. Stick around afterwards for a community picnic. Bring your picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs.

Keller Bike Parade – The Keller PD’s annual Bike Parade takes place on July 4 starting at 9:30 am. Bring the kids with their bikes and deck yourself out in red, white, and blue. There will be bike parades for each age group for kids aged 2- 12 years old. The awards ceremony begins at 11 am.  All events are held at the Keller Town Center.

Flower Mound – Independence Fest begins with a children’s parade at 10 am, followed by children’s activities, free food, live entertainment, and more. There will also be a vintage car show, bounce houses, rock climbing, and much more at Bakersfield Park starting at 5 pm. The evening will end with a fireworks show at 9:50 pm.

Irving – The Cit of Irving is having two free events for families! Enjoy the parade and reception starting at 9 am on July 4 in the Irving Heritage District. The Independence Day Fireworks Show is at the Irving Event Plaza at Lake Carolyn from 6- 10 pm. There will be a food court, live music, a fun zone, and more.

Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration –  Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie is hosting a family event with fireworks and much more. There will be live music, live races, a kids zone, and more. Fireworks begin after dark. Regular admission applies. The festivities run from 3- 9 pm on both July 4 and 5.

Burleson 4th of July Celebration – The Lions Club Parade begins at 9 am at Kerr Middle School. Then, head to the Chisenhall Sports Complex at 5 pm for live music, kids activities, and a fireworks show. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. You can bring a picnic, sans alcohol and glass, but there will also be concessions for all your food and drink needs. The fireworks start at 9:20 pm.

Arlington 4th of July Parade – Enjoy handmade floats and decked out bikes from approximately 9:03 a.m. until 11 a.m. See parade route here.

Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks – In DeSoto/Lancaster at Lancaster’s Community Park, celebrate Independence Day from 4- 10 pm. The event includes family fun, carnival-style food, bounce houses, face painting, games, live entertainment and an old fashion firework show at the Helen Giddings Amphitheater. All activities are free, just bring your cash and card for the food, drink, and local vendors.

Boomin’ 4th at Hudson Oaks –  This free event begins at 6 p.m. with fireworks after dark. They’ll have food vendors, kids activities, and more.

4th of July events in Glen Rose – There are two events going on in Glen Rose on Independence Day. Enjoy an Old Fashioned Independence Day in the Downtown Square as well as fireworks at Wheeler’s Branch. Find more info here.

Crowley Celebration of Freedom – This free event at Bicentennial Park begins at 5 pm on July 6. There will be opening ceremonies, an All-American Kid Contest, live music, and more. The fireworks start t 9:30 pm.

 

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