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FREE 2014 July 4th Fireworks Shows and Family Events — Fort Worth & Dallas Area

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Grab your lawn chairs and head to one of these FREE July Fourth celebrations and fireworks displays in Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding DFW communities.

Events are listed by date and in alphabetical order by community.

:: Thursday, July 3, 2014 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Addison
What: Kaboom Town in Addison
Rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal, the nationally recognized fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison.  The 30-minute fireworks show is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM. Plus there is food, live music and the spectacular Addison Airport Air Show.
Where: The fireworks display and the Addison Airport Airshow can be seen from almost anywhere in Addison. Go here for a list of watching party locations.
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Fireworks start about 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

Arlington
What: Light Up Arlington Fireworks Show
Live music, kids area, bounce houses, petting zoo, face painting and games set up along several city blocks in Arlington. Features a 21-minute music-enhanced fireworks show from atop City Hall.
Where: Downtown Arlington. Go here for a map.
When: July 3, 6:0oPM – 10:30PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE!  Petting Zoo and Pony Rides are available for a small fee.

Roanoke
What: Independence Day Celebration ~ Roanoke 3rd Rocks
Fireworks, family fun, food and music by retro disco band, Le Freak (returning by popular demand). Family activities include  bounce houses, rock climbing wall, train rides, games and more.
Where: Roanoke Community Park ~ 201 Park Dr.   A map has been provided of the available parking lots on Roanoke’s Facebook page.
When: July 3. Family activities begin at 6pm and fireworks at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Southlake
What: Stars & Stripes Southlake Event and Fireworks Show
Kids zone activities, balloon artists,  live music/entertainment, fireworks celebration and more!
Where: Southlake Town Square
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00PM. Patriotic ceremony and fireworks will start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

:: Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Arlington
What: 49th Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade
Where:
Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00AM
Cost: FREE!

Bedford
What: City of Bedford’s Independence Day Celebration
This 4th FEST will feature free live musical entertainment, a variety of themed family friendly activities, a classic car show, festival food and spectacular fireworks when the sun goes down.
Where: 2801 Forest Ridge Road ~ Bedford Boys Ranch Park.  Go here for parking details.
When: July 4, 12:00PM to 11:00PM, fireworks at 10:00PM
Cost: FREE! Swimming at Bedford’s Splash Aquatic Center is Admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids under 18 and free for children two years old and younger. Optional parking and shuttle service, $5 (Free for children 3 and under) will be offered at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive.

Burleson
What: City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration
Parade, 90-minute live rock concert, fireworks show, and more.
Where: Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex
500 W. Hidden Creek Pkwy
When: July 4 ~ Parade starts at 9:00AM. Gates to Chisenhall  Complex will open at 5:00PM.  Fireworks at 9:20PM.
Cost: FREE!

Dallas
What: Fair Park Fourth Celebration

The City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration at Fair Park will feature spectacular fireworks at the Cotton Bowl, “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, entertainment, kids activities, and a variety of live music. Access to food trucks will be available throughout Fair Park starting at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Fair Park in Dallas.
When: July 4 ~ 10:00AM to 10:00PM. Fireworks start at 9:30PM. Gates D and E to the Cotton Bowl will open at 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE!  You will need a wristband for Cotton Bowl entry (available at information booths while supplies last).  Parking is $5 at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11.

Flower Mound
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
This fun family event features live music from legendary classic rock band, KANSAS, children’s parade, Kid’s Zone activities, vintage auto show, art show, exhibitors, and a great fireworks show.
Where: Flower Mound’s Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane
When: July 4, Children’s Parade begins at 10:00AM, Gates for the festival activities will open at 5PM, Kansas plays at 8:15PM and fireworks begin at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

Fort Worth Fourth Fireworks

Fort Worth
What: Fort Worth’s Fourth Family Event
This fireworks show promises to be one of the largest and best in the metroplex! It offers an evening of free music, family fun, new jet ski and flyboard shows, zipline, bounce houses, miniature golf, food trucks,  fireworks, and lots more! You can even cool off in the Trinity River with kayaking and free river-tubing — tubes are free but supplies are limited, so feel free to bring your own.
When: July 4, Festival and shows starts at 2:00PM.  Fireworks shoot off at 10:00PM. See the complete schedule here.
Where: On the Trinity River, at Panther Island Pavilion.  Go here for directions and parking.


Local Traffic Tips: With an anticipated crowd of more than 100,000 for the various Fort Worth 4th of July events, the Fort Worth Police Department has put together a traffic plan to make it quicker and safer to get to and from Panther Island (or other downtown Fort Worth event locations).  Go here to learn more.
Cost: FREE!  Parking at Panther Island varies from $5 to $10.

Frisco
What: Frisco Freedom Fest
Fireworks, food, live music, children’s activities (bounce house, games, face painting, etc.), 5K run, street entertainment, and more.
Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
When: July 4, Begins at 4:00PM, Fireworks at 10:20PM (approx.)
Cost: FREE!

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Fireworks Show
Live music, parade, kids activities, fireworks over the lake, and more. Voted one of the top 5 best fireworks shows in Texas.
Where: Events take place around town with fireworks over the lake.
Go here for specific event locations.
When: July 4, Fireworks and Laser light show begin at dusk (about 9:30PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Grapevine
What: 32nd Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
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Celebrate America’s birthday at Grapevine’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza! Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from almost any lakeside location as well as several other places throughout Grapevine including Gaylord Texan Resort’s parking garage (with a parking fee), Admission is free at most viewing locations. 
Where:
Best fireworks viewing locations are Oak Grove Park and Rockledge Park on Lake Grapevine (map here) or on top of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan Resort — our favorite spot, but there is a parking fee.
Local Traffic Tips:  In the interest of public safety, the City of Grapevine will be shutting down Fairway Drive between State Highway 26 E. and Silveron Blvd. on July 4th. beginning at 9 p.m. Additionally, parking along Fairway Drive will be prohibited.
When: July 4, Fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE! Note that some parks along Lake Grapevine — as well as the Gaylord Texan — charge an admission fee of $5 to $15 per vehicle.  Most parks are free, though.

Irving/Las Colinas
What: Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
Join the City of Irving for the annual two-part celebration of America’s independence.  The fun begins with a community parade followed by a reception at Heritage Park.  Finish the day with an evening festival, showcasing live music, food, a Fun Zone, and fireworks spectacular.
Where: Go here for the parade route.  Fireworks will take place on the south side of  Lake Carolyn ~ 601 E. Las Colinas Blvd.
When: July 4, Parade begins at 9:00am. P:re-fireworks family event and entertainment begins at 6:00PM &  fireworks at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

Lewisville
What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Show
Uncle Sam invites everyone to join him for a parade. Children can dress in America’s colors and decorate tricycles, strollers or wagons [no bikes allowed] in red, white and blue. The parade starts in Vista Ridge Mall’s Center Court and ends where a DJ will rock the mall with music and host fun games with prizes. Crafts with a patriotic theme along with face painting will also be a part of the festivities.
Where: Learn more about the family events and parade at Vista Ridge Mall here. For Fireworks, the best viewing area is on the south side of Vista Ridge Mall, between the mall and the Sam Rayburn Tollway.
When: July 4, Parade and all activities will begin at 11:00am and end at 2:00pm; fireworks begin at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

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Northeast Tarrant County Family 4th Celebration and Fireworks Show — Sponsored by the Cities of Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, and Watauga
What: Family 4th Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day at the Family 4th Celebration.  Festivities include kid’s activities, bounce houses, contests, a salute to veterans, stage performances and festival food.  For fireworks viewing enjoyment, set your radio dial to KTCU, 88.7 for a choreographed, musical fireworks simulcast.  Learn more here.
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or WG Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Family activities and festivities begin at 5:00PM. fireworks start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

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TODAY ONLY — 40-60% OFF Summer Nerf Super Soakers & Sports Toys

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If your kids are starting to hit the summertime “boredom blues,” this is a GREAT deal of the day to check out ~ keep them active & making fun summertime memories with these Nerf toys — all up to 60% OFF…

Amazon Deal of the Day

TODAY ONLY, save  40-60% OFF top rated Nerf Toys including sports toys, super soakers, and blasters starting at $6.99. This one-day “Amazon Gold Box Deal” offer is valid today only, July 1, 2014 or while supplies last — at time of posting there were 19 items from which to choose!  Also, for an even greater value, take advantage of FREE Shipping (learn more here) or FREE 2-Day Prime Shipping (learn more here).

Amazon Nerf Toys Deal of the Day

:: Go here to see all deal-of-the-day discounted Nerf toys

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FREE 4th of July Sparkler Holder Printable — Great for Glow Sitcks Too!

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Free 4th of July Printable

Click here to download a FREE Fourth of July Sparkler holder printable designed by creative blogger, Over The Big Moon.  You’ll find a fun patriotic design that will hold at least 5 sparklers or glow sticks along with an easy-to-follow tutorial complete with pictures.

To make your sparkler holders, you will need letter-sized cardstock, scissors (or a straight edge trimmer), and glue. 

:: Get your FREE 4th of July Sparkler holder printables here.

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P.S.  If you plan on making several of these holders, we recommend using a trimmer like this one from Fiskars (as your hands may get a bit tired from all the scissor cutting).  We’ve had a Fiskars trimmer for several years, use it almost weekly, and at $16.50, it’s a good bargainLearn more here.

Fiskars Trimmer

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$25 OFF First Purchase at Gilt — Including Kitchenaid, Michael Kors, Cuisinart, Badgley Mischka, and More

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If you are not already a member of Gilt (membership is FREE), don’t pass up this $25 OFF deal…

Gilt Group New Member

There’s a really hot promotion at Gilt daily deals site for new members ~ save $25 OFF a $50 or greater purchase! Once you sign up (free here), use the $25 discount credit on anything and get a really nice discount on finds from Missoni, Kitchenaid, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Nambé, Melissa & Doug, Rebecca Minkoff, Badgley Mischka and thousands more.

Along with household brands like Cuisinart and Fisher Price, you’ll also see brands carried at luxury department stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstroms ~ all at deep discounts!

$25 OFF at Gilt Plus Free Shipping

In the last year, we’ve personally used Gilt’s great deals to replace our coffee maker that died, update our “on-its-last-legs” blender to a DASH blender (love it!), and buy some fun Melissa & Doug learning toys for a gift. We’ve been very happy and can’t say enough great things about Gilt!

$25 OFF at Gilt Plus Free Shipping

New to Gilt? Gilt Groupe provides instant insider access and sample sales for today’s top designer labels, at up to 60% off retail. When you become a member, you’ll find new discounts and sales every day for women, men, kids and home as well as exclusive deals for DFW. Learn more, here.

$25 OFF at Gilt Plus Free Shipping

:: Go here to get the $25 OFF Gilt Credit for new members.

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FREE Printable Road Trip Bingo Games — 3 Designs

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Free Road Trip Printable Bingo Game

If you are road tripping with the little ones from Fort Worth this summer, be sure and check out this fun collection of FREE printable Road Trip Bingo games from creative bloggers, Thirty Handmade Days and Oopsey Daisy. There are 3 designs from which to choose, and each design has 5 unique game boards.

Free Road Trip Printable Bingo Game

To make your bingo cards, print the design on standard letter size card stock.  As an option, you can choose to laminate these (see below) if you’d like to make them reusable with a dry erase marker.

:: Get your FREE Road Trip Bingo Game printables here.

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P.S.  If you do not already have a laminator for this project, we recommend this one from Purple Cow.  We bought this model last year and have used it for oodles of projects — and at $24.50, it’s a nice bargainWe especially love that it includes a bonus supply of 100 lamination pockets in various sizes to get you started.  Go here to learn more.

Purple Cow Laminator

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SATURDAY FLASH SALE — ALL JEANS & PANTS $10 to $12 at The Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale

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The Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale opens its doors this Saturday with a really HOT FLASH SALE that you won’t want to miss!  ALL bottoms — pants, jeans, & shorts — are only $12 each or 3 for $30 — Saturday, June 21st only.

Here’s the inside scoop…

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2014

If you thought the last Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale was great (we certainly did!), you really won’t want to miss their 1-day, $12 Flash Sale — this Saturday, June 21st.

Tru Luxe Jeans

:: All bottoms are $12/each — or even better, buy 3 for $30! You’ll find a full range of styles and colors of jeans, crops, shorts, and fashion pants at incredible prices —  These are VERY rare bargain prices for this level of quality clothing!

::  There is a nice variety of sizes to fit and flatter, too. Sizes cover 2-18 including Missy, Petite and Women’s Plus sizes.   There are sizes to fit just about anyone.

  Sharon Young Sale May 2014  Sharon Young Bottoms Up Sale 2014

:: You will see rows of gorgeous embellished Tru Luxe jeans, cropped jeans, and shorts in a crayon box of colors and styles. There are over 2,000 pieces in this sale at up to 90% off retail

:: While this is mainly a Tru Luxe brand sale, you’ll also find several other brands that are carried in high-end department stores and fashion boutiques designer fashions from Sharon Young, City Girl, Multiples, A La Carte, and more. 

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Insider Sale Tips

1.)  You’ll want to arrive early on Saturday (June 21 at 8:00am) to get the best selection. There will likely be a line outside the sale door.

2.)  Buy some Tru Luxe Jeans.  These normally start at $98 retail — finding these for $10 to $12 is an amazing deal!  At this price, you can even buy 2 of the same pair and have one hemmed into crops or shorts for a summer length — or just roll them up like the picture above!

3.)  At 3 for $30, everything is a bargain, and it will be hard to choose.  That said, be sure to also look for pants with a Slim-sation tag these are our new favorite dress casual pants.  They have a nice cut and a little inside tummy smoothing panel that make you look a size smaller (yes, please!).

4.)  P.S. Save the date for the next Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse sale — July 31-August 2.  It’s going to be HUGE!

I hope you are able to make it over to the sale to grab some great bargains!  Here’s the information you’ll need, in a nutshell…

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Details, details

When: Saturday June 21, 2014 ~ 8:00AM to 3:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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TODAY ONLY — $61.99 For 4-Star Rated Men’s Rockport Dress Shoes — That’s 57% OFF

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This is a HOT deal of the day & Father’s Day gift idea worth mentioning — $61.99 for men’s Rockport business shoes!

 

Amazon Deal of the Day

TODAY ONLY, save  57% on 4-star rated Men’s Rockport Dress & Business Casual Shoes, including oxfords, loafers, and more.  The discounted price is good today only on Amazon’s Deal of the Day. There are 6 select styles available in a variety of colors, sizes, and widths.  At $61.99 (regularly $145) plus free shipping, this is a great deal!

 

 

:: Go here to see all six $61.99 Rockport Deal of the Day styles

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