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• FREE 4th of July Celebrations & Fireworks Shows
• FREE Concert in the Park ~ Near Southside
• FREE Ft. Worth Stockyards 4th of July Events
• FREE Family Event at the Keller Pointe Pool
• FREE Museum Admission and Family Activities
• FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
:: FREE Fourth Of July Fireworks Shows & Celebrations in
Fort Worth & Dallas ~ It’s Kaboom Time!
Friday-Sunday July 2-4, 2010
Grab the picnic basket and lawn chairs and head to one of the many FREE
July 4th holiday celebrations for Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding
areas. We’ve compiled ist of 15 of the best FREE fireworks shows
and DFW community family events including dates, times, and other
details you just might like to know, here.
Some of our favorites include:
- Stars & Stripes Southlake Fireworks Show (July 3)
If fireworks Saturday evening fits into your plans, pop by
Southlake’s family event on the Square. They’ll have live Big
Band and Cajun music, facepainting, and other family fun
events, too! Don’t miss out on Milwaukee Joe’s Ice Cream while
you are there (yum!!!)!
- City of Fort Worth’s Fourth Of July Fireworks (July 4)
Features an evening of live music, family activities, jet ski
performances on the Trinity River, and of course an amazing
fireworks show! You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in
“The Great Texas Hill Slide,” an attempt to set the world’s record for
the most people sliding down a hill at one time (crazy fun!)!
- Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July (July 2-4)
The whole city gets involved with an all weekend celebration
including, live Big Band music and a dance, vintage car show,
fireworks over the lake and lots more. Voted one of the top 5 Best
Fireworks shows in Texas.
- Irving’s Firecracker Fourth (July 4)
Fireworks over Lake Caroline and patriotic music from the Irving
Symphony Orchestra, combine with the gorgeous setting of
Williams Square (the building with the amazing horse statue in the
plaza) to create a beautiful Fourth of July family event.
- To see the full list of all 15 FREE DFW Fourth of July Events,
:: FREE Outdoor Concert Event ~ First Friday On The Green
Friday, July 2, 2010
Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends with First Friday on
the Green, a FREE monthly live music series rolled out by Fort Worth
South. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and
enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.
Hungry? Enjoy one of the neighborhood’s fantastic restaurants beforehand
or take in Chadra Mezza & Grill which will be selling their tasty fare at the
event. No outside coolers or food please.
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind the
revitalization (and suburban greatness) of the Near Southside FW.
Get more info here.
When: Friday, July 2, 2010 ~ 7:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1100 Block of Lipscomb,
between Magnolia and Rosedale (across the street from the Village
Homes row houses).
Cost: In lieu of admission (which is FREE), you are encouraged to make a
donation to Tarrant Area Food Bank.
:: FREE ~ Spend 4th of July at the Ft. Worth Stockyards
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Celebrate the Fourth with your family, cowboy style at Fort Worth’s
stockyards! A fun day of activities is in store including:
- Live Music 2:00– 5:00PM
- Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive 11:30AM and 4:00PM
- Petting Zoo 11:00AM–4:00PM
- Gunfight Shows 11:45AM and 4:15PM
- Face painter 12:00–4:00PM
- Fort Worth Herd Cowcamp 1:30–2:30PM
Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive
experiences including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations
Take part in Keller’s annual “Fourth of July Spectacular” by making a
big splash at The Keller Pointe Outdoor Pool. The afternoon will be filled
with fun games, music, and lots of prizes for the little ones.
What: Get more information, here.
When: Sunday, July 4 ~ 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Outdoor Pool Hours: 11:00AM to 5:30PM
Where: The Keller Pointe. 405 Rufe Snow Drive
Cost: FREE for members. Non-members will pay the regular daily fee
:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History
Saturday and Sunday, July 3 & 4, 2010
Bank of America’s 2010 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE
admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 120 participating
museums throughout the U.S.
This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend (June 5 & 6) in
Fort Worth at the recently renovated Fort Worth Museum of Science
and History. If you have not visited the museum since it reopened
late last year, you are in for a TREAT!
What: To find out more about Bank of America’s Museums On Us
program, go here. To learn more about The Fort Worth Museum of
Science & History, click here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission
for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum, 1600 Gendy St.
(corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). Click here for directions.
When: Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)
Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:
:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays
for families. Held the first Saturday of every month, this special
event features FREE admission and a fun schedule of activities for
This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help
them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE Periscope to
Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron
(similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement pin. All
workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you
have a kit for your little ones.
What: For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, July 3 ~ 9:00AM- noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July! :)
Please remember those who fight for the freedoms we celebrate.
Enjoy and Share! :)
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