FREE Fort Worth & Dallas Fourth Of July Fireworks Shows and Independence Day Celebrations

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Important note: To find the 2014 list of FREE DFW Area Fourth of July Fireworks Shows and Celebrations, go here (you stumbled upon an out-of-date 2011 schedule of events).  So glad you found us…pull up a chair and check out all the other local bargains and free events we’ve found for you (here)!

Firework events are listed by date and in alphabetical order by community.

:: Saturday, July 2, 2011 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Frisco
What: Frisco Freedom Fest
Food, live music, children’s activities (bounce house, rock climbing wall), street entertainment, and more.
Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
When: July 2, Begins at 4:00PM, Fireworks at 10:00PM
Cost: FREE.

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July (All Weekend)
Parade, live big band music and dance, fireworks 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: Weekend events July 2-4. Fireworks on July 4 at Dusk (about 9:30PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE.  Check links above for specifics.

Park Glen Community – Fort Worth
What:
Park Glen Community Fireworks Extravaganza
Where: Arcadia Trail Park (bordered by Ash River Rd. & Island Park Dr.)
When: July 2, Fireworks at 9:15PM
Cost: FREE.

:: Sunday, July 3, 2011 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Addison
What: Kaboom Town in Addison
Ranked #3 as Best Fireworks Show in the US . Warbird flyover, food, and live music. Fireworks event will be simulcast on 100.3 FM & KRLD 1080AM radio.
Where: Watching party at Addison Circle Park
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Fireworks start at dusk (about 9:30PM)
Cost: FREE.

Arlington
What: Light Up Arlington Fireworks Show
Music, food, bounce houses, 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/University District of Arlington
When: July 3, 6:ooPM – 10:00PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE.

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July (All Weekend)
Parade, live big band music and dance, fireworks 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: Weekend events July 2-4. Fireworks on July 4 at Dusk (about 9:30PM). Go here for a complete schedule of events.
Cost: Most events are FREE. Check links above for specifics.

Roanoke
What: Independence Day Celebration ~ Roanoke 3rd Rocks
Live music, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, children’s train and more.
Where: Roanoke Community Park ~ 201 Park Dr.
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00. Fireworks will start at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

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

:: Monday, July 4, 2011 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Arlington
What: 46th Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade
Where:
Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00AM
Cost: FREE.

What: Arlington Highlands Shopping Center Celebration
Live music, face painting, free snow cones and fireworks.
Where: Click here for directions.
When: July 4, 7:00PM, Fireworks at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

Bedford
What: City of Bedford’s Bigtop 4th Fest 
Live Music, inflataFUN Zone, a variety of Circus family fun FREE activities, festival-style food & more independence day celebrations with a with a circus themed twist.
Where: 2801 Forest Ridge Road ~ Bedford Boys Ranch Park.  Go here for parking details.
When: July 4, 12:00PM to 11:00PM, fireworks at dusk (about 9:30PM)
Cost: FREE! Swimming at Bedford’s Splash Aquatic Center is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids under 18. Optional parking and shuttle service, $4 (Free for children 3 and under).

Flower Mound
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
Live music, kid’s activity zone, vintage car show, arts & crafts, food and more.  Featuring classic rock icons, Grand Funk Railroad! This year’s festival will be special as the town is also celebrating its 50th Anniversary and is combining this event with the Wild About Flower Mound festival.
Where: Flower Mound’s Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane
When: July 4, 5:00-10:30PM and Fireworks begin at 9:25PM
Cost: FREE!

Fort Worth
What: City of Fort Worth’s Fourth Of July Fireworks
An evening of free music, family activities, bounce houses, miniature golf, jet ski shows, and fireworks. You can even cool off in the Trinity River with the Float the Fourth river-tubing event (
inner tubes, kayaks and swim up barges are available free of charge).   Free fresh watermelon will also be available to all!
Where: On the Trinity River, behind LaGrave Field at Trinity Uptown.
When: July 4, Starts at 4:30PM. Fireworks begin after the FW Cats game ends.
Cost: FREE!  Parking is available at LaGrave Field for $5 or free along the side streets of North Main.

Granbury
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July (All Weekend)
Parade, live big band music and dance, fireworks 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: Weekend events July 2-4. Fireworks on July 4 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: 29th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
Where:
Grapevine Lake (our favorite viewing spot is from the Gaylord
Texan Hotel. A map of viewing sites around Grapevine Lake can be
be found here.
When: July 4, Fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE (though some parks may charge a small admission fee).

Irving/Las Colinas
What: Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
Fireworks over Lake Caroline and patriotic music from the Irving Symphony Orchestra and the Kenny Chavez Combo
Where: Las Colinas ~ Intersection of Las Colinas Boulevard and Lake Carolyn Parkway
When: July 4, Entertainment begins at 6:30PM, fireworks at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE! Parking is $5 at the Irving Convention Center parking garage ~ 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.

Lewisville
What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Show
Where: The best viewing opportunities will be on the South side of Vista Ridge Mall and along the 121 Bypass.
When: July 4, 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

North Richland Hills
What: North Richland Hills Family Fireworks Show
Patriotic music will be simulcast live during the fireworks show on KDKR Radio 91.3 FM
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or WG Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Fireworks Begin at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE.

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