FREE July 4th Fireworks Shows and Family Events — Fort Worth & Greater DFW Area

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Important note: To find the latest 2014 list of FREE DFW Area Fourth of July Fireworks Shows and Celebrations, go here (you stumbled upon an out-of-date 2013 schedule of events).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)!

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

:: Saturday, June 29, 2013 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

Southfork Ranch
What: Celebrate Freedom
Ranked as the largest free outdoor concert & fireworks show in America, this event will feature 23 music artists including SwitchFoot, Mandisa, Toby Mac, and more.
Where: Southfork Ranch in Dallas
When: June 29, Music starts at 10:00am~ Fireworks start at dusk (about 9:30PM)
Cost: FREE, but a ticket is required.  Learn more here.

:: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

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: Watching party at Addison Circle Park
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Fireworks start at dusk (about 9:30PM)
Cost: FREE!

What: Light Up Arlington Fireworks Show
Live music, Radio Disney 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/City Hall/University District of Arlington. Go here for map.
When: July 3, 6:0oPM – 10:30PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE!

Irving/Las Colinas
What: Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
Free concerts including shows by the Kenny Chavez Combo, the Irving Symphony Orchestra and MAXX Band, bounce houses, food concession stands and fireworks.
Where: Irving Convention Center ~ 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.
When: July 4, Entertainment begins at 6:00PM, fireworks at 9:40PM
Cost: FREE! Parking is $5 at the Irving Convention Center parking garage ~ 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.

What: Independence Day Celebration ~ Roanoke 3rd Rocks
Fireworks, Live Music and Family Fun Le Freak (retro disco band) will return by popular demand. Enjoy fun activities, bounce houses, games and more. GREAT fireworks show! $3 BBQ meals include sandwich, chip and a drink.
Where: Roanoke Community Park ~ 201 Park Dr.
When: July 3, Family Activities begin at 6:00. Fireworks will start at dusk.
Cost: FREE!

What: Stars & Stripes Southlake Fireworks Show
Kids zone activities, balloon artists,  live music & entertainment, patriotic music, 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!

:: Thursday, July 4, 2013 ~ DFW Fireworks Events

What: 48th Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade
Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00AM
Cost: FREE!

What: Arlington Highlands 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Live music, fun, and fireworks.
Where: Click here for directions.
When: July 4, 7:00PM, Fireworks at 9:15PM
Cost: FREE!

What: City of Bedford’s Independence Day Celebration
This 4th FEST will feature free live musical entertainment, a variety of themed family friendly activities, free cake, a birthday themed 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 $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for kids under 18. Optional parking and shuttle service, $5 (Free for children 3 and under) will be offered at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive.

What: City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration
Parade, 90-minute live concert by The Spazmatics, 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!

What: Fair Park Fourth Celebration
The City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration at Fair Park will feature spectacular fireworks at the Cotton Bowl, kids activities, a variety of live bands, and a patriotic concert by the Dallas Wind Symphony.
Where: Fair Park in Dallas
When: July 4 ~ 4:30 to 11:30PM. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!  You will need a wristband for Cotton Bowl entry (available at information booths while supplies last).

Flower Mound
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
This fun family event features live music from Rick Springfield, 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, 5:00-10:30PM, Rick Springfield plays at 8:15PM and fireworks begin at 9:45PM
Cost: The evening program, fireworks show, and parking at Bakersfield Park are FREE!

Fort Worth
What: City of Fort Worth’s Fourth Of July Fireworks
This fireworks show promises to be one of the largest and best in the metroplex!  
Fireworks will honor the 25th anniversary of the Fort Worth sister city relationship with Nagaoka, Japan and will feature special effects like no other! It will be an evening of free music, family activities, bounce houses, miniature golf, jet ski shows, food trucks,  fireworks, and lots more! You can even cool off in the Trinity River with the river-tubing event — tubes are free but supplies are limited so feel free to bring your own.
Where: On the Trinity River, at Panther Island Pavilion.  Address for parking is 1098 West Peach St.  Go here for a map.
When: July 4, Festival starts at 2:00PM. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (approx.).
Cost: FREE!

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

What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Fireworks Show
“1776” Musical on the Courthouse steps, live band, kids activities 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: 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.

What: 31st Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
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
Worth noting: 
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 may charge a small admission fee.

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: Vista Ridge Mall ~  The best viewing opportunities for the fireworks will be on the South side of the mall and along the 121 Bypass.
When: July 4, Parade and all activities will begin at 11:00am and end at 3:00pm; fireworks begin at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

North Richland Hills & Haltom City
What: Family 4th Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day at the Family 4th Celebration.  Festivities include carnival rides, performances on the community stage, and festival food. The fireworks show will include 20 minutes of dazzling pyrotechnics. Patriotic music will be simulcast on KTCU 88.7 fm.
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or WG Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Festivities begin at 5:00pm and fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!

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