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
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
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.
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.
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.
:: Friday, July 4, 2014 ~ DFW Fireworks Events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
What: 32nd Annual Fireworks Extravaganza.
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.
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
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.
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.
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