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the latest 2014 list of FREE DFW Area Fourth of July Fireworks Shows and Celebrations, go here (you stumbled upon an out-of-date 2012 schedule of events).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.
:: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 ~ DFW Fireworks Events
What: Kaboom Town in Addison
Ranked as one of the best Fireworks Show in the US by Forbes magazine and The Travel Channel. Includes Warbird and F-16 flyover, food, and live music. Fireworks event will be simulcast on 100.3 FM & TXA 21.
Where: Watching party at Addison Circle Park
When: July 3, 5:00PM to Midnight ~ Fireworks start at dusk (about 9:30PM)
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)
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.
What: Stars & Stripes Southlake Fireworks Show
Kids zone activities, balloon artists, live music & entertainment, Airforce flyover, 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. Flyover at 8:20PM
:: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 ~ DFW Fireworks Events
What: 47th Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade
Where: Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00AM
What: Arlington Highlands 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Live music, free snow cones and fireworks.
Where: Click here for directions.
When: July 4, 7:00PM, Fireworks at 9:30PM
What: City of Bedford’s Independence Day Celebration
Live Music, inflataFUN Zone, a variety of family fun FREE activities, festival-style food & more independence day celebrations.
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) will be offered at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive.
What: City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration
Parade, live concert by the nine-time Grammy-winning Kings of Texas swing –
Asleep at the Wheel, 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: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
Live music, kid’s activity zone, vintage car show, arts & crafts, food and more.
Where: Flower Mound’s Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane
When: July 4, 5:00-10:30PM and Fireworks begin at 9:45PM
What: City of Fort Worth’s Fourth Of July Fireworks
An evening of free music, family activities, bounce houses, miniature golf, jet ski shows, food trucks, 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, at Panther Island Pavilion. Address for parking is 1098 West Peach St. Go here for a map.
When: July 4, Festival starts at 4:30PM. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (approx.).
What: A Salute to America Concert & Ice Cream Party
Concerts at Arborlawn presents their 200-voice Festival Chorus in the 23rd Annual A Salute to America concert. Free ice cream social follows the concert.
Where: Arborlawn United Methodist Church, 5001 Briarhaven Rd.
When: July 4, Concert starts at 7:00PM
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
What: Granbury Old-Fashioned 4th of July Fireworks & Laser 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: 30th 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.
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 9:00PM and lasting through the fireworks show.
When: July 4, Fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE (though some parks may charge a small admission fee).
What: Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
Concerts, inflatables, food concession stands and fireworks over Lake Caroline.
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.
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, Fireworks begin at 9:30PM
North Richland Hills/Haltom City/Watauga/Richland Hills
What: Family Fireworks Show
Four cities join together to celebrate Independence Day. 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
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