The Fourth of July will be celebrated with patriotic events and family-friendly activities in Dallas and Fort Worth in 2018. Kids and adults will have fun celebrating America’s birthday, so make plans to enjoy a day of festivities for Independence Day.
Red, White & Boom on the Bridge
July 3 @ 6 p.m.
Ronald Kirk Bridge and Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, Dallas, TX 75201
Mrs. Baird’s Bread, The City of Dallas, and 98.7 K-LUV’s third Red White and Boom on the Bridge will feature family-friendly activities and live music leading up to the fireworks show. Food trucks will sell food and refreshments. Admission will be free.
July 3 @ 4 p.m.
Addison Circle Park, Addison, TX 75001
The small town of Addison, about 20 minutes north of Dallas, attracts crowds of about a half-million people for the popular 4th of July party and fireworks show. Take the family to enjoy live music leading up to the fireworks show and following fireworks. The evening will also include the patriotic Presentations of Colors with the Civil Air Patrol and the Addison Airport Air Show. Admission will be free, but space is limited.
Light Up Arlington
July 3 @ 6 p.m.
Downtown Arlington, Arlington, TX 76010
The patriotic celebration will feature family-friendly entertainment and activities leading up to the fireworks show. Activities will include a Kid Zone, train rides, live music, pony rides, petting zoo, and fun for the people of all ages. Food trucks and carnival concessions will sell food and refreshments.
Fort Worth’s Fourth
July 4 @ 2 p.m.
Panther Island Pavilion St., 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Celebrate America’s birthday at Panther Island Pavilion with family-friendly entertainment and activities for children at the free Kidzone. The schedule of entertainment will include Flyboard shows, the 95.9 The Ranch Battle of the Bald Eagle local band competition, live music, an exciting F-16 flyover, and the largest fireworks show in Texas. Regular admission and Kid one activities will be free.
Fair Park Fourth
July 4 @ 12 p.m.
Fair Park, Dallas, TX 75210
The Fair Park Fourth celebration will be presented by the City of Dallas, State Fair of Texas, Friends of Fair Par, and WFAA-TV Channel 3. Take the family to enjoy a day of fun, entertainment, children’s games and activities, rides, art, and architecture, and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.
Frisco Freedom Fest
July 4 @ 4 p.m.
6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034
Party in the plaza with the family with activities leading up to the Fourth of July Fireworks Show. The Children’s Expo will offer activities including a rock climbing wall, multiple zip lines, Euro bungees, bounce house inflatables, and a rock climbing wall. Taste of Frisco will offer a variety of foods and concessions for sale. The Fireworks Extravaganza, one of the largest fireworks shows in Texas will be at approximately 10 p.m., following the conclusion of the FC Dallas match at the Toyota Stadium.
Red White & Boom in McKinney
July 4 @10 a.m.
Downtown McKinney, McKinney, TX 75069
The entire family can join in the fun at the Independence Day celebration in McKinney. The Fourth of July festivities will be kicked off with a hometown parade on Kentucky Street and Tennessee Streets at 10 a.m. The day’s events will include several family-friendly events, including the Yankee Doodle Block Party, classic car show at Wysonic Central Fire Station, Yankee Doodle Block Party on Louisiana Street, and more. The gates will open at the McKinney Sports Complex at Craig Ranch at 5:30 p.m., so the celebration will continue there leading up to a 9:45 p.m.fireworks display.
Arlington 4th of July Parade
July 4 @ 9 a.m.
College Park Center, Spaniolo Dr., UTA Campus, Arlington, TX 76004
The Star Spangled 4th of July Parade is the oldest tradition in Arlington. There will be 150 floats, marching bands, community groups, and other entries traveling along the two-mile route to the delight of about 75,000 of spectators.