Celebrate the 4th of July 2015 in North Dallas with your family in various places


4th of July 2015 in North Dallas – The 4th of July is on a Saturday this year. This means that many people will have more free time to celebrate Independence Day. With the extra free time and such a wide variety of possible options, you may be wondering about where to watch or get fireworks and things to do on the 4th of July in North Dallas this year. We’ve put together a list to help fill your weekend with unforgettable experiences.

 

Addison – Kaboom Town


The spectacular show was named the #3 fireworks display in the country by AOL, and is ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

Schedule of Events:

TimeEvent/ActivityVenue
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM36th Infantry Division BandFlower Mound
6:45 PM to 7:30 PMRythm and BootsFrisco
7:15 PM to 9:30 PMAddison Airport Air ShowHighland Village
8:00 PM to 9:30 PMDallas Wind SymphonyLewisville
9:35 PM to 10:00 PMFireworks ShowLittle Elm
10:00 PM to 11:30 PMBudweiser After PartyThe Colony

The Addison Circle Watch Party is a free event and no ticket is required. Festival grounds are accessible with paved pathways throughout Addison Circle Park.  Ample seating is available for festival patrons; however, guest who require special accommodations may contact the event staff at the Information Booth for assistance.  Wheelchairs, electric carts, and baby strollers are not available for rent.

Prohibited Items

  • Alcoholic Beverages in our out of the Park
  • Any bag or cooler exceeding the dimensions posted above (Bags, 12″x12″x6″ / Coolers 16’x20″x12″)
  • Computers or Laptops
  • Fireworks, Sparklers or laser pointers
  • Oversized chairs exceeding 24″x37″x40″ or lawn/household furniture
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters and rollerblades
  • Animals, except for certified service animals
  • Unauthorized weapons of any sort
  • Solicitation, prothletising or promoting political or religious activities or agendas
  • Open flames or grills

 

 

Dallas, Texas – A Star Spangled Spectacular


The Dallas Winds light up the Meyerson Center with a flag-waving show honoring the USA. This must-see annual musical extravaganza features the most patriotic wind band tunes in an endless parade of dazzling musicianship. So break out the red, white and blue – it’s a family-friendly July 4th, Dallas Winds-style!

Schedule of Events:

TimeEvent/ActivityVenueDescription
7:40 AMFair Park Fourth RaceFriends Of Fair ParkDallas 7K/4K Race
10:00 AM to 7:00 PMTexas Discovery GardensFriends Of Fair Park Enjoy its "Red, White and Butterflies" celebration with $2 general admission, crafts and activities.
12:00 PMState Fair of Texas MidwayFriends Of Fair ParkRide, game and concession costs will vary. Approximately 30 exhilarating rides will be available!
4:00 PMDixie Land Band performsFriends Of Fair Park
7:00 PMA Hard Night’s Day performsMidway near the Top o’ Texas TowerThis is a Beatles tribute band.
7:00 PMDallas Wind Symphony performsCourt of Honor Stage in front of Hall of State
9:45 PMFireworks DisplayFriends Of Fair Park

Denton, Texas – Yankee Doodle Parade


Schedule of Events:

TimeEvent/ActivityVenueDescription
6:30 AMLiberty Run 5K & 1 Mile WalkNorth Lakes Rec Center
2001 W. Windsor Dr.
$15/person by July 2
The entry fee includes a T-shirt (sizes S-XL; $2 extra for XXL). Fruit, snacks, and beverages will be given to participants at the end of the event.
Race day registration is $20 per person.
8:30 AMYankee Doodle ParadeDowntown Denton SquareStaging will begin at 8 a.m. on South Locust Street between Walnut Street and Sycamore Street. The parade will go through the square and end at the Denton Civic Center.
9:00 AMFamily Fun JubileeQuakertown Park and Denton Civic Center9 a.m. Registration begins for the 9:30 a.m. Adult Lucky Horseshoe Tournament
9:30 a.m. Live entertainment
9:30 a.m. Entry drop-off begins for the kid’s arts and crafts show.
Entries will be displayed from 11 a.m.-noon in the Civic Center.

10 a.m.-noon FREE kid’s carnival begins in the Civic Center.
11 a.m. Good ol’ fashion family fun begins
11 a.m. Senior Center luncheon, $3/person; Music by the Young at Heart band
Noon-6 p.m. Civic Center Pool, $1/person
Kiwanis Fireworks ShowApogee StadiumApogee Stadium is the place for live music, followed by an awesome array of fireworks that light up the sky. The event is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted by our energetic "Bucket Brigade" before, during, and after the show.

Things You Should Know:

  • Parking for the general public is $5 per car at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11. Entrances to the State Fair of Texas Midway will be near the Children’s Aquarium and by the Fair Park Coliseum. Gates A, B and D to the Cotton Bowl will open at 7 p.m.
  • Admission to Fair Park is free for Fair Park Fourth.
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase.
  • No beer, wine, alcohol maybe brought into Fair Park.
  • Bicycles are welcomed in Fair Park for this event but will not be allowed in the State Fair of Texas Midway or Cotton Bowl Stadium.
  • Dogs on leashes are welcome but will not be allowed in the State Fair of Texas Midway or Cotton Bowl Stadium.
  • You may bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics into Fair Park.
  • Many Fair Park Partners — like Texas Discovery Gardens, Children’s Aquarium, and the State Fair of Texas Midway — will charge admission.

 

Flower Mound, Texas


Celebrate America’s freedom with the Town of Flower Mound at Independence Fest, July 4, 2015, presented by Market Street!

Headlined by 38 SPECIAL, Independence Fest 2015 will continue to build on the success of previous years to be a great day of celebration, and as always, admission and parking are FREE!

Schedule of Events:

TimeEvent/ActivityVenueDescription
9:30 AMChildren's ParadeLISD School Admin BuildingDecorated bikes, trikes, wagons, and strollers will parade a short route to the LISD School Administration Building
10:00 AMFree Kids' ZoneLISD School Administration BuildingFace painting.
Stilt walker,
DJ,
Children's activities,
and more!
1:00 PM to 5:00 PMWaterpark ActivitiesCAC Outdoor WaterparkActivities and games are spread throughout the day to encourage participation from patrons of all ages and abilities. Activities are FREE with paid admission.
5:00 PMBreaking SouthwestBakersfield ParkCountry, rock 'n' roll, jazz, pop, punk, classical, soul, and all the rest.
5:00 PM to 9:00 PMTime Machine Car ShowsBakersfield ParkA classic car show for enthusiasts and novices alike.
6:1538 Special PerformanceBakersfield ParkLe Freak is the perfect act for whatever occasion you might have that wants intensely UNIQUE, high energy, high quality, danceable entertainment.
8:15 PMFireworks DisplayBakersfield ParkSouthern Rock Songs
9:50 PMBakersfield Park

Things You Should Know:

  • A free parking and shuttle service is provided. For more info about the free parking and shuttle, visit http://www.flower-mound.com/index.aspx?NID=1505
  • All activities and events are FREE.
  • You can not bring the following:
    • Alcoholic beverages will not be allowed in or out of the festival grounds but will be sold on site.
    • No weapons of any kind (firearms, knives, etc).
    • No Illegal narcotics or contraband.
    • No skateboards, bicycles, Segways or scooters.
    • This is a NON-SMOKING event, per Town of Flower Mound Ordinance No. 71-08.
    • No animals, with the exception of service animals.

 

Frisco, Texas – Freedom Fest


Don’t miss your once-in-a-year chance to celebrate the nation’s birthday with fantastic food, great music and aaahhh-worthy fireworks!

Frisco Freedom Fest features a wide array of fun and exciting activities for families, or just about anyone who enjoys saluting independence by dancing in the streets with thousands of their closest friends and neighbors.

Schedule of Events:

TimeEvent/ActivityVenueDescription
8:00 AM to 1:00 PMFrisco Farmers MarketFrisco Farmers Market6048 Frisco Square Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75034
4:00 PMParty In the PlazaSimpson Plaza at City HallCommunity Stage
Children's Expo (closes at 10 p.m.)
Hometown Heroes Exhibit
4:00 PMTaste of FriscoSimpson Plaza at City HallFeature various Frisco restaurants
8:00 PMSoccer MatchToyota StadiumFC Dallas vs. New England Revolution
8:30 PM to 10:30 PMFireworks DisplayGrace Avenue United Methodist ChurchAddress: 3521 Main St.
Frisco, TX 75034
Cost: FREE

Things You Should Know:

  • These events will require the closure of different streets in Frisco Square
  • The end of the fireworks show will create heavy traffic loads that will require the temporary closure of some major roadways around Frisco Square and Toyota Stadium to help facilitate traffic leaving the area

 

Lake Dallas – The Lake Cities 4th of July


The Lake Cities 4th of July is a spectacular, one-of-a-kind celebration that unites the communities of Lake Dallas, Corinth, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores in celebration of our Nation’s birth. The festivities begin with a patriotic parade followed by food, contests, vendors, Kid’s Zone with inflatable water slides, horseback rides and toe tappin’ music. The day is brought to a close with one of the largest, most dazzling fireworks displays in the area.

Schedule of Events:

TimeEvent/ActivityVenue
9:00 AMParadeMain Street
10:00 AM to 10:00 PMVendor Market and Food Trucks OpenCity Park
10:00 AM to 8:30 PMFree Kids’ Zone
Free Horse Rides
City Park
10:30 AM to 11:30 AMPusher Betty PerformsMain Stage
12:55 AM to 1:40 PMShane Hamilton Performs Main Stage
2:00 PM to 2:45 PMNeverLand PerformsMain Stage
3:05 PM to 3:50 PM Neci Shepherd PerformsMain Stage
5:00 PM to 6:00 PMJake Ward PerformsMain Stage
7:00 PM to 9:00 PMMatt Hillyer PerformsMain Stage
9:15 PMFireworks DisplayMain Stage

Things You Should Know:

  • Pets are allowed but they must be on a leash
  • Alcohol is not allowed
  • Outside food or drink is also not allowed
  • It is unlawful for any person to discharge or cause to be discharged any fireworks within the corporate limits of the city.

 

Lewisville – Red White & Lewisville


The city’s annual fireworks show, Red White & Lewisville, will be held on Saturday, July 4. The same launch site will be used as in the past several years, and the best viewing areas are between State Highway 121 and the south side of Vista Ridge Mall. The show is scheduled to start after sunset, about 9:30 p.m.

Schedule of Events:

TimeEvent/ActivityVenueDescription
10:00 AMFourth ShoppingVista Ridge Mall
11:00 AMFourth Celebrating: Parade, Music, Fun Games, Face Painting and more!Center CourtChildren can dress in America’s colors and decorate tricycles, strollers or wagons [no bikes allowed] in red, white and blue.
12:00 PM to 5:00 PMCobra Brewing ToursCobra Brewing Co.The venue is pet friendly. During your visit you can also play corn hole, ladder golf, cards, darts, ping pong, pool, arcade games and a life size Jenga.
1:30 PM"Godspell" - Gateway Performing ArtsMCL Grand$20 per person
5:00 PMFreedom FestivalCastle HillsLive music from Diva G and The High Maintenance Band,
face painting,
interactive games,
bounce houses,
Euro bungee,
a giant water slide,
mechanical bull,
cookie decorating,
arts and crafts,
a zip line
9:30 PMFireworks Displaybetween State Highway 121 and the south side of Vista Ridge MallThe show is scheduled to start after sunset

McKinney, Texas – Red, White and Boom


Enjoy a family-friendly entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show at McKinney’s star-sprangled July 4th celebration.

Schedule of Events:

TimeActivitiesVenue
7:45 AMRed, White, and Blue RunMcKinney YMCA
10:00 AMHometown Parade
1:00 PM to 5:00 PMClassic Car, Truck and Cycle ShowHistoric Downtown McKinney
7:00 PM to 10:30 PMInflatables, Laser tag, Video game trucks, Food trucks and more...Craig Ranch Soccer Complex
8:00 PM to 9:30 PMHollie Cavanagh concertCraig Ranch Soccer Complex
9:45 PMFireworks DisplayCraig Ranch Soccer Complex

Things You Should Know:

  • All Red, White and BOOM! activities are free and open to the general public.
  • Alcohol is not allowed at the event.
  • Coolers are allowed, however absolutely no alcohol or grilling on site.
  • Food and drink are available for purchase in the food vendor area.
  • Handicap parking is available at the north entrance.
  • For the safety of your pets and others, pets are not allowed at the events at McKinney Soccer Complex.
  • Other fireworks are illegal in the City of McKinney

 

Plano – All American Fourth


Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family to help celebrate Independence Day 2015 at Plano’s All-American Fourth!

The community is invited to be the guest to celebrate freedom with a party at The Texas Pool. Veterans and active military get in free. Enjoy traditional water games and a cannon ball contest. The snack bar will be open and the Texas Pool Grill Masters will be firing up the grills for hot dogs.

Schedule of Events:

TimeActivitiesVenue
9:00 AM to 11:00 AMPlano Independent School DistrictParade route is down Independence Parkway from 15th Street west to Parkhaven Drive.
12:00 PM to 6:00 PMThe Texas Pool Look for the Texas Pool in the City of Plano Independence Day Parade and score some free passes to the pool. Bring your camp and beach chairs, umbrellas, shade canopies and coolers with nonalcoholic beverages.
3:00 PM to 5:00 PMSt. Andrew's United Methodist ChurchThe Plano Symphony Orchestra, led by Maestro Hector Guzman, will present an entertaining and inspiring tribute to America. The concert tickets are from $8 to $33.
7:30 PMFirst United Methodist ChurchThe doors for the free concert open at 6:30 p.m. FUMC Plano is located at 3160 E. Spring Creek Parkway.
9:30 PMOak Point Park & Nature PreserveBring your blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family to help celebrate Independence Day at Plano's All-American Fourth! Spectacular fireworks can be seen as the show is choreographed to music and simulcast on 97.5 KLAK.

Things You Should Know:

  • Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for free fireworks parking
  • The doors for the free concert open at 6:30 p.m
  • Concessions will be available for purchase

 

Princeton – July 4th Spectacular


You can buy your Parking Pass in advance at City Hall for $4.00 a car or $5.00 at the event.
This year we will also be offering a shuttle service with the drop-off/pick-up location at Panther Stadium. The Shuttle service will run from 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. We Encourage people to use this free service but would appreciate any and all donations that again will remain in our community though the City of Princeton Scholarship Fund.
Raffle tickets can also be purchase at the event or in advance at City Hall. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

Events:

From 5:00 PM to 10:00PM onwards, the City of Princeton will celebrate the 4th of July with spectacular activities which include:

  • Live Music,
  • Foods,
  • Arts and Crafts,
  • Bounce Houses,
  • Softball Game (Police vs Fire),
  • Carter Blood Care,
  • Fireworks

All these activities will be held at the P.O.W Camp also known as J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park.

 

Richardson – Family 4th Celebration


Sparks will fly at the City of Richardson’s annual “Family 4th Celebration” on July 4, 2014 at Breckinridge Park. This traditional, patriotic salute is free and open to the entire community. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening under the stars!

Schedule of Events:

TimeActivitiesVenueDescription
6:15 PMInfinite Journey ConcertBreckinridge Park
8:45 PMThe Richardson Community BandBreckinridge ParkAnnual Patriotic Salute Concert.
9:45 PMFireworks DisplayBreckinridge Park

Attractions include strolling balloon artists, bounce houses, and a climbing wall for the kids! This year, the Star Spangled Safety Event aims to make the citizens of Richardson aware of Fire Safety, Crime Prevention and Emergency Preparedness through the means of information pamphlets, goody bags for children, and family fun with a fire truck slide and police car bounce house.

Breckinridge Park is located just south of the intersection of Renner and Brand Roads in northeast Richardson. 972-744-4300.

This is a FREE event or activity that everybody can join. Food concessions will be available for purchase for those who wish to buy or supplement their picnic dinner.

 

Other Places Where to Spend 4th of July


Rowlett, TX

Date: 07/04/2015

Time06:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Bayside Properties

Location Address: 1400 Dalrock Road, Rowlett, TX 75088

Description: Rowlett’s largest Fireworks show takes place on July 4th at an ALL NEW location! Bayside (formerly known as Robertson Park) will host their years event! Come celebrate freedom and festivities with friends and family as you enjoy live music from SISTER SLEDGE, festival style foods, children’s activities, and more. This will be fun for the entire family!

 

Lake Grapevine, TX

Date: 07/04/2015

Time: 09:30:00PM

Location: Lake Grapevine

Description: Find your spot and stake a claim near Lake Grapevine. Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from any lakeside location as well as several other spots throughout Grapevine. Admission is free at most viewing locations. Some parks along Lake Grapevine may charge a minimal admission fee.

 

Irving, TX

Date: 07/04/2015

Time: 06:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Lake Carolyn

Location Address: Las Colinas Blvd. & El Lago Blvd. Irving, Texas

Description: The City of Irving will hold its annual two-part celebration of America’s independence with thousands of attendees enjoy a variety of activities, including a parade, free children’s rides and attractions, food, live music performances and an amazing fireworks display.

Time: 09:00:00 AM till 12:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location: Heritage Park

Location Address: 217 Main St., Irving TX

Description: The City of Irving will hold its annual two-part celebration of America’s independence on Saturday, July 4. Thousands of attendees enjoy a variety of activities, including a parade, free children’s rides and attractions, food, live music performances and an amazing fireworks display.

 

Rockwall, Texas

Date: 07/04/2015

Time: 11:00:00AM

Cost: FREE

Location: Harry Myers Park

Location Address: 1435 T.L.Townsend Drive, Rockwall, TX 75087

Description: Parade at 11am – 1pm. The normally hour-long parade will leave the parking lot, head north on TL Townsend Dr. past the County Jail, turn left and head west one block to S. Clark St. and then proceed under the big shade trees to the end at Dobbs Elementary School.

 

Time: 05:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Location: Harry Myers Park

Location Address: 815 East Washington Street, Rockwall, TX 75087

Description: July 4th Fireworks Show & Live Music! Celebrate an old fashioned Independence Day fireworks display. Live music kicks off at 5:00pm and the fireworks will be synchronized to music at dark. The fireworks display will begin at dusk. The best viewing areas and parking are at Harry Myers Park, Dobbs Elementary School, Tuttle Athletic Complex, and the RISD Education Center. Get there early and get ready — the fireworks will begin at dusk.