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Fourth of July events and fireworks shows in North Texas

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NORTH TEXAS ( – Need some plans for the Fourth of July? We've got you covered!

Check out an array of events and firework shows across North Texas below. 

July 3


Kaboom Town, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Free admission, but advanced online ticket required

Addison's Kaboom Town offers a diverse range of entertainment, including the Addison Airport Air Show, a performance by Dallas Winds Symphony and a fireworks show that starts at 9:30 p.m. There will also be food vendors and free activities for kids. The park opens at 5 p.m. and is free for visitors, but advanced online tickets are required. General admission is sold out, but hotel packages with guaranteed admission are still available.


Light Up Arlington, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Free admission

Enjoy multiple stages of entertainment, food trucks, face painting, and fireworks launched from the roof of City Tower and set to music from 95.9 The Ranch. Fireworks start at 9:50 p.m.


Fourth of July Jubilee, 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Free admission

Celebrate Independence Day downtown on the square with patriotic fun and activities for all ages. This free family-friendly event features live music, food from local vendors, inflatables, games, rock climbing, face painting, photo opportunities, hot dog eating contest, and to cap off the evening, a drone show.


Frisco Freedom Fest, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join in the fun as the City of Frisco kicks off Freedom Fest with a Night at the Races! Participate in the Hotter 'n Firecrackers 5K Glow Run, cornhole tournament, Dachshund Dash and the Yankee Doodle Poodle Parade.


Mansfield Rocks, 6 p.m.

General admission for rideshare is $10

Mansfield Rocks returns to Big League Dreams and Hawaiian Falls. Enjoy games, food, live music, activities, slides and wave pool at Hawaiian Falls and cap it off with the fireworks show. Parking pass tickets are sold out but rideshare tickets are available for $10 for those being dropped off.


Red, White and Boom, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Free admission

Join the festivities at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park with music, food, kids' activities, a concert, and a fireworks display. All activities are free and open to the public.

July 4


Arlington Independence Day Parade, 9 a.m.

One of the largest Fourth of July parades in Texas kicks off at 9 a.m. in Downtown Arlington.


Fair Park Fourth, 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Free admission

Fair Park Fourth will feature hands-on activities for kids, local market vendors, live music, entertainment, food trucks and other concession offerings. In addition to the fun-filled activations for all, Fair Park Fourth will light the sky with a firework show. Guests can experience the show from inside the iconic Cotton Bowl Stadium or across Fair Park.


Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Festival, 3 p.m.

General admission is $10, parking is $20

The Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration at Lone Star Park on July 3 and 4 features live horse racing, live music by Vegas Stars, and an expanded Family Fun Park with bounce houses, face painters, tattoo artists, pony rides, a petting zoo, and more. After the races conclude each night, there will be a fireworks show choreographed to music.


4th Fest, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Free admission

Bedford 4th Fest features free live music by The Inspiration Band, a kid's zone, food trucks, marketplace, and a spectacular fireworks show when the sun goes down. Attendees can bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers are permitted). Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.


4th of July Celebration, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Free admission

The City of Duncanville is hosting an Independence Day Celebration at Armstrong Park. The event promises to be a fun-filled evening for the whole family, with plenty of activities and entertainment from food vendors, bounce houses and food trucks.


Fort Worth's Fourth, 5 p.m.

Free admission

Fort Worth is throwing its 16th year of this Independence Day celebration along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. Enjoy an evening of festival food, cold drinks, kids' activities, live music, and an amazing fireworks show.


Frisco Freedom Fest, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Free admission

Favorite attractions at Frisco Freedom Fest include: Party in the Plaza, Taste of Frisco and Patriotic Vendor Village. The Party in the Plaza begins at 4 p.m., with the National Anthem and flag ceremony. Then, watch the 20-minute long fireworks show.


Hometown 4th of July Parade, 9 a.m.

Free admission

Watch as colorful floats, marching bands, and community organizations come together to showcase their patriotic spirit and love for their country. And as the sun sets on the evening of July 4th, the excitement will reach an all time high with a breathtaking fireworks display that will light up the night sky over Lake Granbury. 


July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza, 9:30 p.m.

Admission varies

Celebrate America's birthday at this year's July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza complete with spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music. Viewing locations listed here include some of Grapevine's lakeside parks and are subject to change. Parking or entry fees may apply.


Parade, 9 a.m.

Watermelon Social, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Live music and fireworks show, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Admission and parking varies

Join the City of Irving as they kick off a day of celebrating Independence Day! Attend the parade, join the Watermelon Social, then wrap up with live music and a fireworks show.


All American 4th, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Free admission

Celebrate Independence Day at Plano's All American 4th. The festival is open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with a parade at 7:30 pm and fireworks beginning at 9:30 pm. Parking will be available at Collin College (2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway).


July Jubilee, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Price varies for parking and tents

Little Elm is having two simultaneous fireworks shows on the Fourth of July – one show will be at Little Elm Park, and the other will be at Little Elm High School. Little Elm Park will be open all day with vendors, live music from Empire 6 and more. There will be a full day of fun capped off by an amazing fireworks display over the lake. Radio station KHYI 95.3 The Range will live broadcast the music for the fireworks.

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