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Dallas Ft. Worth 4th of July Weekend Guide

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What: MegaFest Village Expo
When: Fri. June 30th – Sat. July 1st @ 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
650 S. Griffin St., Dallas, TX 75202
Why: MegaFest — T.D. Jakes’ festival of faith, film and family — will feature an Expo open to the public in Hall C of the convention center. Ministries and businesses will showcase their goods and services at the expo, plus there will be a stage hosting performances, activities and mini MegaFest sessions. In addition, each day during lunch, there will be a block party called Nourish that will include music performances by national and emerging artists, karaoke and lip sync battles, surprise celebrity guests, a hair demo, networking, giveaways and more.

What: Gun Barrel City July Fest
When: Fri. June 30th – Sat. July 1st @ 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Where: Gun Barrel City Park
298 Municipal Dr., Mabank, TX 75156
Why: The July 4th festival features a carnival, fireworks and Concert in the Park. Friday Night Concert- Randall King, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, and Cody Johnson. Saturday Night Concert– Drew Fish Band, Blacktop Mojo, Cody Canada and the Departed, Colt Ford. Fireworks both night at 9:45PM.

What: Park a Palooza
When: Fri. June 30th @ 7:00PM -11:00PM
Where: Warren Sports Complex
7599 Eldorado Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75034
Why: Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for a evening of music by Rock & Back Performing Arts School and the movie Sing. Bring a picnic, or visit one of the food trucks or the park concession stand.

What: Bluegrass on Ballard
When: Sat. July 1st @ 10:00AM -10:00PM
Where: Downtown Wylie
S. Ballard Ave. and E. Oak St., Wylie, TX 75098
Why: Bluegrass music festival in historic downtown Wylie features 6 bluegrass bands, 200-vehicle car show, chili cook-off, arts and crafts vendors, great food. Musicians of any skill level are invited to bring instruments and jam in downtown stores, restaurants and on the street.

What: 2nd Annual ‘Merica the Beer-tiful Party
When: Sat. July 1st @ 12:00PM
Where: Texas Ale Project
1001 Riverfront Blvd., Dallas, TX
Why: Texas Ale Project will celebrate the Fourth of July at the Brewery with their 2nd Annual ‘Merica the Beer-tiful Party. Event highlights include: Live music by the Driftin’ Outlaw Band, Delicious BBQ available for purchase by the Texas Beer Chef, Duke’s Smoked Meats will be onsite with delicious samples, Topo Chico USA will be onsite to keep guests hydrated with refreshing water, Fun games including a photo scavenger hunt, cornhole, Jenga, and water balloon toss, Watermelon keg and “crafty”ales (Brass Monkey, Ginger Island, Orange You Hoppy, etc.) will be available

What: Expo Park Art + Wine Walk
When: Sat. July 1st @ 12:00PM
Where: Exposition Park
841 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX 75226
Why:Celebrate the grand opening of Impact House, a new coworking and event space for social innovation, at the inaugural Expo Park Art & Wine Walk. Visitors can expect food trucks, local retail vendors, entertainment and, of course, wine. Tour some of the eclectic bars and Dallas’ best keep secret, Expo Park, with great specials starting every hour on the hour during the Art & Wine Walk.

What: Liberty By the Lake
When: Sat. July 1st @ 4:00PM -10:00PM
Where: Stewart Creek Park
3700 Sparks Rd., The Colony, TX 75056
Why: The Colony’s Independence Day festival is an entire day of family fun at the lake including a parade, live music, activities for the kids, BMX stunt show, salsa shootout, watermelon eating contest, and a dazzling fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m.

What: Billy Bob’s Texas 4th of July Picnic
When: Sat. July 1st @ 7:00PM
Where: Billy Bob’s Texas
2520 Rodeo Plaza, Fort Worth, TX 76106
Why: Billy Bob’s Fourth of July Picnic with Eli Young Band and Green River Ordinance and Charlotte Leigh and Lanco.

What: Outlaw Music Festival
When: Sun. July 2nd @ 3:00PM
Where: Starplex Pavilion
3839 S. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Music Tour featuring Willie Nelson and Family, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Margo Price, Hayes Carl and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

What: Addison Kaboom Town
When: Mon. July 3rd @ 4:00PM – MIDNIGHT
Where: Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Dr., Addison, TX 75001
Why: Thousands are expected to attend Addison’s annual Fourth of July fest which features an airshow, live entertainment, concessions, games, rides and 30 minutes of awesome fireworks. Kaboom Town! is free to attend but admission to Addison Circle Park will be cut off once capacity is reached. Visitors can enjoy the air show and fireworks display at Addison Circle Park or from any number of watching parties at surrounding restaurants and hotels. Once the fireworks are over, skip the traffic and stay for a high-energy concert with party band Emerald City on the Budweiser Stage.

What: Lone Star Park presents Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration
When: Mon. July 3rd & Tues. July 4th @ 3:00PM (Mon) and 4:00PM (Tues)
Where: Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Pkwy., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Why: Lone Star Park will present two spectacular nights of fireworks following the races. In addition to live racing and fireworks, enjoy additional entertainment for the entire family with live music and the expanded Family Fun Park. In addition, all members of the military will receive one free general admission.

What: Latino Summer Escape
When: Mon. July 3rd @ 4:00PM – 2:00AM
Where: Cedar Canyon Dude Ranch
4523 N. Houston School Rd., Lancaster, TX 75134
Why: Celebrate Fourth of July Latin American style. There will be more than 15 activities such as a pool party, sand volleyball, Latin dancing, soccer, basketball, adult water bounce houses, horseback riding, firework show and midnight glow rave

What: Red, White & Boom on the Bridge
When: Mon. July 3rd @ 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge
109 Continental Ave., Dallas, TX 75207
Why: The downtown Dallas skyline will light up with a fireworks show to celebrate America’s Independence Day. The festival is free and offers plenty of fun including the fireworks display, music, food, vendors, children’s activities and more.

What: Light Up Arlington
When: Mon. July 3rd @ 6:00PM – 10:30PM
Where: Downtown Arlington
Various Areas
Why: Arlington’s annual hometown Independence Day celebration includes three Kids Zones, train rides, food trucks and carnival concessions, performances on three stages. Fireworks, set to music from 95.6 The Ranch, start at 9:45 p.m. Lawn chair/blanket, snacks, picnics and coolers are permitted. Admission is free but some Kids Zone activities require a fee. Free parking available at UTA.

What: Southlake Stars and Stripes
When: Mon. July 3rd @ 6:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: Southlake Town Square
1256 Main St., Southlake, TX 76092
Why: Patriotic fest kicks off with patriotic music by the Southlake Community Band, fun crafts, games and inflatables for the kids. Fireworks start after dark (about 9:30 p.m.). The music and fun will continue after the fireworks Admission, parking and Kids Zone activities are free.

What: Roger Waters in concert
When: Mon. July 3rd @ 8:00PM
Where: American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
Why: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters will come back to Dallas as part of his US + Them tour. The concert will feature classic Pink Floyd, some new songs, and solo work. Waters’ legendary live performances are renowned as immersive sensory experiences featuring high class, state-of-the-art audio visual production and breathtaking quad sound.

What: Red, White and Boom
When: Tues. July 4th @ 10:00AM
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
111 N. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069
Why: The city celebrates the Fourth of July with family-friendly activities, live entertainment and a fireworks show(7PM). The event begins with a parade and classic car, truck and cycle show downtown. Red, White, and Boom! Parade – 10 a.m, Yankee Doodle Block Party – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m, Car Show – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

What: Fair Park Fourth
When: Tues. July 4th @ 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Fair Park
1121 First Ave., Dallas, TX 75210
Why: Celebrate Independence Day in Fair Park, the national historic landmark located in the heart of Dallas with historic art, architecture, museums and fountains. Admission is free. There will be many family activities, concerts, and Midway rides (like the Texas Star and the Top o’ Texas Tower). The event comes to a dazzling end with a fireworks display around 9:45 p.m.

What: Fort Worth’s Fourth
When: Tues. July 4th @ 2:00PM
Where: Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, TX 76102
Why: Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River. The family-friendly festival returns, and as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free. Expect a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, tubing and fly board shows, plus live music from self-proclaimed Tex-Mex Honky Tonk band, the Tejas Brothers. The high-energy band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the Battle of the Bald Eagle Battle of the Bands contest. Flyboarders will also be performing lively shows on the river in between music acts, then right before the fireworks show lights up the sky.

What: Frisco Freedom Fest
When: Tues. July 4th @ 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: Frisco Square
8874 Coleman Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034
Why: Celebrate Independence Day with a patriotic Party in the Plaza, live music, a Children’s Expo and more. Other fun attractions include Taste of Frisco, an FC Dallas soccer game and a big fireworks display at approximately 10 p.m. Don’t miss the Dachshund Races and Hotter N’ Firecrackers 5K on Monday, July 3.

What: Plano’s All American Fourth Fireworks
When: Tues. July 4th @ 5:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: The Amphitheater at Oak Point Park
2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano, TX 75074
Why: Cap your July 4th celebrations with a big bang at Plano’s All American Fourth Fireworks at Oak Point Park. The firework show is synchronized to music, so tune into radio station 97.5 KLAK for live simulcast. Come early to get a great spot for this spectacular pyrotechnic show. It’s FREE and plenty of parking is available. Spring Creek Parkway will be closed between Parker and Jupiter Roads from 4 pm until end of show. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and celebrate Independence Day.

What: Denton Kiwanis 4th of July Fireworks Show
When: Tues. July 4th @ 7:00PM
Where: Apogee Stadiium
1251 S. Bonnie Brae St., Denton, TX 76207
Why: Since 1972 the Denton Kiwanis Club has presented the 4th of July Fireworks Show. Prior to the fireworks, there will be a children’s activity area as well as the band Rubber Brisket performing live. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm

 

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