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Around Arlington Meetup Message Board › Fireworks!!!


Group Organizer
Grand Prairie, TX
Post #: 1,503
Three of my favorite things are fireworks, parades and Christmas lights! Since it's summer, here's a list of some local Independence Day events with fireworks (and a parade). Feel free to add more as you find out about them!

7/3, Light Up Arlington!
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, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM (Fireworks at 9:45)
Cost: FREE!

7/3, Kaboom Town in Addison
5-10p, fireworks simulcast on 100.3 at dusk, live music, Addison Airport Show

7/3, Irving Fireworks
Irving Convention Center, 500 W Las Colinas Blvd, music, kids ativities, fireworks at 9:40

7/3, Stars and Stripes (Fireworks) in Southlake
6:30p Festival, events in three ‘parks’, fireworks at 9:30

7/3, Independence Day Fireworks in Roanoake
Free, Roanaoke Community Park, Fireworks, live music from Le Freak (disco), kid zone, park opens at 6

7/4, Arlington 4th Parade at 9 am

7/4, Bedford 4th Fest

7/4, Frisco Freedom Fest

7/4, 4-10 pm, Liberty by the Lake, Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Rd, The Colony
Free admission, live music, parade, kids activities, fireworks

7/4, Irving Independene Day Parade and Concert
Free admission, 9-12N, route listed in link, concert after at Heritage Park, 217 Main St w/Texas Gypsies

7/4, Indpendence Fest in Flower Mound
5-1030 Festival, Fireworks at 9:45, Rick Springfield performing at Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane, also includes other bands, antique car show, kids zone

7/4, Lewisville Fireworks Show
9:30p, Best viewing from Hwy 121 and South side of Vista Ridge Mall

7/4, Denton Kiwanis Fireworks Show
6:30, Apogee Stadium, 1301 S Bonnie Brae, fireworks show time TBD
Group Organizer
Grand Prairie, TX
Post #: 1,518
More info on the 4th...some duplicates but more info...

Arlington Parade
What: 48th Annual Arlington Independence Day Parade
Where: Downtown Arlington – see parade route here.
When: July 4, Begins at 9:00 AM
Cost: FREE!

What: Arlington Highlands 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Live music, fun, and fireworks.
Where: Click here for directions.
When: July 4, 7:00PM, Fireworks at 9:15PM
Cost: FREE!

What: City of Bedford’s Independence Day Celebration
This 4th FEST will feature free live musical entertainment, a variety of themed family friendly activities, free cake, a birthday themed classic car show, festival food and spectacular fireworks when the sun goes down.
Where: 2801 Forest Ridge Road ~ Bedford Boys Ranch Park. Go here for parking details.
When: July 4, 12:00PM to 11:00PM, fireworks at 10:00PM
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, $5 (Free for children 3 and under) will be offered at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive.

What: City of Burleson’s Independence Day Celebration
Parade, 90-minute live concert by The Spazmatics, 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.
Cost: FREE!

What: Fair Park Fourth Celebration
The City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration at Fair Park will feature spectacular fireworks at the Cotton Bowl, kids activities, a variety of live bands, and a patriotic concert by the Dallas Wind Symphony.
Where: Fair Park in Dallas
When: July 4 ~ 4:30 to 11:30PM. Fireworks start at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE! You will need a wristband for Cotton Bowl entry (available at information booths while supplies last).

Flower Mound
What: Independence Day Festival & Fireworks Show
This fun family event features live music from Rick Springfield, Kid’s Zone activities, vintage auto show, art show, exhibitors, and a great fireworks show.
Where: Flower Mound’s Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane
When: July 4, 5:00-10:30PM, Rick Springfield plays at 8:15PM and fireworks begin at 9:45PM
Cost: The evening program, fireworks show, and parking at Bakersfield Park are FREE!

Fort Worth
What: City of Fort Worth’s Fourth Of July Fireworks
This fireworks show promises to be one of the largest and best in the metroplex! Fireworks will honor the 25th anniversary of the Fort Worth sister city relationship with Nagaoka, Japan and will feature special effects like no other! It will be an evening of free music, family activities, bounce houses, miniature golf, jet ski shows, food trucks, fireworks, and lots more! You can even cool off in the Trinity River with the river-tubing event — tubes are free but supplies are limited so feel free to bring your own.
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 2:00PM. Fireworks begin at 9:30PM (approx.).
Cost: FREE!

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
Cost: FREE!

What: 31st 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 p.m. Additionally, parking along Fairway Drive will be prohibited.
When: July 4, Fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE! Note that some parks may charge a small admission fee.

What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Show
Uncle Sam invites everyone to join him for a parade. Children can dress in America’s colors and decorate tricycles, strollers or wagons [no bikes allowed] in red, white and blue. The parade starts in Vista Ridge Mall’s Center Court and ends where a DJ will rock the mall with music and host fun games with prizes. Crafts with a patriotic theme along with face painting will also be a part of the festivities.
Where: Vista Ridge Mall ~ The best viewing opportunities for the fireworks will be on the South side of the mall and along the 121 Bypass.
When: July 4, Parade and all activities will begin at 11:00am and end at 3:00pm; fireworks begin at 9:30PM.
Cost: FREE!

North Richland Hills & Haltom City
What: Family 4th Celebration
Celebrate Independence Day at the Family 4th Celebration. Festivities include carnival rides, performances on the community stage, and festival food. The fireworks show will include 20 minutes of dazzling pyrotechnics. Patriotic music will be simulcast on KTCU 88.7 fm.
Where: The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Highway 26)
or WG Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway in Haltom City).
When: July 4, Festivities begin at 5:00pm and fireworks start at 9:30PM
Cost: FREE!
Group Organizer
Grand Prairie, TX
Post #: 1,519
Fort Worth event includes TUBING on the Trinity

Also read that the new Coyote Drive In Movie Theater in FW will pause the movies at 9:30 for fireworks!

And as they do every year, the FW Concerts in the Gardens have Fireworks too!

Be safe and Have fun!
brenda s
user 6031360
Euless, TX
Post #: 30
I just want to take minute and thank you Dawn for making Around Arlington such a great place to meet and have fun. your warm personality and dedication to providing opportunities and info for having a great time.
Hats off to you girl
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