What: Fort Worth's 4th is moving back to its original home. Free music and family activities along the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion in Trinity Uptown. Activities include live music by Back in Black, tubing and kayaking on the Trinity River, a bounce house, mini golf and an obstacle course. Don't forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs for front row seats to Fort Worth's biggest firework display.
When: July 4, 2012. Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: 1098 West Peach Street, FW Texas 76102.
Don't bring: Alcoholic beverages. Vendors will sell beer. Picnic baskets welcome.
What: The Fort Worth Symphony presents Concerts in the Garden with an "Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic." It’s a Fort Worth tradition! Break out your finest Independence Day picnic fare, while the Fort Worth Symphony supplies the patriotic soundtrack – favorite songs like God Bless America, stirring marches and military salutes. All three shows end with one of the finest fireworks displays in the area.
When: July 2, 3 and 4, 2012 at 8:15 p.m. Fireworks after concert.
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107
What: Party in the Plaza features a community stage, childrens Expo. The Taste of Frisco returns with Frisco restaurants serving up some of their most popular menu items. FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC.
When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Starts 4 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall
6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75034
July 5-7: Frisco RoughRiders 10th Annual Fireworks CelebrationThe Frisco RoughRiders want to include you as they celebrate their tenth season with three awesome fireworks shows on July 5th, 6th and 7th. It's baseball, fireworks and great family fun at a low price. Continue the celebration with their first ever $1 Hot Dog Night on Sunday, July 8th. For ticket info call 972-334-1900.
When: July 5-7, 2012. Fireworks after the games.
July 4: Frisco / Heritage LakesThe Heritage Lakes neighborhood in Frisco is hosting its 2nd annual fireworks display. Last year's 20-minute display rivaled any in the area. Bring a chair or blanket, snacks and enjoy.
When: July 4, 2012 at approximately 9:15 p.m.
What: Lone Star Park in conjunction with the City of Grand Prairie will host the annual Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration on Wednesday, July 4. The gates open at 3 p.m. and live racing begins at 5:00 p.m. Kids will enjoy the Family Fun Park featuring bounce houses, pony rides, and a petting zoo. After the last race there will be a spectacular, 20-minute firework display choreographed to music. Members of any branch of the military receive free general admission with a valid military I.D. Guests will receive a contest entry form at the admission gates for a chance to win Lone Star Park's trip giveaway.
When: July 4, 2012; Fireworks show after last race.
Where: Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, TX. 972-263-RACE
When: July 4, 2012 5 p.m. Fireworks ata 9:30 p.m.
Where: Hurst Community Park, southwest corner of Precinct Line and Pipeline Roads.
When: Parade 10 a.m. Activities 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Where: McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch.
What: The parade will begin at 9 a.m. July 4 in downtown and will loop around Irving Boulevard beginning at Sowers Road. The parade will be followed by a free celebration with watermelon and a concert in Heritage Park, 217 Main St.
When: Parade at 9 a.m. Fireworks after dusk.
Where: The intersection of Las Colinas Boulevard and Lake Carolyn Parkway.
Parking: Event parking is $5 at the Irving Convention Center parking garage, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. For more information, call 972-721-2501.
What: 30th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza. 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.
When: July 4, 2012. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Grapevine Lake
Road Closure: Roads will be closed down Fairway Drive between State Highway 26 E. and Silveron Blvd. on July 4th. beginning at 9 p.m. and lasting through the duration of the fireworks show. All traffic except for emergency vehicle traffic will be prohibited from traveling along Fairway Drive during this time. Parking along Fairway Drive will be prohibited.