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Great Fireworks Displays in DFW: Where to Celebrate the July 4th Holiday

Celebrate Independence Day 2014 with Parades, BBQs, Festivals and Fireworks


July 3: Farmers Branch - Liberty Fest

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration is set for Wednesday, July 3, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.

Come celebrate the day of independence with the Farmers Branch community! Located within the Farmers Branch Historical Park, the celebration includes children's activities, live music, concessions, pie eating contest, tours of historical structures and a finale fireworks show! Gates open at 6:30 pm with the fireworks show on at approximately 9:30 pm. Stop by and enjoy the fun!

Parking is located at Metro Square Business Park, 12300 Ford Road, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. Free shuttles are provided to/from parking and entrance.

July 4: Fort Worth - Willie Nelson's Picnic

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What: Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic is coming back to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Willie takes the Main Stage at 11 p.m. Don't miss Josh Abbott Band, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham and more.

When: July 4, 2014

Where: Fort Worth Stockyards.

Tickets: Advance tickets are $40/$60 at the gate. This is an indoor / outdoor event located on Rodeo Plaza in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No chairs, umbrellas, pets, coolers.

July 4: Fort Worth's Fourth

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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, a water slide, 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, 2014. Gates open 2 p.m. Live music 6-9:30 p.m. from Party Machine, and Larry Gee. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Where: 395 Purcey Street, FW Texas 76102.

Don't bring: Alcoholic beverages. Vendors will sell beer. Picnic baskets welcome.

July 3-4: Fort Worth Symphony's "Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic"

What: One of Fort Worth's favorite traditions! Celebrate Independence Day in true patriotic fashion with thrilling marches, heartfelt military salutes and the most spectacular fireworks show in town. These concerts fill quickly, so order your reserved table or general admission lawn tickets today!

When: July 2-4, 2014 at 8:15 p.m. Fireworks after concert.

Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107

July 4: Frisco Freedom Fest 2014

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What: Party in the Plaza will include all the traditional makings of Frisco Freedom Fest beginning at 4 p.m. New this year: a zip line! The Children's Expo features two Euro bungees, a rock climbing wall and bounce house inflatables. The plaza party also includes a Community Stage, featuring local entertainers, and Hometown Hero Exhibit, showcasing our police and fire departments.

The Taste of Frisco returns with Frisco restaurants will be serving some of their most popular menu items.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2014 Starts 4 p.m. until the fireworks finale at 10 pm.

Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall
6101 Frisco Square Blvd. 
Frisco, TX 75034 

July 4: Grand Prairie - Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks at Lone Star Park

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Lone Star Park in conjunction with the City of Grand Prairie will host the annual Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration on Friday, July 4 sponsored by North Texas Ford Dealers and 99.5 The Wolf. The Grandstand gates open at 3:00 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. Incognito will perform between the races on the Courtyard of Champions stage. Following the last race there will be a world-class 20-minute firework display choreographed to music. Members of any branch of the military receive free general admission with a valid military I.D.


One lucky guest will drive off in a brand new 2014 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Truck on Friday, July 4! Starting Friday, June 20, guests can stop by any participating North Texas Ford Dealership across the Metroplex to pick up their official entry form and two free general admission passes to the Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration. Ten (10) finalists will be given a key to try and unlock the truck’s door. The person with the key that unlocks the door will win the truck. Complete list of participating locations and official rules are located at LoneStarPark.com.

When: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:30 a.m. Bar & Book Opens for Simulcast Racing
3:00 p.m. Grandstand Opens for Live Racing
5:00 p.m. First Live Race Approximately
10:00 p.m. Firework Celebration

Where: Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. 972-263-RACE

July 4: Hurst's 12th Annual Stars & Stripes

The City of Hurst is proud to present its 12th Annual "Hurst Stars & Stripes" event on Friday, July 4th, 2014 at Hurst Community Park, southwest corner of Precinct Line and Pipeline Roads. This is a free, family-oriented, alcohol-free community event for all ages.


Schedule of Events:

5:00 - 8:30 p.m. Children's Area
5:30 p.m. Sonny Burgess
6:45 p.m. Vegas Stars
8:00 p.m. Emerald City
9:30 p.m. Fireworks Show

July 4: McKinney's "Red, White and Boom"

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Red, White and BOOM! kicks off Independence Day with a parade and classic car, truck and cycle show in Historic Downtown McKinney. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that downtown has to offer.

Evening festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities and a fireworks display. Country music singer / songwriter Zane Williams will be on stage to provide live entertainment. WRR will provide ‘Sounds of America’ on a live simulcast during the fireworks on Classical 101.1.

When: July 4, 2014. Parade 10 a.m. Activities 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Where: McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch.

July 4: Irving - Patriotic Parade and Fireworks

Join the City of Irving for the annual two-part celebration of America’s independence. The festivities, which are a tradition for many Irving families, will all take place on Friday, July 4, 2014.

The fun begins with a community parade, featuring entries by community groups and businesses, followed by a reception at Heritage Park. Finish the day with an evening festival, showcasing live music, food, a Fun Zone, and fireworks spectacular.

Admission: is free to each event.

Bring the whole family out for an evening of fun, food and fireworks! The Fun Zone, open from 6 p.m. until sunset, includes inflatable rides, games and attractions for children at no charge. The Main Stage features upbeat live music, while a variety of food vendors offer something for every taste.

Due to road construction and closures, you might want to avoid O'Connor Blvd. From SH 114 exit Riverside Drive and head north for parking; or continue west along the 114 access road to Brazos Drive for additional parking options.

From Spur 348 turn south onto Riverside Drive. Parking is available on the right hand side, or turn right onto the 114 access road to Brazos Drive for additional parking options.

Where: Lake Carolyn is located at 601 E. Las Colinas Blvd. The intersection of Las Colinas Boulevard and Lake Carolyn Parkway.

July 4: Lake Grapevine's 32nd July 4th Extravaganza

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What: 32nd 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.

When: Friday, July 4, 2014. 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.

Cost: Admission is free at most viewing locations. Some parks along Lake Grapevine may charge a minimal admission fee.

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