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

Celebrate Independence Day 2013 with Parades, BBQs, Festivals and Fireworks

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July 3: Farmers Branch - Liberty Fest

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration is set for Wednesday, July 3 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, 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 Jamey Johnson, David Allan Coe, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Kris Kristopherson, Gary Allan, Randy Rogers Band and more.

When: July 4, 2013

Where: Fort Worth Stockyards.

Tickets: Advance tickets are $35/$55 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, 2013. Gates open 2 p.m. Live music 6-9:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 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. This is one of our most popular concerts, so order your reserved table or general admission lawn tickets today!

When: July 3 and 4, 2013 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 2013

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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.

Across the street FC Dallas will host a Major League Soccer match between FC Dallas and Chivas.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2013 Starts 4 p.m. until the fireworks finale.

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

July 4-6: Frisco RoughRiders 10th Annual Fireworks Celebration

The Frisco RoughRiders want to include you as they celebrate their tenth season with three awesome fireworks shows on July 4th, 5th and 6th. It's baseball, fireworks and great family fun at a low price. For ticket info call 972-334-1900.

When: July 4-6, 2013. Fireworks after the games.

July 4: Frisco / Heritage Lakes

The Heritage Lakes neighborhood in Frisco is hosting its 3rd 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, 2013 at approximately 9:15 p.m.

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

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What: The 17th annual Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration, hosted by Lone Star Park in conjunction with the City of Grand Prairie, will feature two nights of spectacular prizes, music and fireworks on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4. Kids will enjoy the Family Fun Park featuring pony rides, a petting zoo and bounce houses, games and more. Members of any branch of the military receive free general admission with a valid military I.D.

On Wednesday, July 3, enjoy live music from Vegas Stars on the Courtyard of Champions stage from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and make sure to enter the Lone Stars and Stripes Truck Give-a-Way* (2013 Chevrolet Silverado). Following the last race there will be a spectacular 20-minute fireworks display choreographed to music courtesy of 106.1 Kiss FM.

On Thursday, July 4, enjoy live music from Incognito on the Courtyard of Champions stage from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and make sure to enter the Lone Stars and Stripes Trip Give-a-Way* (Las Vegas). Following the last race there will be a spectacular, 20-minute fireworks display choreographed to music courtesy of 99.5 The Wolf.

When: Wednesday, July 3 & Thursday, July 4, 2013. Gates open at 3 p.m. First race is 5 p.m. Fireworks at aproximately 10 p.m. (following the last race).

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

July 4: Hurst's 11th Annual Stars & Stripes

It's the 11th Annual Stars & Stripes festival in Hurst on July 4th. The event will be held between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. The Children's Area will be located on the West Lawn, featuring large inflatable activities. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. Le Freak at 6:45 p.m. and the Emerald City Band plays at 8 p.m. Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. at the Hurst Community Park. A free shuttle service will be available from North East Mall. No pets, RV's or trailers allowed.

When: July 4, 2013 5 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Hurst Community Park, southwest corner of Precinct Line and Pipeline Roads.

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

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The Hometown Parade begins at 10 a.m. in historic downtown McKinney. Family activities and food from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Live music from 8 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. WRR will provide "Sounds of America" on a live simulcast during the fireworks on Classical 101.1. Be sure to tune in as you watch the McKinney fireworks show beginning at 9:45 p.m. For more information on the activities at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch call 972-547-7480. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are free and open to the general public. Alcohol is not allowed.

When: July 4, 2013. Parade 10 a.m. Activities 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Where: McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch.

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