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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


July 3: Irving - Patriotic Parade and Fireworks

Wednesday, July 3, 6 to 11 p.m., Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd.

Celebrate America’s independence with an evening of fun, games, music and fireworks in the Las Colinas District of Irving. The Family Fun Zone will feature bounce houses, inflatable slides, a rock climbing wall, rides and more. Stage performances by The Kenny Chavez Combo, Irving Symphony Orchestra and MAXX are guaranteed to entertain. Bring your appetite to Eats and Treats Alley, a food court with options to suit every taste. The professionally choreographed fireworks show is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:40 p.m.

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.

July 4: Lake Grapevine's 31st July 4th Extravaganza

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What: 31st 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: July 4, 2013. 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.

July 4: Lewisville - Castle Hills Freedom Fest

The 2013 events include the 15th Anniversary of the July 4th Fireworks show. Beginning at dusk, fireworks will light up the night sky. People are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs as good spots along the lake are taken early in the day.

When: Fireworks at dusk/about 9:30 p.m.

Where: 2560 King Arthur Blvd., Lewisville, TX 75056

July 4: Lewisville "Red, White & Lewisville"

What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Display. The spectacular fireworks show will start shortly after dark at approximately 9:30 p.m. The best viewing opportunities will be on the South side of Vista Ridge Mall and along the 121 Bypass.

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

Where: Around Vista Ridge Mall area

Additional information: 972-219-3401.

July 4: Little Elm's July Jubilee

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What: On the shores of Lake Lewisville, the Town of Little Elm will host its Seventh Annual Independence Day Celebration, July Jubilee. This family-oriented celebration will include food/merchandise vendors, live musical entertainment and the evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over the lake.

When: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 from 5 p.m. until approximately 11 p.m. 

Where: Little Elm Park, 704 W. Eldorado, Little Elm, TX

July 4: Plano Parade, Concert and Fireworks

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On Wednesday, July 4 the fun begins at 9 a.m. with the Plano Independence Day Parade. Parade route is down Independence Parkway from 15th Street west to Parkhaven Drive.

At 3 p.m. catch the Plano Symphony Orchestra for Patriotic Pops at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. Ticket information is available at www.planosymphony.org.

When: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Plano’s sky lights up over Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, east of U.S. 75 on Spring Creek Parkway. Picnic baskets are welcome or purchase items from the vendors on site. Parking is available at Collin College, First United Methodist Church Plano and Plano Centre. Listen to the music carefully selected to play in sequence with the fireworks on KLAK 97.5 FM.

July 4: Richardson "Family 4th Celebration"

What: Sparks will fly at the City of Richardson’s annual “Family 4th Celebration” on Wednesday, July 4, 2013 at Breckinridge Park. This traditional, patriotic salute is free and open to the entire community. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening under the stars!


6:30 Tex Fletcher Band. 8:45 The Richardson Community Band presents its annual Patriotic Salute Concert.

When: July 4, 2013. Event hours are 6:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.

Where: Breckinridge Park is located just south of the intersection of Renner and Brand Roads in northeast Richardson. 972-744-4300.

Cost: Free. Food concessions will be available for purchase for those who wish to buy or supplement their picnic dinner.

Rowlett's The Flags of Freedom: A Project Honoring Our Military Heros

Quefest 2011 has been moved to Labor Day Weekend but you can take part in The Flags of Freedom: A Project Honoring Our Military Heros. You can order a 3x4 plaque placed on a flag pole in honor of your military loved one. The plaque will include their name, military branch and a personal message from you. The Rowlett Exchange Club will display the Flags of Freedom at local elementary schools and other venues on Patriotic Holidays during the year.

Additional information: 214-364-1632

July 3: Southlake Stars & Stripes

Southlakes kicks it off on July 3, 2013 with family fun, patriotic music and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Music will be broadcast on 100.7 FM. Candy Art, Balloon Artists, gourmet food trucks and more.

When: Tuesday, July 3, 2013; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Dont bring: Alcohol, pets. Do bring chairs, blankets.

Shuttles/Parking: Beginning at 4 pm, shuttles will pick up passengers at 185 S. White's Chapel Blvd. and bring them to Town Square.

July 4: The Colony "Liberty by the Lake"

What: The 26th Annual Liberty by the Lake festivities begin at 7:45 a.m. with a one-mile run followed by 5K and 10K runs. The annual parade  starts at 10 a.m. The Fun Zone's gates open at 4 p.m. with climbing wall, mechanical bull, obstacle courses, face painters, balloon artists All-access passes $5 (4 and under) and $10 for 5 and older. Enter the Salsa Shootout. Salsa sampling begins at 6 p.m. Registration is $10. Fireworks will be shot over Lake Lewisville at 9:30 p.m. and the show is choreographed to patriotic music that will be broadcast and live on 99.9 FM.

When: Wednesday July 4, 2012; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road, The Colony, TX

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