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10 Ways To Celebrate The 4th Of July In Dallas

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Updated: 3 October 2016
Fireworks, food, music, and fun await you in Dallas this 4th of July. There is free fun for the whole family or celebrations you can enjoy solo. Put on your best star-spangled outfit and explore Dallas. These events are located in the city or a short drive away, but all of them are going to be a great time. When you’re planning out your Independence Day holiday, be sure to pencil in these celebrations.
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The Old Fashioned Fourth

Head out to Dallas Heritage Village for one of Dallas’ oldest 4th of July traditions. The Old Fashioned Fourth is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate this milestone, the event will be free to everyone this year. Put on your best star-spangled outfit and explore the 13 acres of Heritage Village. The event is happening from 10AM to 3PM. Heritage Village offers unique activities that have become favorites of its visitors. Learn how to juggle, watch a puppet show, milk a cow, and hit the carnival this 4th of July.

Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX, USA

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FC Dallas vs Orlando City SC

Start a new tradition this Independence Day. If soccer is your game, you’re in luck this 4th of July. Head over to Toyota Stadium to watch Dallas’ own FC Dallas soccer team take on the Orlando City SC. Put on your best red, white, and blue and cheer along with thousands of fans. Tickets start at $45. Toyota Stadium offers great views all around. The match starts at 8PM and will last until 10PM.

Toyota Center, 1510 Polk St, Houston, TX, USA

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Georgetown’s 34th Annual July 4th Firework Extravaganza

Celebrate in Grapevine with a 4th of July tradition. The 34th Annual July 4th Firework Extravaganza is fun for the whole family. The firework show will take place at Oak Grove Park and should last about a half hour. Bring a blanket and lay out on the lawn. The show starts at 9:30PM. Looking for something to do before the fireworks begin? Check out the Grapevine Vintage Railroad Independence Day Train or visit the Tower Gallery’s latest exhibit ‘Picturing Wonderland: Sir John Tenniel’s Illustrations for the Alice Books.’

Oak Grove Park, Grapevine, TX, USA

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Fair Park Fourth

For plenty of free fun for the whole family, visit the official Dallas Independence Day celebration at Fair Park. The event begins at 7PM and lasts until 11PM. Check out food, rides, and live music on the Midway. There will be a free firework show at 9:37PM, and the best seats are in the Cotton Bowl. You can also listen to a free concert by the Dallas Winds who will play patriotic at the Hall of State at 6:50PM.

Fair Park, 1300 Robert B Cullum Blvd, Dallas, TX, USA

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Red, White and BOOM!

Live in McKinney? You’re in luck. The City of McKinney is producing the Red, White and Boom celebration this Independence Day. The event starts with the Red, White and Boom Parade in Historic Downtown McKinney. You can also catch a classic car, truck, and cycle show from 1PM to 5PM. Be sure to stop by the Yankee Doodle Block Party from 11AM to 2PM for games, food, a presidential dunking booth, the Rock N’ Roll Freedom Bus, and more. At 5:30PM head over to McKinney Soccer Complex for food, music by the Blue Water Highway Band, fireworks, and a lot of fun.

McKinney Soccer Complex, 6375 Collin McKinney Pkwy, McKinney, TX, USA

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Addison Kaboom Town

Celebrate the 4th of July one day early at Addison Kaboom Town. The event will be held on July 3rd from 4PM to 11:30PM. Addison Kaboom Town has become an Independence Day tradition for families in the area. The event kicks off with a Color Guard display by the Civil Air Patrol Group 3 Honor Guard, followed by performances by 36th Infantry Division Band performances. There will be several more performances, a speech by the mayor, and of course, fireworks! The show starts at 9:30PM.

Addison Circle Park, Addison Cir, Addison, TX, USA

Light Up Arlington

Another early celebration, enjoy free Independence Day entertainment on July 3rd in Arlington. Light Up Arlington kicks off at 6PM and offers train rides, kids entertainment, food trucks. There are three locations for fun: Boomtown, Firecracker Alley, and Kids Corner. Entry is free, but some activities require a fee. Be sure to check out live entertainment from Hannah Kirby, Brad Thompson Band, Idol Job, Phil Hamilton, and more. Be sure to stick around for the firework show at 9:45PM set to music from 95.9 The Ranch.

Various Locations, Arlington, TX, USA

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Richardson Family 4th of July

Visit Richardson this Independence Day for the Family 4th of July event. The celebration kicks off at 6PM and lasts until 10:15PM. Head out to Breckinridge Park for bounce castles, a kid’s rock climbing wall, and balloon artists. Catch free music by Griffin Tucker and The Richardson Community Band. Be sure to check out the firework show at 9:45PM. Parking is limited so there will be a free shuttle that will transport guests from Rockwell-Collins International Campus to the festival.

Breckinridge Park, 3555 Brand Rd, Richardson, TX, USA

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Liberty By The Lake Festival

Start your Independence Day celebration even earlier at this event! Drive out to The Colony for the Liberty by The Lake Festival. The event begins at 4PM on July 2nd. The event will be held at The Colony Five Star Complex this year due to flooding at Lewisville Lake. Start your day with The Liberty 5K, 10K, or 1 Mile Fun Run. Then catch the parade, the watermelon contest, and fireworks. Don’t miss entertainment by Lone Star Action Sports, Dallas Cirque Theatre, and Christopher Lyle. There’s plenty of fun for the whole family.

The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Dr, The Colony, TX, USA

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Lake Cities 4th of July

Finally, the Lake Cities host this 4th of July with food, games, music, and fireworks. Lake Cities 4th of July kicks off a full day of festivities at 9AM with a parade down Main Street. After the parade, check out a full lineup of fun events at Lake Dallas City Park. Guests can watch performances by Corinth Gymnastics, Terry Strange, and Shane Hamilton. Watch locals compete in a watermelon eating contest, followed by a seed spitting contest. At sunset, watch a dazzling firework show to end the night.