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2016 4th of July Events in DFW

2016 Dallas/Fort Worth 4th of July Events


Looking for ways to celebrate America’s birthday with fireworks, parades and more? Here’s Minteer Real Estate Team‘s list of Independence Day celebrations and 4th of July events around Northeast Tarrant County and beyond for 2016!


Nationally recognized as one of the Top 10 Fireworks display, Addison’s Kaboom Town!® features more than 1,500 fireworks for a dazzling 25-minute show. With concerts from the military band and Dallas Wind Symphony, and an air show with a war bird flyover before the show, Addison’s Kaboom Town!® is one fireworks show not to be missed.

When: July 3 from 5 p.m.-Midnight. Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m.

Where: Addison Circle Park – 4970 Addison Circle Dr., Addison

Cost: Free

Parking: Free parking is located in the parking garages on Arapaho Road at Dallas Parkway and Addison Circle Drive at Dallas Parkway.

Good to know: Alcoholic beverage sales end 1 hour prior to event closing. A limited supply of complimentary sunscreen and bug spray are available at the Festival Command Post. This event is rain or shine.

Bring: Bags not bigger than 12”x12”x6”, coolers not bigger than 16”x20”x12”, food and snacks for picnics, personal umbrellas, collapsible chairs, small portable radios, binoculars, medically-necessary supplies, baby supplies.

Leave at home: Alcoholic beverages, computers or laptops, fireworks, sparklers, laser points, oversized chairs or lawn/household furniture, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, unauthorized weapons, solicitation materials, open flames or grills

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Join the City of Bedford for 4thFest, an annual event featuring live music, family-friendly activities, Twiggy the water skiing squirrel, classic car show, a tribute to soldiers, food and a spectacular fireworks display.

When: July 4 starting at Noon. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Where: Boys Ranch Park, Bedford

Cost: Admission is free. Food and InfltaFUN areas cost money.

Parking: $20 on-site parking is available via the Boys Ranch Park entrance at Eastbound Harwood Rd. $15 parking is available at the Bedford Public Library located at 2424 Forest Ridge Dr, Bedford TX, 76021. It is a short walk to the event.

Good to know: $

Bring: Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and non-alcoholic beverages.

Leave at home: Glass containers

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Flower Mound

The Town of Flower Mound hosts Independence Fest presented by Market Street. With Loverboy as the headliner, a full evening of activities are available for the family that includes a vintage car show, a free kids area with bounces houses and more, performances by Le Freak and Cherry Bomb, food and more. The evening concludes with a thrilling fireworks show around 9:50 p.m.

When: July 4 from 5-10:30 p.m.

Where: Bakersfield Park – 1201 Duncan Lane, Flower Mound

Cost: Free

Parking: A free parking and shuttle service is provided at the following locations: 1700 Lakeside Parkway, 2050 Aberdeen Road and 1200 Gerault Road. Park and walk locations are located at: 1250 W Round Grove Road, Southwest Corner of Duncan Rd and 3040 (grass parking). There is no on-site parking.

Bring: Coolers, chairs-in-a-bag, blankets, strollers, cameras, binoculars. Depending on weather: sunscreen, insect repellent or umbrellas

Leave at home: Alcoholic beverages (will be sold on site), weapons, illegal narcotics, skateboards, bicycles, Segways, scooters, animals (other than service animals), smoking

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Fort Worth

Enjoy a day of fun for the whole family at Fort Worth’s Fourth with the largest 4th of July Fireworks show in North Texas. Furthermore, enjoy tubing on the Trinity River, pony rides, face painting, miniature golf, bounce houses, zip lining water slides and more. Finally, enjoy jet ski and flyboard shows as well as a F-16 flyover. Live music is provided by Gary P. Nunn and Party Machine. Food is available for purchase on site.

When: July 4 – Gates open at 2 p.m. Kidzone will be open from 2-8 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

Where: Panther Island Pavilion – 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth

Cost: Regular Admission is free, Kid Zone is free.

Parking: Preferred parking is $20 and overflow parking is $10. More maps and details coming soon so make sure to check their website for updated information.

Bring: Dogs (must remain on leash), tents and chairs

Leave at home: Coolers and outside food or beverages.

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Enjoy the 4th in Grapevine at the 34th Annual  July 4th Fireworks Extravangaza over Lake Grapevine. The 25-minute fireworks extravaganza starts at 9:30 p.m. Viewing can be seen at the Gaylord Texan Resort’s parking garage. Fireworks will continue rain or shine. Stay tuned to the City of Grapevine’s website for more details.

When: July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Lake Grapevine

Cost: Free

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Haltom City/North Richland Hills/Richland Hills/Watauga

Celebrate America’s freedom at the annual Northeast Tarrant Family 4th Celebration and Fireworks show. The events start with kid’s activities, a salute to veterans, entertainment from contemporary country singer Derek Anthony, food and drink at the old Birdville stadium. The evening ends with a spectacular fireworks show. Fireworks can be viewed from the free parking lots of The Hills Shopping Center (6351 Boulevard 26, NRH) and BISD’s Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum (6108 Broadway Avenue, Haltom City).

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

Where: The Hills Shopping Center – 6351 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills

Cost: Free

Parking: Available on a first-come, first-served basis at The Hills Shopping Center and BISD’s Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum

Bring: Chairs, blankets and games

Leave at home: Outdoor cooking or grilling equipment, alcohol and personal fireworks


Come out for Hurst’s 14th Annual Hurst Stars and Stripes events and enjoy a free, family-oriented, alcohol-free event for all ages. The events will feature a children’s area with inflatables, face painting, food, and music from the Sonny Burgess, Petty Theft and Emerald City. The event concludes with a fantastic fireworks display.

When: July 4 starting at 5 p.m. Fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Community Park – 601 Precinct Line Road, Hurst

Cost: Free

Parking: No on-site parking. Free shuttle service provided from North East Mall in front of Nordstrom.

Leave at home: Pets, alcohol, smoking and personal grills

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Come out for Roanoke’s 3rd Rocks and enjoy bounce houses, train rides, food, music, a rock climbing wall, fireworks and more! Professor D will be providing live music from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

When: July 3 from 6-10:30 p.m.

Where: Roanoke Community Park – 201 Park Drive, Roanoke

Cost: Admission is free. Food may have prices.

Parking: Complimentary shuttles will be available at the park entrance starting at 5:30 p.m. See website for more parking information and maps.

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Join the City of Southlake for their annual Stars & Stripes events. Enjoy the sounds of The Southlake Community Band, the Lone Star Attitude Band and Limelight while eating food from So-Cal Tacos, Ruthie’s Rolling Food Truck and more! There’s lots of free activities and inflatables for children to enjoy. The evening will end with a fantastic fireworks show to patriotic tunes and pop hits.

When: July 3 starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m.

Where: Southlake Town Square – 1400 Main Street, Suite 210; Southlake

Cost: Free, including Kid’s events. Food does cost.

Parking: Free parking is available around Southlake Town Square. A free shuttle is available at White’s Chapel Methodist Church.

Bring: Chairs, blankets, coolers

Leave at home: Tents, pets, alcoholic beverages, glass containers

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