No matter your age, fireworks on the 4th of July are always magical. The sight of illuminated gunpowder lighting up the sky is so captivating and has a special way of bringing people together each year. This Independence Day weekend, don’t miss your chance to catch some of the best fireworks shows around DFW.
1. FORT WORTH’S FOURTH
FORT WORTH | July 4 at 2 p.m.
Fort Worth’s Fourth does not disappoint with the largest fireworks show in North Texas and is an all-day freedom fest! To make it an even more unforgettable experience, the event will feature an F-16 flyover, various food vendors serving everything from tamales to cotton candy, water slides, bounce houses and even a zip line! Gates open at 2 p.m. with free regular admission, free KidZone activities and preferred parking is available for a fee.
2. KIWANIS CLUB FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SHOW
DENTON | July 4 at 6 p.m.
The Kiwanis Club’s Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show has been a Denton tradition since 1972 and is one not to be missed! Parking is $10, and entry into the stadium is free. There will be live music and activities for the kiddos. Be sure to check out the other Fourth of July festivities in Denton throughout the day, such as the Senior Center Celebration and the Fourth of July Jubilee, which is bound to be fun for the whole family!
3. FRISCO FREEDOM FEST
FRISCO | July 4 at 4 p.m.
Located at Simpson Plaza at City Hall, Frisco’s Freedom Fest features one of the biggest fireworks shows in the area. Admission to the party is free, and the festival is partnered with a soccer match (tickets required; get them here), as well as a Hometown Heroes exhibit—showcasing Frisco’s leading law enforcement officers and firefighters. Come hungry because there will also be food sampling galore at Taste of Frisco featuring some the city’s best restaurants.
4. KABOOM TOWN
ADDISON | July 3 at 5 p.m.
One of the most popular Fourth of July celebrations in DFW, Addison’s Kaboom Town offers a diverse range of entertainment, including the Addison Airport Air Show featuring Cavanaugh Flight Museum, live music performances and an incredible fireworks show that starts at 9:30 p.m. There will also be food vendors, free activities for kids and an afterparty at 10 p.m. The park opens at 4 p.m. and free for visitors, so come early to get a good viewing spot!
5. JULY 4TH FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
GRAPEVINE | July 4 at 9.30 p.m.
Celebrate the 4th in true patriotic style at Grapevine’s 37th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza! The event is free to attend, and the spectacular fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. There are a few different viewing areas open to the public.
6. JULY 4TH FEST
ARLINGTON | July 3 – July 6
Six Flags Over Texas is going above and beyond for Independence Day! They’re celebrating for four days straight with All-American food and fireworks every night! Follow the bat signal to Gotham City for the best firework views, then stick around for the afterparty.
7. LONE STARS & STRIPES CELEBRATION
GRAND PRAIRIE | July 4 and 5 at 3 p.m.
Bring the kids out to the the annual Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie on Thursday, July 4, or Friday, July 5! This year’s festivities feature the expanded Family Fun Park, live music from the Vegas Stars and of course a world-class fireworks display choreographed to music. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. and the first live race is at 5:00 p.m. Parking will be $20 (cash only), however discounted parking tickets can be purchased in advance.
8. CASTLE HILLS 21ST JULY 4TH FREEDOM FESTIVAL
LEWISVILLE | July 4 at 5:30 p.m.
You don’t have to look far for Fourth of July fun at this local celebration at the Village Shops Plaza! Not only will they have live music and food trucks, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a giant inflatable obstacle course, bounce houses, face painters and a balloon artist, as well as a DJ at Lake Avalon. Bring your blankets, chairs and grab a spot on the lawn to stick around for the spectacular firework show, starting at dusk!
9. SOUNDS OF RED, WHITE & LEWISVILLE
LEWISVILLE | July 3 at 6 p.m.
Meet your friends and family for an evening of live music and fireworks at Wayne Ferguson Plaza in Lewisville. This special edition of Sounds of Lewisville—Sounds of Red, White and Lewisville—is free and full of kids’ activities. Listen to live music by The Hightower Band followed by Satisfaction. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and get ready for a spectacular fireworks show above the MCL Grand. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase.
10. OLD-FASHIONED FAMILY FIREWORKS PICNIC
FORT WORTH | July 2 – 4 at 8:15 p.m.
Locals love Concerts in the Garden, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra never fails to wow the crowds with their 4th of July performances. Pack a picnic and bring the whole family to the beautiful Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for a magical evening of live music and one of the best firework shows in town. Tickets for lawn seating are $25 for adults and free for kiddos 10 and under!
11. INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SHOW
IRVING | July 4 at 6 p.m.
Get ready for an evening full of fun along the south side of Lake Carolyn! You can watch the fireworks from anywhere around the lake, but the south side is where you’ll find a kids fun zone with water rides and airbrush tattoos, as well as live music on the Main Stage. Fireworks kick off at 9:30 p.m. and (for the first time ever) will be fired from a barge in the middle of Lake Carolyn, producing unique special effects on that water that you’ll only find here! You can take the DART Orange Line to this free celebration or pay $10 for parking at a local garage.
12. FIREWORKS AT GLOBE LIFE PARK
ARLINGTON | July 4 at 7:05 p.m.
If you’re a fan of the Texas Rangers or the Los Angeles Angels (or baseball in general), this is where you’ll want to spend your 4th of July! Nothing says “America” like eating a hot dog at the ball game, and when you add in post-game fireworks, you know it’s going to be a great night celebrating America’s birthday. Need more convincing? Check out our friend Jayme’s reasons to catch a game at Globe Life Park this summer.
13. SOUTHLAKE STARS & STRIPES
SOUTHLAKE | July 3 at 6 p.m.
For a full-out 4th of July party, visit one of three Southlake parks that are throwing a family-friendly bash beginning at 6 p.m. and ending with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Head to McPherson Park, Frank Edgar Cornish IV Park or the Rustin Pavilion for the 2018 Stars & Stripes event featuring family activities, live entertainment, delicious eats and a jam-packed schedule of fun to keep you entertained.
14. RED, WHITE AND BOOM ON THE BRIDGE
DALLAS | July 3 at 6 p.m.
Gather with your loved ones and celebrate freedom at Red, White and Boom on The Bridge by the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge. One of the most beautiful skylines in America, the Dallas skyline lights up with a fireworks show. Enjoy music, food, vendors, children’s activities and more! During the free event, the bridge will be closed for vehicles and reserved for pedestrians only. Bring your cameras, because it’s going to be insta-worthy for sure!
15. FAIR PARK FOURTH
DALLAS | July 4 at 12 p.m.
Want to celebrate 4th of July with Midway games, rides and fireworks? Head to Fair Park and snag a ticket to the Midway for $8, or wait until 3 p.m. and enjoy other free attractions open throughout the Fair Park grounds! They’ll have water inflatables, Swan Boats and live music at the lagoon in the evening. When the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., you can watch from around the Fair Park grounds, along the Midway or inside the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Parking for this free event is available at Fair Park Gates 5 and 6 for $10 per car.
16. RED, WHITE & BLUE BLAST
SACHSE | July 3 at 6 p.m.
Sachse’s Annual Red, White & Blue Blast will be Wednesday, July 3rd, at Heritage Park (4408 Hudson Dr., Sachse, TX) at 6 PM. There will be live entertainment, activities, food, vendors, bounce houses, contests, and of course, fireworks. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray! and join us for an evening of good, old-fashioned family fun.