Independence Day fireworks guide

July 4th Fireworks

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Independence Day fireworks guide




Posted on June 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 4 at 10:42 PM

We've assembled information and links to help you find a fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday (or all three!). Click the title of each event for a link to additional information. And, don't forget you can watch Fair Park Fourth on WFAA-TV.


Addison Kaboom Town
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Addison Circle Park

Festivities kick off with music, followed by the Addison Air Show at 7:15, the Dallas Wind Symphony at 7:30 and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. that can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. An after party featuring Emerald City is set to follow fireworks at 10 p.m.

Light Up Arlington
6 p.m.
Levitt Pavilion
505 East Border Street

Vendors and activities kick off at 6 p.m., followed by the American Jazz Composers Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Firefall at 8:45 and and then fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Admission is free.

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration
6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
2450 Farmers Branch Lane

The celebration includes children’s activities, live music from Groove Night, concessions, tours of historical structures and a finale fireworks show. Fireworks will starts at 9:30 p.m. Parking is located at Metro Square Business Park, 12300 Ford Road. Admission and parking are free. Free shuttles to and from parking and entrance will be provided. For more information, call 972-919-2620.

City of Princeton July 4th Spectacular
5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Community Park, 500 West College Street

With over 7,000 in attendance last year we are planning for even more spectators this year. Parking will be $5 a car at the event or $4 a car in advance at City Hall. The fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

Southlake Stars & Stripes
6 p.m. - 11 p.m
Southlake Town Square

On the eve of Independence Day, Southlake celebrates the fourth with activities and entertainment starting at 6 p.m. followed by a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.


Fair Park Fourth
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Dallas Fair Park

The City of Dallas' official celebation at Fair Park will feature live music, water shows, and access to rides, games and concessions on the State Fair Midway. Admission to the Midway is $5.  Food trucks will provide refreshments starting at 6 p.m. The free fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. Can't attend in person? Watch it live on WFAA Channel 8 at 9 p.m.

Denton Kiwanis Fireworks Show
Apogee Stadium
Gates open 5:30 p.m.

Musical performances will precede the fireworks show at UNT's Apogee Stadium at the junction of Interstate highways 35E and 35W. Admission is free, but there is a charge for parking.

Fort Worth's Fourth
2 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey Street

Billing itself as the largest July 4th fireworks show in North Texas, Fort Worth's Fourth features kid-friendly activities, a wide variety of foods, music, and free tubing in the Trinity River. Fireworks are set for 10 p.m. and admission is free.

Frisco Freedom Fest
4 p.m. - 10:45 p.m.
Simson Plaza at City Hall
6101 Frisco Square Boulevard

Food, fun and music will be available in the plaza before the 20-minute fireworks extravaganza that starts at approximately 10 p.m.

Grapevine's 32nd Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
9:30 p.m.
Lake Grapevine

The July 4th fireworks spectacular can be seen from just about any location around Lake Grapevine, and admission is free at most lakeside viewing locations. Some parks, however, may charge an admission fee of $5 to $10 per vehicle.

Irving Independence Day Celebration
9 a.m. - noon and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Irving Heritage District and Lake Carolyn

The Foruth kicks off with a 9 a.m. parade in the city's Heritage District. The fireworks show at Lake Carolyn on Friday night will be preceded by music, a food court and a kids' fun zone.

Red, White & Lewisville
9:30 p.m.

The city's annual fireworks show will return using the same launch site as in the past several years. The best viewing areas are between State Highway 121 and the south side of Vista Ridge Mall. There is no charge. The show is scheduled to start after sunset, about 9:30 p.m. For more information call 972-219-3401.

McKinney Red, White and Boom
10 a.m. and 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Downtown and McKinney Soccer Complex

McKinney celebrates Independence Day with a downtown parade at 10 a.m. followed by a party at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch starting at 7 p.m. with family activities, music and food. Fireworks are scheduled for 9:45 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

Plano All-American Fourth Fireworks
9:30 p.m.
2801 East Spring Creek Parkway

Admission is free for the city's annual July 4th fireworks display 


Gun Barrel City July Fest
2:30 p.m. - midnight
301 Municipal Drive

Fireworks at 10 p.m. are preceded by a 5K run, a car show, a battle of the bands, and concerts with headliners Casey Donahew at 8:30 p.m. and Vanilla Ice, who performs after the fireworks presentation. General admission is $20.