For the third consecutive year, WFAA (Channel 8) will broadcast a one-hour red, white and blue, Texas size salute to America’s birthday from historic Fair Park in Dallas.
News 8’s Ron Corning joins Colleen Coyle and Joe Trahan anchoring the station’s televised coverage of “Fair Park Fourth” at 9 p.m. on July 4 from the Cotton Bowl. The News 8 Update will follow the locally produced program at 10 p.m..
“Fair Park Fourth” is a mixture of talented local artists, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra brass quintet; the Jazz Singers vocal ensemble from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts; and Texas country artist Tony Ramey with multi-instrumentalist Kevin Afflack. All are performing unique versions of All-American musical favorites.
There is also a performance by the U. S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, including a special salute to the United States Armed Forces.
The event at Fair Park is free to the public, and the Cotton Bowl is open to watch the fireworks display, which is scheduled to close the television broadcast on WFAA.
Headed out Fair Park to see the Fireworks?
INFO YOU NEED:
Visit FairPark.org for the latest information about times, prices and parking
(Midway is $5)
Friday, July 4, 2014
6-10 p.m. (Midway opens at 10 a.m.)
Parking for the general public is $5 at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11. Gates D and E to the Cotton Bowl will open at 7 p.m. Fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.
Traveling westbound on I-30?
Take Exit 48B to S. Barry Ave. and turn left (south) on S. Barry Ave. Within a mile, S. Barry turns briefly into Crosstown Expy., and then becomes S. Fitzhugh Ave. Continue on S. Fitzhugh Ave. to Gates 10 and 11. (GOOGLE MAP LINK)
Traveling eastbound on I-30?
Take Exit 49B to Dolphin Rd. and turn right (south) on Dolphin Rd. In one-half mile, turn right (west) on Haskell Ave. and then left (south) onto Crosstown Expy. which soon becomes S. Fitzhugh Ave. Continue on S. Fitzhugh Ave. to Gates 10 and 11. (GOOGLE MAP LINK)