Guide to 2020 Independence Day Celebrations in DFW
Yes, there are still plenty of fun Independence Day celebrations happening this year! Obviously they may look a little different than they usually do with COVID-19 restrictions and precautions in place, but you will still have plenty of chances to see fireworks this year!
Friday, July 3
After Governor Abbott's latest announcement, Addison Kaboom Town has been moved to a secured undisclosed location to eliminate in-person viewing. The show will be streamed on the Town of Addison's YouTube Channel and will also be broadcast on CW33 on July 4.
This year, the Coyote Drive-In on Panther Island is offering their own firework show on Friday, July 3 in addition to being a great place to view Fort Worth's fireworks on Saturday, July 4. On Friday evening, you can purchase tickets to the firework show and a movie (ranging from kid classics to adult favorites). A ticket is required to allow admission for your vehicle this year, so buy yours online while they're still available!
Gates open at 7:00pm and the shows will start around 9:00pm.
Southlake is allowing you to enjoy a fireworks show from the comfort of your own home this year. At 9:30pm on Friday, July 3, they'll be shooting off fireworks from Bicentennial Park - a central location to allow as many residents to see the show as possible!
Saturday, July 4
While the festival portion of this year's Fort Worth Fourth may be canceled, they are still planning to light up the skies with a dazzling fireworks display - the largest in North Texas actually. The show begins Saturday, July 4 at 9:20pm and will be taller than usual to allow for better visibility from a distance. Residents can tune into 95.9 FM The Ranch to listen to the music choreographed to the fireworks show. They are asking that you keep your families at or near home, or watch the livestream online!
Usually the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra hosts a family picnic with a concert and fireworks at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. This year, they're performing their concert at the new Dickies Arena in Fort Worth and are broadcasting it on Channel 8 WFAA beginning at 9:00pm. It will also be available for watching on the FWSO website for two weeks.
Guest include artists from the Fort Worth Opera, The Cliburn, and Texas Ballet Theater, with a special appearance by Broadway star baritone and Fort Worth favorite Major Attaway.
Another of DFW's most popular fireworks displays is the one set off over the beautiful backdrop of Lake Grapevine each year. They are continuing the tradition this year with viewing spots all around the lake. The 24-minute show set to patriotic music will be begin at 9:30pm on Saturday, July 4.
Frisco is encouraging residents to come out and "socialize safely" for this year's Freedom Fest which will include events like Taste of Frisco, their Party in the Plaza, and their Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:30pm. Their layout is more spread out this year to allow easier social distancing, they have plenty of hand sanitizer available, and they have put extra cleaning protocols in place for amusements, shuttle rides, and food service.
Plano's All American 4th fireworks show will continue even though the accompanying festival has been canceled. The fireworks can be viewed from a 1-mile radius of Lavon Farms and residents are encouraged to watch from their car or neighborhood if they live near enough. The event begins at 9:30pm and will be simulcast on 97.5 KLAK and streamed on their Facebook Page.
Combine the charm of Historic Downtown McKinney with Independence Day celebrations and that's a win for us! This year's event will include a drive-thru parade from 9:00-11:00am and a 20-minute fireworks show at 9:30pm. Due to renewed concerns related to COVID-19, no parking or pedestrian traffic will be allowed at the Craig Ranch Soccer Complex where the fireworks will be launched from. But they will be able to be seen from a 4-mile radius around the Craig Ranch Soccer Complex. There will be no other activities, food, or live music this year.
The Colony has chosen to cancel their Liberty by the Lake festival, but is still putting on a fireworks show for residents that can be seen if in the vicinity of The Colony Five Star Complex (4100 Blair Oaks). Parking will be available beginning at 8:30pm and the show will begin at 9:30pm. The music for the fireworks will be available to everyone by tuning your radio to 99.9FM.
Little Elm is moving forward with their July Jubilee at Little Elm Park, but the event will look different than it usually does this year. The first will be at Little Elm Park and pre-purchased tickets are required for entry because space is limited. If you purchase a ticket to Little Elm Park, you are also allowed to spend the day swimming, grilling, and enjoying the outdoors. The second show will be located near Little Elm High School and is designed for those who opt not to purchase a ticket to Little Elm Park or would rather watch from the comfort of their own neighborhood. Both shows begin at 9:30pm and can be listened to by tuning to 95.3 The Range.
Yes, you read that correctly. Irving is going fully-virtual this year! Starting at 8:30pm on Saturday, July 4, you can join them in looking back at some of Irving's best and most nostalgic footage of parades, fireworks and music.
And if you post a photo on social media from previous years' celebrations, you can stop by the Senter Park or Cimarron Park Recreation Centers from June 30-July 2 from 10:00am-7:00pm to pick up a fun patriotic-themed bag of goodies for the family.
As the longest-running event in Arlington, the parade's Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the City of Arlington has approved their plan to continue on with this year's 4th of July Parade. The parade begins Saturday, July 4 at 9:00am.
Historic Downtown Midlothian is the perfect place to give you that small-town Americana feel for Independence Day. And they are keeping the tradition alive by continuing on with their Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 4 at 10:00am. They are just asking that all spectators please follow CDC guidelines and maintain 6-feet distancing between parties.
This beloved July 4th Celebration is continuing on as-scheduled but will only allow 50% capacity at all of its events. The hometown parade kicks off Saturday, July 4 at 10:00am and will be streamed on Facebook. Later that afternoon and evening will be the live music on the square from 1:00-6:00pm and then the Fireworks Extravaganza beginning at dusk.
Fully-Canceled Events for 2020
- Allen USA Celebration
- Arlington 4th of July Fireworks
- Castle Hills Freedom Festival
- Denton Noon Kiwanis Club's 4th of July Fireworks Show at Apogee Stadium
- Fair Park Fourth
- Flower Mound Independence Fest
- FWSO presents Concerts in the Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic
- Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration at Lone star Park in Grand Prairie