Guide to 2021 Dallas-Fort Worth Independence Day Celebrations
We're so excited that many of the local Independence Day celebrations are back this year! Check out any of these fun events below happening all weekend long.
Saturday, July 3
Kaboom Town! in Addison is back this year! Tickets for the celebration in Addison Circle have sold out, but you can book a Kaboom Town! Hotel Package to view the show from one of the nearby hotels. There are also several restaurants in the area hosting watch parties. You can check out the list of watch parties here.
The Freedom Flyover is at 7:30pm and then the fireworks will begin at 9:30pm.
If you can't make it to watch the show in person, you can watch the livestream on the Town of Addison's YouTube Channel.
Tickets are on sale for Coyote Drive-In's movie and fireworks show happening Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4. Watch any of the new releases playing on their screens and enjoy the fireworks show that is performed from Panther Island Pavilion. All movie showtimes begin a little after 9:00pm.
Purchase your tickets here.
The Unique Dining Capitol of Texas has some big plans for the 4th this year. Stroll around Roanoke Community Park to enjoy food, live music, carnival games, inflatables, an apple pie eating contest and more. Then at around 9:15pm the fireworks show will begin!
Stars & Stripes is back in Southlake this year! The fireworks show begins at 9:30pm, but there's all kinds of other fun for you to enjoy all evening long like live music, food, midway games, balloon artists and more! And the best part? It's all FREE!
Combine the charm of Historic Downtown McKinney with all that Independence Day has to offer. This year they'll be back to having family activities, live entertainment, a hometown parade, a classic car show, and (of course) the fireworks display that evening.
Kick off Independence Day weekend in Arlington with their fireworks display down in the Entertainment District near Globe Life Field. The free show is set to begin at 9:30pm. Select parking lots in the area will be open to the public starting at 8:00pm so you can set up your cars and chairs to watch the show.
Sunday, July 4
As residents of Flower Mound, we're so happy to have Independence Fest back this year! This year's event will include a full weekend of activities beginning with the annual Children's Parade on Saturday, July 3, and live music and fireworks on Sunday, July 4. And did we mention that this year's entertainment is Le Freak and headline act Josh Abbott Band? The festival will also include a kid's zone, car show, a showcase of local vendors, food trucks, and a fireworks finale at around 9:50 p.m.
Head to Fort Worth this year to celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks show in North Texas. You can watch the show from along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion while also enjoying the festival full of food, drinks, and live music. Gates for the event open at 6:00pm and the fireworks show will start at around 9:30pm.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is back with their annual America Strong Concert. This year they'll be maintaining social distancing by holding the concert at Dickies Arena with a live audience. It will also be broadcast on WFAA so that you can watch from home. The concert will contain more than 60 minutes of live music.
Buy your tickets here.
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 Sunday, July 4.
Frisco's Freedom Fest actually kicks off the evening of Saturday, July 3 with the Hotter 'n Firecrackers 5K & Glow Run and the Daschund Dash. Then on Sunday, July 4 will be the Party in the Plaza complete with live entertainment, a Children's Expo, and a new attraction this year - Sports City USA. Their Taste of Frisco event will also be happening that day so you can sample food from local vendors. Party in the Plaza events begin at 4:00pm on the 4th and the fireworks show will start around 9:45pm.
This year, Plano is hosting their All American 4th in-person and online. The event begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, July 4 at Red Tail Pavilion. There will be food and beverages available for purchase and then the fireworks will begin at 9:30pm. If you want to watch remotely, you can watch the fireworks show on the Plano Arts & Events Facebook Page or the City of Plano's YouTube.
The Colony's Independence Day weekend kicks off on Saturday, July 3 with the Liberty 5K/10K/1M and then the fun continues on Sunday, July 4 with a concert, food, vendors, and fireworks!
July Jubilee is back this year! And this year, they'll have TWO simultaneous fireworks shows on Sunday, July 4. One show will be at Little Elm Beach and the other will be at Little Elm High School. Little Elm Park will be open all day with vendors, live music, and so much more! Parking passes for the event are on sale now, but you can purchase parking the day of, but keep in mind that they will not allow you to come and go throughout the day.
Purchase your parking pass here.
This year Irving's celebration is back in person! The two-day event includes a parade on Saturday, July 3 and then live music, food, a beer garden, and a fireworks show on Sunday, July 4. Check out their website for the full lineup of events!
Monday, July 5
The 4th of July Parade is Arlington's longest-running event and it's easy to see why! There's always so much fun and it's one of the largest 4th of July parades in the state of Texas! The parade will begin at 9:00am on Monday, July 5 and you can visit the website to see the full route.