Fourth of July Events and Fireworks Safety Tips

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Jul-2014

4th SMALLAmerica’s birthday is just a couple days away! If you’re looking for a good place to celebrate, here is a handy rundown of four popular Fourth of July events in the Dallas area.

Kaboom Town!, July 3

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Kaboom Town! in Addison Circle Park, ranked one of the top five fireworks shows in the United States by The Wall Street Journal. The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. with food, music, fly-bys from World Class Warbirds and family-friendly activities, and concludes with a 30-minute fireworks show choreographed to music. A live radio simulcast will play on 100.3 JACKFM. This event is free, but you’ll need to pick up tickets to get in.

Click here to reserve your tickets.

Fair Park Fourth, July 4

Held inside the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park, this is a family-friendly event featuring the Dallas Wind Symphony, reduced admission to Fair Park museums, live music, carnival games and a spectacular fireworks finale. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the event is free.

Willie Nelson’s Picnic, July 4

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic and all-day music festival returns this year to Billy Bob’s in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Willie will take the main stage at 11 p.m., but first up is entertainment from Josh Abbott Band, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham and more! Tickets are $40 in advance or $60 at the gate. Gates open at 11 a.m.

Get your tickets here.

Lake Grapevine’s July FourthExtravaganza, July 4

Want to watch the fireworks over the lake? Head on out to Grapevine for the 32nd Annual Fireworks Extravaganza. The fireworks show can be viewed from any lakeside location and from many locations throughout Grapevine. Cost is free at most viewing locations, although some parks may charge an admission fee. The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Protect your eyes this Fourthof July

Fireworks can be a lot of fun, but they can also be dangerous. Every year, more than 9,000 fireworks-related injuries happen in the U.S., and approximately one in eight of those are eye injuries.

Whether you are shooting off your own fireworks or watching someone light the fuse, it’s important to protect your eyes. About half of the people injured by fireworks are bystanders.

Bystanders and anyone shooting off fireworks should wear protective eyewear that meets parameters set by the American National Standards Institute. If you are watching a professional fireworks show, remember to respect safety barriers and view fireworks from at least 500 feet away.

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