America’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
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
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
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.