So, let me guess–no one in your social circle took charge in making 4th of July plans. By the time you realized the 4th was THIS WEEKEND, the lake houses were all booked and the hotel prices in Austin were already through the roof! Did I hit the nail on the head? Well, turn that frown upside down because you can still enjoy some scenic pyrotechnics right here in good ole Dallas! Take a scroll through my top three picks where you and your entourage can celebrate America’s independence under a firework-filled sky!
“The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park and the State Fair of Texas invite everyone to celebrate America with a day of family fun at the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration. Enjoy live music, water features and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway, starting at noon. Throughout the afternoon, music will be performed by the celebratory Razzmajazz Dixieland Band, and at 7pm experience the explosive sound and crazy look of the legendary Texas trio ZZ Top, performed by one of the nation’s top tribute acts. Admission is $5 but complimentary to those who participate in the Dallas Park and Recreation “Dallas 7/4” race that morning. Ride and game costs will vary. Parking for the general public is $5 at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11.”
FAMILY 4TH of JULY
When: Friday, July 4, from 6pm to 10:15pm; Fireworks start at 9:45pm
Where: Breckinridge Park, 3555 Brand Rd, Richardson, TX
“Attractions include strolling balloon artists, bounce houses and a climbing wall for the kids! This traditional, patriotic salute is free and open to the entire community. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening under the stars! Food concessions will be available for those who wish to buy or supplement their picnic dinner.”
LONE STARS & STRIPES FIREWORK CELEBRATION
When: July 4, from 10am to 11:30pm; Fireworks start at 10pm
Where: Lonestar Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX
Horse races, dunk tanks and fireworks–well, it doesn’t get more AMERICAN than that! Lonestar Park is hosting an all-day Independence Day celebration on July 4, topped with a 20-minute firework show choreographed to music! Your kids will be overjoyed with fun activities including pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce houses, carnival games and a rock climbing wall! Take a swing at the dunk tank with just a $1 donation (or you can get five balls for just $3)! All proceeds support local injured riders.