While July 4th celebrations never really stopped during the pandemic, adapting to socially distant or virtual patterns, the number of events has noticeably decreased. But with all restrictions now lifted, 2022 is packed with events across Dallas-Fort Worth, including the return of a few that had been on hiatus so far.
Below are the biggest and best 4th of July celebrations happening this year in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, in chronological order.
friday june 24
The Town of Colleyville Presents Stars & Guitars
It might seem weird to celebrate the 4th of July 10 full days before the date, but Colleyville does things a little differently. The city’s annual patriotic celebration will feature food trucks; attractions like face painting, balloon and caricature artists, and more on the South Lawn of Colleyville City Park. There will also be a free concert by country star Joe Nichols and fireworks.
Saturday June 25
Celebration of Market Street Allen USA
Hot on the heels of Colleyville is Allen, with the annual Market Street Allen USA celebration at the aptly named Celebration Park. The event will feature food trucks; live musical performances by The Spazmatics, the Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team, Gabi Mantecon and Professor D.; and a spectacular final fireworks display.
Saturday July 2
The Colony presents Liberty by the Lake
Moving on to the events that actually take place on the 4th of July weekend, The Colony will celebrate the birth of America’s freedom at the 25th Annual Liberty By The Lake Festival. They will kick off the celebration in the morning with the Liberty 5K/10K/1M Run at Stewart Creek Park, followed by the Independence Day Parade at 11:30 a.m. and ending with a concert, food vendors, rides and bonfires. ‘artifice. 6 p.m. at The Colony Five Star resort.
Klyde Warren Park Presents Independence Day Celebration
At Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day celebration, patrons can sample treats from various vendors, listen to patriotic tunes and participate in other fun family activities. The event will end with a fireworks display.
City of Carrollton showcases Independence Day fireworks display
Unlike events held in other cities, the city of Carrollton cuts to the chase and gives people what they really want: fireworks. For the 15-minute fireworks display over Lake Josey Ranch, viewers are encouraged to watch from surrounding neighborhoods or from one of the available parking areas. There will be no event on site, but viewing from the grassy area around the site is permitted.
Sunday July 3
Light up Arlington and Arlington Independence Day Parade
The Fourth of July celebration in Arlington lasts two days. On Sundays, it’s Light Up Arlington around Arlington Music Hall, with festivities like kids’ activities and live music from 4-10:30 p.m., with the free fireworks set to start at 9:50 p.m. Monday is the Arlington Independence Day Parade, Arlington’s oldest event and one of the largest 4th of July parades in Texas.
Firewheel Town Center Presents Star Spangled Spectacular
In conjunction with the Town of Garland, Firewheel Town Center will celebrate the nation’s independence with the Star Spangled Spectacular event, which is returning after being canceled for the past two years. There will be fun family activities from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; food trucks until 9 p.m.; and Main Stage Entertainment, featuring High Definition Band, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The evening will end with a 22-minute fireworks display.
Lone Star Park presents the Lone Stars & Stripes fireworks festival
Visitors can catch a few horse races before settling in for fireworks at Lone Star Park’s annual Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Festival. The event in Grand Prairie, taking place Sunday and Monday, will feature live music with Vegas Stars, fun family activities and a 20-minute fireworks display choreographed to music shortly after the last live race .
Town of Addison Kaboom
The city of Addison hosts one of the most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations, with the Addison Airport Air Show and 25-minute fireworks display, simulcast on Star 102.1 FM. New to Addison Circle Park will be the Caliber Auto Care Splash Zone, where visitors can cool off with a variety of inflatable slides, as well as an obstacle course and giant zipline. There will be music in the park from the Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band, the Walton Stout Band and the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, who will also perform after the fireworks.
The Town of Keller Presents Keller Lights
One of the newest 4th of July celebrations in the area is Keller Lights, taking place for the second time at Keller City Hall. The event will feature performances by Rob Brooks, Ben Hatton and the Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra, a hot dog contest and fireworks to end the evening.
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presents Concerts in the Garden: July 4th Celebration
The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s three-weekend Concerts in the Garden series will conclude with their two-night Fourth of July celebration, Sunday and Monday. Guests will hear their favorite patriotic songs and marches during the Independence Day celebration at the Fort Worth Botanical Garden, which features one of the best fireworks displays in the area.
Sensory Sensitive Independence Day Celebration at the Sound at Cypress Waters
In this North Dallas destination, they replace traditional fireworks with a colorful patriotic laser light show after dark. The celebration will take place at the Rogers-O’Brien Amphitheater and will provide a fun and safe alternative for noise-sensitive people and pets. The event will also include calming zones for those who need a break and sensory patriotic accessories. The event will run from 6-10 p.m. and will include a concert by Chicago tribute band Windy City, Creature Teacher animal education, lawn picnics, face painting, a balloon artist, and more.
monday july 4th
The Town of Irving Presents Sparks & Stripes
We finally come to the events on July 4th with the City of Irving’s Sparks & Stripes event. It’s actually two events in one, as it will include a parade, a reception with free slices of watermelon and morning music from Josh Gilbert in the Heritage District, followed by a festival with bonfires. fireworks and live music from Ashmore and Downtown Fever starting at 6am. pm at Levy Event Plaza.
Dallas Heritage Village Presents Old-Fashioned Fourth
During Dallas Heritage Village’s Old-Fashioned Fourth, visitors can take out their bikes, trikes and scooters for the All-Join-In Parade. There will be games and fun for the whole family, including slides, games, crafts, tattoos, face painting, a toy train and Kona Ice. They will also have food trucks, local vendors and East Dallas 4-H selling apple pies. The event will raise funds for Vogel Alcove.
Granbury Hometown 4th of July Festival
Granbury’s Hometown 4th of July Festival features an early morning parade beginning at Granbury High School and ending around the town center square. During the day, craft merchants will set up shop around the historic downtown courthouse. Around 9:45 p.m., the fireworks are shot over the lake, directly behind the Pearl Street Bridge, and can be seen all over Granbury.
The Town of McKinney presents Red, White and BOOM!
The town of McKinney celebrates the 4th of July at Red, White and BOOM! The day begins with a Hometown Parade and Yankee Doodle Block Party in historic downtown McKinney. Evening festivities resume at 6 p.m. at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities, a concert and fireworks.
Frisco Freedom Day
Frisco Freedom Fest kicks off with Party in the Plaza at Simpson Plaza at City Hall, with an array of activities including the Children’s Exhibit; a community stage featuring local artists; Hometown Hero exhibit featuring police and fire departments; Taste of Frisco with Frisco restaurants serving some of their most popular dishes; and the Village of Patriotic Vendors. The event culminates in one of the biggest fireworks displays in the region, following the conclusion of FC Dallas’ game against Inter Miami CF at Toyota Stadium.
Red, white and groove showcasing the 97s
Dallas alums, ’97 alumni, throw an epic 4th of July party at the AT&T Discovery District in downtown Dallas, with performances from Summer Dean and Matt Hillyer, followed by Nikki Lane and Devon Gilfillian. It will also feature yard games, drink specials at the nearby Jaxon Beer Garden and a digital fireworks display on the large media wall as Old 97’s perform.
Fair Park Fourth
After two years away, Fair Park Fourth will return for another year of community, fun and fireworks. The event will feature hands-on activities for kids, local market vendors, live music from the United States Air Force Band, entertainment, food trucks and other concession offerings. In addition to fun-for-all activations, Fair Park Fourth will light up the sky with a spectacular fireworks display. Guests can watch the show from inside the iconic Cotton Bowl Stadium or through Fair Park.
Castle Hills Presents 4th of July Freedom Festival
The annual 4th of July Freedom Festival at Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza in Lewisville has been a community tradition for over 20 years. The event will feature activities such as bouncy houses, carnival games, music, and more. Concessions will be available for purchase at several Village Shops restaurants and several food trucks. The highlight of the evening, a fireworks display, will begin at dusk.
Fort Worth’s Fourth
Fort Worthians can celebrate Independence Day with an evening of festival food, drinks, live music and the biggest fireworks show in North Texas. Attendees are encouraged to enter the festival grounds at the Panther Island Pavilion as early as 6 p.m. for the fireworks display to claim a spot. The public is allowed to bring their own tube and float from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. At 8 p.m., the water will be cleared before dark. At 9:30 p.m., the Fort Worth sky will be lit up with a 29-minute fireworks display.
City of Plano Presents All American 4th
At the 4th All American in the City of Plano at Collin College, there will be a vendor’s market, static floats from the Rotary Clubs of Plano, and a free kids’ zone. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., with music simulcast on 97.5 KLAK.
City of Grapevine Presents 40th Annual 4th of July Fireworks
The final event of the day is a fireworks-only affair. Visitors can celebrate America’s birthday at the 40th annual 4th of July fireworks show, with spectacular fireworks displays set to patriotic music. Viewing locations include some of the Grapevine Lakeside Parks and are subject to change. Parking or entrance fees may apply.