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Watch Fireworks Dance Across the Sky this July

Watch Fireworks Dance Across the Sky this July

Our roads are the best choice to safely get to your Independence Day celebrations. With so many festivities to choose from throughout North Texas, we’ve simplified your decision with a list of top destinations near NTTA toll roads. Please do not stop on the road or pull to the side to watch fireworks near our roads – it’s not safe.

 

Light Up Arlington (Arlington)

July 3
6-10:30 p.m. (Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.)
Levitt Pavilion, 505 E. Border Street

The Kid Zone, train rides, carnival concessions and food trucks begin at 6 p.m., and the fireworks display kicks off at 9:45 p.m. For more event information, visit Arlington.org.

Directions: From the President George Bush Turnpike, exit W. Main Street (Hwy. 180) in Grand Prairie and head west on W. Main Street. Then, turn left onto South Collins Street and turn right onto East Border Street.

 

Kaboom Town! (Addison)

July 3
4 p.m.-midnight. (Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.)
Addison Circle Park, 4870 Addison Circle Drive (Free; tickets not required, but capacity is limited, so get there early).

For more than three decades, Addison Kaboom Town! has been named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular show was named the No. 2 Independence Day fireworks display by Yahoo.com and is ranked as one of the top 10 fireworks displays in the country by USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure Magazine, and the American Pyrotechnic Association.

Directions: From the Dallas North Tollway, take the Arapaho Road exit and head west on Arapaho Road. Turn right (north) onto Quorum Drive and take the traffic circle to Addison Circle Drive.

 

Red, White and Blue Blast (Sachse)

July 3
6-10 p.m. (Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.)
Heritage Park, 4408 Hudson Drive

Sachse’s Annual Red, White & Blue Blast will include live entertainment, food, vendors, bounce houses, contests, face painting, and, of course, fireworks. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and bug spray. For more event information, visit https://www.cityofsachse.com/367/Red-White-and-Blue-Blast. 

Directions: From the President George Bush Turnpike, exit at Miles Road and head north on Miles Road. Turn right (east) onto Hudson Drive.

 

Frisco Freedom Fest (Frisco)

July 4
4-10 p.m.  (Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.)
Simpson Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Boulevard

The Party in the Plaza will include a Children’s Expo featuring hamster ball races and multiple zip lines and Euro bungees. Other activities include local entertainment, a rock climbing wall, Taste of Frisco and fireworks. For more event information, visit friscofreedomfest.org.

Directions: From the Dallas North Tollway, take the Main Street exit in Frisco. From the frontage road (Dallas Parkway), turn east onto Frisco Square Boulevard.

 

Liberty by the Lake Festival (The Colony)

July 4
6:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. (Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.)
Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road

This fun-filled free event includes a parade, family entertainment, fireworks, 5K and 10K runs and a 1-mile fun run. For more event information, visit libertybythelake.com.

Directions: From the Sam Rayburn Tollway, take the Main Street exit in The Colony and head north on Main Street. Turn left (west) onto N. Colony Boulevard and follow it as it becomes Sparks Road.

 

Flower Mound Independence Fest

July 4
Gates open at 5 p.m. (Fireworks begin at approximately 9:50 p.m.)
Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane

Independence Fest 2018 will begin with the annual Children’s Parade at the Lewisville school district administration building, 1800 Timber Creek Road, and conclude with a fireworks finale at Bakersfield Park. Pat Green will headline the event, and additional attractions include a vintage car show, a showcase of local businesses and food and drinks for the whole family. Plus, kids can enjoy bounce houses, face painting and more. For more event information, visit flower-mound.com.

Directions: From the Sam Rayburn Tollway, exit at Freeport Parkway and head northwest on Freeport Parkway as it turns into Lakeside Parkway. Turn right (north) onto Garden Ridge Road and then turn right again (east) onto Spinks Road. Turn left (north) onto Duncan Road.

 

Richardson Family 4th Celebration

July 4
6-10:15 p.m. (Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.)
Breckinridge Park, N. Brand Road, just south of Renner Road

Sparks will fly at the city of Richardson’s annual “Family 4th Celebration.” This traditional, patriotic salute is free and open to the entire community. Onsite parking is very limited. The city of Richardson will provide free round-trip shuttle service starting at 6 p.m. from the Rockwell-Collins International Campus located at the southeast corner of Renner and Shiloh roads. Attractions include balloon artists, bounce houses and a climbing wall for kids. For more event information, visit richardsontexas.org.

Directions: From the President George Bush Turnpike, exit at Renner Road and head east on Renner Road. Turn right (south) onto N. Brand Road.

 

Fireworks at Bayside (Rowlett)

July 4
6-10 p.m. (Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.)
Bayside Properties, 1400 Dalrock Road

Come celebrate freedom and join the festivities with friends and family as you enjoy live music from Georgia Satellites, festival-style foods, children’s activities and more. Onsite parking at Bayside is free and opens at 4 p.m. Parking will be available at the Rowlett High School parking lot as well as the DART station and Herfurth Park. Shuttle transportation also will be available from the DART station, Coyle Middle School and Herfurth Park. For more event information, visit ci.rowlett.tx.us.

Directions: From the President George Bush Turnpike, exit at Miller Road and head west on Miller Road. Turn right (south) onto Chiesa Road and then turn right again (south) onto Dalrock Road.

 

Fort Worth’s Fourth (Fort Worth)

July 4
2-10 p.m. (Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.)
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey Street

Fort Worth’s Fourth is an evening of free family activities, music and fireworks along the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature a local band competition, live music from POO Live Crew and free activities, including flyboard shows, pony rides, a zip line, bounce houses, miniature golf, a water slide, a levee slide, face painting and tubing. For more event information, visit fortworthsfourth.com.

Directions: From the Chisholm Trail Parkway, exit at University Drive and head north. Turn left to merge onto W. Rosedale Street/Worth Street, then turn left onto Forest Park Boulevard and turn left again onto Purcey Street.