Dallas and Fort Worth celebrate America's birthday with colorful parades, picnics, and pool parties during the day and fantastic fireworks at night. Visit the area's largest parks such as Dallas Arboretum or Klyde Warren Park for their special programs, go for a refreshing dip at Twin Point Park Beach, or spend the day on carnival rides at the famous Fair Park.
Fair Park Fourth (July 4, 2021; canceled in 2020)
The largest Independence Day celebration in the Dallas area, Fair Park's 4th of July is free to the public. The entertainment program includes music, inflatables, crafts, and children's activities. In addition to the Midway with rides and games for an admission fee, the park features music, concession stands, and lots of delicious food. Also, many people rent Swan Boats on the Leonhardt Lagoon to enjoy some paddling. However, the main attraction is the fireworks show that starts at 9:30 pm.
Fort Worth Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion (July 4, 2020)
Fort Worth 4th of July celebration is famous for the largest fireworks show in North Texas. The main celebration, held at Panther Island Pavilion, offers many free activities for the whole family, traditional fun, and live country music on the Trinity River shore. Usually, the diverse program features face painting, bounce houses, tubing, ziplining, horseback riding, and water shows all day long. The night ends with a breathtaking fireworks show. However, in 2020, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public events at Panther Island Pavilion. Everyone will still celebrate the nation’s birthday with the largest fireworks show ever.
Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic (canceled in 2020)
The Old Fashioned Fourth of July Picnic at the Botanic Garden is a great way to end your day with classical and patriotic music performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Fireworks light up the sky after the concert.