Fair Park – Dallas, Texas
1300 Robert B. Cullum Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75210
Price: free/$10 to park in Fair Park/ride DART’s Green Line Rail to the Fair Park Station
Hours: July 4 – 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; fireworks – 9:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, Fair Park Fourth will have a 30 minute state-of-the-artfireworks program over the Cotton Bowl by Pyrotecnico, the nation’s premiere fireworks company. Pyrotecnico host fireworks shows for the Superbowl and other major events around the world. There will be free admission to all the Fair Park museums between the hours of 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the day of. Other activities include musical performances, carnival rides, games and 4th of July food favorites. Musical performances will include a Dallas Wind Symphony patriotic concert and a dancing water show at the fountains in the Esplanade. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Lake Grapevine – Grapevine, TX
Hours: July 4 – 9:30 p.m.
Stake your claim near Lake Grapevine or any of Grapevine’s attractions for a fireworks show at the lake. Park anywhere close to Lake Grapevine to get the best views. You can even park in the Gaylord Texan parking lot for a fee to get a good view of them. The city will close down Fairway Drive from State Highway 26 East and Silveron Boulevard at around 9:15 p.m. until the show is over. The fireworks display will go on rain or shine.
Simpson Plaza at City Hall
6101 Frisco Square Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75034
Hours: July 4 – 4 p.m.; fireworks – 10 p.m.
The Frisco Freedom Fest will include a Major League Soccer game and the Party in the Plaza. Party in the Plaza includes free admission and free parking for 4th of July family fun, Frisco style. Families may attend the Children’s Expo that will feature two Euro bungees, a rock wall and bounce houses. There will also be a Community Stage with local entertainment and a a showcase of the Frisco fire and police departments in a special hometown hero exhibit. Other events include the Taste of Frisco with Frisco-area restaurants serving up gourmet restaurant fare samples. Additional fees will apply to some of the activities in the Children’s Expo, concession stand items, the restaurant fare at the Taste of Frisco and for tickets to the FC Dallas versus Toronto FC soccer match.
1201 Duncan Lane
Flower Mound, TX 75028
Hours: July 4 parade – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; July 4 festivities – 5 p.m.; fireworks – 9:45 p.m.
Independence Fest 2012 will begin with a children’s parade earlier in the day at the Lewisville ISD administration building located at 1800 Timber Creek Road in Flower Mound. Evening festivities continue at Bakersfield Park beginning at 5 p.m. with performances by Good Question and Mound of Sound. There will also be a vintage car show presented by Time Machine Car Shows, as well as an art exhibition, local vendors, food and drinks, and a free Kid’s Zone with bounce houses and face painting. The highlight act of the evening is multi-platinum group Smash Mouth, playing hits like “Walkin on the Sun,” “All Star” and the remake of the Monkees, “I’m a Believer.” Smash Mouth will go on at 8:15 p.m.
Hurst Community Park
Southwest Corner of Precint Line and Pipeline Roads
Hurst, TX 76118
Hours: 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Music starts at 5:30 p.m. with Sonny Burgess. Followed by The Spazmatics at 6:45 p.m.and Emerald City at 8:00 p.m. At approximately 9:30 p.m. the Fireworks display will start at the Hurst Community Park.
Hurst Stars and Stripes will feature many North Texas bands such as Sonny Burgess, The Spazmatics and Emerald City. The Children's Area will be located on the West Lawn, featuring large inflatable activities. There will also be local food trucks and local food vendors. A free shuttle service will be available from North East Mall. Questions? Please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 817-788-7320.