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July 3
ADDISON:  Rated one of the top 5 fireworks shows in the United States by The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, American Pyrotechnic Association, and AOL Travel, Addison Kaboom Town! is an Independence Day Eve celebration featuring a 30-minute ground-launched fireworks show that is choreographed and simulcast live on the radio. There are also fly-bys from World Class Warbirds from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, food, games, prizes, musical entertainment, after party and more at Addison Circle Park.  From 5 pm- midnight.

ARLINGTON: This year’s celebration features activities and entertainment for all ages, right in the heart of Downtown Arlington! From 6:00-10:30 PM in Downtown Arlington. Fireworks begin at 9:45 PM

July 4
DALLAS: Save the Date for Fair Park’s annual spectacular fireworks show! State Fair Midway rides open at Noon (with coupon purchase), live entertainment by the Dallas Wind Symphony, Razzmajazz Dixieland Band, A Hard Night’s Day, food trucks on-site, discounted museum visits, and much more! Free event, $5 parking.

FORT WORTH: As always, admission to the festival and all family activities such as zip lines, bounce houses, water slides and more, are free to the public. There will be live music from Jimmy Buffett tribute band The Land Sharks and high-energy cover band Downtown Fever.  Food, soda, water and beer will be available for purchase onsite. Gates open at 2 p.m.; live music will be onstage 6-9:30 p.m.; fireworks begin at about 10 p.m.

HURST:  A free, family-oriented, alcohol free community event for all ages starting at 5:00 p.m. Hurst Community Park 601 Precinct Line Road, including children’s area, live music (5:30 p.m. – Jolie Holiday Band featuring Sonny Burgess, 6:30 p.m. – Trio Grande (ZZ Top tribute band) 8:00 p.m. – Emerald City) followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.  FREE shuttle parking available at Nordstrom, North East Mall. Only handicap parking will be available on site at the Oakview Dr. entrance for vehicles marked with handicap tags. For questions, please call 817-788-7320.

IRVING: The festivities begin at 9 a.m. with the annual, award-winning parade through downtown. The fun continues with a community reception at Heritage Park from 10 a.m. to noon, featuring free watermelon, cupcakes, children’s activities and a concert by the Kenny Chavez Combo.  At 6 p.m. head to the Las Colinas Urban Center for a free outdoor festival, complete with fun zone, large food court, and live performances by All Funk Radio Show and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra. The evening ends with a fireworks display over Lake Carolyn!

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS: Food, fun and entertainment for the whole family will start at 5 p.m. with kid’s activities, a salute to veterans, stage performances of local talent and plenty of food and drink.  This year’s celebration will feature a free concert from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. with contemporary country music sensation Derek Anthony. Later in the evening, enjoy the best area fireworks show with plenty of dazzling and stunning pyrotechnics starting at approximately 9:30 p.m.!

ROCKWALL: Live music begins at 5 and fireworks begin at dark.