Many Americans look forward to the Fourth of July, a nationwide celebration of our country’s freedom and independence. Most have the day off from work, making it the perfect opportunity to spend the holiday with our families and relax. Fortunately for Dallas residents, many exciting activities are taking place on or around this important day. If you’re looking for something to do this July Fourth, we have some excellent options below that you might enjoy. Whether you want something everyone in the whole family will enjoy or prefer an outing primarily for adults, we have you covered.
Fair Park Fourth
The first option to consider is Fair Park Fourth. This event is free and open to the public, featuring local market vendors, live entertainment, food trucks, and activities for kids. This annual event is a must-do if you’re in the area and looking for a fun outing with the family this holiday.
In addition to the activities throughout the day, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the night, and you won’t want to miss it. The show can be viewed from inside the iconic Cotton Bowl Stadium or across Fair Park. This memorable event takes place at the historic Fair Park, located at 3809 Grand Ave. in South Dallas. We recommend taking the DART Green Line to Fair Park Station, as this will help you avoid traffic and parking.
Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day Celebration
Next up, you may want to consider attending the Independence Day Celebration at Kylde Warren Park. Expect rousing patriotic tunes and an impressive fireworks show at this event. In addition, visitors can explore the park’s year-round offerings, including the Sheila and Jody Grant Children’s Park, food trucks, and nearby restaurants. This event is entirely free, making it an ideal choice for families with young children. Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas, and street-side metered parking is available most of the day.
Rowlett Fireworks on Main
East of Dallas, in the suburb of Rowlett, you’ll find one of the best places to salute Independence Day. Each year, Rowlett Fireworks on Main is held at Pecan Grove Park on the banks of Lake Ray Hubbard and features plenty of family-friendly activities and a fireworks show at night. Although the name hints only at fireworks, you can spend the day listening to live music and grab food from dozens of local food vendors. Kids can participate in their own activities, including a corn tournament. Then, cap off the evening by watching the sensational firework show over the lake.
Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion
If you’re willing to travel the short distance from Dallas to Fort Worth, check out the Fourth of July celebration at the Panther Island Pavillion. You’ll find plenty of free activities for the whole family, including face painting, bounce houses, tubing, ziplining, horseback riding, and water shows. In addition, everyone can enjoy live country music and mouth-watering food choices from countless vendors. Finally, end the night with the event’s Independence Day fireworks spectacular, famous for being the largest fireworks show in North Texas.
4th of July Boat Party
Adults wanting to get down and party this Fourth of July should check out the 4th of July Boat Party, launching from Sam’s Dock Charters at Pier 121 Marina on East Hill Park Road in Lewisville. Your entry ticket includes free food, shots, and a live DJ throughout the event. So, bring your friends, and kick off your Independence Day partying and dancing. Since the event takes place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., you’ll have plenty of time for dinner at a local restaurant afterward. Finally, complete the holiday with one of Dallas’ amazing fireworks displays.
Dallas Red, White, and Brew Bar Crawl
If you’re looking for an adult-oriented activity the weekend before July Fourth — which falls on a Tuesday this year — be sure to visit the Red, White, and Brew Bar Crawl in Dallas. When you purchase a ticket to this event, you’ll have free entry to all the best venues in the area and access to exclusive food and drink specials. In addition, you’ll find DJs at select venues and a costume contest to look forward to. So, put on your best patriotic clothing, grab a wristband, and spend a Saturday exploring some of the best drink locations in Dallas at a discounted price.
Fourth of July Races
Finally, for those looking for a challenge this Fourth of July, consider entering one of the numerous races taking place near Dallas. For shorter sprints, you may be interested in the Rowlett Freedom 5K in Rowlett or the Hot As Fire 5K Summer Series in Carrollton, both on July 4. For a bigger challenge, go for the Liberty 5K or 10K on July 1 in The Colony, just a short drive from Dallas. Finishing a 5K or 10K race is an excellent goal to set for yourself while helping to raise money for worthwhile charities at the same time.
Enjoy Your Fourth of July in Dallas
As you can see, plenty of celebrations and activities are happening around Dallas for the Fourth of July. So, if you’re looking for something to do with your friends or family, there are plenty of choices no matter what type of event you have in mind. We highly recommend you explore each option above online to see which one is the best fit for you. This way, you can learn the schedule of events and plan your budget for food vendors, merchandise, or any other activities.
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