There are plenty of reasons to celebrate the 4th of July! Aside from the obvious, Independence from Great Britain. The 4th of July is a great symbol of American spirit and camaraderie. It’s the perfect day to gather with your friends and family, enjoy a beer and a hot dog, and enjoy each other’s company under the exploding lights of fireworks and sparklers.
4th of July in Dallas is quite the event.
I’ve celebrated 5 Independence Days here, and I’ve come to the conclusion that you really can’t go wrong no matter what you do, or what you wear! I’ve compiled the biggest and best 4th of July celebrations in the Dallas area below!
4th of July Celebrations in Dallas
Fair Park Fourth, Fair Park, Dallas, TX
July 4, 3pm
Starting in the early afternoon, you can head to Fair Park for games, rides, paddle boat rentals on the lagoon, and concessions. The State Fair of Texas Midway even opens up with games and rides available to the public. Midway tickets can be purchased for $8 at the gate an $5 online.
Dogs are allowed, but only service animals are allowed in the Cotton Bowl. I haven’t been to this particular event, but we’ve watched the fireworks from our apartment and they are fantastic!
Kaboom Town, Addison
July 3, 5pm
Ranked one of the top 10 fireworks in the country, this one is a can’t-miss event! One year we accidentally made our way into the madness that is the parking situation of Kaboom Town, and it surely is a hot mess. Expect lots of traffic and waiting, but once you’re settled in there are great local food vendors, bands, and an airshow before the firework spectacular.
Frisco Freedom Fest, Frisco, TX
July 4, 4pm
Frisco is going big with the Frisco Freedom Fest. They have family fun all evening long before the fireworks starting with music and dancers, rides and fun for the kids, a Patriotic Vendor Village, and The Taste of Frisco. Across the street is the featured FC Dallas match. The Fireworks begin when the match ends!
As this is a family friendly event there is no alcohol and no dogs allowed.
Texas Rangers, Arlington, TX
July 3, 7:05pm and July 4, 7:05pm
If you’re looking for a fun 4th of July activity, look no further. What’s more American than baseball? I’ll be at the Rangers Game on July 3rd to start off my 4th of July Celebration in Dallas! On the 3rd it’s Texas Chili Company dollar Hot dog night, and Dr. Pepper autograph night for fans under 13, and there are post-game fireworks! If you head there on the 4th, you can see the official Texas Lottery Fourth of July Fireworks.
Get tickets HERE!
Red White and Boom on the Bridge, Dallas, TX
July 3, 6pm
Kale and I spent our second 4th of July celebration in Dallas on the bridge where we had the absolute best view of the fireworks! You can head up at 6pm for music, food, and fun on the bridge, but know that there is little shade and it’s extremely hot before the sun goes down. Dogs are allowed, but be careful with their paws on the concrete. This event is free for all!
July 4th Fest Presented by Coca Cola at Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TX
July 3-July 6
Six Flags Over Texas is a bundle of fun in any situation, but it’s great during holidays because there is an added air of excitement. During the Fourth of July celebration the parks are decorated, there’s red, white, and blue games, events, snacks, and exclusive ride times. They finish off all nights with a firework show, which you can watch from the top of the Texas Giant if you time it right!
Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration, Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, TX
July 4, gates open at 3pm, first race at 5pm
If you’ve ever been to Lonestar Park for horse races you know it can be a blast! I’m sure it can only get better on a holiday, so that’s why it made the list as one of the best 4th of July celebrations in Dallas! Once you pay your $10 General Admission fee, you’re welcome to enjoy live racing, a Family Fun park, and world-class firework show choreographed to music.