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Looking for something fun to do with the family for the 4th of July? Consider attending one of these special events:

Kaboom Town Friday July 3rd 5pm-12am at Addison Circle Park. Top-rated July 4th festival includes an airshow, fireworks, live entertainment from the 36th Infantry Division Concert Band and the Dallas Wind Symphony, food and drinks. A Family Fun Zone for kids has carnival rides, bubble runners, face painting and temporary body art. Wristbands are available for $25. Admission to Kaboom Town is first come, first served. No ticket is required. More info at www.addisontexas.net

Stars and Stripes Southlake is Friday July 3rd (6pm-11pm) at Southlake Town Square. Relax and enjoy the rest of the evening with music and activities for all ages, including crafts, games and inflatables for the kids. Attendees will enjoy concessions to entertain all taste buds, including Cousin’s Maine Lobster featured on Shark Tank and FeedStore BBQ, a Southlake favorite. There will also be new options for every palate including Mexican, Italian, desserts and more! Balloon artists and live music also. Kids young and old will enjoy a spectacular fireworks show that incorporates music from patriotic favorites to pop hits after the sun goes down. More info at www.starsandstripssouthlake.com

Frisco Freedom Fest Friday July 3rd (7:30pm-12am)-4th (4pm-11pm) at Simpson Plaza in Frisco. Dachshund races and the Hotter N Firecrackers 5K run at 9 p.m. are on July 3. On July 4, expect family fun at Party in the Plaza from 4pm through the end of the 20-minute fireworks show that starts at approximately 10 p.m. More info at www.friscofreedomfest.org

Fair Park Fourth Sat. July 4th 10a-10:30p at Fair Park. Festivities kick off with the Dallas 7/4 7K/4K race at 7:40 a.m. and close with a fireworks show at around 9:45 p.m. The Cotton Bowl will be open for fireworks watching. The Midway opens at noon with rides, games and concessions. The Texas Discovery Gardens is open from 10am - 7pm Many other Fair Park buildings will be open and various other activities! Admission to Fair Park Fourth is FREE More info at www.fairpark.org

Light Up Arlington Friday July 3rd 6pm-10:30pm at Levitt Pavilion For the Performing Arts. Arlington's annual hometown Independence Day celebration, sponsored by Arlington Parks & Recreation, includes a Kids Zone with train rides, inflatables, face painting;food trucks; performances on the Boomtown Kids stage; music on the Levitt Concert Stage; and fireworks. Before the Levitt concerts, the Arlington Police Department Color Guard will present the colors, and Jackie Minton will sing the National Anthem. More info at www.lightuparlington.com

Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels Sat. July 4th at 8:05pm at Globe Life Park. Post-game fireworks presented by Papa John's. Plus Papa John's Rangers7 Sunglasses, free to the first 20,000 through the gate. For $10, get entry to the indoor, air-conditioned KidsZone area with a two-level play space, climbing walls, a ball pit and a 25-foot slide shaped like a baseball bat. Gates 1B and 3B and the Kids Zone opens at 6pm, gates HP and CF open at 6:30pm. Game tickets start at $14. More info at www.texasrangers.com

Arlington 4th of July Parade Sat. July 4th 9am-11am at Arlington City Hall. This 2-mile parade, now celebrating its 50th year, features floats, dancers, the Arlington Community Band performing on the steps of City Hall, cheerleaders and more. It kicks off July 4th at 9am at Mitchell and Pecan streets, Arlington. More info at www.arlington4th.org

Irving Independence Day Parade is Sat. July 4th 9am-12pm at Irving Heritage Park. A community parade through the Irving Heritage District is followed by a reception from 10am-noon at Heritage Park. Irving's Fourth of July festivities continue this evening with activities and fireworks from 6-10pm at Lake Carolyn. More info at www.cityofirving.org

Denton's Yankee Doodle Parade and Family Fun Jubilee is Sat. July 4th 9am at Denton Civic Center. The parade starts at 9 a.m. near the downtown square at South Locust Street and Walnut Street and travels around the square before ending at the Denton Civic Center where there will be a family festival starting at 9:30am with live entertainment. There will be a free kid’s carnival from 10 a.m. to noon, and admission to the Civic Center pool is $1 per person from noon to 6pm. More info at www.cityofdenton.com

Red, White and BOOM: Parade and Car Show, Sat. July 4th 10am-5pm at McKinney Downtown Square. Red, White and BOOM! kicks off a full day of free fun with a parade and car show in Historic Downtown McKinney. Evening festivities take place at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch beginning at 7 p.m. and concluding with a fireworks display at 9:45pm. More info at www.mckinneytexas.org

Fort Worth's Fourth is Sat. July 4th 2pm-11pm at Panther Island Pavilion. Lounge on the banks of the Trinity River live music, fly board and jet ski daredevil shows, and a fireworks display. Other activities include zip lines, bounce houses, water slides, pony rides and more. General admission to Fort Worth's Fourth is FREE. But new VIP sections will offer reserved seating for those who want a great view. Tickets for VIP areas will cost $10 to $40 per person, and tickets are available now. More info at www.fortworthsfourth.com

Garland Star Spangled Spectacular, Sat. July 4th 2pm-10pm at Firewheel Town Center. Firewheel Town Center, in conjunction with the city of Garland, will host family activities from 2-8pm and stage entertainment from 7- 9pm on July 4th. A fireworks display is at 9:15pm. More info at www.visitgarlandtx.com

Rockwall July 4th Fireworks Show Sat. July 4th 5pm-10pm at Harry Myers Park. Synced-to-music fireworks display begins at dark. Come early to enjoy live music at 5pm. Picnic baskets, coolers (no alcohol), and lawn chairs/blankets are welcome. More info at www.rockwall.com

Ennis Freedom Fest is Sat. July 4th 6-10pm at Texas Motorplex. Gates will open at 6:30pm with FREE entry and pit side parking. Live music will begin at 7:00pm. The fireworks will start shortly after 9pm as soon as the sun has set and the light conditions allow for a professional fireworks show. More info at www.visitennis.org

Grapevine Fireworks Extravaganza Sat. July 4th at 9:30pm at Grapevine Mills. Grapevine celebrates in true patriotic style with the 33rd Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza. This 25-minute fireworks spectacular begins at 9:30pm with the designated viewing area at the Grapevine Mills parking lot. For the July 4th fireworks show only, Gaylord Texan Resort's rooftop parking garage will be limited to overnight hotel guests only and not open to the general public. Due to increased water levels at Lake Grapevine, lake parks are closed and will not be available for viewing the show. More info at www.grapevinetexasusa.com

Plano's All-American Fourth Sat. July 4th 9:30pm-10pm at Amphitheater at Oak Point Park. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and settle in for a light-up-the-sky fireworks show choreographed to a patriotic playlist simulcast. Pre-show food vendors will have icy treats and more for purchase. More info at www.plano.gov

Grapevine SummerBlast Friday Fireworks at Lake Grapevine is EVERY Friday Night Now (June 19th) through Sept 4th from 9:30pm-12am. See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday night at the SummerBlast Fireworks Show starting at 9:30pm. This weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort where there will be a DJ, music and plenty of viewing space. Guests can also view the show at the Grapevine Mills parking areas. Due to increased water levels at Lake Grapevine, lake parks are closed and will not be available for viewing the show. More info at www.grapevinetexasusa.com


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