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Fireworks Near Me: Your Town’s 4th Of July 2021

Patch logo Patch 6/22/2021 Kevin Phinney
a little boy wearing a blue shirt: There's a perfect spot in the Dallas are for you and yours to celebrate Independence Day this year. Pick the one that suits you best!! © Image Credit: Shutterstock There's a perfect spot in the Dallas are for you and yours to celebrate Independence Day this year. Pick the one that suits you best!!

DALLAS, TX — Coronavirus cases continue to drop across the country while the number of those who are fully vaccinated continues to rise, which means there is even more reason to celebrate this Independence Day. July 4 is almost here, so it's time to find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you.

We have all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in and around Dallas so you can start planning now.

Here's what's in store this July 4 in Dallas:

July 4 Festivities:

What: Old Fashioned Fourth of July at Dallas Heritage Village

Where: 1515 South Harwood Dallas

When: 10 a.m.

Get an early start to your Fourth of July festivities with treats from Kona Ice and Smokey Ray's BBQ. At 11, there's an "all join in" parade that welcomes trikes, bikes and scooters to promenade around the village. At noon, there's a special presentation as well from Michael Brundy: What to a Slave is the Fourth of July.

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What: Fair Park's Fourth of July

Where: 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd.

When: Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

It's the Big Enchilada of local Independence Day celebrations, with activities for the kiddos, crafts, music, and inflatables. After a year of virtual everything, the Midway returns (with an admission fee) that gets you into games and rides along with cart foods and concession stands. The swan boats on Leonhardt Lagoon are back for rental as well. But this is the place to be for fireworks.

What: Frisco Freedom Fest

Where: George A. Purefoy Municipal Center • 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. • Frisco, TX 75034

When: 3 p.m. until fireworks conclude

The city of Frisco does it up Texas style with a day of celebrations, including Taste of Frisco, which offers up tantalizing tidbits of local fare at the Main stage starting at 3 p.m. That's followed by Party in Simpson Plaza at 4 p.m., offering a vendor's village, a classic car show, hometown heroes featuring local first responders, an exhibit with rides and other amusements. Then wrap up the day with, what else? One of the largest fireworks extravaganzas anywhere around, immediately following Toyota Stadium's FC Dallas match.

What: Castle Hills July 4th Freedom Festival & Fireworks

Where: 2520 King Arthur Boulevard · Lewisville, TX 75056

When: 5:30 p.m. until fireworks conclude

Castle Hills is the place to be if you're looking to simply chill and take in the fireworks. For starters, it's free (which is in everyone's budget), and the afternoon features a deejay spinning at Village Shops Plaza starting at 5:30 pm alongside free activities for children and concessions as well as foods from around the plaza. This year’s activities will include the largest inflatable maze in Texas, bounce houses, water slides, a foam and bubble area as well as caricature artists, trackless train rides, face painters and more for the entire family. You can bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs to set up camp around Lake Avalon to get the best out of the fireworks display.

What: Panther Island Pavilion presents Fort Worth’s Fourth

Where: Panther Island Pavilion (Primary Parking), 395 Purcey Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 76102

When: 6 p.m. until fireworks conclude

Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks show in North Texas at Fort Worth’s Fourth. Space out along the banks of the Trinity River (or bring a tube and float from 6 to 8 p.m) at Panther Island Pavilion and enjoy an evening of festival food, drinks, live music and a fireworks show. Gates open at 6 PM and the fireworks show will start at 9:30 PM. Admission is free!

What: City of Grapevine's 39th Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

Where: locations include some of Grapevine’s lakeside parks, including Lakeview Park, Rockledge Park, Oak Grove Park and Meadowmere Park. Entry or parking fees sometimes apply.

When: See the website for individual park schedules.

The city of Grapevine is known throughout the Lone Star State for its beautiful lakeside parks. So... why not pick one and make a day — and a fireworks finale of it?

Due to the pandemic, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so double-check with organizers. Know of other events in the area? Post them on the Patch calendar or share details on our free Neighbor Post feature.

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