Did this year’s Independence Day falling in mid-week leave you without plans for the Fourth? If so, that’s okay. We’ve got you covered with our quick list of local Independence Day events that’ll be a blast for your family.
Independence Day Celebration: 6:30 p.m., Owl Stadium, Joshua. Food trucks. Children’s Parade line up at 7:00 p.m., The Dolan Band at 8:00 p.m. and fireworks at dark. Free. No outside food, drinks or pets. Tobacco and alcohol prohibited. For more details, email [email protected]
Burleson Lions Club Fourth of July Parade: 9:00-11:00 a.m., Kerr Middle School all the way to Old Town. Come early with lawn chairs and water bottles to join the community honoring United States’ military heroes, past and present. Each creative float in the parade supports Lions’ efforts to improve the vision of every child in our community. For more information, visit www.burlesonlions.org.
Hot Sounds of Summer Fourth of July: 7:30 p.m., Chisenhall Fields. The final Hot Sounds concert is free and fun as the sun goes down. Bring chairs or blankets and get your eats and drinks from food trucks. Fourth of July fireworks at dark! For more details, call (817) 426-9622.
Rotary Club Freedom Festival: 6:30 p.m., I.O.O.F Park. Admission is free. Call (903) 654-4874.
July 3 – 4
44th Annual 4th of July Celebration: Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. kickoff to events, various locations and events. Visit www.GranburyChamber.com or call Kim Vezo at (817) 573-1622 for details.
Spark in the Park: Wednesday, July 4, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. A community celebration for America’s Independence Day. One of the largest fireworks displays in North Texas. The fireworks rise up to 700 ft above ground and can be viewed from 3 miles away. There’ll also be performances by Dalton Domino and Josh Weathers. For more information: visit the park’s website.
Rockin’ 4th of July: 7:00-10:00 p.m., Big League Dreams, 500 Heritage Pkwy. Free to attend, and free parking with shuttle from Newsom Stadium. Food and drinks available for purchase inside the festival, where local band, The Night Shift, sets the mood for fireworks. (817) 804-5795.
Top Gun: 8:45 p.m., The LOT Downtown. Fifteen minutes after sunset, the iconic American flick Top Gun is screened in celebration of our freedom. Contact (405) 250-1947 or visit www.thelotdowntown.com to learn about other entertainment options at The LOT Downtown this summer.
Fireworks Display: 9:15 p.m., MISD Stadium Parking Lot, 1800 S. 14th St. Sponsored by Citizens National Bank of Texas, Midlothian Community Development Corporation and the City of Midlothian. Rainout day July 5
Crepe Myrtle Celebration and Fireworks Display: A patriotic celebration will begin on Tuesday, July 3, at 5 p.m. with a Tailgate Party at the Waxahachie Sports Complex (151 Broadhead Rd.). Madness Entertainment will entertain the crowd before the concert and teach moves to some of the newest dance craze songs.
This year, guests will enjoy a free concert with Memphis Soul (DFW’s leading Motown band) at 7:30 pm. Following the concert will be the spectacular H-E-B fireworks display at 9 p.m.
The Kid Zone offers an assortment of free activities for the children to enjoy. There will also be a variety of food vendors for families to purchase from in the Food Court including a few new selections.
Spectators are encouraged to tune their radio to KBEC 1390 during the fireworks show for a special broadcast of patriotic music. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers are allowed at the Waxahachie Sports Complex; however, personal fireworks are prohibited.
Downtown Parade: On July 4, the celebration will continue at 10 a.m. with a hometown parade sponsored by CNB of Texas. The 4th of July parade will start at College Street, head west on Main Street and end in Getzendaner Park.
After the parade, Remedy Church will host a Picnic in the Park in Getzendaner Park for families along with free hotdogs, water, snow cones, old fashioned games and bounce house. There will also be a “Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby” during the picnic.
In 1997, the Texas State Legislature designated Waxahachie as the “Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas.” Each summer, the city’s historic streets are lined with hundreds of beautiful crape myrtles in full bloom.
The Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade are FREE to the public.
For more information on the festival, call the Waxahachie Convention & Visitors Bureau at 469-309-4040 or visit www.waxahachiecvb.com.
DeSoto / Lancaster
Fireworks Festival: Wednesday, July 4,| 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lancaster Community Park, 1700 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, Lancaster, TX
This year the cities of DeSoto and Lancaster are again joining forces to celebrate our nation’s independence. DeSoto and Lancaster’s July Fireworks Festival will take place in Lancaster at the Helen Giddings Amphitheater, 1700 Veterans Memorial Parkway. The community is invited to bring some lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy this FREE event. More information will be provided as it becomes available. Click here for event updates.
Duncanville Lion’s Club 4th of July Parade: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Freeman, Wheatland and Main streets, Duncanville. Free.
Independence Day Celebration: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Armstrong Park, 100 James Collins Blvd., Duncanville.
Red, White and Pool: Celebrate your 4th of July holiday at Crawford Park Pool, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dress in your best red, white and blue and enjoy a day in the sun with family-friendly games, music and prizes. $2.00 per person.