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July 3, 2014

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!

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JULY 3: ADDISON KABOOM TOWN

What: Kaboom Town! celebrates its 30th anniversary with a festival beginning at 5 p.m. Food, music, kid’s activities including rock climbing, giant slide, fun inflatables, sand art, free movie, an obstacle course. The dazzling 30-minute fireworks show is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM. This event is free.
When: Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 5 p.m. to Midnight. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Addison Circle Park, Dos Equis Main Stage, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX
JULY 4: ARLINGTON HIGHLANDS 4TH OF JULY EXTRAVAGANZA

Arlington Highlands 4th of July Extravaganza kicks off at 7 p.m. Fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. FYI: The best viewing location is on the east side by Dave & Busters. There is no tailgating or liquor allowed on the parking lots or outside of the restaurants.
When: July 4, 2013; Fun starts at 7 p.m. Dine in one of the fantastic restaurants or bars in the area. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
JULY 4: BEDFORD’S 4TH FEST
What: The City of Bedford will celebrate Independence Day with 4thFEST, a free celebration featuring live music, a variety of themed family-friendly activities, a birthday themed classic car show, yummy festival food and of course, the spectacular fireworks when the sun goes down.
When: Fireworks at 10 p.m. Activities all day long.
4th FEST visitors can also take a dip in Bedford’s Splash Aquatic Center, featuring three unique pools with several water slides, a kids’ play area, umbrella-shaded leisure patios and a cabana party pavilion. Admission is $6.50/adults, $5.50/kids under 18 and free for children two/younger.
Parking and shuttle service are available for $4 (free for children 3 and under) at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive. The last shuttle TO the Boys Ranch Park will leave Pennington field at 9:30PM. Limited on-site parking is available for $15 (entrance via Eastbound Harwood) and $10 parking at the Bedford Public Library (proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library).
Cost: Admission to 4th FEST is free. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and non-alcoholic beverages (No glass containers).
JULY 4: DENTON – KIWANIS CLUB’S 41ST ANNUAL 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
What: This year Denton County’s event will move to UNT’s beautiful new Apogee Stadium so come on out for live music, followed by an awesome array of fireworks that light up the sky. The event is free, but donations are gladly accepted by our energetic “Bucket Brigade” before, during, and after the show.
When: Friday, July 4, 2014. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; music begins at 6:30. Fireworks at dusk.
July 4: Dallas Arboretum
Spend 4th of July outdoors at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum. On Thursday, July 4th, 2013 the garden will offer complimentary admission to all active and retired military personnel (must have valid ID).
That evening the Dallas Wind Symphony will perform a special patriotic performance on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage. The best patriotic costume will win a 1 night stay in deluxe accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton Dallas. A limited number of tickets are available online.
Daytime admission is $15/adults, $12/seniors, $10 children ages 12-3 and free for children under 3 and members. Concert ticket prices are $15/adult-members, $25/adult-nonmember, and $10/children ages 12-3.
More information is available at http://ift.tt/NcXazg or by calling 214-515-6500.
JULY 4: DALLAS – FAIR PARK FOURTH
Enjoy live music, water features and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway, starting at noon on July fourth. Throughout the afternoon, music will be performed by the celebratory Razzmajazz Dixieland Band, and at 7 p.m. experience the explosive sound and crazy look of the legendary Texas trio ZZ Top, performed by one of the nation’s top tribute acts, Dallas’ own, Trio Grande, with band members Kraig Parker, Pauley DeFrancisco and Rod Foster.
Admission to the Midway is $5, or complimentary to those who participate in the Dallas Park and Recreation “Dallas 7/4” race (7k/4k) that morning. Approximately 26 exhilarating rides will be available on the Midway. Ride and game costs will vary.
Texas Discovery Gardens will be open extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the annual “Red, White and Butterflies” festivities. Enjoy the gardens, butterflies, crafts and activities all day long for a reduced $1 admission. The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will charge a discounted admission of $4 per person after 4:30 p.m. The Fair Park campus of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will have the Nature Building open from noon to 5 p.m. Admission will be $1.00, or free for members.
More live music and access to food trucks will be available throughout Fair Park starting at 6 p.m. Fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m.
View the fireworks show from inside the Cotton Bowl, on the State Fair of Texas Midway, or from various locations throughout the Fair Park grounds. For more information on Fair Park festivities, including museum information and the “Dallas 7/4 Race,” visit FairPark.org.
When: Friday, July 4, 2014. 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. in the Cotton Bowl.
Where: Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas, TX.
Cost: $5.
Parking: $5. Parking for the general public is $5 at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11. Gates D and E to the Cotton Bowl will open at 7 p.m.
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JULY 4: FLOWER MOUND’S INDEPENDENCE FEST
Independence Fest is set for July 4, 2014. It’s headlined by KANSAS, which celebrated its 40th year as a band last year, Independence Fest 2014 will be great and parking is FREE.
The day kicks off with the annual Children’s Parade at the LISD School Administration Building, 1800 Timber Creek Road, and concludes with a fantastic fireworks finale at around 9:50 p.m. that follows the free concert featuring KANSAS at Bakersfield Park.
Independence Fest 2014 will also host performances by other musical groups including Back in Black and Breaking Southwest; plus a vintage car show presented by Time Machine Car Shows, a showcase of our local businesses, food and drinks for the whole family, and a completely free Kid’s Zone complete with bounce houses, face painting, and more.
The Children’s Parade will take place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the LISD School Administration Building; with line-up beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be hot dogs prepared by The Summit Club, Clowns, Bounce Houses, slides, vendors, and more. Please visit the Children’s Page for more information.
All other Independence Fest activities are hosted at Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane in Flower Mound, with gates opening at 5 p.m.
When: Wednesday July 4, 2014.
Where: Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane, Flower Mound, TX
Don’t bring: No glass, alcohol, or tobacco products may be brought to the park.
Additional information: 972-874-7275.
JULY 3: FARMERS BRANCH – LIBERTY FEST

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration is set for Wednesday, July 3, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Farmers Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234.
Come celebrate the day of independence with the Farmers Branch community! Located within the Farmers Branch Historical Park, the celebration includes children’s activities, live music, concessions, and pie eating contest, tours of historical structures and a finale fireworks show! Gates open at 6:30 pm with the fireworks show on at approximately 9:30 pm. Stop by and enjoy the fun!
Parking is located at Metro Square Business Park, 12300 Ford Road, Farmers Branch, TX 75234. Free shuttles are provided to/from parking and entrance.
July 4th WILLIE NELSON’S PICNIC
What: Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic is coming back to the Fort Worth Stockyards. Willie takes the Main Stage at 11 p.m. Don’t miss Josh Abbott Band, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley, Ryan Bingham and more.
When: July 4, 2014
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards.
Tickets: Advance tickets are $40/$60 at the gate. This is an indoor / outdoor event located on Rodeo Plaza in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. No chairs, umbrellas, pets, coolers.
JULY 4TH FORT WORTH’S FOURTH
What: Fort Worth’s 4th is moving back to its original home. Free music and family activities along the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion in Trinity Uptown. Activities include live music, a water slide, tubing and kayaking on the Trinity River, a bounce house, mini golf and an obstacle course. Don’t forget to bring your blankets and lawn chairs for front row seats to Fort Worth’s biggest firework display.
When: July 4, 2014. Gates open 2 p.m. Live music 6-9:30 p.m. from Party Machine, and Larry Gee. Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Where: 395 Purcey Street, FW Texas 76102.
Don’t bring: Alcoholic beverages. Vendors will sell beer. Picnic baskets welcome.
JULY 3-4: FORT WORTH SYMPHONY’S “OLD FASHIONED FAMILY FIREWORKS PICNIC”

What: One of Fort Worth’s favorite traditions! Celebrate Independence Day in true patriotic fashion with thrilling marches, heartfelt military salutes and the most spectacular fireworks show in town. These concerts fill quickly, so order your reserved table or general admission lawn tickets today!
JULY 4: FRISCO FREEDOM FEST 2014
When: July 2-4, 2014 at 8:15 p.m. Fireworks after concert.
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107
What: Party in the Plaza will include all the traditional makings of Frisco Freedom Fest beginning at 4 p.m. New this year: a zip line! The Children’s Expo features two Euro bungees, a rock climbing wall and bounce house inflatables. The plaza party also includes a Community Stage, featuring local entertainers, and Hometown Hero Exhibit, showcasing our police and fire departments.
The Taste of Frisco returns with Frisco restaurants will be serving some of their most popular menu items.
JULY 4: GRAND PRAIRIE – LONE STARS AND STRIPES FIREWORKS AT LONE STAR PARK
When: Wednesday, July 4, 2014 Starts 4 p.m. until the fireworks finale at 10 pm.
Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall
6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75034
Lone Star Park in conjunction with the City of Grand Prairie will host the annual Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration on Friday, July 4 sponsored by North Texas Ford Dealers and 99.5 The Wolf. The Grandstand gates open at 3:00 p.m. and live racing begins at 5:00 p.m. Kids will enjoy the Family Fun Park featuring bounce houses, pony rides, and a petting zoo. Incognito will perform between the races on the Courtyard of Champions stage. Following the last race there will be a world-class 20-minute firework display choreographed to music. Members of any branch of the military receive free general admission with a valid military I.D.
One lucky guest will drive off in a brand new 2014 Ford F-150 SuperCrew Truck on Friday, July 4! Starting Friday, June 20, guests can stop by any participating North Texas Ford Dealership across the Metroplex to pick up their official entry form and two free general admission passes to the Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration. Ten (10) finalists will be given a key to try and unlock the truck’s door. The person with the key that unlocks the door will win the truck. Complete list of participating locations and official rules are located at Lone Star Park.com.
When: Friday, July 4, 2014 10:30 a.m. Bar & Book Opens for Simulcast Racing
3:00 p.m. Grandstand Opens for Live Racing
5:00 p.m. First Live Race Approximately
10:00 p.m. Firework Celebration
Where: Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050. 972-263-RACE
JULY 4TH HURST’S  12TH ANNUAL STARTS AND STRIPES

The City of Hurst is proud to present its 12th Annual “Hurst Stars & Stripes” event on Friday, July 4th, 2014 at Hurst Community Park, southwest corner of Precinct Line and Pipeline Roads. This is a free, family-oriented, alcohol-free community event for all ages.
Schedule of Events:
5:00 – 8:30 p.m. Children’s Area
5:30 p.m. Sonny Burgess
6:45 p.m. Vegas Stars
8:00 p.m. Emerald City
9:30 p.m. Fireworks Show
JULY 4: McKINNEY’S “RED WHITE AND BOOM”

Red, White and BOOM! kicks off Independence Day with a parade and classic car, truck and cycle show in Historic Downtown McKinney. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that downtown has to offer.
Evening festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities and a fireworks display. Country music singer / songwriter Zane Williams will be on stage to provide live entertainment. WRR will provide ‘Sounds of America’ on a live simulcast during the fireworks on Classical 101.1.
When: July 4, 2014. Parade 10 a.m. Activities 7 p.m. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.
Where: McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch.
JULY 4: IRVING PATRIOTIC PARADE AND FIREWORKS

Join the City of Irving for the annual two-part celebration of America’s independence. The festivities, which are a tradition for many Irving families, will all take place on Friday, July 4, 2014.
The fun begins with a community parade, featuring entries by community groups and businesses, followed by a reception at Heritage Park. Finish the day with an evening festival, showcasing live music, food, a Fun Zone, and fireworks spectacular.
Admission: is free to each event.
Bring the whole family out for an evening of fun, food and fireworks! The Fun Zone, open from 6 p.m. until sunset, includes inflatable rides, games and attractions for children at no charge. The Main Stage features upbeat live music, while a variety of food vendors offer something for every taste.
Due to road construction and closures, you might want to avoid O’Connor Blvd. From SH 114 exit Riverside Drive and head north for parking; or continue west along the 114 access road to Brazos Drive for additional parking options.
From Spur 348 turn south onto Riverside Drive. Parking is available on the right hand side, or turn right onto the 114 access road to Brazos Drive for additional parking options.
Where: Lake Carolyn is located at 601 E. Las Colinas Blvd. The intersection of Las Colinas Boulevard and Lake Carolyn Parkway.
JULY 4: LAKE GRAPEVINE’S 32ND JULY 4THEXTRAVAGANZA

What: 32nd Annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from any lakeside location as well as several other spots throughout Grapevine.
When: Friday, July 4, 2014. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Grapevine Lake
Road Closure: Roads will be closed down Fairway Drive between State Highway 26 E. and Silveron Blvd. on July 4th. beginning at 9 p.m. and lasting through the duration of the fireworks show. All traffic except for emergency vehicle traffic will be prohibited from traveling along Fairway Drive during this time. Parking along Fairway Drive will be prohibited.
Cost: Admission is free at most viewing locations. Some parks along Lake Grapevine may charge a minimal admission fee.
JULY 4: LEWISVILLE – CASTLE HILLS FREEDOM FEST

The 2013 events include the 15th Anniversary of the July 4th Fireworks show. Beginning at dusk, fireworks will light up the night sky. People are encouraged to bring their own blankets and chairs as good spots along the lake are taken early in the day.
When: Fireworks at dusk/about 9:30 p.m.
Where: 2560 King Arthur Blvd., Lewisville, TX 75056
JULY 4: LEWISVILLE “RED WHITE AND LEWISVILLE”
What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Display. The spectacular fireworks show will start shortly after dark at approximately 9:30 p.m. The best viewing opportunities will be on the South side of Vista Ridge Mall and along the 121 Bypass.
When: Friday, July 4, 2014. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Around Vista Ridge Mall area
Additional information: 972-219-3401.
JULY 4 LITTLE ELM’S JULY JUBILEE
What: On the shores of Lake Lewisville, the Town of Little Elm will host its Seventh Annual Independence Day Celebration, July Jubilee. This family-oriented celebration will include food/merchandise vendors, live music and the evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over the lake.
When: Friday, July 4, 2014 from 5 p.m. until approximately 11 p.m.
Where: Little Elm Park, 701 W. Eldorado, Little Elm, TX
JULY 4: PLANO’S ALL AMERICAN FOURTH

On Thursday, July 4, 2014 the fun begins at 9 a.m. with the Plano Independence Day Parade. Parade route is down Independence Parkway from 15th Street west to Parkhaven Drive.
At 3 p.m. catch the Plano Symphony Orchestra for Patriotic Pops at the Eisemann Center in Richardson. Ticket information is available at http://ift.tt/1rp4qzE.
When: Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, east of U.S. 75 on Spring Creek Parkway. Picnic baskets are welcome or purchase items from the vendors on site. Parking is available at Collin College, First United Methodist Church Plano and Plano Centre. Listen to the music carefully selected to play in sequence with the fireworks on KLAK 97.5 FM.
JULY 4 RICHARDSON “FAMILY FOURTH CELEBRATION
What: Sparks will fly at the City of Richardson’s annual “Family 4th Celebration” on July 4, 2014 at Breckinridge Park. This traditional, patriotic salute is free and open to the entire community. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and/or lawn chairs and enjoy the evening under the stars!
Concerts:
6:15 Infinite Journey. 8:45 The Richardson Community Band presents it’s annual Patriotic Salute Concert.
When: Friday, July 4, 2014. Event hours are 6:00 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.
Where: Breckinridge Park is located just south of the intersection of Renner and Brand Roads in northeast Richardson. 972-744-4300.
Cost: Free. Food concessions will be available for purchase for those who wish to buy or supplement their picnic dinner.
JULY 3 SOUTHLAKE STARS AND STRIPES

Southlakes kicks it off on Thursday, July 3, 2014 with family fun, patriotic music and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Music will be broadcast on 100.7 FM. Candy Art, Balloon Artists, gourmet food trucks and more.
When: Thursday, July 3, 2014; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Don’t bring: Alcohol, pets. Do bring chairs, blankets.
Shuttles/Parking: Beginning at 4 pm, shuttles will pick up passengers at 185 S. White’s Chapel Blvd. and bring them to Town Square.
JULY 4: THE COLONY “LIBERTY BY THE LAKE”
What: The 27th Annual Liberty by the Lake festivities begin at 7:45 a.m. with a one-mile run followed by 5K and 10K runs. The annual parade starts at 10 a.m.
Back again for another year the high flying talents of Lone Star Action Sports – BMX Stunt Show. Performances at 5 pm, 6:30 pm and 8 pm.
The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 pm on July 4th. The shoot site for the 2014 show will be from the tip of the Stewart Peninsula Golf Course, making Stewart Creek Park the prime viewing area for the show. The fireworks will be shot right over Lake Lewisville, creating a beautiful display of colors. The fireworks are choreographed to patriotic music that will be broadcast at the park and live on 99.9 FM.
When: Friday, July 4, 2014; Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road, The Colony, TX

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