June 21, 2024

DFW Fireworks Frenzy: Your Map to All the 4th of July Celebrations!

Get ready for a star-spangled celebration in the DFW metroplex! With so many amazing Independence Day events happening, it can be tough to decide where to go. But fear not, fellow patriots! We've got you covered with a handy map (link coming soon!) that pinpoints all the best July 4th festivities in Dallas and Fort Worth. From dazzling fireworks displays to family-friendly fun with live music and food trucks, you'll find the perfect way to celebrate America's birthday. So grab your lawn chairs, sparklers, and festive spirit, and let's paint the DFW sky red, white, and blue!

 

Carrollton Celebrates Independence Day with Fireworks July 3

Post Date:05/15/2024 3:15 PM

Fireworks3The City of Carrollton will celebrate the rockets’ red glare with the annual Independence Day Fireworks Show over Josey Ranch Lake on Wednesday, July 3 after sunset.

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Enjoy a spectacular display of star-spangled fireworks

 

at 9:30 p.m. over Josey Ranch Lake (1700 Keller Springs Road). Residents are encouraged to view the fireworks from surrounding neighborhoods or from one of the available parking areas. There will be no on-site event, however, viewing from the grassy area around the site is allowed. A rainout date of Friday, July 5 has been scheduled for the same time.

 

Earlier in the day on July 3, an Independence Day Concert at the Carrollton Senior Center (1720 Keller Springs Road) will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the entire family is invited to enjoy patriotic music provided by The New Horizon Band. No registration is required, but space is limited.

 

Whether viewing the fireworks or not, remember to bring pets inside as the sights and sounds of Independence Day celebrations can be frightening for the community’s furry friends. In case of escape, make sure pets are wearing a collar with an identification tag, are microchipped, and are registered with the City.

 

Carrollton Fire Rescue reminds citizens it is illegal to possess, manufacture, store, sell, handle, or discharge fireworks within Carrollton City limits. While all fireworks are illegal, Class C consumer fireworks include most over-the-counter items such as bottle rockets, Roman candles, sparklers, spinners, and sparkle fountains.

 

According to the latest Fireworks Annual Report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 10,200 injuries related to fireworks in 2022, 73 percent of which occurred between June 18 and July 18. Children younger than 15 years of age accounted for 28 percent of those injured. Fireworks also caused 12,264 fires and $59 million in direct property damage in 2021, according to the National Fire Protection Association.

 

For more information about the fireworks display and available parking areas, visit cityofcarrollton.com/fireworks or call 972-466-4850.

 

Addison

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Save The Date!

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

 

For 40 years, one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in the North Texas town of Addison, Texas. While 4.4 square-mile Addison is only home to 17,000 residents, more than a half-million guests from across the nation come each year to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town!® on July 3.

 

The celebration is citywide, with watch parties at many of Addison’s 200+ restaurants (the Town has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S.!), 22 hotels, and at a fantastic, limited-capacity party in the 12-acre Addison Circle Park. The world-renowned fireworks and the incredible Addison Airport Airshow can be seen from anywhere in town.

 

The Addison Kaboom Town! ® 25-minute-long fireworks show is among the best in the nation, and it is simulcast on both Star 102.1 FM and on the town’s social media channels. Before the fireworks, there’ll be high-energy music at Addison Circle Park from one of the hottest country dance bands in Texas, Big City Outlaws and Texas’ most popular party band, Emerald City, who will also perform after the fireworks. Families viewing the fireworks from Addison Circle Park will enjoy festival food, beverages and a fun zone area for the kids!

 

Tickets to the watch party in Addison Circle Park, $10 for ages 10 and older, $5 for kids 2-9 and free for kids 2 and younger, will be available at addisonkaboomtown.com on June 5. Tickets are required for every guest attending.

 

Each year, Addison Kaboom Town!® is named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular, 4,000-shell show has been ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by People.com, the American Pyrotechnics Association, Yahoo, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

 

WHEN: Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 5-11 p.m.

 

5 p.m. – Addison Circle Park gates open

6:30 p.m. – Big City Outlaws

8 p.m. – Presentation of the Colors & National Anthem

8:30 p.m. – Emerald City Band

9:30 p.m. – Addison Kaboom Town! Fireworks

10 p.m. – Emerald City Band

WHERE: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle, Addison, Texas 75001

 

Memorable views can be found from anywhere in Addison, but special watch parties hosted by many of Addison’s more than 200+ restaurants and 22 hotels offer spectators a unique viewing experience. A list of watch parties will be available on the website closer to the event.

 

TRAFFIC NOTES: The popularity of the Addison Kaboom Town!® fireworks show may cause some traffic delays, specifically following the fireworks show. Book your hotel rooms now! Addison hotels quickly fill up for this annual event. Spectators are encouraged to spend the night in Addison at any of our hotels or remain at their favorite restaurant till traffic subsides.

 

EVENT NOTES: Concessions are available in the park. Guests are not permitted to bring coolers into the park. Absolutely no alcohol can be brought into or out of Addison Circle Park. Beer and wine will be available for sale within the park

 

Farmers Branch 

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Wednesday, July 3

6:30 - 10 pm

Farmers Branch Historical Park

Free entry and early 6 entry (6 pm) for 

Residents with a Firecracker Pass

$5 per person for Non-residents

Free parking at 12300 Ford Road

Celebrate with your friends and family at the Farmers Branch Historical Park as we present a patriotic salute to our nation’s independence!

Our family-friendly Independence Day Celebration features a spectacular, low-level fireworks show, lots of great food and drinks, an amazingly fun and festive Kidzone, strolling characters, a high-energy, funky dance band to get you movin’ and groovin’, and an all-around patriotic vibe that celebrates and honors our community and our nation.

 

 

Sparks & Stripes - Irving

Irving July 4 Sparks and Stripes Two-Day Event July 3 & 4

 

Irving July 4 Sparks and Stripes Two-Day Event July 3 & 4

JULY 3 | 7 TO 10 P.M. | FIREWORKS AND DRONE SHOW

 

No Independence Day celebration is complete without a night of fireworks! 

Join the community at Levy Event Plaza, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd., at 7 p.m. for an evening that lights up the skies of Irving over Lake Carolyn. *Note: This event will be held on Wednesday, July 3.*

Don't forget to bring chairs and blankets.

Plan ahead and arrive early! Traffic pattern changes and road closures for the event may cause potential delays. Plan ahead, be aware of your surroundings and check the map before heading to the event.

Coolers and alcohol are prohibited. Food and drinks, including alcoholic drinks, are available for purchase on-site. 

Leave pets at home to avoid being frightened by the fireworks. 

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Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Friends of WRR Presents A Star-Spangled Spectacular!

July 4, 2024 - 1:00 pm  TICKETS 

 

McKinney

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Celebrate Independence Day with us!

July 4, 2024

Free hometown fun for the entire family!

The City of McKinney celebrates Independence Day at Red, White and BOOM! with free family activities, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show.

Parade and Block Party

Fireworks and Concert

Thursday, July 4

Parade and Block Party

Downtown McKinney

 

The Red, White and BOOM! Independence Day celebration continues with downtown events that include a hometown parade and the Yankee Doodle block party. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that downtown has to offer. For more information about the parade or block party, email McKinney Main Street.

 

Schedule of Events

Time Event / Location

10 a.m. Hometown Parade

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Yankee Doodle Block Party

 

Additional Information

Hometown Parade Application | CLOSED

Downtown parking map and other parking information

Coppell

 

Party in the Park

Saturday, June 29 • 6 - 10:30 p.m. at Andrew Brown Park East

Kick off the Independence Day festivities with a Party in the Park! Enjoy a variety of entertainment including live music, lawn games, and an evening lit up not only by an incredible firework show, but also a 200-piece drone show!

 

North Texas’ longest-running Journey tribute band, ESCAPE, will welcome everyone with favorite tunes by the well-known and loved rock band. Taylor Pace Orchestra will headline the evening, energizing the crowd with a performance featuring popular dance hits with a jazzy flair. The 200-piece drone show will begin at approximately 9:30pm, with the 18-minute firework show to follow at approximately 9:45pm. Taylor Pace Orchestra will take the stage for another half hour following the fireworks to conclude the fun and sing everyone home!

 

Food trucks will be on site for attendees to purchase food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). Bring-your-own picnics are also welcome.

 

This event is sponsored in part by Redline Athletics, the Coppell Chronicle, and Neighborhood Credit Union.

 

Passenger drop-off will be located at The CORE. Accessible parking will be available at the Andrew Brown East parking lot.

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June 19, 2024

Dallas / Fort Worth Storage Made Easy: Find Your Perfect Unit in 50+ Cities!

Living in the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex means there's always something new to experience. But sometimes, new experiences lead to overflowing closets and packed garages. Here's where EZ Storage DFW comes in! We've mapped out over 300 storage units across 50 DFW cities, making it easier than ever to find the perfect space for your seasonal décor, childhood mementos, or anything else life throws your way.

Now that you've found your ideal storage unit, it's time to pack those precious family treasures! Here's a quick tip: invest in acid-free packing paper for photos and documents, and use plenty of cushioning materials like bubble wrap or packing peanuts for heirlooms. Remember, a little extra care during packing goes a long way in protecting your memories. Stay tuned for more storage and packing hacks in our future blog posts!