You can’t think of the 4th of July without thinking pools, barbecues and fireworks! We’ll keep the pools cold and the grills hot at Gramercy on the Park, but there are several other fun events happening in the area. Here are the top 5 4th of July celebrations in Dallas!
Sunday, July 3rd, 5pm-Midnight
The annual fireworks display in Addison, Tx gets bigger & better every year. Rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country by USA Today, Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal, the fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison, including the Addison Circle Park watching party. The dazzling 30-minute fireworks show is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM. Plus there is great food, live music on the Dos Equis Stage and the spectacular Addison Airport Air Show featuring the Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbird Flyover.
For more information, visit: http://www.addisontexas.net/events/kaboomtown/
Plano’s All American Fourth Fireworks
Monday, July 4th, 9:30-10:45pm
Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a spectacular fireworks show from the Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. Tune into 97.5 KLAK radio for a simulcast of the fireworks show which will be synchronized to patriotic music.
For more information visit http://planocvb.net/eventscal/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=566&year=2010&month=07 or contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 972-941-7250.
Park Cities Parade & 5k Fun Run
Monday, July 4th, 9am
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Euclid Avenue near Highland Park Town Hall and will travel up Preston Road and east on University Boulevard to Goar Park, adjacent to University Park City Hall. Before the parade, you can take part in the 5k Fun Run through the beautiful streets of University Park at 7:30am. Following the parade, make sure you take time to visit the many free activities in the park.
For more information, visit http://uptx.org/index.cfm?FuseAction=Page&PageID=000017&ArticleID=624&fromHome=1
Southlake Stars & Stripes
Sunday, July 3rd, 6-10pm
Southlake does everything big & their 4th of July celebration is no exception. Join them in the Southlake Town Square for live entertainment, activity booths, an interactive gaming area and an amazing fireworks display that starts at 9:30pm. Bring your own blankets & chairs or walk around and enjoy 4 live bands, kid and adult craft stations and a playground area with inflatable attractions for the kids.
For more information visit http://www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/stars_and_stripes/general-info.htm
Monday, July 4th, 10am
The Lakewood Parade is a slice of Americana in the middle of the bustling city. If you’re looking for a small, neighborhood parade with homemade floats & kids selling lemonade, then you’ll want to visit Lakewood for the 4th. Refreshments, music & awards for best float, best costume, etc will be given out following the parade. For those of you who need to let off some steam, there’s a Fun Run prior to the parade that starts at 8 a.m. at the intersection of Lakewood Blvd & Cambria.
For more information, visit http://lakewoodparade.com/