Happy Unofficial July 4th you guys! Today I’m dishing on my top 5 spots to catch an amazing firework display across DFW, as well as sharing a big list of fun and inexpensive ways to spend the holiday. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Texans…it’s that they’re very patriotic. If you’re ever in Texas around this time frame, you must catch a display of fireworks, because…everything IS bigger in Texas. This holiday is definitely one of my favorites…I typically spend it at the beach, or at a backyard BBQ followed by catching the firework display with the hubs. There are so many fun ways to celebrate Fourth of July, that are inexpensive or take little to no effort. Whether you’re single, married, or a new mum, there are so many ways to have fun this holiday! Read on for my handpicked list of firework displays, as well as inexpensive ways to celebrate.
Kaboom Town in Addison
Addison is a about 10-15 minutes outside of Dallas – depending on where you are in Dallas, of course. Being one of the TOP places to watch Fireworks in the country, I’d say this should be your first choice. It’s 100% free, but parking will be outrageous, so get there at your earliest convenience. Keep in mind, this is held on July 3rd.
Fair Park Fourth
Right in the heart of Dallas, Fair Park is where the Texas State Fair is held each and every year. If you’re looking for a very “Texas style” Independence day celebration, look no further. With concession stands, food, games – what’s not to love here? Admission for parking typically runs $8-10, get here early, and bring your lawn chairs.
Fort Worth Fourth
Held on Panther Island Pavilion, this is the largest display of fireworks in all of North Texas. They have an entire day full of live music, and food galore. General Admission is free, but preferred parking is $10-20. This is also a very family friendly celebration, with free games and events held for children of all ages.
Texas Rangers Post Game Fireworks
Depending on the schedule, catch a Rangers game, eat, drink, and be merry. What could be more American than baseball, followed by an incredible fireworks display? The answer is nothing.
Fourth of July Parade + Fireworks in Rockwall
This pick is especially kid, and family friendly. Rockwall is about a 30-45 minute drive from Dallas, surrounded by Lake Ray Hubbard. They give out free hotdogs until 2pm, followed by a parade. If you’re looking for fun by the lake, definitely hit up Rockwall for your 4th festivities.
Host a backyard BBQ
Buy sparklers, and celebrate at home
Have a beach day with friends
Throw a picnic with as many people as possible
Create / bake patriotic foods
Create festive decorations
Watch the Fireworks
Create a DIY tie dye shirt that’s red, white and blue
Watch a baseball game
Spend the day with family
Eat ice cream
Vow to spend the entire day outdoors
Attend a fourth of July parade
Have a bonfire
Wear something festive
Explore your city/town
Go swimming before the fireworks
Throw a party – at home, beach, park, anywhere
Go to an amusement park
Google free celebrations / activities in your area
Attend a free concert
Have a get together or some sort with friends or family
Is it just me or does the 4th feel like the kick off to Summer?!
What are you doing for the Fourth of July? Share your plans with me in the comments below!