Fireworks and Family Fun on July 4th
There are so many public events and things to do to mark the occasion.
Here’s your guide to make it the best Fourth of July yet. We’ve found events that will keep you busy with parades, performances and so much more. Get your sunscreen and lawn chairs ready.
Here are some Independence Day Celebrations you do not want to miss!
Saturday, June 29th
Family fun all day starts at 4pm at Celebration Park – free to attend. They’ll have Live Music, games and activities and tons of food options. Fireworks begin after dark!
Head to Celebration Park, 701 Angel Parkway, Allen, TX.
Tuesday, July 2nd
Sachse’s Red, White & Blue Blast, Heritage Park (Sachse).
Live entertainment, activities, food, vendors, bounce houses, contests and fireworks. Bring your own lawn chairs and bug spray.
For more than 3 decades, thousands of people descend on Addison for this very popular celebration, which includes a Carnival, midway games, face painting and much more. This event gets a LOT of people so be mindful that it’s going to be very crowded! It includes the Addison Air Show too. It’s very popular and is consistently ranked as one of the top 10 fireworks displays in the country by USA Today. The park opens at 4 pm. You can bring backpacks, purses, tote and diapers bags and coolers which are medium, but not too large in size.
Located at 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison 75001.
They have Free Parking at the following Garages: Millennium, Colonnade, Addison Circle One and Two.
Independence Day Celebration (Farmers’ Branch)
Live music, Kids Zone, and Firework shows. This was recommended by other Plano Moms as not very crowded in years past and so fun! Gates open at 6:30. Firework show starts after dark.
Wednesday, July 4th
Family fun zone, live music, food court, a drum line, magic show, a Salsa Shootout and Watermelon eating contest, BMX Stunt Shows and Fireworks at 9.30pm
This year’s theme is Spirit of America. It starts at 9am in the parking lot of the Plano ISD administration building, traveling west on 15th Street then north on Independence, east on Parkhaven and ending in the parking lot of Plano Senior High School at 11 am. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers!
3pm, Charles W. Eisemann Center, Richardson. Join Maestro Hector Guzman, your Plano Symphony Orchestra, and the Patriotic Pops Chorus for a rousing celebration. Enjoy your Plano Symphony in the cool comfort of the Eisemann Center as we honor our country and the people dedicated to preserving our freedom.
The traditional “Salute to the Armed Services” is not to be missed!
12pm – 6pm, The Texas Pool, Plano. Free for members, $10 for non-members, Military/Veterans free.
Red, White and Boom! (McKinney)
Starting at 10am, with a Parade, contests, all-day free family fun, live music and a firework show at night at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch at 9.45pm. Start the day off with a Hometown parade at 10am, a classic car, truck and cycle show and a block party.
Events kick off at 4pm with Party in the Plaza and Taste of Frisco, at Simpson Plaza, City Hall. There’ll be a Soccer Match at 8pm between FC Dallas v. DC United at the Toyota Stadium with a huge fireworks show at 10pm launching from the North field at the Stadium. Family friendly fun in the Children’s Expo, live music on the Community stage with tons of kids activities and the Patriotic Vendor Village – no dogs.
Fireworks start after dusk!
Richardson’s Family 4th Celebration (Breckenridge Park)
Head down to Breckenridge Park for this Red, White and Blue celebration! It starts at 6pm with a live patriotic concert courtesy of the Richardson Community Band and Fireworks at 9.30.
July Jubilee (Little Elm)
Head to Little Elm Park at 701 W. Eldorado Parkway for live music from 5-9pm, family fun starts at 5pm, fireworks at 9:30 pm. Parking can be reserved for the day for $35 for non-residents/$30 for residents.
Plano’s 4th of July Celebration (Amphitheater at Oak Point)
Right here in Plano at Collin College, you’ll find a free kid’s zone with rock climbing and bounce houses, a Food and Vendor Market and Live Music from 4pm. The Fireworks show starts at 9: 30. Bring coolers but no alcoholic drinks are allowed.
Don’t want to get stuck in the crowds for this show? Here are some Mom tips:
- If you want to bypass the crowds and just see the fireworks then lots of people bring lawn chairs and start parking/sitting out along Parker Road and Jupiter and even further down. Sam’s Club might have people there as well as at Collin College parking lot. These places are close enough so that you can see the show and not get stuck in the craziness!
- Bring your own chairs/drinks/food to save money.
- Pack bug spray and don’t forget the sunscreen too!
- Parking is available at Collin College and also at Plano Event Center.
What will you be doing this 4th of July? Don’t see your favorite 4th of July event on this list? Let us know and we’ll add it in!