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4th of July events near me: The Best Most Explosive Fireworks in 2023

Where are the best Fireworks and 4th of July Events near me?

Here’s your guide to make it the best 4th of July to celebrate Independence Day 2023.

We’ve found events that will keep you busy with parades, performances and so much more.

We will continue to update this list as information is released. We gather information from the official websites of the event hosts.

Here are some July 4th Events near me & Independence Day Celebrations you do not want to miss!

4th of July events near me

Independence Day Fireworks on July 1

Independence Day Celebration (Farmers’ Branch)

When: Saturday, July 1, 6.30 pm – 10 pm

Where: Farmers’ Branch Historical Park, 2540 Farmers’ Branch Lane, Farmers’ Branch

Cost: Free for residents with a Firecracker pass, $5 for non-residents

The celebration will feature the area’s best low-level fireworks show as well as lots of free activities for the kiddos including airbrush tattoos, balloon artists, strolling patriotic characters, and the Ballistic Swing amusement ride.  

As if that wasn’t enough, they’ve got live music to get you up and dancing. One of our favorite picks for 4th of July events near me.

Prosper’s Pride in the Sky

When: Saturday, July 1, 5 pm

Where: Frontier Park, Prosper, 1551 W Frontier Pkwy, Prosper

Cost: Free

It is a wonderful evening of celebration complete with Live Music, Kid Zones, Food, the Posting of the Flags, Games, and Fireworks set to music! 

There will also be HUGE Kid Zones with inflatables, rides, and games throughout the park.

There will also be live music on the Main Stage. 

Keller Lights

When: Saturday, July 1, 4 pm – 10 pm

Where: Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy

Cost: Free

Splash & Blast

When: Saturday, July 1, 5 pm – 9.30 pm

Where: Old Celina Park

Cost: Free

Join in for Celina’s Biggest Backyard Bash of the Summer at Old Celina Park on Saturday, July 1.

Immerse yourself in live music with the talented looping musician Jett Platt, indulge in the country classics played by Neon Prophets, and dance the night away to the beats of their headliner, Extended Play.

This family-friendly outdoor event is FREE to the public and features a large Kids Zone with water slides, foam pits, a rock wall, and new this year, the Ninja Nation Obstacle Course.

This 4th of July event near me is a patriotic celebration concluding with an incredible Fireworks Show!

Celebrate Coppell – Party in the Park

When: Saturday, July 1, 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: Andrew Brown Park East, 260 Parkway Blvd, Coppell

Cost: FREE

Enjoy live music, lawn games, and delicious food truck fare.

The July 4th fireworks spectacular, choreographed to patriotic music, begins at 9:45 p.m.

Food trucks will be on-site for you to purchase meals, snacks, and beverages! 

Independence Day Celebration – Forney

When: Saturday, July 1, 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: Forney Community Park, 241 South FM 548, Forney

Cost: FREE

Come enjoy an evening full of food, fun, and fireworks! They will have several local food vendors offering a variety of cuisines.

Cap off the night with a remarkable firework show. Fireworks show will start after dark.

Fireworks on July 3

Addison Kaboom Town

When: Monday, July 3, 5 pm – 11 pm

Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Dr, Addison

Cost: Free, tickets required

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 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 is radio simulcast on Star 102.1 FM.

Before the July fireworks, there’ll be high-energy music at Addison Circle Park. This is likely on the list for most of you for the 4th of July events near me.

Tickets date to be announced.

Our Tips for Kaboom Town

  • Fireworks will be launched at 9.30 pm from the south end of the Addison Airport runway, you’ll be able to see them from anywhere in Addison
  • The flyover will be from 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm and the best spots for viewing are along Belt Line Road and Dallas North Tollway
  • There will be road closures so plan accordingly
  • A lot of Addison’s restaurants and hotels will be hosting watch parties or you can host your own
  • If you go to Addison Circle Park you can bring strollers, food and non-alcoholic drinks, all bags will be checked
  • There will be food & beverage vendors at Addison Circle Park, they will accept cash, cards etc
  • This is a family-friendly event and there is an infant care lounge for changing and feeding
  • Guests are encouraged to leave coolers and bags at home to expedite entry into the park.  Those choosing to bring coolers must limit the size to small, personal coolers.
  • Absolutely no alcohol can be brought into or out of Addison Circle Park.  Beer and wine will be available for sale within the park.

Sachse Red White & Blue Blast

When: Monday, July 3, 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: Heritage Park, 4408 Hudson Dr, Sachse

Cost: FREE

There will be live entertainment, activities, food, vendors, petting zoo, carnival rides, yard games, Splashdown provided by the Sachse Fire Department, contests, and of course, fireworks.  Entertainment will be provided by the Party Machine Band.  

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray and join in for an evening of good, old-fashioned family fun.

Our favorite 4th of July events near me: Fireworks on Independence Day

Plano’s All American 4th

4th of july events near me

When: Tuesday, July 4 2023, 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: North side of the Collin College parking lot, 2800 E Spring Creek Parkway

Cost: Free

The festival begins at 6 p.m. and fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Parking will be available at Collin College, 2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074.

This is a FREE event and one of the ultimate Plano 4th of July events near me. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers.

4th of July events near me
Photo Credit: Rotary Clubs of Plano

City of Plano Parade

When: Tuesday July 4 2023, 7.30 pm

Where: Collin College, Plano

Cost: Free

The 4th of July Parade in Plano will be held during PLANO’S ALL AMERICAN 4TH. Located at Collin College, Spring Creek Pkwy between Jupiter Rd and Parker Rd. The start time is 7:30 pm.

Patriotic Pops – Plano Symphony Orchestra

When: July 4, 3 pm

Where: Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, Richardson

Cost: $23 – $83

The Plano Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is delighted to announce the return of the popular favorite “Patriotic Pops” concert to celebrate Independence Day. The concert includes a tribute to all the branches of the armed forces and will feature guest artists Grammy-nominated vocalist Charles Billingsley and Yamaha Artist pianist Eduardo Rojas joining conductors Héctor Guzmán and Shira Samuels-Shragg. Patriotic music will include traditional favorites “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful,” “God Bless America” plus the moving “Salute to the Armed Forces” and a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Red, White and Boom! (McKinney)

When: 2023 DETAILS TBA

Where: Downtown McKinney

Cost: FREE

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

Red, White, and BOOM! kicks off Independence Day with downtown events: a hometown parade and a classic car, truck, and cycle show.

Evening festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities, a concert, and a fireworks display. 

Frisco Freedom Fest

When: July 4, 4 pm – 10 pm

Where: Frisco, Fireworks at Toyota Stadium at the conclusion of the FC Dallas game

Cost: FREE

We enjoy this as one of our favorite 4th of July events near me. The fun starts with the Party in the Plaza at 4 p.m. and runs through the fireworks hosted by the City of Frisco, FC Dallas, and CoServ. Foodies will enjoy the Taste of Frisco.

The skies will light the night with a 20-minute show after the FC Dallas game at approx. 10 p.m. 

Fourth of July Frisco Freedom Fest
Credit: Frisco Freedom Fest Facebook Page

July Jubilee (Little Elm)

When: Tuesday, July 4, 4 pm

Where: Little Elm Park, 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm

Cost: FREE

July Jubilee is back! The City of Little Elm is hosting their annual Fourth of July event once again, complete with TWO simultaneous fireworks shows on July 4.

One show will be at Little Elm Beach, and the other will be at Little Elm High School.

Little Elm Park will be open all day with vendors, live music, and so much more! Fireworks at 9.30 pm.

Family 4th Celebration-Richardson

When: Tuesday, July 4, 6 pm – 10 pm

Where: Breckinridge Park, Richardson

Cost: Free

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! 

Independence Day Pool Party

When: July 4, 12 pm – 6 pm

Where: The Texas Pool, Plano

Cost: Admission is $10 per person. Veterans and active-duty military get in FREE with an ID. Texas Pool members get in FREE with no wait.

Truly an awesome pick of one of our favorite 4th of July events near me. Celebrate America’s birthday with a party at the Texas Pool. Enjoy food, traditional pool games, and legendary fun in the sun!

The Texas Pool
Photo Credit: the Texas Pool

The Shops at Legacy North Inaugural ‘Red, White and Brews’ Fourth of July

TBA for 2023

Independence Day Parade & Fireworks Celebration – Rockwall

TBA for 2023

Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza – Grapevine

When: July 4, 9.30 pm

Where: Various viewing locations in Grapevine (suggested viewing areas – Oak Grove Park, Rockledge Park, Scott’s Landing Marina, Silver Lake Park by Silver Lake Marina)

Cost: FREE

Celebrate America’s birthday at the Annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza complete with spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music.

Viewing locations listed below include some of Grapevine’s lakeside parks and are subject to change. Parking or entry fees may apply.

Castle Hills July 4th Freedom Festival

When: July 4, 5.30 pm – 9.30 pm

Where: Castle Hills Village Shops & Lake Avalon Park

Cost: FREE

Come along to the 25th anniversary Freedom Festival.

This year they’ve got a fantastic lineup of entertainment for all ages and a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. Check back soon for more details about live performances, food trucks, kids’ activities, and food & drink specials from the Village Shops restaurants.

4th July Fireworks in North Dallas

What will you be doing to celebrate at one of these 4th of July events near me?  

Don’t see your favorite 4th of July events on this list? Let us know and we’ll add it to our Month round-up for July!

Don’t forget to look ahead to Labor Day and plan your celebrations