The Fourth of July lands on a Monday this year, which means we have the entire weekend to celebrate. We already have a guide on how to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, parades, and food, but there are plenty of events to catch in Dallas this weekend.
If you’re looking to pack your July 4th holiday weekend, discover our list of the best things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Outlaw Music Festival Featuring Willie Nelson
On Saturday at 3:15 pm, Outlaw Music Festival begins at Dallas’ Dos Equis Pavilion. The lineup includes Willie Nelson, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Brothers Osborne, Steve Earle, and The Dukes, Charley Crockett, and Allison Russell. Find tickets here.
Hotel ZaZa’s Cocktail Showdown
On Thursday from 6 pm to 8 pm, this Uptown Dallas hotel is hosting a poolside cocktail showdown for $25 per person to attend. Dallas’ top bartenders (including ZaZa’s Jason Moore, Akai’s Matt Whitehead, The Mitchell’s Tamara Rose, and more) will compete for the title of Best Summer Cocktail Creation voted on by attendees and VIP judges. All ticket proceeds will benefit North Texas Food Bank. Guests will get to sample each drink, vote, join a raffle, and enjoy light bites and tunes.
British rock icon Rod Stewart is heading to Fort Worth’s Dickies Arena this Friday night along with Cheap Trick. This event was rescheduled twice due to Covid-19, but will finally take place at 7:30 pm on July 1. Tickets are still available here.
Casa Bloom III at Virgin Hotels Dallas
On Friday at 9 pm, head to Virgin Hotels Dallas for a celestial evening at The Manor filled with DJ sets (Kora Waves, Tony Schwa, and Picnictyme), a custom oil blend from Selva Sensory, custom cocktails, textures, and more to immerse yourself in all evening. The event is free with RSVP and guests are asked to wear blue tones.
Indie folk band Fleet Foxes are performing at The Factory in Deep Ellum this Saturday night at 8 pm on their Shore Tour. Along with Tim Bernardes, the Seattle-based band is known for songs like “Can I Believe You,” “Mykonos,” and “White Winter Hymnal.” Get your tickets here.