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The Ultimate Guide to Celebrating Fourth of July 2023 Across North Texas

Fireworks, Live Music, Parades, Pool Parties, and More

BY // 06.13.23

Whether your favorite part of the 4th is the food, fireworks, or Dallas pool parties, we’re breaking down the big events for your ultimate guide to the Fourth of July in North Texas.

Fair Park Fourth

On Tuesday (July 4) from 4:30 pm to 10 pm, this annual fireworks event returns to Fair Park. Presented by Regions Bank, the free event includes local market vendors, live music, entertainment, food trucks, and concessions. Cotton Bowl Stadium is the prime spot to watch the sky light up with the biggest fireworks show in Dallas.


Irving’s Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate July Fourth this year with Irving’s Sparks & Stripes. The annual event features a parade that starts on Tuesday at 9 am in the Heritage District, followed by live music and fireworks at Levy Event Plaza at 6 pm.  Downtown Fever will hit the Las Colinas Stage at 8 pm and the fireworks and drone show will start at 9:15 pm.


Addison’s Kaboom Town is known to be one of the biggest fireworks shows in the country.

Addison Kaboom Town

On Monday, July 3, head to Addison Circle Park for one of the best fireworks shows in the country. From 5 pm to 11 pm, the free event features live music from Razzmajazz Dixie Jazz Band, ensemble bands of the 36th Infantry Division, and Emerald City. Fireworks start at 9:30 pm.

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Fort Worth’s Fourth

Head to Panther Island Pavilion on July 4 at 5 pm for Fort Worth’s biggest fireworks celebration. The free event includes festival food, drinks, kids’ activities, live music, and more.


Old City Park
Old City Park is hosting its annual Fourth of July Block Party this year. (Courtesy)

Old City Park’s 4th of July Celebration

On Tuesday, July 4, head to Old City Park (formerly Dallas Heritage Village) for its annual Independence Day event. Starting at 2 pm, there will be food, drinks, music, games, and more. Entry tickets can be purchased here.


Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day Celebration

On July 1 at 7 pm, Klyde Warren Park is hosting a Fourth of July celebration with patriotic tunes leading up to a fireworks show. Angel White, Prophets and Outlaws, and DJ Lucy Wrubel will perform. The event concludes at 10 pm.


Virgin Hotels Dallas Pool
The Pool Club at Virgin Hotels Dallas offers incredible views of the skyline. (Courtesy of Virgin Hotels)

Fourth Fest at Virgin Hotels Dallas

From noon to 10 pm on July 4, you can book a spot at this favorite Dallas rooftop pool for a Fourth of July celebration. The day will feature DJ entertainment, live bands, barbecue bites, and more. Tickets will be released soon.

The Adolphus

Head to The Adolphus hotel during Fourth of July weekend for a pool party featuring festive cocktails and live music. You can book a day pass through ResortPass for June 30 through July 4.


The Statler Waterproof pool + cocktail
The Statler has just the event lineup to keep you cool this Summer.

Waterproof at The Statler

This Independence Day weekend, the rooftop pool and lounge at The Statler hotel is hosting events with specialty cocktails, food, and great views. On Friday, June 30, there will be a Golden Hour party from 5 pm to 9 pm with DJ T-Rexx. After, DJ Camilo will spin until 2 am. Saturday and Sunday will feature more music, while a Groove Cruise Paradise Hangover party will take place on Monday. And on Tuesday, the Fourth of July pool party will take place from 3 pm to 10 pm.

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