Celebrate the Fourth of July in Dallas: Your Ultimate Guide

Dallas is the perfect place to celebrate Independence Day. With a wide range of events and activities, there is something for everyone. Here’s a list of the best things to do in Dallas for the Fourth of July.

Flag backdrop with The Scout Guide and "July 4th in Dallas" text.

Whether you are interested in fireworks, parades, or parties, Dallas has something for everyone!

Independence Day Celebration at Klyde Warren Park

Crowd at Klyde Warren Park watching fireworks, The Scout Guide event.

Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
When: June 29, 7 PM – 10 PM
Cost: Free

Enjoy summer treats from a variety of food trucks, live music from Angel White and Grace Tyler, family-fun programming, and the grand finale — a pair of fireworks shows launched from both sides of the Park (including the roof of the DMA) and synced to a playlist by Dallas DJ, Lucy Wrubel. This event is free, and seating is first-come, first-served.

Take Me Out To The Pool Club – Virgin Hotels Dallas

Rooftop pool with red umbrellas at The Scout Guide featured hotel.

Where: Virgin Hotels Dallas, 1445 Turtle Creek Blvd
When: July 4, All Day
Cost: $25 and up

Dive into a sun-soaked holiday celebration with poolside entertainment from DJ Flip and Emerald from 12-6 PM. Enjoy food and drink specials, giant lawn games, and unbeatable views of fireworks. Please note, public entry to The Pool Club does not include pool access. Non-hotel guests must purchase a day pass or VIP reservation to access the pool.

Red, White & Groove at the F.A.O.

Sunny poolside gathering with text, "Red, White & Groove at The F.A.O." for The Scout Guide.

Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles, 8500 Arturo Dr, Dallas, Texas 75228
When: July 4, 7:00 PM – Midnight
Cost: $15 and up

Enjoy an extraordinary daytime pool party at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Dallas. It features DJ Mark Farina and BranooFunck. This family-friendly event promises fun, community, and giving back, with proceeds supporting Triggers Toys Non-Profit and The USBG.

Fair Park Fourth

Crowd watching fireworks at night, The Scout Guide to events.

Where: Fair Park, 3809 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210
When: July 4, 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: Free

Fair Park Fourth is a fantastic event with free admission. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and plenty of activities for kids. The night ends with a spectacular fireworks display over the Cotton Bowl Stadium. It’s one of the top things to do in Dallas for the Fourth of July.

Lakewood Fourth of July Parade

Vintage car adorned with flags in The Scout Guide's July 4th parade.

Where: Lakewood neighborhood, Dallas, TX
When: July 4, 10:00 AM
Cost: Free

The Lakewood Fourth of July Parade is a beloved local tradition. This family-friendly event includes an 8 am “Fun Run,” floats, marching bands, and plenty of patriotic spirit. It’s a fun and free way to kick off your list of things to do in Dallas for the Fourth of July.

Friends of WRR Presents A Star-Spangled Spectacular!

Patriotic concert with large American flag backdrop - The Scout Guide event.

Where: Morton H Meyerson Symphony Center
When: July 4, 1 PM
Cost: $26 – $82

It’s the annual pedal-to-the-metal, red, white, and blue musical salute to mom, apple pie, and the American way, Dallas Winds style. There are hot dogs, ice cream, and indoor fireworks. And it’s air-conditioned!

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Corsicana Freedom Fest

Crowd enjoying at The Scout Guide outdoor event.


Where: IOOF Park in Corsicana
When: July 4, 6 PM – 9:45 PM
Cost: Free
The festivities will include exciting games for the kids, a variety of delicious food trucks, and live music to keep everyone entertained. The highlight of the night will be a spectacular fireworks show at 9:25 PM.

Light Up Arlington

Patriotic sign for Light Up Arlington event, The Scout Guide visible.


Where: Main Street Arlington
When: July 3, 6 PM – 10:30 PM
Cost: Free
Light Up Arlington festivities are free and open to the public, starting at 6 PM on July 3. Enjoy music, food trucks, and kid-friendly fun, including the bubble bus and face painting. Bands will perform at various stages downtown. The event culminates in a 20-minute fireworks display at 9:50 PM, set to music on 95.9 The Ranch FM.

Kaboom Town

Vibrant fireworks over a stage at The Scout Guide's Kaboom Town event.

Where: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Dr, Addison, TX 75001
When: July 3, 5:00 PM – Midnight
Cost: $10

Although technically in Addison, Kaboom Town is a must-see. This event features an air show, live music, and one of the most impressive fireworks displays in the country. Arrive early, as parking can be tricky. It’s a great option if you’re looking for things to do in Dallas for the Fourth of July.

Plano’s All-American Fourth

Crowd watching fireworks at night for The Scout Guide event.

Where: 2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
When: July 4, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: Free

Plano’s All-American Fourth offers a great family experience just a short drive from Dallas. Enjoy a free fireworks show, live music, and food vendors. It’s a convenient and fun choice for things to do in Dallas for the Fourth of July.

Frisco Freedom Fest

Vibrant fireworks over crowd at The Scout Guide's Frisco Freedom Fest.

Where: 6101 Frisco Square Blvd, Frisco, TX 75034
When: July 3-4, various times
Cost: Free

Frisco Freedom Fest spans two days and features a hot dog eating contest, live entertainment, and a patriotic vendor village. The event culminates in a dazzling fireworks display. It’s another excellent option when considering things to do in Dallas for the Fourth of July.


With so many great events, there’s no shortage of things to do in Dallas for the Fourth of July. Dallas has it all if you’re looking for fireworks, parades, or parties. Enjoy your Independence Day celebration!

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