Dallas celebrates the Fourth
As the nation celebrates our independence, the City of Dallas encourages residents to celebrate safely and responsibly. Year round, celebratory gunfire and the shooting of fireworks are illegal, and can result in serious penalties. Anyone using or possessing fireworks within the City and up to 5,000 feet from the city limits may be fined up to $2,000. Celebratory gunfire can result in up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. Gunfire could also result in a felony charge of deadly conduct, the penalties of which include up to $10,000 in fines, and two to 10 years in jail. Police and Fire-Rescue personnel will be conducting proactive patrols to respond to and prevent the illegal use of fireworks and gunfire in the City.
For residents interested in fireworks shows, we recommend attending a professional display. Here are a few occurring in Dallas over the Fourth of July holiday:
Red White & Boom
Ronald Kirk Bridge / Felix H. Lozada, Sr. Gateway / Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
Festival lasts from 6 – 10 p.m., fireworks will start approximately 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 3
Fair Park Fourth
Gates open at 3 p.m., fireworks will start approximately 9:30 p.m., Thursday, July 4
Admission is FREE. Midway tickets can be purchased online for $5 or in person for $8. Parking is available at Gates 5 and 6 for $10.
Dallas Fire-Rescue is hosting two community block parties on July 4, in the Polk Park neighborhood at 6801 Roper St., and near the Roseland Homes area at 3335 Munger Ave. Both will take place from 6 – 10 p.m., and are free.
The Dallas Police Department will also be conducting a No-Refusal DWI Initiative between 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 and 6 a.m., Saturday, July 6. Like during previous No-Refusal initiatives, officers will obtain search warrants for blood samples from drivers arrested for DWI that refuse a voluntary breath or blood sample.