Five ways to spend the Fourth of July in Dallas
If you’re in need of Fourth of July plans, Dallas is bursting with patriotic festivities for you and your family to enjoy. From live performances to impressive fireworks, here are a few ideas to get your celebration started:
Red, White and Boom on the Bridge at Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge – July 3
On July 3, there will be a free festival at the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge. Here you will have a beautiful view of the Trinity River levees, the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, and the downtown Dallas Skyline. The festival will begin at 6 p.m., where family and friends can enjoy food trucks, live music, and activities for children. A firework display over the city`s breathtaking skyline will begin shortly after dark.
Fair Park Fourth at Fair Park – July 4
On Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The City of Dallas, State Fair of Texas, and WFAA will be celebrating America with family and friends at Fair Park Fourth. The park will include live entertainment, rides, games, concession stands, and a spectacular firework show. Guests are invited to sit at the Cotton Bowl for the firework show that will begin at 9:37. However, the fireworks should be visible from anywhere in the park. Admission for the park is free, but guests will have to pay for parking.
Dallas Marathon Five on the Fourth – July 4
The BMW Dallas Marathon will take place on July 4. The marathon features a 5-mile run, a 2-mile walk and a variety of shorter distance races for children. The event starts at 8 a.m. and will start and end at Klyde Warren Park. There will be an after-party with face painting, music, and balloon artists and more. Pricing is subject to change.
Red, White and Blues Music at the Dallas Arboretum – July 4
Stroll through the Dallas Arboretum, on July 4 and enjoy the pleasant sounds of saxophonist Rob Holbert. Family and friends will be able to purchase $2 hot dogs and $2 root beer floats. General admission is free for active and retired members of the military and first responders with a valid I.D.
Old Fashioned Fourth – July 4
For those who are looking for daytime fun with their little ones, grab a picnic basket and head over to Dallas Heritage Village. The Old Fashioned Fourth at Dallas Heritage Village will offer an Independence Day celebration for the whole family. Festivities will include a festive parade that is scheduled to begin at noon, crafts for children, games, carnival activities. Children under 12 are free, and all others are $5 each.
The City of Dallas wants to ensure everyone has an enjoyable and safe holiday. Fireworks and celebratory gunfire are illegal in the city of Dallas. Dallas City Hall will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.