Your Dallas 4th of July guide

Dallas America's birthday is coming, and we both know those red, white, and blue knee socks you've been knitting won't be done in time, so just give it up and get yourself ready for a 4th of July weekend full of beer, overeating, and explosions. Event of the Week
‘Merica in all her glory will be displayed this week in the form of fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July. Head to the Fair Park Fourth, Frisco Freedom Fest, or Fort Worth's Fourth (or one of many other local celebrations) for live music, hot dog-eating contests, tons of great street food (to eat at a normal pace), and -- of course -- colorful patriotic explosives. Of course, Dallas's love of America is too big for just one day, so double down and catch July 3rd celebrations like Addison Kaboom Town.

Thursday, July 3rd and Friday, July 4th: Since this is America and one of the most American things to do is eat and drink beer, we feel it’s fitting to make sure you know about the Founders Independence Party (get it?!) happening at Flying Saucer Addison. Thursday evening they will have beer can glasses for sale and will be tapping Rubaeus (raspberry ale) and Devil Dancer (a triple IPA). Then on the 4th, it'll be Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale and Double Trouble Imperial IPA on nitro.

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Friday, July 4th: Kicking off an all-day event, the Dallas 7/4 run takes place at Fair Park, where participants can either run a seven or four-kilometer course, or skip to the part directly after the race that'll be filled with live music, food, and a fireworks show come nightfall.

Friday, July 4th: In Texas we take things like freedom pretty seriously, and there are few things that symbolize freedom more in this great state than Willie Nelson and his Picnic. If Willie isn’t your thing, don’t worry -- Josh Abbott, Jamey Johnson, Dierks Bentley, David Allan Coe, Charley Pride, and several others will be making beautiful music at this three-stage, food truck-having, alcohol-slinging, all-day fun fest.

Saturday, July 5th: Besides the standard enjoyment that comes with touring a brewery, this week -- in honor of the 4th -- the good people at Rabbit Hole are offering up three full pints and a take-home pint glass for a mere Hamilton. They will also be serving up brown ale ice cream floats, different Randall beer infusions, and their test batch of a honey beer called, “Nada y Mucho”. A pizza truck will be on hand for non-liquid refreshment.