The 14 Best Places to Watch Fireworks in Dallas-Fort Worth This Weekend

Things that go boom in the night (for Fourth of July).

The time of year is upon us when the lyrics to America’s most patriotic songs come to vivid life. From broad stripes, bright stars, and tiny bombs bursting in air to many-a-rocket’s red glare, it’s not just one Party in the U.S.A., but several throughout North Texas. We’ve already had a few fireworks displays to get us into the spirit this past weekend, but the bulk of the Independence Day celebrations take place this upcoming long weekend. So whether you’re in Dallas, Fort Worth, or one of our many suburbs, you’re close to more than your fair share of exploding nighttime light shows. Or head to the shores of White Rock Lake for one of our favorite spots to view multiple shows in every direction. Read on for 14 thrilling ways to celebrate America with red, white, and blue to spare.

Saturday, July 2
Klyde Warren Park
Show up early and grab a section of lawn as your home base then settle in for three hours of music, various vendors, and food trucks before looking skyward for the sparkly grand finale.
Cost: The event is free to attend.

Saturday, July 2
The Colony
Celebrate the 25th annual Liberty by the Lake Festival with a day’s worth of festivities, starting with a 5K/10K/1M walk/run and patriotic parade. It culminated with an evening of food vendors, watermelon eating contest, concert from beloved disco cover band Le Freak, and choreographed fireworks display high in the sky above The Colony Five Star Complex.

Cost: All events are free to attend.

Addison Kaboom Town
Addison Kaboom Town

Sunday, July 3
Addison
Tickets for our region’s biggest fireworks event sold out quickly once again this year, but they just released another batch of tickets for people who couldn't get them the first time around. You can also purchase a hotel package that guarantees admission for up to six people in your party and you won’t have to worry about driving home in all that traffic. You can also livestream the fireworks from the comfort of home.
Cost: Several Addison hotels are offering special rates, starting at $99 (six tickets to Kaboom Town! included).

Sunday, July 3
Carrollton
Create your own celebration anywhere near Josey Ranch Lake, which will be illuminated for a 15-minute fireworks show. The beautiful explosions can be viewed from the park or in surrounding neighborhoods. It can also be streamed live starting at 9:30 pm.

Cost: The fireworks are free to view.

Sunday, July 3
Arlington
Downtown Arlington will be lit up from above with an impressive display capping off an evening-long festival and setting the stage for the next morning’s July Fourth parade.

Cost: Both events are free to attend.
 

Visit Grand Prairie
Visit Grand Prairie

Sunday, July 3 & Monday, July 4
Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
Fireworks are all about celebration, and what could be more worthy of that than a big win at the horse races? Spend the afternoon wagering on the ponies then cap off either day with an epic fireworks display.
Cost: Admission tickets to Lone Star Park cost $10 - $65.

Monday, July 4
Frisco
Immediately following the FC Dallas game, the Frisco skies will light up with an elaborate fireworks display. View from many nearby areas, or for the best seat possible, grab a ticket to the soccer match that precedes it. Or hang out at the Party in the Plaza for several hours of patriotic fun.
Cost: The Party in the Plaza events are free to attend. Tickets to the soccer game and fireworks show start at $25.

 

Monday, July 4
Irving
The City of Irving presents its annual celebration of America starting with a morning parade and culminating with live music, carnival rides, food and drink vendors, and a fireworks spectacular.
Cost: The event is free to attend.

Visit Grapevine
Visit Grapevine

Monday, July 4
Grapevine
Pack a picnic and head to one of the many parks lining Grapevine Lake for the best views of fireworks set to patriotic music. View the map and scroll down for complete details, parking costs, and other information, but we highly recommend the views from Oak Grove Park.
Cost: Free in some spots, $20 to park in others.

Sunday, July 3
Garland
Firewheel Town Center transforms into an all-American feast for the senses with several hours of activities, including a flag ceremony, mainstage entertainment, family activities, and a 22-minute fireworks spectacular.
Cost: The event is free to attend.

Sunday, July 3 & Monday, July 4
Fort Worth
Load up your picnic basket and head to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden for two nights of patriotic tunes and the best seats in town for an extravagant fireworks display that’s a treasured tradition in Fort Worth.
Cost: Tickets for lawn seating are free-$25; table seating ranges from $46 - $78.

Sunday, July 3
North Dallas
Not everyone loves the loud noises that accompany the Fourth of July (dogs of Dallas, we feel your pain). So instead of exploding pyrotechnic displays, the Sound at Cypress Waters ends their evening event with a colorful laser light show accompanied by the Chicago tribute band, Windy City.
Cost: The event is free to attend.

Monday, July 4
Fair Park
Following a two-year hiatus, one of Dallas’ biggest displays returns to Fair Park with plenty of your favorite State Fair foods for sale, as well as fantastic viewing from inside the Cotton Bowl stadium. A full afternoon and evening of festivities (including music by the United States Air Force Band) conclude with an elaborate fireworks display.
Cost: Admission is free.

Monday, July 4
Fort Worth
Start the evening off by floating on the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion and staring into the soon-to-end darkness. Bring your own tube or float for that portion, then get out of the water for food and drinks from a variety of vendors, followed by an epic fireworks show lasting almost a full 30 minutes.
Cost: Admission is free.

Steven Lindsey is an enthusiastic eater who’s never turned down a craft cocktail, glass of wine, or cold beer. He thinks dogs are the greatest creation ever and anxiously awaits his Covid hair growing long enough to finally donate to a children’s charity. But when it comes to travel, he prefers people leave their kids at home and that’s why he founded Travel Like An Adult.