Looking for last minute things to do this Fourth of July in Dallas with your friends and family? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Independence Day celebration activities for your last minute planning needs. Read below, and if you have friends and family visiting from our of town, look for a great rate on hotel rooms in Irving. Just a quick drive down 114, Wingate Las Colinas provides renovated guest rooms and suites for an affordable rate. Don’t worry about feeding your crew with free complimentary hot breakfast.
Things to do in Dallas this Fourth of July
On Monday, July 4th visit Fair Park for free admission to the groups to see historic art, architecture and of course, the fireworks. The State Fair of Texas Midway will also be open, but admission is $5 to access the Midway and there will be 30 rides, 14 games and 19 concessions for the whole family. Enjoy food trucks, performances by the Dallas Winds and other local artists and at 5:00 pm make your way to Cotton Bowl Stadium to free admission to the best seats in the park for fireworks. At exactly 9:37 pm fireworks will begin. Parking for Fair Park Fourth is $10.
Don’t want to get the kids to bed too late on July 4th? Celebrate July 3rd at Kaboom Town in Addison. Addison park opens at 4:00pm and enjoy lots of food concessions, games and other treats throughout the park. All throughout the afternoon and evening, a selection of bands including the Dallas Wind Symphony will be on deck for patriotic favorites. At 9:30 pm find, a nice space in the grass for one of the best fireworks shows in the country. Following the fireworks show, stick around for the Party Machine Band at 10:15pm.
If you’re trying to stay around the Plano area, enjoy great fireworks and food on July 4th. At 5:00 pm, the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve opens with a variety of food trucks. Then at 7:30 pm, enjoy pre-fireworks music with a live DJ until the fireworks show kicks off at 9:30 pm. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs.
In McKinney, enjoy all day activities beginning at 10 am with a parade through downtown McKinney. Enjoy a car show from 1-5 pm and then stay for concerts, face painting, bounce houses and finally fireworks from 7-9:30 pm at McKinney Soccer Complex.