4th of July Events Across North Texas
July 1, 2019
There’s nothing like a middle-of-the-week holiday to get you out of your daily routine and inject a quick shot of joy into life. Independence Day is Thursday, and it’s a great chance to spend time with the kids, catch up with old friends, and meet their new neighbors you’ve been meaning to get to know. The Dallas-Fort Worth area offers plenty of fun activities for those who would prefer to skip the crowds and the noise. But if you’re hoping to get into the patriotic spirit. Here are our top picks for 4th of July activities.
Stay Home and Relax
There’s no rule that you have to spend your entire holiday running around. Consider staying home and relaxing instead. Roast marshmallows in the backyard, or invite the neighbors over for a barbecue. Then play board games or tag all night. Your kids will remember not what you did, but how everyone felt. So focus on doing whatever you need to keep stress at bay, and don’t even give staying home a second thought if it’s what you want to do.
Give Back to Your Community
Want to show your love for your country and community? The 4th of July is a great chance to give back, and to model to your kids what matters most. Fort Worth’s volunteer portal offers a great chance to search for opportunities that might interest you or your kids. For a one-time special opportunity, try volunteering at the Tarrant County Food Bank, which sees an influx of people seeking help on holidays.
Enjoy Some Fireworks
If you love fireworks and games, check out some of these amazing events:
- Head to July Jubilee in Little Elm Park. There will be live music from 5-9 PM, as well as a full day of family-friendly activities. The fireworks start at 9:30.
- Enjoy Fort Worth’s Fourth, an all-day family-friendly celebration that concludes with a magnificent fireworks display.
- Head to Concerts in the Garden on July 3rd. This concert features the Fort Worth Symphony’s annual outdoor concert, as well as a stunning fireworks display.
- Join the Denton Kiwanis Club at Apogee Stadium for their annual fireworks display. The doors open at 6 PM, and there will be plenty of family-friendly events.
Other Family Friendly Events
You don’t have to listen to endless firecracker noise to enjoy some family fun. Here are some other options:
- Enjoy the annual senior picnic at the Denton Senior Center. This is a great option if you want your kids to spend the day with their grandparents but think a day spent outdoors might be too much.
- Enjoy the Celebrate Freedom Festival, a music-packed event the weekend before the 4th.
- Head to the Liberty 5k and 1-mile Fun Run for some early-morning outdoor fun, before the heat gets out of control.
- Head to Robson Ranch for daytime activities, including a flyover, hot dogs, kid-friendly games, and more. The festivities last from 9 AM to 2 PM—just in time to get your kids home for a nap.