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Independence Day celebrations in DFW

Posted 5:14am on Thursday, Jun. 27, 2013

Tarrant and Denton Counties

Bedford 4thFEST & Sweet 60 Celebration Bedford Boys Ranch, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive, Bedford. Noon-11pm Thu. Fireworks 10pm. Concert with music from Big Mouth. Birthday-themed classic car show, inflatable zone, food for purchase, and free admission and activities. Swim and water fun at Bedford Splash Aquatic Center, noon-7pm ($6.50, $5.50 under age 18, free age 2 and under). Parking and shuttle service $5 (free age 3 and under) at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive. Limited on-site parking $20, $15 at Bedford Public Library. Schedule online. www.bedfordtx.gov/4thfest

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Billy Bob’s Texas, Fort Worth. 817-624-7117. Noon Thu. Performers include Kris Kristofferson, Randy Rogers Band, Gary Allan, Jamey Johnson, Leon Russell, Ray Price, Justin Moore, Ryan Bingham, David Allan Coe, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Johnny Bush, Amber Digby, Paula Nelson, Folk Uke and Quebe Sisters Band. Gates open 11:30am. $35 advance, $55 day-of. www.billybobstexas.com.

Colleyville’s 3rd annual Red, White & Sousa The Village at Colleyville. 817-503-1150. 6pm Fri. Free. 8pm concert honoring John Philip Sousa and celebrating Independence Day; Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble also performs. Food trucks 6pm. Lawn chairs, blankets and coolers welcome. No fireworks. www.colleyville.com

Denton’s 40th annual Kiwanis Fireworks Apogee Stadium at UNT. 6pm Thu. Free (donations accepted). Music begins 6:30pm: The Dirty Pesos, George Dunham and the Birddogs. Fireworks after. Parking $5, free at Fouts Field. www.dentonkiwanisclub.org/events

Family 4th Fireworks in Northeast Tarrant Thu. Presented by North Richland Hills, Haltom City, Richland Hills, Watauga and the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce. Carnival rides start at 4pm; activities, food trucks, community entertainment and more at 5pm; fireworks about 9:25pm. Free parking and viewing from parking lots of The Hills/former ATI Career Training Center, 6351 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, and Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum, 6108 Broadway Ave., Haltom City. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No pets or outdoor cooking/grills. 817-281-9376; www.northeast-tarrant.org

Flower Mound Independence Fest 2013 Bakers Field Park, 1201 Duncan Lane. 5pm Thu. Live music from Rick Springfield, the Walton Stout Band and Breaking Southwest. Gates 5pm; fireworks 9:45pm. Children’s parade 10am-1pm. Vintage car show, plus free Kids’ Zone with bounce houses, face painting and more. Free admission & parking. www.flower-mound.com

Fort Worth’s Fourth Panther Island Pavilion, 1098 W. Peach St. 4:30pm Thu. Free music and family activities along Trinity River. Tubing, kayaking, bounce house, mini golf and obstacle course. Fireworks 9:30pm. Bring blankets or chairs. www.trinityrivervision.org

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. 8:15pm Wed & Thu. Marches and military salutes; fireworks after. $13-$50. http://www.fortworthsymphony.org

Grapevine’s 31st annual Fireworks Extravaganza & Summer Blast Over Lake Grapevine. 9:30pm Thu. Bring food and drinks; no alcohol or glass. View at any park at the lake. Meadowmere and Rockledge $10. Music to download and play in sync from Southlake city website. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/summer/fireworks.html

12th annual Haslet 4th of July Parade and Celebration Haslet Community Park. 7pm Sat. Lineup begins 6:30pm; fireworks 9:15pm. www.haslet.org

The Keller Pointe’s Fourth of July Spectacular 405 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller. 817-743-4386. 2-4pm Thu. Games and pool fun outdoors. No fireworks. Free for members; nonmembers pay daily rate (Keller resident $8, $7 youth; nonresident $10, $9 youth). www.cityofkeller.com

Light Up Arlington! Levitt Pavilion, Arlington. Opens 6pm Wed. Free. Music from Velvet Love Box (7:30pm) and Atlanta Rhythm Section (8:45pm). Food and fireworks. www.levittpavilionarlington.org

Roanoke’s Independence Day Celebration 201 Park Drive. 6-11pm Wed. Live music with Le Freak, family activities, bounce houses, games, $3 barbecue meals and fireworks. roanoketexas.com

Six Flags’ July 4th Fest Six Flags Over Texas, Interstate 30 and Texas 360, Arlington. 817-530-6000. Thu through July 7. 10:30am-10pm daily. Live music & entertainment, games, prizes, and activities. Bring a can of Coke Thu for exclusive ride time 9:30-10:30am in Gotham City and Good Times Square with park admission or season pass. Other fest activities: competitive and interactive gaming with giveaways, contest for VIP vacation package. www.sixflags.com

Southlake Stars & Stripes 2013 Town Square, Southlake. 6-10pm Wed; fireworks 9:30pm. Pictures with Uncle Sam, jugglers, magicians, candy art, balloon art, nature center crafts, toddler zone, inflatable slide and obstacle, gaming truck, children’s village. www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/stars-stripes

Trophy Club Celebration Independence Park East, 501 Parkview Drive. 6-10pm Thu. Live music with Limelight, bounce houses, food, face painting, balloons, games; fireworks 9:30pm. Entertainment and activities are free. Cash only for food vendors. Plus, Patriot Fun Run, 7am, and parade, 9:30am. 682-831-4603; www.trophyclub.org

Dallas

Kaboom Town! Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle. 5pm-midnight Wed. Air show, live music, food and more. Fireworks 9:30pm. www.addisontexas.net/events/kaboomtown

The Colony’s Liberty By the Lake Festival Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road. 4pm Thu. Free. 5K, 10K, 1 mile run, plus parade and more. Fireworks 9:30pm. Pass for activities: $10, $5 age 4 and under. www.ci.the-colony.tx.us/lbl/index.asp

Concerts at the Arboretum Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden 8525 Garland Road, Dallas. 214-515-6500. Tue & Thu. Special patriotic performance by Dallas Wind Symphony. www.dallasarboretum.org/concerts

MetroPCS’ Fair Park Fourth Fair Park, Dallas. 4:30-10pm Thu. Free. Family-friendly event with Dallas Wind Symphony performance, “dancing water” shows at Esplanade Fountain, kids’ activities and entertainment, and fireworks show (9:30pm) that can be viewed inside Cotton Bowl or from locations throughout Fair Park grounds.

Frisco Freedom Fest Simspon Plaza at City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. 4pm Thu. www.friscofreedomfest.org

17th annual Lone Star Park Stars & Stripes Celebration Days 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie. 972-263-7223. 3pm Wed & Thu. Breakfast, betting and boot scooting, prizes, music and fireworks. Family Fun Park features pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, games and more. www.lonestarpark.com

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