Cities are preparing for the three-day weekend with various Independence Day events. Here are some of the highlights in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village:

July 1

The Shops at Highland Village will host its Sounds of Summer concert series featuring the band AWEd. The free concert from 7-9 p.m. will be located at 1700 Shoal Creek, Highland Village. 972-317-7500.

July 3

In Flower Mound, the Independence Fest Children’s Parade will take place at 10 a.m. The parade will be held at Leonard and Helen Johns Park, 1800 Timber Creek Road. The lineup for the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Eaton and Timber Creek Road. There will be free hot dogs, children’s activities and entertainment. 972-874-6000.

July 4

Flower Mound Parks and Recreation will host a Fourth of July Splashtacular from 1-5 p.m. at the Flower Mound Community Activity Center, 1200 Gerault Road. There will be games and activities at the outdoor water park. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children who live in Flower Mound. For non-residents, tickets cost $8 for adults and $6 for children. 972-874-6000.

Flower Mound's annual Independence Fest will start at 5 p.m. at Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane. The festival will feature live music, car shows, a business showcase and children’s entertainment. Performances include Mark Tyson & the Whiskey Pilots, Le Freak and headliner Josh Abbott Band. Finishing off the night will be fireworks starting at about 9:50 p.m. Free parking and shuttle services from nearby locations to the event will be available. See website for shuttle details. 972-874-6000.

The annual July 4th Freedom Festival will be from 5:30-10 p.m. at the Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza, 2540 King Arthur Blvd., Lewisville. Features of the night will include bounce houses, food trucks and music. The festival will conclude with fireworks at dusk.

July 6

The Sounds of Lewisville Summer Concert Series will host a free concert followed by fireworks from 7-10 p.m. at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St. The opening act is Jade Nicko followed by headliner Desperado Eagles Tribute. The event includes a Parks & Recreation Teddy Bear Drive. 972-219-3400.