Where to celebrate Independence Day in and around Plano

Fireworks.
Plano’s All American 4th and Fireworks show is launching this year from Red Tail Pavilion, formerly Oak Point Amphitheater. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Plano’s All American 4th and Fireworks show is launching this year from Red Tail Pavilion, formerly Oak Point Amphitheater. (Courtesy city of Plano)

Plano’s All American 4th and Fireworks show will be held from 6-10 p.m. July 4 at Red Tail Pavilion, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway. The fireworks launch is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Plano officials are encouraging residents who attend the event in-person to bring blankets, lawn chairs and coolers. Parking will be available at Collin College. The city is asking that pets be left at home, according to the Plano Arts and Events Facebook page. Music for the show will be simulcast on 97.5 KLAK-FM and the fireworks show will also stream online. For more information, visit www.plano.gov/allamerican4th.

Here is a list of some other area events that are open to the public this July 4 weekend.

July 2-4 | Free Fest 2021 in Richardson

Six Springs Tavern is hosting a free, three-day live music event in Richardson. A variety of bands and artists will play 45-minute sets of original music over the course of the event. Six Springs Tavern is typically closed July 4 but chose to stay open this year to hold the music festival, the business said. This event is for all ages. 4 p.m. (doors open). Free. Six Springs Tavern, 147 N. Plano Road, Richardson. 469-917-3040. www.sixspringslive.com


July 2 | Stars & Stripes Block Party in Fort Worth

Tanger Outlets’ annual block party celebrating Independence Day will feature fun activities for the whole family, from karaoke and a dance party to face painters and glitter tattoo artists. 5-8 p.m. Free. 15853 North Freeway, Fort Worth. 817-464-5400. www.tangeroutlet.com/fortworth

July 3-4 | Frisco Freedom Fest

Frisco’s annual Fourth of July celebration will kick off July 3 with the Hotter 'n Firecrackers 5K and Glow Run as well as the Dachshund Dash. On July 4, the city's Party in the Plaza will begin at 4 p.m. with an array of activities for families. such as the Children’s Expo, Community Stage and Hometown Hero Exhibit. The Taste of Frisco event will also be back this year with Frisco restaurants serving some of their most popular menu items. The event will conclude with a 20-minute fireworks show that will begin around 9:45 p.m. following the conclusion of the FC Dallas match at Toyota Stadium. https://friscofreedomfest.org/

July 3 | Red, White and BOOM! in McKinney

Celebrate the Fourth of July with free family activities, live entertainment and a fireworks show organized by the city of McKinney and Craig Ranch. Downtown events will include a hometown parade and a classic car, truck and cycle show. Evening events will feature music, food, kids’ activities, a concert and a fireworks display at McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch. Free parking is available at Chestnut Street Garage and the Davis Street Garage. All day. Free. Historic Downtown McKinney. 972-547-7480. www.mckinneytexas.org/830/Red-White-and-BOOM

July 3 | Independence Fest Children’s Parade 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. www.flower-mound.com

July 4 | Freedom Festival in Lewisville

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. https://castlehillsvillageshops.com/event/FreedomFest

July 4 | 39th Annual July 4th Firework Extravaganza in Grapevine

The firework extravaganza will take place at various Grapevine lakeside park locations, including Oak Grove Park, Meadowmere Park, Scott’s Landing Marina and Grapevine Main Station. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be set to patriotic music, according to the city website. Parking and entry fees may apply for some locations. A full list of viewing locations can be found here.

July 4 | Fort Worth’s Fourth

Gather along Trinity River to see live music by Ray Johnson Band and Party Machine before the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. Local vendors will provide food and beverages, and the fireworks display will be livestreamed on Fox 4 News. No outside coolers allowed. Gates open at 6 p.m. Free. 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth. 817-698-0700. www.fortworthsfourth.com

July 4 | Family 4th Celebration in North Richland Hills

The Northeast Tarrant Chamber’s Family 4th Celebration will take place at 6351 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills from 9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The firework display will be accompanied by a simultaneous drone show that will form light shapes in coordination with the pyrotechnics. This event is free to attend. www.netarrant.org/family-4th

July 6 | Sounds of Lewisville Summer Concert Series

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. www.cityoflewisville.com

Erick Pirayesh, Sandra Sadek, Kira Lovell and Matt Payne contributed to this report.
By William C. Wadsack

Senior Reporter, Plano/Richardson

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.



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