Denton County Festivals Honor the Fourth

Festivals in Denton, Lake Dallas honor holiday

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    Denton County celebrates the Fourth of July Holiday with parades and live entertainment. (Published Monday, Jul 4, 2011)

    Families in Denton County celebrated the Fourth of July Holiday with parades and live entertainment.

    A little friendly competition started off the day's festivities in Denton and Lake Dallas.

    Games, Food and Fun on the Fourth

    [DFW] Games, Food and Fun on the Fourth
    Denton County celebrates the Fourth of July Holiday with parades and live entertainment. (Published Monday, Jul 4, 2011)

    The Fourth of July Jubilee in Denton featured indoor games, an intense gutter boat race, and a whipped-cream pie-eating contest.

    "I am just going to go with eating as fast as I can, and I'm not going to eat lunch," pie-eating contestant Johnathan Clanton said.

    Dallas Arboretum Thanks Military on July Fourth

    [DFW] Dallas Arboretum Thanks Military on July Fourth
    A Dallas attraction gave thanks to members of the U.S. military with free admission on the Fourth of July. (Published Monday, Jul 4, 2011)

    Cpl. Tyrone Johnson, who came to the celebration with his family, said the holiday carries a special meaning.

    "This is the first one I have been home to in a couple of years," he said. "[People] talk about fighting for freedom -- to actually go do it and come back on July Fourth -- it's amazing because you got people thanking you so much, hugging and crying. That's what I look forward to. That's why I do it."

    Kaboom Town Goes Boom

    [DFW] Kaboom Town Goes Boom
    Thousands pack Kaboom Town in Addison for what is considered one of the best fireworks displays in the nation. (Published Sunday, Jul 3, 2011)

    Just a few miles down the road in Lake Dallas, The Lake Cities Celebration featured live music, apple pie and plenty of American pride. The day will wrap up with a fireworks show.