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2010 Fourth of July Events Throughout the Metroplex

Events for 2010

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    Independence Day is a time to observe the nation’s birthday and bask in the glow of fireworks displays while shielding ourselves from smoke seeping through barbecue grills.

    The Fourth of July commemorates the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress (FYI), and throughout the Metroplex, you and your family can celebrate this national holiday by attending some of the many concerts, parades and fireworks shows that are definitely Worth The Drive.

    Fort Worth’s Fourth
    Celebrate Independence Day with free music, family activities and a splashing good time on the Trinity River behind LaGrave Field in Fort Worth. The event will feature jet ski shows, “The Great Texas Hill Slide” and a battle of the bands presented by 95.9 The Ranch. Everything begins at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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    4th Fest
    The city of Bedford rings in the Fourth of July with an island adventure twist. Visitors can dip into Bedford’s Splash Aquatic Center located in the Bedford Boys Ranch. Admission is $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids 18 and younger and free for children ages 2 and younger. The celebration lasts from noon to 11 p.m. on Sunday.
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    Red, White & Lewisville, Fireworks
    The city’s annual fireworks display is expected to be around 9:30 p.m. in the Vista Ridge Mall area on Sunday. This year, there is no on-site entertainment, but there will be family activities for everyone to enjoy inside the mall.

    Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Celebration
    Grand Prairie has two days full of thoroughbred racing and animal activities for the whole family including a petting zoo and pony rides this Independence Day. The celebration runs Saturday through Sunday with a 20-minute fireworks display in the evening.
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    All-American Fourth Fireworks Show
    Plano’s annual fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. at the Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve on Sunday. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to lounge around on the grass. Listen to the fireworks simulcast music on KLAK 97.5 FM.
    More: planoparks.org 

    Fair Park Fourth…on the Fifth!
    Dallas residents weren’t letting go of the Fair Park Fourth because of the economy so easily (it was just rescheduled). The event was brought back to life this year with music provided by the Dallas Wind Symphony with concessions and games that start at 6 p.m. on Monday. Watch the fireworks illuminate the night sky in Fair Park at 9:30 p.m.
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    Irving’s Firecracker Fourth
    Celebrate Uncle Sam’s day with a patriotic concert by the Irving Symphony Orchestra at 8:30 p.m. followed by a fireworks show. Gates open at 5 p.m. with entertainment provided by local bands. It all happens at Williams Square in Las Colinas on Sunday.
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    Red, White and Boom
    The City of McKinney and Craig Ranch welcome the whole family to celebrate Independence Day with a hometown parade in downtown McKinney beginning at 1:30 p.m. The funs lasts all day long with food, family activities, and live music at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch and finally ends with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. on Sunday.
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    DeSoto & Lancaster Old Fashioned 4th Fireworks Show
    Catch the fireworks show at the Lancaster Community Park at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
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    28th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza Over Grapevine
    The City of Grapevine will be shutting down Fairway Drive for a fireworks extravaganza beginning at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.
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