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Addison Gears Up for 30th Annual Kaboom Town

JUST IN: Organizers have confirmed to NBC 5 that Kaboom Town 2015 has reached capacity. No one else will be allowed in.

People are being diverted to Beckert Park, Surveyor Field or Spectrum Field.

Some 500,000 people have filled the small town of Addison Friday for the 30th annual Addison Kaboom Town.

Food and music are at the heart of Kaboom Town in Addison Circle Park followed by one of the largest fireworks displays in the country to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday.

"It's probably one of our busiest days of the year," said Rudy Delgado. "Hopefully, the weather hangs in there and cooperates with us and we can have a great night."

Delgado owns The Quarter Bar and Grill in Addison and expects to see 10 times the sales.

"It's not just at the park that things get exciting," said Mary Rosenbleth, who is with the town of Addison. "It really is the entire town."

There are 3,600 fireworks that will light up the Addison night sky Friday and an air show will draw people's attention prior to the fireworks. Steve Oliver will pilot one of the planes.

"It’s really amazing," said Oliver. "It stops traffic at intersections because all it takes is for one person to look up and everybody else is like, 'What is he looking at?'"

But what organizers are looking at is the radar, keeping a close eye for any rain over head.

"All of the experts we are talking to say we shouldn't have a problem with rain," said Rosenbleeth. "If it does rain it should be early in the day and our fireworks should go off without a hitch."

Rosenbleeth says they will push the start time of the fireworks show back from 9:30 p.m. if there is heavy rain.

Kaboom Town Details

Gates opened at 4 p.m. The Addison Airport Airshow starts at 7:15 p.m. and then the firework show starts at 9:30 p.m.

There are a few changes to the event from last year. No tickets will be needed to enter Addison Circle Park like last year. Also, no outside alcohol will be allowed in.

You can still bring a small cooler with you, but no large coolers with wheels will be allowed.

If you do not want to come to the park, many Addison restaurants will be having viewing parties for the firework show.

Organizers said it's important to arrive early, since 50,000 people will watch the show from Addison Circle Park, an estimated 500,000 will watch from the 170 Addison restaurants hosting watch parties.

Addison Kaboom Town! is usually ranked one of the top ten firework shows in the country, and is the largest firework show in North Texas.

"I think one of the things, the duration of the firework show,” said Rosenbleeth. “I think our show is 26 minutes, which is a significant show, and then the air show that goes on before. It is kind of the show before the show and it is something not many other cities have."

Rosenbleeth says the fireworks are shot off in the middle of town, so anywhere within the city limits has a good view.

There will be designated parking areas once you arrive.

For more information on Addison Kaboom Town visit their website at

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