Fireworks burst during Fourth of July festivities
Kaboom Town in Addison, Texas on 6/3/18
(Ashley Landis / Dallas Morning News Staff Photographer)

Think this pandemic can stop our Independence Day festivities? Nay-Nay. There are lots of opportunities to see great fireworks shows and still maintain a safe distance.

The Pandemic has taken a toll on just about everything and everyone, and July 4th activities are among them. While most in-person activities have been canceled, there are still plenty of great fireworks shows to see.

July 3rd

Kaboom Town

The infamous Kaboom Town in Addison canceled all activities at their traditional home, Addison Circle Park. This dazzling event typically draws thousands of families each year. This year, the Kaboom Town fireworks show moves to an undisclosed location and will be streamed at 9:30 p.m. July 3 on the city’s YouTube channel and on KDAF-TV (Channel 33). There will be no fireworks or other activities at Addison Circle Park.


The Southlake Independence Day fireworks show is scheduled for 9:30 p.m., Friday, July 3, and will be set off from Bicentennial Park so that families can watch the fireworks from their backyards. Bicentennial Park will be closed all day on July 3 to the public and fireworks viewers will not be allowed. If you’re not able to watch from your home, the City will be live streaming the show on its Facebook page.

July 4th, the show goes on

Here is a list of cities in the DFW metroplex that plan to light up the sky with fireworks displays on July 4th. And to add even more to the shows, there will be a full moon out. Should be dazzling.

Fourth of July festivities with the Dallas skyline in 2005

Forney – There will be live music, food vendors, and fireworks at Community Park located at 241 S. FM 548, Forney from 4 to 10 p.m. This is one of the few in-person July 4th events. Please follow social distancing guidelines.

Fort WorthFireworks begin at 9:20 p.m. from Panther Island. This event is for remote-viewing only.

Frisco — Parking will be available at four Toyota Stadium parking lots for the viewing of the 9:30 p.m. fireworks display. Frisco Freedom Fest canceled all other events.

Lake Grapevine – The display will be viewable from parks and marinas around the lake. Parking and entrance fees are in effect.

Little Elm – There will be simultaneous displays at Little Elm Park. This is a ticketed event. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.

McKinney Fireworks will launch from Craig Ranch Soccer Park located at 6375 Collin McKinney Parkway. Social Distancing is in place. Gates open at 8:30 p.m.

Plano — Fireworks will launch near the Plano Event Center. There are no onsite activities. For more information from the city of Plano, visit the event page.

The Colony – Fireworks will launch in the vicinity of The Five Star Complex located at 4100 Blair Oaks Dr. Watch from your vehicle. Parking opens at 8:30 p.m.

Another DFW favorite, Fair Park Fourth, the annual Fourth of July celebration from Fair Park in Dallas has been canceled.

Although festivities for Fourth of July this year look a little different than year’s past, there’s no reason to not grab the gang, some hotdogs and hamburgers, and some sparklers and head out of one of DFW’s Fourth of July celebrations. Stay safe, maintain social distancing, and have fun!