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Where to Party This Fourth of July

All the best barbecues, pool parties, picnics, concerts, and goat yoga classes to celebrate 'Merica.

It’s T-minus 48 hours until Independence Day, do you know where you’re celebrating? You could run a 5k or start your morning with a little goat yoga at the Farmers Market. You could go to a pool party and hope that we miss the scattered thunderstorms we’re supposed to get on Thursday afternoon. You could listen to some live music. The possibilities are endless. Here are some places with drink specials. Here are some places to watch fireworks. Keep reading for more fun on the Fourth. 

Happiest Hour 

There will be two-foot-long hot dogs, super-sized sips, and live music every night from July 3-5. You can also catch some of the fireworks on July 3 and 4 from the bar’s rooftop patio. 

Canvas Dallas 

The hotel is throwing a pool party on its rooftop with $3 hot dogs, music by the Bass Junkies, and drink specials. Tickets are free. 

Legacy Hall 

Plano’s food hall has Fourth of July music and activities from July 3-6. Thursday’s program features all-day kids games in the Box Garden, patriotic art-making with Plano Fire-Rescue, and music by Chet Stevens. 

W Dallas 

The W in Victory Park has a ‘Tropic Like It’s Hot’ pool party on July 4 with a DJ. Tickets are $30. 

Harlowe MXM

The rooftop bar at Harlowe in Deep Ellum is celebrating the Fourth with Red, White and Blue Frozen Mules, jello shots, and grilled bratwurst. Freebroke will DJ from 6-9 p.m., and you can catch a view of Fair Park’s fireworks at 9:30 p.m. 

Toyota Music Factory 

Head to Uncle Sam Jam at TMF for a free concert by Primadonna (Madonna tribute) and Inhalen (Van Halen tribute), food, drinks, and a view of Las Colinas’ fireworks show. Free admission and free parking. 

Dallas Heritage Village

Revisit the nation’s roots at the Old Fashioned Fourth with costumed characters, old timey activities, family picnics, root beer at the Saloon, and more. Bring a picnic if you please. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children.

The Rustic

The bar has free live music starting at 1 p.m. The lineup is Dakota Smith, Stevie James Trio, and Mike Randall. You can “drink the flag” while you’re there and help raise money for Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. 

Las Almas Rotas

The Expo Park bar has a Cuatro de Julio celebrations with drink specials, the Sonoran hot dog, and views of Fair Park’s fireworks show. 

Belmont Hotel 

Playa Belmont is hosting Fourth of July festivities featuring food by Not You Lola’s and AQ Pittman (executive chef at José), and music by The Co & Co Travelin’ Show. Wristbands are $15 and required for entry. 

Wits End 

The Deep Ellum bar is setting up a giant kiddie pool on its rooftop to keep party goers cool. The party starts at 2 p.m. and Feezy is DJing. 

LGBTQ Community Picnic 

This new event at Reverchon Park promises food, games, music, and fun. It was created with A Nu Trans Movement, Inc, Trans Pride Initiative, and Transgender Pride of Dallas. It’s totally free to attend and starts at 5 p.m. 

Goat Yoga at the Dallas Farmers Market 

This event is called Star-Spangled Goats with Alpacas, which seems like a reach. It starts with a yoga class featuring 15 to 20 mini goats, followed by an hour of goat and alpaca play time. Proceeds benefit Here’s Your Reminder Project. 

Five on the 4th 

Hit the ground running on Thursday at this family-friendly event benefitting the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas. There’s a 5-mile run, a 5k run, a 2-mile walk, and kids races.

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