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Where to Celebrate the Fourth of July Around Dallas

Fireworks, cookouts, and good old-fashioned, fireworks-filled fun.
Fireworks at night in front of the Dallas skyline.
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If you’re already booked up with cookouts this weekend, there are plenty of things going on in town to help celebrate Independence Day. (Fair Park Fourth was canceled again this year, for the record.)

Happiest Hour’s Patriotic-est Fourth of July

July 2–5 Don your reddest, whitest, or bluest apparel for the Harwood District bar’s long weekend party. Happiest Hour kicks things off at 4 p.m. on Friday with drink specials like beer towers, frozen cocktails served with Rocket popsicles, and beer buckets for $25.00). There will be live DJs, plus Saturday and Sunday festivities bring brunch into the mix. Want Fourth of July bottle service during the late-night DJ sets? Book that here.

Red, White, & Brews at Texas Ale Project

July 3 & 4 The Design District brewery has plenty in store this weekend. On Saturday, ahem, National Independent Beer Run Day, Texas Ale Project will have live music from 3 to 6 p.m. (and beer, obviously). Then Sunday brings Red, White, & Brews day: from noon until 10 at night, rain or shine, head to TAP for live tunes, limited release beers, and good eats (it’s free and kid- and dog-friendly, too).

Addison Kaboom Town

July 3 It’s not Fourth of July without fireworks! Catch one of the nation’s longest running pyrotechnics displays at Addison Circle Park. The Independence Day celebration starts at 5 p.m. with a performance by the Manhattan Band. Walk This Way, an Aerosmith cover band continues with the tunes at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to purchase a Red, White, and Blue Margarita (the only proper way to celebrate July 4th in Tex-Mex fashion) for the aerial flyover show, which leads up to the signature event of the night, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Star Spangled Block Party

July 3 At downtown’s La Ventana, grab street tacos, all-day breakfast, margaritas, plus more food and drink specials from 4 p.m. till midnight. Metal-mariachi band, Metalichi, will perform, as well as a DJ Sir Alex. Tickets are $5 for 21 and up only (the event is family-friendly).

Stirr and Vidorra July 4th Events

July 3 The sibling restaurants are hosting happenings at each spot’s Dallas and Addison locations. In Deep Ellum, Stirr and Vidorra will both have food and drink deals, plus DJs spinning all day. Meanwhile, in Addison, Stirr and Vidorra will have “block parties”—okay, more like parking lot parties—right outside their respective buildings. There, check restaurant specials, DJs, vendors, and the Kaboomtown Firework Show.

Red, White, & Groove: Light Show and Live DJs at the AT&T Discovery District

July 3 & 4 Fireworks, schmireworks. It’s all about the immersive light shows in 2021. Head downtown to catch electronic artists Tess Vockler, Sam Blacky, Dallas’ own DJs Ishi and Blake Ward, who will play at The Globe and on The Second Floor at the Exchange at the AT&T Discovery District throughout the weekend. DJs will play alongside the light which starts after dusk and runs until 10 p.m. Find more schedule details here.

Fourth of July at The Statler

July 3 & 4 At Scout at The Statler on Saturday, check out live country music alongside yard games and drinks in the courtyard. On Sunday, Technorotica will provide “groove-forward and sexy vibes” on the rooftop from 2 to 9 p.m. Tickets start at $20.


An exterior image of the Cowtown Coliseum venue in Fort Worth.
Head to the Cowtown Coliseum for some rodeo action this Fourth of July.

Red, White, & Boots Celebration at Fort Worth Stockyards

July 2–4 This three-day, family-friendly event at the Cowtown Coliseum Lawns and the Cowboy Channel Stage will have live music, lawn games, giveaways, and lots more. Check out the Stockyards Championship and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association where some of the best rodeo athletes around will barrel race and bull ride all weekend long. Peep details about the rodeo schedule here.

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