In North Texas, Fourth of July celebrations start in June. And they don’t stop until the grand finale Wednesday night.
This year, America’s birthday doesn’t fall on the weekend, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the middle of the work week. Daytime highlights on Wednesday include a watermelon eating contest in The Colony, Waxahachie’s Crape Myrtle Festival and the fourth annual Dachshund Dash — a legitimate wiener dog race — in Frisco.
Tuesday will be another sunny and sweltering day. (Take these precautions to keep you and your home cool.) But the Fourth should be slightly cooler. Increasing clouds and moisture are expected to keep highs in the mid-to-upper 90s.
Areas from Killeen to Waco to Palestine have the best chance for storms Wednesday afternoon. Fireworks shouldn't be affected by rain in Dallas-Fort Worth, but you can keep an eye on the weather here.
Speaking of, KERA’s Art&Seek has compiled a list of fireworks displays across Dallas-Fort Worth.
Here are 10 happening Tuesday:
- Addison Kaboom Town!
- Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration
- FWSO Concerts In The Garden: Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic
- Granbury’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July
- Light Up Arlington
- Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration
- Red, White and Boom on the Bridge
- Mansfield’s Rockin’ 4th of July
- Sachse’s Red, White & Blue Blast
- Southlake’s Stars and Stripes Celebration
And another 17 happening Wednesday:
- Bedford 4thFest
- Carrollton July 4 Community Fireworks Display
- Cleburne 4th of July 2018
- Denton Kiwanis Club’s 4th of July Fireworks Show
- Fair Park Fourth
- Flower Mound Independence Fest
- Fort Worth’s Fourth
- Frisco Freedom Fest
- Garland’s Star-Spangled Spectacular
- Grapevine’s 36th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza
- Irving’s Independence Day Celebration
- Lewisville Fireworks + Sounds of Lewisville
- McKinney’s Red, White and BOOM!
- Plano’s All-American Fourth
- Richardson Family 4th Celebration
- Rockwall’s 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Celebration
- Rowlett’s Fireworks on Main