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More Fireworks Means More Boom At Addison's Kaboom Town

Associated Press
City says that Addison's Kaboom Town will feature more fireworks this year.

North Texas is home to one of the top fireworks celebrations in the country, and organizers of Addison's Kaboom Town say Wednesday's fireworks show will be bigger than ever.

Jasmine Lee with the city of Addison says this year's display will offer more bang for your Fourth.

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Kaboom Town fireworks in Addison in 2008.

"We've increased our fireworks by 7 percent from the previous year," Lee said. "That might not sound like much but it's actually an entire trailerful of additional fireworks in the show."

Lee also says folks headed to the big event should arrive early.

"The best way to get there is either off of Dallas North Tollway or you can take 635, come up Marsh and Midway and those will all get you into the Addison area, where we'll have signage to direct people over to the free parking areas," she said.

About 500,000 people are expected to attend. While the event is held in Addison Circle Park, the space can only hold 24,000 people, so visitors fill up much of the city.

"Many of our restaurants and hotels have watch parties. People can see the air show and fireworks all over Addison because we're a pretty small town," Lee said. "Basically any open field, parking spot, open space available will be filled with people."

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. The fireworks show starts at 9:30.

Find more fireworks and Independence Day weekend events on Art & Seek.

Anthony Cave reports gun culture as part of a new national reporting collaborative called Guns & America.