Bass Pro Shops Crafts and Free Family Workshops: This Saturday and Sunday July 2nd & 3rd families can paricipate in Free Family Workshops that include fishing, archery and more. Workshops are held from 12-4pm. Earn a free pin for each workshop completed. Kids can build their own Birdhouse 2-5pm and join Bass Pro to make smores from 7-8pm.
Home Depot Kids Workshop: Saturday, 9am-12pm kids can build their own Coaster Set and receive a Free Apron and achievement pin.
AC Moore: – Saturday 1-3 buy a painters cap and decorate it Free. They are also having Free Make & Take kids crafts on Wednesdays from 3-5pm all Summer long.
Lakeshore Learning:- Saturday 11am-3pm. Make a patriotic wreath to show off this 4th of July.
Target: – Select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.
Wal-Mart Event Finder – Enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area.
Kid Toons at Studio Movie Grill
Every Saturday & Sunday 11am
All Studio Movie Grill Locations
Music videos and cartoon shorts precede an animated film, the centerpiece of the event. With its super-low ticket price, Kid Toons is a great way for the whole family to spend a weekend morning together without breaking the bank.
July: BABAR AND THE ADVENTURES OF BADOU™ SWING INTO SUMMER
Nash Farm Fridays:
Friday, July 1, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.
Near Historic Downtown Grapevine
817-410-3585 or http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/
Cost: Free admission; $1 Tractor Rides
Enjoy a day of play and discovery at the farm. Come and chat with the chickens, dig in the dirt, ride a tractor and play with heritage toys.
Skate Free on 4th of July
Monday, July 4, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Interskate Roller Rink
1408 S Bus Hwy 121, Lewisville
(972) 221-4666 or
Bring all of your family and friends and come skate for FREE all day on Monday July 4th at InterSkate!
Summer Nights in Grapevine
Fridays in July, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Historic Downtown Grapevine
Main Street Gazebo (325 S. Main St.)
July 1 – Patriotic Pooch Parade and Family Fun: Celebrate this great nation by enjoying the Patriotic Pooch Parade, hot dogs,Police & Fire Department vehicles and drawings for fantastic prizes.
The Colony’s Liberty by the Lake!
Saturday June 2nd
Enjoy a day full of fun that begins with a parade at 10:00am and ends with Fireworks at 9:30pm. View the full event schedule here.
Fair Park Fourth in Dallas
Monday, July 04, 4:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Dallas
Cost: Free admission; Parking $10
Free and open to the public, Fair Park
Fourth will feature a state-of-the-art national class fireworks program. The event will provide fun for the entire family and will include free admission to Fair Park’s eight museums including the African American Museum, Dallas Aquarium, Hall of State, The Women’s Museum, Museum of Nature and Science, Texas Museum of Automotive History, Texas Discovery Gardens and the Museum of the American Railroad. In addition, two new “Dancing water” shows choreographed to music will debut during the event and run throughout the day. There will be musical entertainment, games and plenty of 4th of July food.
Here’s what’s planned:
• Free admission to all museums at Fair Park 4:30 -7:30pm.
• “Dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain
• Dallas Wind Symphony at 8:30 p.m.
• Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
• Exhibitors and kids activities
Spirit of Coppell Celebration
(972) 462-5100 or http://www.coppelltx.gov/
Fireworks Sunday, July 03, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Andrew Brown Community Park East
260 East Parkway Blvd., Coppell
The Project Band will bring you into the “celebration” spirit with their upbeat musical style of songs we all love to sing-a-long to. Enjoy a spectacular fireworks display while choreographed music fills the air with patriotism. Bring your picnic baskets or buy food at the event.
Fourth of July at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Monday, July 04, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fort Worth Stockyards
130 E. Exchange Avenue Fort Worth, TX
(817) 625-9715 or www.stockyardsstation.com/…
Bring the family to the Fort Worth Stockyards for the fourth! Free family fun -cowboy style!
• Fort Worth Cattle Drive at 11:30 am & 4 pm
• Petting Zoo- 1- 4 pm
• Pony Rides- 1-4pm
• Face Painter- 1-4 pm
• Fort Worth Herd Cowcamp 1:30-2:30 pm
Additional activities include:
• Gunfight Shows at 11:45 am
Light Up Arlington
6 p.m. Sunday, July 3
Light Up Arlington begins at 6 p.m. with music, vendors, carnival-style food, bounce houses, face painting and games set up along several city blocks in the Downtown/University District. This free event features a 21-minute enhanced music/fireworks show from atop City Hall, beginning at 9:45 p.m. This event is free. Details at http://www.naturallyfun.org/ or call 817-459-5474.
Granbury 37th Annual 4th of July Celebration
Historic Granbury July 2nd – 4th
This four day event begins Friday night at 7pm with the D &D Rockin Rods Car Show and ends Monday July 4th with a Firework Show over Lake Granbury. Visit here for a full list of weekend events.
Kaboom Town Addison 2011
Sunday, July 03, 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Dr., Addison, TX
(800) 233-4766 or www.addisontexas.net/…
Rated one of the top places to watch fireworks in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, Travel + Leisure and The Wall Street Journal, the nationally-recognized fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison, including the Addison Circle Park watching party, many of Addison’s 170 restaurants, 22 hotels and more. The dazzling 30-minute fireworks show presented by Time Warner Cable is choreographed to music and a live radio simulcast on 100.3 JACK FM. Stay after the fireworks show for a
free movie. Plus there is great food, live music on the Dos Equis Main Stage and the spectacular Addison
Airport Air Show featuring the Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbird Flyover.
Stars & Stripes Southlake
Sunday, July 03, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Southlake Town Square/ Rustin Park
1400 Main St., Southlake, TX, 817/748-8019
Join the City of Southlake and Southlake Town Center for an evening of fireworks, music, and fun to celebrate Independence Day. Live Entertainment (until 11pm) Activities Booths Interactive Gaming Area 9:30pm Patriotic Ceremony & Fireworks Fireworks will be launched from the West Garage Rooftop in Southlake Town Square.
Flower Mound Symphony Presents Patriotic Concert
Sunday, July 03, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Trietsch Memorial United Methodist
6101 Morriss Road, Flower Mound
Cost: Free; donations appreciated
Mark your calendars to join us for a very special arrangement of anthems and Americana. An emphasis on brass promises to stir the patriot in you. Bring the entire family as a part of your weekend celebration.
Fireworks Extravaganza over Lake Grapevine
Monday, July 04, 9:30 PM
Independence Day wouldn’t be complete without a colorful Fireworks Extravaganza. So, find your spot and stake a claim near Lake Grapevine on Monday, July 4 to watch fireworks light up the sky at the annual Fireworks Extravaganza! The fireworks will be launched off the shores of Oak Grove Park at 9:30 PM, but the blasts can be viewed from any lakeside
Bloomin’ Boomin’ Bash – Waxahachie
Saturday, July 2 10am-10pm
Waxahachie Sports Complex
151 Broadhead Rd. Waxahachie, Tx 75165
Don’t miss the annual Crape Myrtle Festval and Fireworks Show. The day starts with a Crape Myrtle Parade beginning at 10:00am in downtown Waxahachie. Gates to the Tailgate Party at the Waxahachie Sports Complex open at 5pm and will be followed by the Crape Myrtle Battle of the Bands at 6pm. Top the night off with the HEB Fireworks show scheduled to begin at 9pm
Indoor Stars & Stripes Children’s Parade at Vista Ridge Lewisville
Monday, July 04, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Vista Ridge Mall
2401 S. Stemmons Freeway, Lewisville
At 10:30 am, Uncle Sam kicks off the holiday with the annual Stars & Stripes parade. Kids are invited to dress themselves and their kid-vehicles in red, white and blue and parade through the shopping center. The parade will wind down in Center Court where the kids can enjoy crafts and activities, all with a patriotic theme. The activities will begin immediately following the parade and will continue until 1:30 pm. The activities are designed for children eight and under, but all ages are welcome.
Castle Hills Freedom Fest and Fireworks Show!
Monday, July 04, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Castle Hills Village Shops Plaza
2560 King Arthur Blvd., Castle Hills, Lewisville
Come to the annual event and enjoy FREE carnival games, face painting, caricature artists, a cowboy stilt walker and euro bungee. Decorate your own flag ($2) and enjoy FREE snow cones from Castle Hills Chiropractic, as well as live music from local entertainer Shelley Laine. And, of course, the evening ends with a BANG with a spectacular fireworks show. While you’re there, cool off in the popular interactive water fountain! The Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza is a one-acre-plus site featuring tree-shaded walkways, gardens and numerous water features.
Red White and Lewisville Fireworks Show
Monday, July 04, 9:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Vista Ridge Mall area, Lewisville
The city’s annual Red White & Lewisville fireworks show will be held July 4 around Vista Ridge Mall. The spectacular fireworks show will start shortly after dark at approximately 9:30 p.m. Thebest viewing opportunities will be on the South side of Vista Ridge Mall and along the 121 Bypass. Formore information please call 972.219.3401.
Lake Cities Fourth of July Event
Monday, July 04
City Park, W Hundley & S Shady Shores, Lake Dallas
The Lake Cities Fourth of July event has been set for Monday, July 4, 2011. City Park of Lake Dallas will be filled with free 4th of July festivities which include an old-fashioned parade, kids’ games, contests for cash prizes, great food, art/craft boothsand live entertainment. A spectacular fireworks show tops off the celebration. Activities will include everything from a parade to live music by Eleven Hundred Springs.