5 Spots to Watch Fireworks in DFW + Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Independence Day


Happy Unofficial July 4th you guys! Today I’m dishing on my top 5 spots to catch an amazing firework display across DFW, as well as sharing a big list of fun and inexpensive ways to spend the holiday. If there’s one thing I’ve learned about Texans…it’s that they’re very patriotic. If you’re ever in Texas around this time frame, you must catch a display of fireworks, because…everything IS bigger in Texas. This holiday is definitely one of my favorites…I typically spend it at the beach, or at a backyard BBQ followed by catching the firework display with the hubs.  There are so many fun ways to celebrate Fourth of July, that are inexpensive or take little to no effort. Whether you’re single, married, or a new mum, there are so many ways to have fun this holiday! Read on for my handpicked list of firework displays, as well as inexpensive ways to celebrate.



Best Places to Watch Fireworks in Dallas – Fort Worth


Kaboom Town in Addison

Addison is a about 10-15 minutes outside of Dallas – depending on where you are in Dallas, of course. Being one of the TOP places to watch Fireworks in the country, I’d say this should be your first choice. It’s 100% free, but parking will be outrageous, so get there at your earliest convenience. Keep in mind, this is held on July 3rd


Fair Park Fourth

Right in the heart of Dallas, Fair Park is where the Texas State Fair is held each and every year. If you’re looking for a very “Texas style” Independence day celebration, look no further. With concession stands, food, games – what’s not to love here? Admission for parking typically runs $8-10, get here early, and bring your lawn chairs.


Fort Worth Fourth

Held on Panther Island Pavilion, this is the largest display of fireworks in all of North Texas. They have an entire day full of live music, and food galore. General Admission is free, but preferred parking is $10-20. This is also a very family friendly celebration, with free games and events held for children of all ages.


Texas Rangers Post Game Fireworks

Depending on the schedule, catch a Rangers game, eat, drink, and be merry. What could be more American than baseball, followed by an incredible fireworks display? The answer is nothing.


Fourth of July Parade + Fireworks in Rockwall

This pick is especially kid, and family friendly. Rockwall is about a 30-45 minute drive from Dallas, surrounded by Lake Ray Hubbard. They give out free hotdogs until 2pm, followed by a parade. If you’re looking for fun by the lake, definitely hit up Rockwall for your 4th festivities.

Fun & Inexpensive Ways to Celebrate Fourth of July

Host a backyard BBQ

Buy sparklers, and celebrate at home

Have a beach day with friends

Throw a picnic with as many people as possible

Create / bake patriotic foods

Create festive decorations

Watch the Fireworks

Create a DIY tie dye shirt that’s red, white and blue

Watch a baseball game

Spend the day with family

Eat ice cream

Vow to spend the entire day outdoors

Attend a fourth of July parade

Volunteer somewhere

Have a bonfire

Wear something festive

Explore your city/town

Go swimming before the fireworks

Throw a party – at home, beach, park, anywhere

Go to an amusement park

Google free celebrations / activities in your area

Attend a free concert

Have a get together or some sort with friends or family



Is it just me or does the 4th feel like the kick off to Summer?!
What are you doing for the Fourth of July?  Share your plans with me in the comments below!


Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

Hey friend–I’m Laura, the Writer behind This Northern Native

A lifestyle + wellness blog, This Northern Native is a place to come for major realness. I deliver raw, honest content created for those who value becoming the happiest & healthiest versions of themselves possible, and share a love for New England living.