The three-day weekend is just about here. If your brain has already moved onto your upcoming minivacation, might as well get to planning it, right? For your patriotic perusal, might we suggest:
- 27th Annual Fourth of July Celebration at the Kell House and Most Patriotic Parade – A day of parades and outdoor games in Wichita Falls.
- Arlington 4th of July Parade – The Arlington Community Band starts up at 8:30 a.m. The band play again at 7:30 at Levitt Pavilion.
- Addison Kaboom Town! – If fireworks are what you seek, it doesn’t get any more explosive than this.
- Concerts in the Garden: Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic – The Fort Worth Symphony plays in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The program repeats on Sunday.
- A Musical Fourth Concert – This concert at Chapel of the Cross in Dallas also features a a barbecue and pie tasting.
- Brass Knuckle Corndog Beatdown – Can you beat the record of 16 in 15 minutes?
- Old-Fashioned Fourth – Find out how Dallas celebrated Independence Day from 1840 to 1910 at Old City Park.
- Patriotic Pops Concert – The Plano Symphony Orchestra and the Patriotic Pops Chorus take over the Eisemann Center in Richardson.
- Rockin 4th of July – A 25-minute fireworks show and a performance by the Party Crashers highlight this event at Big League Dreams Sports Park in Mansfield.
- Star-Spangled Spectacular! – Special guest conductor Lt. Colonel John Clanton from the U.S. Army Band leads the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Arts District Chorale.
- Stars, Stripes and Strings! – Dallas’ Imperial Brass kicks off the 30th Annual Basically Beethoven Festival at Texas Discovery Gardens.
- Testament of Freedom: A Patriotic Concert – This concert at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound pays special attention to Thomas Jefferson.
- 4th of July Bash – Shoot Low Sheriff plays the Belmont Hotel.
- Fair Park Fourth-on-the-Fifth – Haven’t gotten your fill of fireworks and/or patriotic music yet? Come get both in front of the Hall of State.