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Art&Seek Jr: KA-BOOM! The 2018 Fourth Of July Fireworks Superlist Is Here!

by Therese Powell 26 Jun 2018 8:02 AM

Before you head out to celebrate Independence Day, be sure to check out our megalist of all the best Firework displays in the North Texas area.

Summer is flying by! August will be here before you know it. But before you make the kiddos get started on the summer book reports, it’s time to turn to the more important matter of when and where to watch the Fourth of July fireworks. Since the 4th falls in the middle of the week this year it can be a little tricky knowing the details for the hometown displays. Lucky for you Art&Seek has created a special Fourth of July theme that lists all the Independence Day fun in our neck of the woods fun.

We’ve broken it down if further with this rundown of some of the best displays in our area, and more importantly, what night they happen.

June 30

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July 4: 

Besides fireworks, there’s also a whole bunch of other fun stuff going on this holiday weekend. Here’s a sampling.

It just wouldn’t be the 4th of July without a parade. There’s a real hometown parade happening on July 4 as part of the famous Waxahachie Crape Myrtle Festival. Here’s a fun fact–did you know that Waxahachie is the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas? After the parade, head to Getzendaner Park for an old-fashioned picnic. There will be free hotdogs, snow cones bounce houses and a Wiffle Ball home run derby.

Like your celebrations a little bigger? Check out Irving’s Independence Day Parade & Reception. Start the day with the city’s community award-winning parade which features floats, costumes, and custom vehicles. After the parade, cool off at the free watermelon reception and concert at Heritage Park in beautiful Downtown Irving. When the sun goes down, head to Lake Carolyn for the evening’s festivities–a free kid’s zone, food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show. Uncle Sam himself will be working the crowd so be sure to have your camera ready.

What could be more American than pie? I’ll tell you. A pie eating contest. It’s the perfect combination of what we Americans love best: Pie and a competition involving pie. You can get those competitive juices going  Saturday in the Land of the Free Home of the Brave Pie Eating Contest. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners in both kids and adult divisions. The contest is presented by Bonafide Betties Pie Company and happens in Rockwall’s beautiful historic Downtown Square.

If pie isn’t your thing, but you still want to put your mad eating skills to the test, check out the Watermelon Eating Contest that happens on July 4 at the Liberty By The Lake Festival in The Colony. If you really want to push the envelope on competitive eating don’t miss the 8th Annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Curly’s Frozen Custard in Fort Worth. Both contests will fill up so get there early if you want to compete.

Run, Schultzy! Run! Photo: Frisco Freedom Fest

Photo: Frisco Freedom Fest

Speaking of hot dogs don’t miss the Fourth Annual Dachshund Dash. That’s right, weenie dogs will go for the gold in this warm-up for the Hotter n’ Firecrackers 5K that happens Sunday night at Frisco Square. All the proceeds from the event go to the Collin County Animal Shelter. Both events are part of the 2-day Frisco Freedom Fest.