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Saturday Spotlight (7/4): Independence Day

by Stephen Becker 3 Jul 2009 7:56 AM


In the Saturday Art&Seek Spotlight, we’re celebrating Independence Day. Fireworks displays will light up the night sky across the area as many cities host their own 4th of July events. And during the day, some of our local symphonies will perform concerts of patriotic music. For help planning your day, here’s a roundup of local July 4th events:

Live Music

A COOL FOURTH OF JULY POPS – The Richardson Symphony performs patriotic music

A MUSICAL FOURTH – Chapel of the Cross hosts an audience sing-along followed by a barbecue and pie tasting.

A STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR – The Dallas Wind Symphony welcomes guest conductor Major Jim Keene of the U.S. Army School of Music as well as the Hellcats drum and bugle corps.

OLD FASHIONED FAMILY FIREWORKS PICNIC – The Fort Worth Symphony gets patriotic at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.

PATRIOTIC POPS – St. Andrew United Methodist Church hosts the Plano Symphony Orchestra and the Patriotic Pops Chorus.

PERFORMANCES IN THE GALLERIES – If you prefer your music air-conditioned, head to the Dallas Museum of Art for Ragtime Duo.


FAIR PARK FOURTH: The Texas Discovery Gardens will be free all day, and other Fair Park museums will open their doors free of charge from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fireworks at 9:30 will be synchronized to choreographed music on WRR.


PARADE, POOCHES AND PATRIOTS AT WATTERS CREEK – If you’ve got a pup that looks good in red, white and blue, head to Allen for this parade.