The fourth of July is right around the corner, and here in Plano, we love to celebrate the United States and our freedom. In honor of Independence Day, we’ve rounded up a couple of places and spaces that will host a fireworks show in the Plano area and in surrounding communities in July 2022, including both family-friendly events and activities for individual celebrators. Check out this list and let us know what you think.
City of Plano’s All American 4th and Fireworks
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The City of Plano is hosting its annual Fourth of July event, the All American 4th and Fireworks show on Monday, July 4, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. You can bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy music with a live DJ while grabbing a bite to eat from one of the many on-site food trucks. The event is at the Red Tail Pavilion and fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. or when it gets dark enough to enjoy the show.
The fireworks show is synchronized to music, so you’re encouraged to tune into the radio station at 97.5 KLAK to listen to the accompanying live simulcast. Admission to the fireworks event is free and everyone is welcome to join. You can find ample parking at Collin College, the Plano Event Center, and First United Methodist Church.
Location: 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX.
Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day Celebration
Take a drive down to downtown Dallas to celebrate the Fourth of July this year at this annual signature event perfect for the whole family. The Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day Celebration is taking place just ahead of Independence Day on Saturday, July 2, from 6 p.m. to10 p.m. You can enjoy special Fourth of July sweets and treats from vendors while enjoying live music and fun activities. The grand fireworks show begins just as it gets dark enough to see the show.
Texas residents of all ages are invited to attend this Fourth of July event, and admission to the event is free. You can find parking in the park’s parking lot, or anywhere nearby in the downtown Dallas area.
Location: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas
Red, White, and BOOM! in McKinney
Red, White, and BOOM! is an event in the nearby city of McKinney is an all-day, family-friendly event celebrating the Fourth of July sponsored by both McKinney and Craig Ranch. You can enjoy fun outdoor activities, a hometown parade, a Yankee Doodle block party, live music and entertainment, and a magnificent fireworks show when the sun goes down. You and the family can also explore downtown McKinney for shopping and dining options.
When the night comes, you travel to the McKinney Soccer Complex to enjoy music, food, fun activities for kids, a concert, and the fireworks display. The event is free to attend and open to the public. There’s abundant free parking, and you can view a parking map online beforehand to prepare.
Location: 6375 Collin McKinney Parkway, McKinney
Dallas Red, White, and Brew Pub Crawl
Many Plano residents celebrate the Fourth of July by taking the short drive to Dallas to join an annual pub crawl. Adults 21-years-old and older can enjoy the annual Red, White, and Brew Pub Crawl just before Independence Day. On July 2 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. you can visit all the best bars in downtown Dallas to celebrate the holiday early with friends and family. You’ll receive exclusive drink specials and free entry to all participating locations. Enjoy live music and entertainment, then end the night by viewing a spectacular fireworks show in downtown Dallas.
You can also enter a costume contest by posting your Fourth of July ensemble on social media, then tagging the event’s account and including a specific hashtag in your post. Winners get free drinks and exclusive deals for participating bars on the crawl. Tickets are required to attend this event, and you can purchase them online ahead of time to ensure you secure your spot on the crawl. On July 2, head to the Playground Bar at 2 p.m. to check in and get your wristband.
Location: 2908 McKinney Ave, Dallas
Flower Mound’s Independence Fest
Another popular event that requires some traveling is the town of Flower Mound’s annual Independence Fest. It takes place at Bakersfield Park on Monday, July 4, beginning at 5 p.m. when the gates open. The event includes activities, entertainment, and food options for the whole family.
You can enjoy a children’s parade, a vintage car show, local arts and crafts vendors, local food trucks and vendors, live entertainment, and a stunning firework show to conclude the night. Country music group The Randy Rogers Band will headline this Fourth of July celebration. Admission to the event is free, as is parking.
Location: 1201 Duncan Lane, Flower Mound
Frisco Freedom Fest 2022
Just 30 minutes away from Plano, the Frisco Freedom Fest 2022 event starts on Sunday, July 3, and ends on Monday, July 4, as soon as the sun goes down. Sunday will be a “Night at the Races,” including a Hotter ‘n Firecrackers 5K Glow Run, — which requires registration to run in — as well as outside activities for the kids. Monday afternoon kicks off with the “Party in the Plaza” at 4 p.m., which features entertainment, fun outdoor activities for all ages, a children’s expo, and the “Taste of Frisco” event with local food vendors.
You’re encouraged to visit the Hometown Hero exhibit to meet with local first responders, plus the Patriotic Vendor Village and the Classic Car Show, which is making a comeback this year at the festival. At 10 p.m., the 20 minute-long fireworks show begins at the Toyota Stadium right after the FC Dallas game ends. Admission to the event is free, and you can find parking options all around the area.
Location: 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco
There you have it: a comprehensive list of local fireworks shows and celebrations this Fourth of July holiday. Where do you and your family usually go to celebrate? Did we miss an event? Are you or your company or organization hosting a fireworks show or celebration open to the public? Let us know and we’ll be sure to add it to our list for others to see.