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DFW has many great places to celebrate Independence Day. The celebrations are typically July 3rd and 4th. The city of Dallas originally canceled its annual fireworks show due a lack of funding. Donors stepped in and wrote a rather large check and the show will take place July 5th in Fair Park.

1. Kaboom Town! in Addison

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When: Saturday, July 3, 2010 from 5 p.m. to Midnight

Fireworks Showtime: 9:30 p.m.

Where: Addison Circle Park, Bud Light Main Stage, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX

What: Kaboom Town! celebrates its 25th anniversary with a festival beginning at 5 p.m. Food, music, kid’s activities including rock climbing, giant slide, fun inflatables, sand art, free movie, an obstacle course and much more.

Tickets: This event is free.

Additional info: Kaboom Town!

2. Fair Park Fourth on the Fifth!

The city of Dallas will have a fireworks event after all on Monday, July 5, 2010. The fireworks display at Fair Park was originally canceled due to the lack of funding for security for the event. However, as of June 24th, 2010, the event was officially rescheduled. Many people get Monday, July 5th, as a holiday so be sure to go see the sizzling fireworks display and support this Dallas event.

When: Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Live radio simulcast on 98.7 K-LUV.

Dallas Wind Symphony concert at 8:30 p.m.

Concessions on sale at 6 p.m.

Dancing Water Shows in Fair Park’s Esplanade at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00 and 8:30 p.m.

Where: Fair Park, Dallas

Cost: Free. Parking $10

3. Fort Worth’s Fourth

When: Festivities begin at 4:30 p.m.

Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Where: On the Trinity River bank behind LaGrave Field on North Main Street

What: Free live music and family activities. Vendors will offer food, cold drinks, beer and ice cream. Water and watermelon will be provided. Rock the Fourth Battle of the Bands, sponsored by 95.9 The Ranch. The Fort Worth Cats will play ball at 4:35 p.m. Fort Worth’s Fourth guests can watch the game from levee lawn seats for $5 per person.

Parking: Parking is available at LaGrave Field as well as free on-street parking west of North Main Street.

Don’t bring: Alcoholic beverages. Vendors will sell beer. Picnic baskets welcome.

4. Frisco Freedom Fest 2010

Courtesy Frisco Freedom Fest

When: Saturday, July 3, 2010 4 p.m. til fireworks

Where: Simpson Plaza at City Hall

6101 Frisco Square Blvd.

Frisco, TX 75034

What: Two Euro bungees, mini train, rock climbing wall. The festival includes a Community Stage, featuring local entertainers, and Hometown Hero Exhibit, showcasing our Police and Fire Departments. The Taste of Frisco returns, beginning at 4 p.m. Frisco restaurants will be serving some of their most popular menu items. Pizza Hut Park will host a Major League Soccer match between FC Dallas and the Kansas City Wizards. The grand finale of Frisco Freedom Fest is the 20-minute sizzling fireworks display.

5. Lake Grapevine’s 28th July 4th Extravaganza

When: July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Grapevine Lake

What: 28th Annual Fireworks Extravaganza. Be prepared to be astonished by the fireworks spectacular, which can be viewed from any lakeside location as well as several other spots throughout Grapevine. Admission is free at most viewing locations. Some parks along Lake Grapevine may charge a minimal admission fee.

6. Red, White & Lewisville Fireworks Display

When: July 4, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.

Where: Around Vista Ridge Mall area

What: Red White & Lewisville Fireworks Display. The spectacular fireworks show will start shortly after dark at approximately 9:30 p.m. The best viewing opportunities will be on the South side of Vista Ridge Mall and along the 121 Bypass.

Additional information: 972-219-3401.

7. Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks

Courtesy Lone Star Park

What: Two nghts of fireworks, horse racing and more. Each 20-minute fireworks show will be choreographed to a patriotic soundtrack provided by Lone Star 92.5 KZPS radio (92.5 FM) on Saturday, July 3, and 99.5 The Wolf KPLX radio (99.5 FM) on Sunday, July 4. Entertainment for the entire family including pony rides, petting zoo, bounce houses, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and more.

When: Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4, 2010

Where: Lone Star Park

Grand Prairie, TX

972-263-RACE

Cost: General Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12, with children three and under admitted free.

8. City of Bedford’s 4thFEST / Island Adventure 2010

When: Sunday, July 4, 2010 from Noon to 11 p.m.

Where: 2801 Forest Ridge Road, Bedford Boys Ranch Park, Bedford, TX

What: An Independence Day Celebration with an Island twist. 4thFEST Island Adventure Celebration includes a free concert, InflataFUN Zone, a variety of island adventure family fun FREE activities, festival-style culinary delights and of course, the spectacular fireworks extravaganza.

Parking: There is no on-site parking. Parking and shuttle service for $3.00 per person will be offered at Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive. The last shuttle TO the Boys Ranch Park will leave Pennington Field at 9:30 p.m.

Bring: Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and non-alcoholic beverages.

Additional information: 817-952-2300.

9. Liberty Fest / Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration

When: July 3, 2010. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Historical Park, 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234

What: Annual Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration. Gates Open at 6:30 p.m. Free Admission. Fireworks at approximately 9:35 p.m. Admission is free. Emerald City plays at 8 p.m. Kid’s activities bounce house, face painting, concessions available, take a tour of the historical structures.

Parking: Park at Metro Square Business Complex, corner of Villa Creek and Ford Road. Free shuttle provided.

Additional information: 972 919-2620.

10. Flower Mound’s Annual Independence Day Celebration

When: Fireworks July 4, 2010 at 9:25 p.m.

Where: Bakersfield Park, 1201 Duncan Lane, Flower Mound, TX

What: The annual Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza a free family event at Bakersfield Park. Gates open at 7 p.m. with concessions, kid’s activities including a bounce house, giant slide, obstacle course, rock wall and face painting. The Walton Stout Band will play from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The fireworks show is scheduled to begin at 9:25 p.m.

Don’t bring: No glass, alcohol, or tobacco products may be brought to the park.

Additional information: 972-874-7275.

July 3rd Children’s Parade: 11 a.m., Saturday, July 3, 2010. Timbercreek Elementary, 1900 Timber Creek Road. Note: Fireworks are July 4th.