The Five Best Fourth of July Fireworks Shows

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Gordan Robbins
Kaboom Town! will blow you away (and possibly blow out your eardrum).

Fourth of July is one of the most stress-free holidays. You don't have to worry about buying anyone gifts, prep and cook a smorgasbord of food or break out your fancy clothes.

While it's a bummer that fireworks are illegal to set off in your backyard, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is covered with events to celebrate America's independence in style.

We've come up with our picks for the best fireworks displays in North Texas, which was no easy task because there are so many options. Please feel free to add your picks for best fireworks shows in the comments, and see our list after the jump.

5. Star Spangled Spectacular at Meyerson Symphony Center is a perfect slice of Americana with ice cream, a classic sing-along and an 11-foot tall Uncle Sam. However, the most impressive offering is the indoor firework extravaganza. How often can you enjoy fireworks in an air-conditioned building? Tickets range from $16 to $38. Call 214-670-3600 or visit for tickets and more information.

4. Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration at Lone Star Park is a two-day event with thoroughbred horse races, petting zoos, face painters and a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado giveaway. Don't miss out on the 20-minute choreographed fireworks display on July 3 and 4. Tickets range from $8 to $30. Call 972-263-PONY or visit for tickets and more information.

3. Red, White and Boom! is a free, all-day Fourth celebration that features a car show, parade and music. The festivities start at 10 Historic Downtown McKinney, and the fireworks show begins at 9:45 p.m at Craig Ranch. Visit for more information and the complete schedule of events.

2. Fair Park Fourth at Fair Park is one of the biggest fireworks show in North Texas. Enjoy pedal boat rides, water shows, musical performances and fireworks that can only be defined as epic. Oh, did we mention the fireworks show is free? Plus, there's also free and discounted admission to the museums at Fair Park. Visit for more information.

1. Kaboom Town! at Addison Circle Park has always been the must-see firework spectacular in this neck of the woods. Brace yourself for a mind-blowing experience with air shows, musical acts and a 30-minute fireworks show. Could this be anymore epic? Yes, if everything was free. Oh wait, it is. Visit for more information.

Location Info


Lone Star Park

1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX

Category: General

Historical Downtown McKinney

4550 W. University, McKinney, TX

Category: General

Fair Park

1300 Robert B. Cullum, Dallas, TX

Category: General

Addison Circle Park

15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX

Category: General

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NEVER AGAIN will I attend this Addison Firework show!  The traffic was RIDICULOUS!!!  Addison police blocked off every freaking entrance ramp to the freeway so took us about 2 hours to get back on the freeway and on our way home.....SOOOO NOT WORTH MY TIME!! 


While it is a bit of a drive from the metroplex, Comanche has what I think is probably the best fireworks show in Texas. The best place to watch it is from the high school stadium where you can listen to the music while they shoot off the 2960 shells. The grand finale is by far the best I have ever seen and this is coming from someone who is a native of the metroplex area and has only been away a few years.

Alana Smith
Alana Smith

Addison Tx Fireworks Show should not be in the top 50. The show was only okay and the traffic after was incredible. It took us almost TWO HOURS and 1/4 tank to go 3 miles. The Addison Police Department should be absolutely ashamed of their work this night. 

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