4th of July Area Celebrations

4th of July Area Celebrations

By Susan Neuhalfen

When it comes to July 4th celebrations, families in the area will have a variety of parades, concerts and fireworks from which to choose for an unforgettable family fun-filled day. Most, if not all, are free, so you can even move between them if you so desire. Here are some of the activities going on so that you may plan your day accordingly.

Flower Mound Independence Fest 2017

Independence Fest 2017 in Flower Mound starts at 9:30 a.m. with the annual Children’s Parade, where decorated bikes, trikes, wagons, and strollers will parade from the corner of Eaton and Timber Creek Road to the LISD School Administration Building (1800 Timber Creek Rd.), to enjoy hot dogs, drinks, kids activities, and live entertainment at the FREE Kid’s Zone. The parade itself starts at 10:00 a.m. and is open to all who may wish to take part (non-motorized vehicles only).

The gates at Bakersfield Park (1201 Duncan Lane) open at 5:00 p.m. There will be food, local vendors, and a vintage car show, in addition to several live performances. Admission is free.

Performances by:

A.A. Bottom – 5:00 p.m.
Blues/Southern Classic Rock

Le Freak – 6:15 p.m.
Disco

Brothers Osborne – 8:15 p.m.
Country

The Brothers Osborne is a two-time GRAMMY nominated country duo with songs like “Stay a Little Longer”, “Rum”, “21 Summer”, and “It Ain’t My Fault”.

Fireworks will finish off the night, beginning just before 10:00 p.m.

Free shuttle services are available as there is no on-site parking. For more information about Independence Fest 2017, please visit http://www.flower-mound.com/festival.

36th Annual Double Oak 4th of July Parade and Picnic

It all starts with the parade at 9:30 a.m. The parade line-up is at Simmons and Oak Trail (North) at 9:00 a.m.

At 10:00 a.m. the picnic begins at John B. Wright Memorial Park along with hot food, live music, bounce houses, water slides and lots of fun. Triple Lindy, the world’s greatest cover band, will also be playing.
Bring lawn chairs, flags, and sunscreen.  EVERYONE IS INCLUDED in the invitation even if they don’t live in Double Oak.  The more the merrier. Click here for more info.

4th of July Denton

The entire City of Denton will be abuzz with July 4th fun all day long. It all starts with a Liberty Run 5K and One Mile Walk at the North Lakes Rec Center. Check in at 6:30 a.m., race begins at 7:30 a.m. Register at Denton Parks and Rec website.

The Yankee Doodle Parade then makes it way through Downtown Denton at 9:00 a.m.

At 10:00 a.m. the Family Fun Jubilee opens at Quakertown Park and Denton Civic Center will have lots of free family fun activities including:

Adult Lucky Horseshoe Tournament
9:30 a.m. to noon

Kid’s arts & crafts show
11 a.m. to noon in the Civic Center.

FREE kid’s carnival games
from 10a.m. until noon in the Civic Center and outdoor inflatable fun.

11 a.m. Adult Hot Dog Eating Contest

11 a.m. Senior Center luncheon with music by the Young at Heart band; $3/person.

Plus, from Noon to 6 p.m. $1 admission to Civic Center Pool.

It will all be followed by spectacular fireworks display at UNT Apogee Stadium by the Kiwanis Club. Live music by Raised Right Men. Doors open at 6pm and the event is free though parking in all lots is $10.

Lake Cities 4th of July

This is a spectacular, one-of-a-kind celebration uniting the communities of Lake Dallas, Corinth, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores. The festivities begin with a patriotic parade from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. sponsored by DATCU. Following the parade is a flag raising ceremony for the event with the singing of the National Anthem performed by a police /active duty military officer.

At 3p.m., the Lake Dallas City Park, 101 E. Hundley Dr, will have food, contests, vendors, and great live music. At the spirit squad tent, they will have lots of fun for the kids including a frozen t-shirt contest, an apple pie bake off at 4p.m. (slices will be sold for $1 after, benefitting the Lake Dallas Animal Shelter), a watermelon eating contest, a seed spitting contest and much more. All the while the stage will have live music entertainment including:

Doubledown Band – 4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

Terry Strange – 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.

Neci Hamilton – 6:00 – 6:45 p.m.

Eleven Hundred Springs – 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A huge fireworks display sponsored by Classic of Denton will end the evening. Admission is free. Outside, food and drink (including alcohol) are not allowed. Pets must be on a leash. Click here for more details.


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