Veteran’s Day in Fort Worth 2022

Veteran’s Day in Fort Worth 2022

VETERAN’S DAY 2022

Thursday, November 11th 

Tarrant County Veteran’s Memorial Motorcade

Downtown Fort Worth – 11am

Saluting Buffalo Soldiders is the theme of the 2022 Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade. This year’s celebration steps off on Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.

Participants will form up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Blvd. along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River and return.

“Everyone can join in our salute to Buffalo Soldiers and all military veterans who have, are and will continue to make great contributions,” notes Parade Chairman Ken Cox. “On this website you can learn how to support, volunteer, and take part. “Will you consider joining this year’s celebration?” Cox asks. “If you’re not available, please help us spread the word… and we hope y’all can join our Cowtown salute on Veterans Day.”

https://www.fw2022parade.org/home 

Greater Dallas Veteran’s Foundation Veteran’s Parade

Dallas City Hall  – 11am

The theme of this year’s Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade is “Proud to be An American”. This theme is taken from Lee Greenwood’s popular song “God Bless the U.S.A.” which emphasizes the freedoms we have in these United States of America and the fact that it has been earned and must be defended.

What do we think of when we think of being proud to be an American? We might rightly so think of the Fourth of July—picnics, parades, fireworks, patriotic music and many, many flags. We might also think of other holidays where we have friends and family gatherings and celebrations—Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Cinco de mayo, and birthday parties of all ages. We might think of vacations and the ability and freedom to drive or fly anywhere in the United States and other free countries. We might think of having an abundance of food to eat, clothes to wear, shelter to warm and cool us and good, clean water to drink. And most importantly we have the freedom to worship as we please.

This song emphasizes the freedoms we have in these United States of America and the fact that they have been earned and must be defended. These freedoms are outlined in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The Declaration of Independence declares that we are a nation where all men and women are created equal and are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The declaration goes on to address the grievances the colonies had against the King of Great Britain and ends with the pronouncement that the Colonies are free and independent states and are free of allegiance to the British Crown and have full power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.

The Constitution of the United States contains seven articles including 27 amendments and the Bill of Rights. It describes how the new states are to operate and establishes the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches of government. The Bill of Rights are the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution and establishes the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today.

The democracy we live in today is due to these instruments. It has been defended by our men and women in uniform and their support at home many times in our country’s almost 250 years of existence. This starts with the American Revolution and carries on with the War of 1812, Mexican War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Global War on Terrorism and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Now we are watching the Russian-Ukraine War and are ready to defend our freedom as well as many other peace loving nations if necessary. Our men and women in uniform are ready to serve and protect us and the nation we live in. Let Freedom Ring as the song so patriotically says.

http://vetsdayindallas.org/

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Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall Grand Opening

Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall Grand Opening

Texas’ pride and joy the Arc Angels – featuring Doyle Bramhall II, Charlie Sexton, and Chris Layton – will make history in Fort Worth, TX, when they perform the first in a series of opening shows at the new Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall on Friday, October 7.

With a devoted and adoring fan base, the Arc Angels, from Austin, TX, consisting of some of the finest musical talents to ever play an instrument, formed in 1992 after the devastating loss of their friend and fellow musician Stevie Ray Vaughan.

A partnership between Chef Tim Love and Live Nation, Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall will offer more than 30 shows as part of the opening lineup that includes a diverse roster of renowned musicians, including Ludacris, Foreigner, Foals, Pat Green, and many others.

Tannahill’s, named for Love’s son, is the new 26,000 square-foot live music hall in the heart of Fort Worth’s Stockyards in the historic Horse and Mule Barns of the Mule Alley redevelopment. The venue, restaurant, and private event space is equipped with extensive kitchen facilities designed to accommodate pre-event dining, full concert concessions and ambitious multiple course meals for up to 500 guests for weddings, family reunions, and social and corporate events. 

Designed by Studio 11, Tannahill’s features state-of-the-art audio and lighting capabilities to accommodate up to 1,000 concertgoers in general assembly. The music hall’s mezzanine level features a dedicated barand includes three, 20-person VIP suite options with catering, a separate lounge area, and a private bar with views of the main stage. The three suites are available for purchase on a per event basis.

“This remarkable talent lineup from such diverse genres of music coming to Tannahill’s is nothing short of spectacular,” says Chef Tim Love. “I’m beyond thrilled to help host these incredible musicians and offer Fort Worth residents the opportunity to discover new artists and for these artists to gain new fans in our community.”

“The Music Hall within Tannahill’s offers music fans across the region a unique opportunity to connect with some of their favorite artists in a spectacular new, intimate space here in the heart of Fort Worth’s historic Stockyards,” said Anthony Nicolaidis, Dallas Market President for Live Nation. “We can’t wait for fans to experience our opening series of shows and see what Chef Love and Live Nation have cooked up for them.”

A full food & beverage program, including a full service restaurant by Chef Love, will open on November 1. The restaurant will feature tavern specialties, show-themed drink specials and an extensive wine list. 

 

TANNAHILL’S TAVERN & MUSIC HALL OPENING SERIES OF SHOWS

Arc Angels with Love & Chaos 

Friday, Oct 7, 2022

Jimmie Vaughan with Sue Foley

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Noah Cyrus with gigi

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022

Teddy Swims with Sherwyn

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022

Tab Benoit with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band 

Thursday, Oct 13, 2022

Reckless Kelly with Summer Dean 

Friday, Oct 14, 2022

KXT 91.7 Presents Spoon with Glove & Andrew Cashen 

Saturday, Oct 15, 2022

Shovels & Rope with Keegan McInroe

Sunday, Oct 16, 2022

Phillip Phillips with American Authors

Thursday, Oct 20, 2022

Shinyribs

Friday, Oct 21, 2022

Ludacris with Lou Charles 

Saturday, Oct 22, 2022

Foreigner

Sunday, Oct 23, 2022

Gov’t Mule

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022

Chris Knight with Hayden McBride

Thursday, Oct 27, 2022

Green River Ordinance 

with Sleeperstar

Friday, Oct 28, 2022

Jonathan Tyler & The Texas Gentlemen

Saturday, Oct 29, 2022

Voyage: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band

Sunday, Oct 30, 2022

Futurebirds with Illiterate Light 

Monday, Oct 31, 2022

Foals with Inner Wave and Gustaf

Friday, Nov 4, 2022 & Saturday, Nov 5, 2022

Marcia Ball with Robert Ellis 

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022

Cody Canada and The Departed

Friday, Nov 11, 2022

David Ramirez with Pony Bradshaw

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022

The Wrecks with Arlie

Sunday, Nov 13, 2022

KXT 91.7 Presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Devon Gilfillian 

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022

Del Castillo with Vallejo 

Friday, Nov 18, 2022

The Josh Weathers Band with Erick Willis

Saturday, Nov 19, 2022

97.1 The Eagle Presents Giovannie and the Hired Guns with Joey Green

Friday, Nov 25, 2022

Joshua Ray Walker & Vandoliers with Ottoman Turks

Saturday, Nov 26, 2022

Pat Green with Jake Bush 

Sunday, Nov 27, 2022

 

Tickets to the opening series of shows are on sale now at livenation.com. Additional shows will continue to be announced.

More about Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall

A private entrance welcomes bands into a deluxe green room with a selection of food and drinks personalized for the band by Chef Love as well as laundry, showers, and restrooms. Additionally, the landmark mule barn will be equipped with extensive kitchen facilities designed to accommodate pre-event dining, full concert concessions and ambitious multiple course meals for up to 500 guests, for weddings, family reunions, and other social and corporate events.  For more information, please visit tannahills.com or follow @tannahillstavern on Facebook and Instagram

About Chef Tim Love 

Tim Love is the chef and owner of Love Management, Inc. that includes Lonesome Dove Western Bistro (Fort Worth, Austin, Knoxville), Woodshed Smokehouse (Fort Worth & Houston), Love Shack (Fort Worth, DFW Airport, Knoxville, and Houston), Queenie’s Steakhouse (Denton, TX), White Elephant Saloon (Fort Worth), Gemelle (Fort Worth), Atico (Fort Worth), Hotel Otto (Fort Worth) and Paloma Suerte (Fort Worth). In 2020, Love celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Lonesome Dove in the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards. 

Through Love Management, Inc., Love’s influence extends beyond the restaurant industry with a growing entrepreneurial footprint in both the event and entertainment spheres including a strategic alignment with music festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo, as well as holding the title of official chef for Austin City Limits and co-founder of Austin Food & Wine. Love recently announced a partnership with Live Nation, where he will debut Woodshed Smokehouse outlets at select venues, including the Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX. For more information about Tim Love, please visit www.cheftimlove.com and check out @cheftimlove on Instagram.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.  

For more information, please reach out to love@baltzco.com.

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Fred’s Texas Café CEO: From Dishrags to Carrying the Moneybags

Fred’s Texas Café CEO: From Dishrags to Carrying the Moneybags

Article written by John Henry and originally published here by Fort Worth, Inc.

As it concerns life-changing events, taking over Fred’s Texas Café as CEO or even moving from the sacred ground of the original location are down Quincy Wallace’s list of those kinds of big things.

Pondering a future with a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, no feeling on his left side, and an inability to walk were not only life changing but a gut puncher.

It all started like a “hangover that wouldn’t go away,” he recalls.

Image Credit: Crystal Wise

Twelve years after that diagnosis, Quincy is leading a full life — let’s call it his best life — fully mobile and functioning, and, yes, the CEO of Fred’s Texas Café, which he is leading into a new era of a glorious Fred’s history in Fort Worth.

How he scaled to the mountaintop of the Fred’s institution is a story all its own. Fred’s, which has earned prestige for its unconventionality, is among the few places it could have happened. Everybody has a tale about Fred’s.

This one happens to be true.

Since the unfortunate advent of the five-day workweek, people have gotten out of bed in the morning, washed their face, brushed their teeth, and headed out for a job with some kind of ambition. For some, it was to earn money to pay the bills, put a roof over a family’s head, or eat. For others, it was to rule the world. Or try to.

Quincy’s hopes and dreams when he took a job at Fred’s, not quite 25 years ago, was far simpler but not uncommon for a guy who was then in his 20s with a wolfish appetite for a good time.

“I needed beer money,” he says. “I owned a head shop and was broke and needed beer money. And Terry needed a dishwasher on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights.”

Meet Quincy Wallace, age 47, a Fort Worth and Fred’s native.

From the head up, you could mistake him for Teddy Roosevelt, with the pronounced mustache out of the lawless Wild West, with a cowboy hat seemingly permanently affixed to his head. A distinguished chortle will turn a mood ring at-ease blue in mere seconds.

And he is a fantastic feller — that’s the way Will Rogers would have said it — who would give the shirt off his back for you. An Oklahoman remembers recently those dark days in 2013 when an F5 tornado again found room to operate in Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 during a destructive, unwelcome visit. Up from Texas drove Quincy and his wife Melynda with tanks of gas for welders to cut up twisted and defeated steel.

Quincy is the new face of Fred’s, taking over the role from Terry Chandler, the famed outlaw chef who is still cooking — and fishing and surfing — but in another part of the world after having decided to retire from Fred’s and the continental U.S. generally.

“He has come a long way from cramming toothpicks in the cigarette machine to relocating the whole restaurant,” Chandler says of the precocious Quincy he knew as a toddler. They both grew up, Quincy eventually joining Chandler, 10 years or so his senior, cooking on chuckwagons and “just being wild asses.”

If you know Fred’s, you know Fred’s, which made 10 o’clock closing time at one point on Friday and Saturday nights because “we liked to go drinking, too. How the hell do you get to a bar if you close at midnight?” (They’re back open on Friday and Saturday until midnight, by the way.)

The criticism of Fred’s in recent years was that it had lost some of its identity. Though Fred’s North and the original Fred’s were the same, they weren’t. Quincy owned the north location and Chandler the original. They were partners, but the two stores were solely independent of one another. The store on Bluebonnet Circle marked a third opening.

They tried to create an umbrella with a kind of corporate-type makeover that caused more issues than it solved.

Quincy is now The Guy, currently up to his elbows in alligators opening the new Fred’s Texas Café, which is set to unfurl the welcome mat to guests later this month. This newest and perhaps most anticipated incarnation of the property at 7101 Camp Bowie West Blvd., best known to West Siders as the site of Steak and Ale, the noted casual dining chain of restaurateur Norman Brinker.

He has hired Fabian Alvarado as head chef, carrying on what Chandler built in the kitchen and ensuring consistency of the brand. This new Fred’s Texas Café won’t be the last, either. Quincy says he has expansion plans.

He and his contractors last month were in the midst of “taking the Steak and Ale out of” the building. The only thing remaining will be the fireplaces.

“They’re everywhere,” he says.

He declined an expert in the field and designed the layout of the new store all himself. It cost him a lot of sleep. “I wouldn’t do that again,” he says.

One room will be a shrine of sorts to the original Fred’s, Texas, on Currie Street. The announcement that Fred’s on Currie was closing was comparable to a spokesman on the moon announcing that the moon was going away.

It was hard for Quincy, too. He grew up at the original Fred’s.

Carter Wallace, his father, owned a cabinetry shop next door and was a regular at Fred’s, as well as its predecessor, Ken’s.

“I predate the Chandler family at the Currie Street shop,” he says. “My mom would let me out of the house on Saturdays with my dad, who would take me to Ken’s. Fred’s original cook, Gracie, she worked at Ken’s, too. She would make me pancakes with a smiley face drawn with syrup. I’ve been in that building my whole life.”

Quincy really did merely plan to make some beer money when he went to work at Fred’s as a dishwasher, but circumstances being as finicky as they are, it turned out far differently. Like the new building on Camp Bowie, Quincy’s need of beer money turned into his dream job.

“My path is wild because … I hate to say this isn’t my dream job because it is. I just never knew it was my dream job,” says Quincy, whose first job when he left Arlington Heights at age 17 was at a construction site where he operated a broom. “It just turned out to be.”

He had always been friends with Chandler, so there was an inherent trust the two had. When a bartender quit or was fired — he doesn’t remember — Quincy, by then in real estate, picked up those shifts. Before long, he was working the bar every night.

Then Chandler wanted Saturdays off. Quincy became the manager on Saturday nights. Eventually he added the title of general manager after Chandler’s parents, JD and Gari, who bought the restaurant in 1978, retired in 2004.

“In real estate, it’s feast or famine,” he says, recalling picking up a shift behind the bar. “It was probably a famine week, and I needed some cash. So, I’m a bartender now. Eventually, I was real estate in the daytime and a bartender at night. That’s cool. I’m putting back some money.”

Quincy gave up alcohol with his MS diagnosis. Changed everything, he says, including his diet. He’s healthier now than he was 12 years ago, he says. He also participates in the annual MS 150 bicycle ride, which raises money to combat the disease as well as awareness.

However, there’s no mistaking the moral of this story: It’s amazing what happens when you need a little beer money.

Article written by John Henry and originally published here by Fort Worth, Inc.

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July 3rd– 4th:  Light Up Arlington 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Festivities, which are free and open to the public, start at 6 p.m. on July 3. This year’s celebration includes some of the top musical acts in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, vendors, food trucks and plenty of kid-friendly fun.

Bands will perform at four stages around Downtown, starting with 6 p.m. concerts outside the Arlington Music Hall and Grease Monkey, a 6:30 p.m. concert outside of City Tower at 101 S. Mesquite St., and a 7:30 p.m. concert at Levitt Pavilion Arlington.

Face painting and a bubble bus are among activities planned for the little ones at the Downtown Library. Vendors and at least 20 food trucks, featuring a variety of food and desserts, will be set in will be located in the Downtown Arlington area. 

The fireworks display, which lasts about 20 minutes, is scheduled to start at 9:50 p.m. and will be set to music on 95.9 The Ranch FM. Fireworks will be shot from the roof of City Tower, which is located east of City Hall

Experience the oldest event in Arlington and one of the largest 4th of July parades in Texas. Join us on JULY 4, 2022 AT 9AM for a day of festive family fun! The Arlington Independence Day Parade is the oldest event in Arlington. We’ve been putting smiles on people’s faces for over 50 years!

https://www.arlingtontx.gov/independence_day 

July 3rd    Mansfield Rocks 4th of July and Fireworks

http://mansfieldrockin.com/

July 3rd & July 4th:  Grand Prairie Lone Stars and Stripes Celebration / Lone Star Park

Gates Open: 3:00 p.m. First Live Race: 5:00 p.m. General Admission is just $10 ALL PARKING IS $20 Click Here to Purchase Tickets Fireworks: After the last race, stay to enjoy our spectacular 20-minutes Fireworks Show, choreographed to music.      Live Music: We’ll have live music on the Courtyard of Champions Stage …

https://www.lonestarpark.com/events/

July 4th:  City of Burleson Hot Sounds of Summer Concert Series with 4th of July Fireworks

4th of July Parade at 9am.  Then, Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy music from Petty Theft and a stunning Independence Day fireworks show.

https://burlesontx.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=19511&month=7&year=2022&day=4&calType=0

July 4thJuly 4th Fireworks Extravaganza Grapevine, Texas

Celebrate America’s birthday at this year’s July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza complete with spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music. Viewing locations listed below include some of Grapevine’s lakeside parks and are subject to change. Parking or entry fees may apply.

https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/summertime-in-grapevine/july-fourth/july-4th-fireworks-extravaganza/

July 4th:  Spark in the Park July 4th Fireworks & Concert with Mike Ryan Weatherford, Texas

Weatherford is proud to welcome San Antonio country star Mike Ryan will be our Spark in the Park headlining act on July 4th at the Heritage Park Amphitheater! Openers are Micky & the Motorcars, a Red Dirt band based out of Austin, Tx!

Following these talented country music performances is our annual fireworks spectacular! This massive show is one of the largest fireworks displays in North Texas and can be seen from miles away, so plan to light up your night with the City of Weatherford!

https://www.experienceweatherford.com/events/2022/sparkinthepark2022

July 2nd-4th :  Granbury’s 4th of July Hometown Celebration  Granbury, Texas

Each year more than 50,000 tourists trek to the town of Granbury to celebrate America’s history in the community “Where Texas History Lives.” Texas Tripper.com

Granbury’s proud tradition of celebrating Independence Day returns to a multi-day event this year, thanks to the Granbury Chamber of Commerce and its sponsors. Festivities that are sure to stir patriotic spirits begin on Saturday, July 2nd thru Monday July 4th. There will be vendors on the square all three days. The parade will be on Monday July 4th starting at 10:00 Monday evening, around 9:45PM, Extreme Pyrotechnics will once again display their amazing show that may be seen in a large portion of the County.

https://business.granburychamber.com/events/details/hometown-july-4th-celebration-52717?calendarMonth=2022-07-01

July 3rd:  Addison KaboomTown   Addison, Texas

For more than three decades, one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in the North Texas town of Addison. While 4.4 square-mile Addison is only home to 16,000 residents, more than a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town!® each July 3.

The celebration is citywide, with watch parties at many of Addison’s 200+ restaurants (the Town has more restaurants per capita than any other city in the U.S.!), 22 hotels, and at a fantastic, limited-capacity party in the 12-acre Addison Circle Park. The fireworks and the incredible Addison Airport Airshow can be seen from anywhere in town.

New at Addison Circle Park this year: the Caliber Auto Care Splash Zone. Cool off with a variety of inflatable waterslides, as well as an obstacle course and a giant zip line. Purchase an unlimited-ride wristband onsite for $15 (card payment only) to splash around from 5 to 9 p.m.

The Addison Kaboom Town! ® 25-minute-long fireworks show is among the best in the nation, and is radio simulcast on Star 102.1 FM. Before the fireworks, there’ll be high-energy music at Addison Circle Park from the Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band, the Walton Stout Band and the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, who will also perform after the fireworks.

Each year, Addison Kaboom Town!®  is named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular show has been ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by People.com, the American Pyrotechnics Association, Yahoo, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

https://addisonkaboomtown.com/

July 3rd:  Southlake Stars & Stripes Southlake, Texas

Join us for some Patriotic Fun in Town Square! Love the sound of the Southlake Community Band, find a spot by Rustin Pavilion. Ready to shake a leg and dance the night away, Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park might be the spot for you. Want to sit back and just enjoy the view? Find a spot in McPherson Park. There’s a little something for everyone at Stars & Stripes. Take a look at the schedule of event for each location, it varies just a little bit for each location. The Patriotic Ceremony will take place at Rustin Pavilion and will have the sound streamed to the other parks. 

https://www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/296/Southlake-Stars-Stripes

July 4th:  Family 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks Show North Richland Hills, Texas

The Northeast Tarrant Chamber invites the community to its annual Family 4th Fireworks Show on Monday, July 4, 2022. Attendees will enjoy dazzling fireworks from 9:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. The fireworks can be viewed from the parking lots of the BISD Plaza at 6351 Boulevard 26 in North Richland Hills and Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum at 6108 Broadway Avenue in Haltom City. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Vehicles will not be allowed to park along the street.

https://www.nrhtx.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=5494&month=7&year=2022&day=4&calType=0

July 2nd :  Hurst Stars & Stripes Fireworks Show Hurst, Texas

The annual City of Hurst Stars & Stripes event is Friday, July 1, at Hurst Community Park. Come out to enjoy live music, good food, and a beautiful fireworks show! FREE shuttles are available from designated parking at Northeast Mall. 

4:00 PM – Gates Open
6:00 PM – Big City Outlaws
8:00 PM – Emerald City
9:30 PM – Fireworks Show

Food Vendors begin serving at 5:30 p.m.

https://www.hursttx.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/13714/112?curm=7&cury=2022

July 4th:  Bedford 4th Picnic Bedford, Texas

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Bedford on Monday, July 4 from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane. The Bedford 4th Picnic will feature free live music by The Inspiration Band, lawn games, food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show when the sun goes down.

Admission to the picnic is FREE. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers are permitted).

https://www.bedfordtx.gov/890/Bedford-4th-Picnic

July 3rd:  Keller Lights Keller, Texas

Keller Parks & Recreation is looking forward to our second annual Keller Lights! This spectacular event celebrating American independence will run from 6-10 p.m. Sunday, July 3 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy.

https://www.cityofkeller.com/visitors/special-events

July 4th:  Boomin 4th Hudson Oaks/Aledo, Texas

Boomin’ 4th is the largest fireworks show in Parker County. It’s held each year on July 4th at Hudson Oaks City Hall. It is one of several signature events put on the the City of Hudson Oaks.

https://hudsonoaks.com/articles/boomin-4th

July 2nd-3rd:  Midlothian Independence Day Parade & Fest  Fireworks Midlothian, Texas

July 2nd:  Parade & Fest

July 3rd:  Fireworks

https://midlothian.tx.us/calendar.aspx?CID=14

July 4th:  Cleburne 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks Cleburne, Texas

Don’t miss out on the 4th of July Celebration at Lake Pat Cleburne on Monday, July 4th starting at 10am until after fireworks – Enjoy free parking, Vendors & Food Trucks along Lakeshore Drive. Fireworks shot off the dam at dark. Free to the public *Tune into 88.3 The Journey for music synced with the fireworks Sponsored by H.E.B. Grocery Store

https://www.visitcleburne.com/p/events?imgoing-event=4th-of-july-celebration–62911937bdcc221773691d94

July 3rd:  Roanoke’s 3rd of July Festival & Fireworks     Roanoke, Texas

https://roanoketexas.com/250/3rd-of-July

July 4th :  Rowlett’s Fireworks on Main Rowlett, Texas

Celebrate July 4th the right way! Our biggest, most highly anticipated event is coming soon, be sure to get there early to get a good spot for the fireworks. We are going to be changing things up this year with 3 bands on the line up. Be ready to try food from numerous vendors, visit the spectacular kids’ area with your kiddos and their friends, and enter to play on our legendary cornhole tournament.

https://www.ci.rowlett.tx.us/780/Fireworks-on-Main

July 3rd :  Plano’s Patriotic  Concert Plano, Texas

https://www.visitplano.com/plano-all-american-4th-2021-weekend-itinerary/ 

July 4th:  City of Irving Sparks & Stripes Irving, Texas

The City of Irving will host its annual Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4. The parade starts at 9 a.m. in the Heritage District; swing by Levy Event Plaza starting at 6 p.m. for live music and fireworks!

https://www.cityofirving.org/1289/Independence-Day-Celebration 

If you have a fireworks event in North Texas that you would like listed, email details to events@whatsupfortworth.com.

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