The official list of top 4th of July events and fireworks around Fort Worth in 2023
As always, the Fort Worth area will feature no shortage of Independence Day-related events in the days leading up to July 4th and, of course, on the day itself. Below are the biggest and best Fourth of July celebrations taking place this year all around Fort Worth, in chronological order. For events taking place around Dallas, see this list.
Friday, June 23
City of Colleyville presents Stars & Guitars
Colleyville’s annual patriotic celebration will feature a concert by country singer Darryl Worley and a spectacular fireworks show to end the night. Various food trucks will be on hand. Worley will take the stage at 8 pm, followed by fireworks after sunset. The event will take place on the south grounds of Colleyville City Hall.
Saturday, July 1
4th of July Weekend in Denton
4th of July Weekend in Denton is a two-day event, starting with the Yankee Doodle Parade on July 1, featuring a variety of floats, organizations, and more, starting in Historic Denton Square and finishing at Denton Civic Center. On July 3, the July Jubilee in the Historic Denton Square features live music, food from local vendors, inflatables, games, rock climbing, face painting, photo opportunities, a hot dog eating contest, and drone shows sponsored by Denton Noon Kiwanis.
City of Keller presents Keller Lights
The third annual Keller Lights will celebrate American independence with music from the Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra, Bailey Swayden, and Ben Hatton, a hot dog eating contest, mayor and council comments, and a 15-minute fireworks show to end the night. The event takes place at Keller Town Hall.
Monday, July 3
City of Arlington presents Light Up Arlington
Light Up Arlington includes live music on four stages around Downtown Arlington, vendors, food trucks, and kid-friendly fun. The fireworks display, set to music on 95.9 The Ranch FM, will be shot from the roof of City Tower, which is located east of City Hall. The next morning on July 4 will be the Arlington Independence Day Parade, featuring 120 entries and traveling around downtown Arlington.
Southlake Stars & Stripes
Southlake Stars & Stripes features two stages of entertainment in Southlake Town Square, including four bands and a fireworks show at the end of the night. Performers include Empty Pockets, Southlake Community Band, the Superglide Band, and Inspiration Band. There will be a variety of food vendors, family activities, and a kids corner.
Northeast Tarrant Chamber presents Family 4th Fireworks Show
The Northeast Tarrant Chamber's annual Family 4th Fireworks Show features bounce houses, food trucks, and a concert by the Texas All-Star Jazz Orchestra. A display of fireworks will take place at 9:30 pm, which can be viewed from the parking lots of the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City and BISD Plaza in North Richland Hills. The free event is made possible thanks to the support of the cities of Haltom City, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Saginaw, and Watauga.
Hurst Stars & Stripes
The annual City of Hurst Stars & Stripes will feature live music by Micky & the Motorcars and Emerald City, food trucks, and a fireworks show. Free shuttles are available from a designated parking at North East Mall to take attendees to Hurst Community Park.
At Mansfield Rocks at Big League Dreams Mansfield, guests can enjoy games, food, live music by Radio Edit, activities, slides and wave pool at Hawaiian Falls, and cap it off with the world-class fireworks show. Celebrating its 15th year, this is one of the few events with paid tickets due to admission to Hawaiian Falls.
Tuesday, July 4
Granbury's Hometown 4th of July Festival
Granbury's Hometown 4th of July Festival features a morning parade beginning at Granbury High School and ending around the downtown square. During the day, there will be artisan vendors around the courthouse in the historic downtown (the vendors will also be on hand July 1-3). Around 9:45 pm, fireworks will be shot off over the lake, directly behind the Pearl Street Bridge and can be seen all over Granbury.
Fort Worth’s Fourth
Fort Worth’s Fourth is an Independence Day celebration along the banks of the Trinity River featuring festival food, cold drinks, kids’ activities, live music by Trey & the Tritones and Coffey Anderson, and a spectacular fireworks show to end the night. The event takes place at Panther Island Pavilion.
City of Bedford presents 4thFest
Bedford's 4thFest at Generations Park at Boys Ranch will feature live music by The Inspiration Band, a kids zone, food trucks, marketplace, and a spectacular fireworks show when the sun goes down. Similar to previous years, the City will continue to shoot the fireworks 200-feet higher so residents can view them from further away.
City of Burleson presents Red, White & BTX
The City of Burleson's Red, White & BTX at Chisenhall Fields features food trucks, the "Burleson Best" concert featuring Texas High Road, Andrew Dolan, and Jesse Jennings, and a fireworks show. Earlier in the day is the Lions Club Parade at 9 am starting at the corner of SE Gregory and SW Johnson Avenue. The announcers and judges stand are located at Warren Park and next to City Hall.
Grapevine presents July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
Grapevine will celebrate America’s birthday with the annual July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza, featuring spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music. Viewing locations will be around Grapevine Lake, including multiple spots at Oak Grove Park.
Saturday, July 8
City of Crowley presents Celebration of Freedom
The City of Crowley will wait for the weekend after the Fourth of July to put on their annual Celebration of Freedom event, which includes live bands, an All-American Kid Contest, food trucks, retail and craft vendors, kids activities, fireworks, and more. Performers include Lauren Corzine - Taylor Swift Tribute and Party Machine Band.