Everything is bigger in Texas, including the Fourth of July. This year is no exception, as there are many celebrations and events right here in the metroplex to commemorate the country’s independence.

The Dallas Express compiled a list of notable events in the area to help with your holiday planning, and the list was so big we had to split it into three parts! Here’s Part Two:

Flower Mound

Flower Mound will host two events over the Fourth of July weekend.

Kids, parents, grandmas, grandpas, and other interested parties are invited to bring their decorated bikes, trikes, wagons, and strollers to participate in the Children’s Parade on Monday, July 4. Line-up begins at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Eaton and Timber Road, and the procession will start promptly at 10 a.m.

The short parade route will end at Leonard and Helen Johns Park, where participants will find free hot dogs and drinks, children’s activities, and live entertainment.

Later in the day, the Independence Day Fest 2022 kicks off at 5 p.m. at Bakersfield Park. The Randy Rogers Band will headline the fun-filled event that includes hours of live entertainment, a vintage car show, local vendors, and a fireworks show to finish the evening.

Fort Worth

Fort Worth’s Fourth begins at 5 p.m. on July 4 at Panther Island Pavillion. The public can bring their own tube or float for use in the swimming area between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The water will be cleared at dusk.

On dry land, festival-goers can participate in kids’ activities such as zip-lining, face-painting, inflatables, and more. The evening will feature live music from Party Machine and Metal Shop and plenty of food and beverage vendors, including beer and wine.

The event will be capped off at 9:30 p.m. with what is promised to be the largest Fourth of July fireworks show in North Texas.


The Frisco Freedom Fest begins with a Party in the Plaza (6101 Frisco Square Blvd.), which kicks off at 4 p.m. on the Fourth with an opening ceremony featuring the local chapter of the American Legion and the national anthem.

The family-friendly event includes a Community Stage with dancers, singers, and bands, a Children’s Expo featuring rides, games from Sports City USA, a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show, a “Hometown Heroes” exhibit showcasing local first-responders, and a Patriotic Vendor Village. Food and beverage vendors will be on hand to offer hungry attendees a Taste of Frisco.

Fireworks will begin at approximately 10 p.m. at Toyota Stadium across the street, following the conclusion of the FC Dallas match. Check the city’s website for parking and shuttle information.


The Firewheel Town Center in Garland will play host to the City of Garland’s Star-Spangled Spectacular 2022 on Sunday, July 3, beginning at 4 p.m. The free event offers kid-friendly activities, lawn games, and live entertainment. Food will be available for purchase from vendors.

A patriotic program begins at 9 p.m. with a flag-raising ceremony, the playing of the national anthem, and a presentation by the mayor of Garland, leading to the Firewheel Fireworks Spectacular at 9:15 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring sunscreen and lawn chairs and blankets.

Grand Prairie 

Enjoy a day of horse racing and fireworks at the Lone Stars & Stripes Fireworks Festival on Sunday, July 3, at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Gates open at 3 p.m., with the first race beginning at 5 p.m.

The Vegas Stars will provide live music, and the extended family fun park will offer a petting zoo, pony rides, face painters, airbrush tattoo artists, inflatable slides, an obstacle course, and games. A 20-minute fireworks show, choreographed to music, will end the evening following the last horse race of the day.

General admission tickets are $10, and parking is $20.


Bring the family to historic Nash Farm starting Friday, July 1, from 10 a.m.–noon. The 19th-century working homestead will have a patriotic picnic. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy lawn games and refreshments. Tickets are $5 per person (ages 3+). 

On July 2, Nash Farm will hold “Bluegrass at the Settlement,” where fans of bluegrass and folk music can enjoy live music at the Settlement to City Museum Park, located at 206 W. Hudgins St., from noon–4:00 p.m.

The July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza kicks off at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, with several areas to view fireworks while listening to patriotic music. There will be viewing areas around Grapevine Lake, including Oak Grove Park, Rockledge Park, Scott’s Landings Marina, Silver Lake Park by Silver Lake Marina, and Lakeview Park. Parking or entry fees may apply. Once lake parks are at capacity, no more vehicles or foot traffic will be allowed.

If you have trouble hearing the music from your location, Grapevine has created a Soundcloud Fourth of July music track for you to enjoy while watching the fireworks.


On Monday, July 4, the City of Irving will hold its annual celebration, Sparks & Stripes. Start the day by taking in the parade in the Heritage District, beginning at 9 a.m., followed by live music and free watermelon served up until 11 a.m. at Heritage Park.

You’ll still have time for an afternoon siesta before heading to Levy Event Plaza at 6 p.m. for food, music, family fun activities, and of course, a fireworks show! The events will be live-streamed on the City of Irving website. Check the site for parking information.

Check out Part Three of our Fourth of July series, featuring events in Lewisville, Plano, McKinney, Southlake, and more.

Check out Part One of our Fourth of July series!