Looking for a fun way to celebrate the Fourth of July this year? Luckily, there are plenty of events happening in the Terrell area. Even though the holiday falls on a Tuesday, there are even a number of weekend options to keep the whole family entertained. Start planning your itinerary now to make sure you get your fill of fireworks and festivities.
Terrell Fireworks Display
Don’t feel like leaving town? That’s not a problem, because Terrell has its own fireworks display for you to enjoy. During the day, the city hosts a Tricycle/Bicycle Decorating Contest and Parade at Ben Gill Park. When darkness falls, the city will light up the sky with its annual fireworks display, which typically draws around 5,000 to 6,000 spectators.
Kaufman Fireworks Display
Just outside town is the city of Kaufman, which will be hosting its annual Red, White, and Boom spectacular on July 1. In the day, there will be a fun parade starting at 9 a.m., followed by a party and games for children at the Sports Complex starting at 5 p.m. Throughout the evening, there’ll be live music, food, and drinks. The culmination of the night comes at sundown, with a brilliant firework display.
Forney Fireworks Display
Also on July 1 is the city of Forney’s Independence Day Celebration. If you have children, this is one event you won’t want to miss. There will be free rides, activities, and face painting for the entire family until 9 p.m. You’ll also have plenty of dining options, with over 15 food vendors on site. Enjoy live music from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and then gaze up into the sky at 9:30 p.m. for fireworks in the park.
Dallas Fireworks Displays
If you’re in the mood for a short trek to nearby Dallas, you’ll have practically unlimited options for seeing fireworks and parades. In fact, there are six parades happening within the city limits on July 4, including the Park Cities Fourth of July Parade, Lakewood’s Fourth of July Parade, Denton’s Yankee Doodle Parade, the Red, White, and Boom Parade, the Old Fashioned Fourth Parade, and the Plano Lions Independence Day Parade. All start around 9 or 10 a.m., so be prepared to leave early in the morning.
To see fireworks a day early, be sure to check out Light Up Arlington, Addison’s Kaboom Town, and Southlake’s Stars and Stripes, all of which are launching their rockets on July 3. However, if you’re a true believer in celebrating on the proper day, the Fair Park Fourth is a good place to stop for games and concessions. Frisco Freedom Fest also has a great fireworks display and is preceded by a food festival at 4 p.m. and a soccer match at 8 p.m.
While you’re at it, why not visit Randall Noe Used Car Supercenter to upgrade your ride? Peruse the wide variety of options available and treat yourself to an Independence Day new car to make your summer even more fun.