Northeast Tarrant goes Kaboom

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Grapevine broke record attendance with people converging on and around Grapevine Lake for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza.

City officials estimate that more than 40,000 people came to the parks surrounding the lake on Thursday, and anywhere from 600-800 boats watched the fireworks display on the lake.

“The Grapevine fireworks display is one of the largest in the area and is so spectacular, and over the water it’s already a very popular draw,” said Mona Burk, Grapevine Parks and Recreation spokeswoman. “The weather was a key component. We had record breaking crowds at every park.”

Colleyville started the patriotic festivities June 28 with its third annual Red, White and Sousa concert.

In addition to the concert featuring a cappella group, Acoustix, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble, food trucks parked in the Village at Colleyville where more than 2,000 people attended.

On July 3, Southlake Town Square played host to the city’s annual Stars & Stripes celebration.

Attendees flocked to the square for food, crafts and activities and finished the night with fireworks.

Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770

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