There are many July Fourth celebrations in the Metroplex this weekend. Here are some of the major ones. Note: not all feature fireworks.
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Arlington Highlands Mall
4000 Retail Connection Way
7 p.m. Monday; free
Festivities, including face-painting, music from A Hard Night's Day, and free snow cones for the first 2,000 people, precede the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Light Up Arlington
Abram Street between Oak and Mesquite
6-10 p.m. Sunday; free
Live music from the Spazmatics and others, food, and kids' activities. Fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.
Big Top 4thFest Independence Day Celebration
Bedford Boys Ranch Park
2801 Forest Ridge Road
Noon-10 p.m. Monday; free, though admission to the adjacent Splash Aquatic Center is $6.50 adults, $5.50 children, free for 2 and younger. The InFlataFun area requires individual tickets or a $15 wristband. This all-day event features children's activities, food, the Jolie Holliday Band and fireworks. No on-site parking; $4 shuttle service from Pennington Field, 1501 Central Drive. Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, nonalcoholic beverages permitted
Fort Worth's Fourth
Trinity River Levee
Behind LaGrave Field
601 N.E. Sixth St.
4:30 p.m. Monday
streamsandvalleys.org; $5 parking at LaGrave; free on-street parking west of North Main Street
Games, water activities, pony rides, music from Canyon Creek Band. Blankets, picnics, coolers, nonalcoholic beverages, leashed dogs and lawn chairs OK. Fireworks follow the Fort Worth Cats game.
Old Fashioned Fireworks Picnic
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday; $16-$43
Andres Franco conducts the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by fireworks.
Stockyards 4th of July Celebration
Fort Worth Stockyards
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; free
Family fun including the Fort Worth Herd Cowcamp, face-painting, gunfight shows and live music.
9:30 p.m. Monday; free (some parks along the lake may charge a minimal fee)
Fairway Drive, between Texas 26 E. and Silveron Boulevard, will be closed starting at 9:30 p.m.
North Richland Hills/Haltom City
Family Fourth Fireworks Show
The Hills/ATI Career Training Center
6351 Boulevard 26
North Richland Hills
Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum
6108 Broadway Ave.
9:30 p.m. Monday; free
The fireworks can be best seen from the parking lots of the above locations. Vehicles not allowed to park on the street. No outdoor cooking equipment, pets or personal fireworks. Patriotic music is simulcast on KDKR/91.3 FM.
Stars and Stripes of Southlake
Southlake Town Square
6 p.m. Sunday; free
Music, interactive gaming area and activities precede the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Blankets and chairs OK.
Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Drive
5 p.m.-midnight Sunday; free
Consistently considered one of the country's best fireworks displays, this is a big regional draw. There will be a family fun zone, live entertainment and the Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbird Flyover.
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Fair Park Fourth
1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd.
4:30-10 p.m. Monday; free
Dallas Wind Symphony and Stefani Little Band perform. Free admission to all Fair Park museums until 7:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. No strollers, coolers and pets inside the Cotton Bowl.
Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration
Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Parkway
5-11 p.m. Sunday and Monday; $5 general admission; 3 and younger free
Family activities, live music and fireworks.
Denton Kiwanis Club 4th of July Fireworks
University of North Texas
2300 N. I-35E
5:30 p.m. Monday; free but donations accepted
Music from George Dunham and the Bulldogs and City Folk, followed by fireworks
LISD School Administration Building
1800 Timber Creek Road
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday; free
Children's parade with free hot dogs, drinks, kids' activities and live entertainment
1201 Duncan Lane
5-10:30 p.m. Monday; free
Grand Funk Railroad and Professor D perform, along with kids' activities, vintage-car show and fireworks.
July 4 Independence Day Celebration
500 W. Hidden Creek Parkway
5 p.m. Monday; free
The band Voodoo Blue performs at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Blankets and lawn chairs OK.
Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Three days of festivities including parade and fireworks on Monday