It’s kind of weird to be told to mark your calendars for a July Fourth celebration, since the majority of them take place on July Fourth. But, hey, mark your calendars for Fort Worth’s Fourth, which — stop us if you’ve heard this — will take place on July Fourth.
The daylong — well, afternoon-and-evening-long event at Panther Island Pavilion promises the largest Fourth of July fireworks show in North Texas, as well as activities including tubing on the Trinity River, a zip line, water slides, a levee slide and more. Jimmy Buffett tribute band the Landsharks and cover band Downtown Fever will provide music.
Although specific food vendors haven’t been announced, “festival fare” including pizza, hamburgers, barbecue, street tacos and more will be available.
Gates open at 2 p.m. July 4. There will be Jet-Ski shows, featuring The 9 Mile Motorsports Freestyle Team, and Aquafly flyboard shows — featuring “riders performing tricks on what can only be described as water fueled jet-packs,” per the release — will run througout the day. The Landsharks will perform at 6 p.m., Downtown Fever at 8 p.m, and fireworks will begin around 10 p.m.
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Here’s a look at what Daniel Martin, the leader of the 9 Mile Motorsports Freestyle Team, is capable of.
And then there are the flyboard shows, in a clip promoting the 2014 event:
Admission to Fort Worth’s Fourth is free. “Preferred” parking is $10; overflow parking is $5. Credit cards accepted.
Fort Worth’s Fourth is presented by Andrews Distributing, Coors Light and the Tarrant Regional Water District. The “Big Bang” sponsors include EECU Credit Union, Tarrant County College District, The City of Fort Worth and Margaritaville. Media sponsors include NBC 5 DFW, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 103.7 KVIL, 92.1 Hank FM, 95.9 The Ranch and Telemundo 39. Fort Worth’s Fourth is produced by the Trinity River Vision Authority.
For more information, go to fortworthsfourth.com.