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Great Places to Celebrate 2017's Independence Day in the Mansfield Area & Beyond

Jun 22, 2017 08:05PM ● By Melanie Heisinger

Courtesy of Mansfield Citizen Online.

Summer is officially here! That means BBQs, picnics, and plenty of pool time. It also means that Independence Day is right around the corner. 

There are so many great places in the Mansfield area to not only catch some fireworks, but to celebrate the 4th of July. Read on to find out what to do this year and where to catch some fireworks. 


2017 Red, White & Rockin' Kids Triathlon 

Courtesy of Mansfield Citizen Online

The inaugural Mansfield Red, White & Rockin' Kids Triathlon at Hawaiian Falls starts July 02, 2017!

Kids can participate in a fully USAT sanctioned event with two distances: 130m swim, 3.1 mile bike, and half mile run for the  Juniors (6-10 years) and 200m swim, 6.2 mile bike, and 1 mile run as Seniors (11 - 15 years).  The swim will be in the Hawaiian Falls Lazy River, the bike course will be near the complex, and the run will be around and through the Big League Dreams baseball complex.

All registered participants receive the following:

  • Full day admission to Hawaiian Falls after the race
  • Custom Tech Shirt
  • Finisher Medals to all participants
  • Post-race food
  • Other great prizes
The Red, White & Rockin' Kids Triathlon is in conjunction with the City of Mansfield's Red, White & Rockin' July 4th Celebration. Visit their website to learn more. 

The Rockin’ 4th of July


Mansfield's favorite summer tradition is back for its tenth year, the Rockin 4th of July Celebration!

There will be plenty of food, games and fabulous fireworks at Big League Dreams on July 3rd, 2017 starting at 7pm

Fireworks start at 9:30pm! 

Mansfield’s annual Independence Day celebration focuses on recreation, rockets and rock n roll. Held at Big League Dreams Mansfield Sports Park, the free event features family activities, live music, food and fireworks.

Free shuttles are provided from Mansfield ISD’s Newsom Stadium. Visit Mansfield Citizen Online to learn more. 

Grand Prairie

Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration

Courtesy of the City of Grand Prairie website.

Lone Star Park in conjunction with the City of Grand Prairie will host the annual Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration July 3 and July 4, 2017, with a family fun park, live music and fireworks at Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, 1000 Lone Star Parkway, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.

Gates open at 3:00 p.m. and the first live race at 5:00 p.m.
There will be a Family Fun Park, live music between the races on the Courtyard of Champions and fireworks choreographed to music. 

Visit the City of Grand Prairie website to learn more. 


Light Up Arlington

Courtesy of Arlington Parks and Recreation

On July 3rd, 2017, spend the evening in Downtown Arlington Texas enjoying great food, entertainment, and family fun! Light Up Arlington includes live music, kids activities, and fireworks.


Due to construction surrounding Arlington City Hall, fireworks will be shot off from the municipal office tower in 2017 (101 Mesquite St).

Kid Zone: 6-9 PM
Train Rides: 6-10 PM
Carnival Concessions: 6-10 PM
Food Trucks: 6-10 PM
Fireworks kick off at 9:45 PM -- Set to music from 95.9 The Ranch!

Levitt Pavilion Arlington Stage:
Daphne Willis at 7:30 PM
Brad Thompson Band 8:45 PM

Learn more by visiting the Light Up Arlington website

Fort Worth

Fort Worth's Fourth 

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Fort Worth's Fourth celebrates 10 years on the Trinity!

The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Tuesday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing and KidsZone activities are absolutely free!

A limited number of VIP passes will be available. Prices range from $45-$60 each and are available for purchase in advance. 

The Tejas Brothers and Party Machine bands will pump up the crowd for the spectacular 25-minute fireworks finale - the largest in North Texas. 

For more information, visit


Midlothian Independence Day Parade 

Celebrate our Nation's independence in historic downtown with the annual Midlothian Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10:00 am! There will also be activities at the Downtown Midlothian Market in Heritage Park from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. 

Learn more by visiting the City of Midlothian website


Midlothian Independence Day Fireworks Display 

Annual Midlothian Independence Day Fireworks Display held on July 3rd each year. Sponsored by Citizens National Bank of Texas and Midlothian Community Development Corporation.

The stadium parking lot gates will open at 6pm. The stadium itself will not be open or available to the public and solicitors/vendors are prohibited on MISD property.

Rainout date is July 5, 2017 at 9:15pm. Learn more about this event here.


Burleson's 4th of July Celebration 


Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnic for a great time at Burleson's 4th of July Celebration! this event takes place July 4th, 2017. There will be concessions nearby if you didn't bring any snacks, too. 

Patrons are encouraged to sit on the field surrounding the stage, in the bleachers or on most of the fields throughout the park. The concession stand will be open but patrons may also bring a picnic and beverages. 

5 p.m. - Gates open
7:30 p.m. - Concert starts featuring Trio Grande, a ZZ Top cover band 
9:20 p.m. - Fireworks show

Learn more by visiting the City of Burleson website


20th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade

Join the city of Waxahachie for a flower-filled 4th of July celebration with crape myrtles in full bloom during the 20th Annual Crape Myrtle Festival & Parade. The theme for the 2017 festival is Pink Petals & Patriotism.

Monday, July 3 Activities:

The patriotic celebration will begin on Monday, July 3, at 5 p.m. with the InterBank Tailgate Party at the Waxahachie Sports Complex located at 151 Broadhead Rd. Madness Entertainment will entertain the crowd before the concert and teach moves to some of the newest dance craze songs.

This year, guests will enjoy a concert by Def Leggend – The World’s Greatest Tribute to Def Leppard at 7:30 p.m. sponsored by Carlisle Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac. Following the concert will be the spectacular H-E-B fireworks display at 9 p.m.

A new addition to the festival is The Kid Zone sponsored by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Waxahachie with FREE activities for the children to enjoy. There will also be a variety of food vendors for families to purchase from in the Food Court including a few new selections.

Tuesday, July 4 Activities:

On July 4, the celebration will continue at 10 a.m. with a hometown parade sponsored by CNB of Texas. The 4th of July parade will start at College Street, head west on Main Street and end in Getzendaner Park.

After the parade, Remedy Church will host a Picnic in the Park in Getzendaner Park for families along with free hotdogs, water, snow cones, old fashioned games and bounce house. There will also be a “Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby” during the picnic.

For more information on the festival, call the Waxahachie Convention & Visitors Bureau at 469-309-4040 or visit

What are you doing for the 4th this year? Let us know in the comments! 

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