Fort Worth Fireworks: For the Fourth and Other Occasions

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Where to See Fireworks in Fort Worth

There are two major holidays to look forward to if you’re wanting to see Fort Worth Fireworks. In this article we break down the different events and holidays where you can see the sky light up.

4th of July

Fourth of July is one of the most popular holidays for fireworks shows and has the highest fireworks sales all year round in Texas. This holiday commemorates the independence of the United States, so it is only right for it to be celebrated in a big way. In North Texas, Fort Worth and places nearby are known for having many free and affordable family-friendly events and activities that celebrate the 4th of July, so the whole family can tag along and interact with the community. Fort Worth is also home to the largest fireworks show in North Texas, so you are sure to come across events worth attending when July comes around in the city.

Fort Worth’s Fourth

Every year in July, Fort Worth puts on the Fort Worth’s Fourth to celebrate our nation. This is the largest fireworks show in North, Texas and the most awaited by the Fort Worth community. The celebration takes place at the Panther Island Pavilion and the gates open at 2 p.m. on July 4th.

This annual Fort Worth festival in Panther Island has a packed schedule, so you will never run out of things to do while in the city during the month of July. If you want to start this 4th of July celebration early, the gates open at 2 p.m. The hydroflight water shows take place from 3 to 7:45 p.m. Another fun activity is the 95.9 The Ranch Battle of the Bald Eagle, this festival portion is a local band competition at 3:30, 4:30, and 5:15 p.m.

If you enjoy a good live music concert, a local band performs at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m. you can watch a 301st Fighter Wing, NASJRB, F-16 flyover. At 8 p.m. there is also another live music concert performance by a local band. Lastly, at 9:35 p.m. you can watch an after-dark Lighted Hydroflight Water Show if you couldn’t watch this portion of the event earlier. And the night ends with the largest fireworks show in North Texas, this portion of the event takes place at around 10 p.m and it is a popular one among the public.

Details for July 4 on Panther Island Pavilion

At the event, there is also a free kid zone open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here, kids can do fun activities like horseback riding, face painting, tubing, zip line, play in the multiple bounce houses, and slide on the water slides, and more. Safety is always a priority in this annual Fort Worth event, so there is no need to worry during the festival portion.

In case you get hungry during this day-long celebration, the event offers delicious festival eats. Here you can find anything from burritos, street tacos, nachos, burgers, corndogs, turkey legs, and more.

The general admission is free, but you must purchase VIP tickets. Parking at the festival site is cash only, $20 for preferred parking, and $10 for overflow parking. All food vendors accept cash and card.

For any questions, more information on the event’s schedule, and tickets, visit or call (817) 698-0700.

Star-Spangled Spectacular

The Star-Spangled Spectacular is an annual Independence Day musical that features everything proudly American. This show is indoors which is great during those hot Texas summer days on the 4th of July. The best part of this show every year, is the highly awaited indoor fireworks show. During this show, you and your family can also enjoy some great American food like hot dogs, ice cream, pie, and more.

This show takes place at the Meyerson Symphony Center, located at 2301 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201. The show is exclusively performed on the 4th of July and gates open at 1 p.m. This show is worth attending and tickets sell out fast, so remember to buy your tickets once they come out.

For tickets and further details visit

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is another holiday where fireworks should never be missed, it is also one of the top holidays for firework purchases all year round. To celebrate the beginning of the year is like getting a fresh start and another chance to set resolutions. If you find yourself in North Texas during New Year’s Eve and still want to view a fireworks show at midnight, Fort Worth has many great events for this time of year.

New Years at Sundance Square

Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth throws a huge New Year’s Eve celebration every year for Fort Worth locals and visitors to welcome in the new year. The event begins on December 31 at 10:30 p.m. and goes on till the next year. At this Fort Worth celebration, there are live music concerts, food vendors, drinks, fun activities, and of course, a fireworks show at the end of the night. The general admission is free, but still, remember to bring money with you if you would like to purchase any food or drinks.

For more information visit

Dallas NYE Ball

The Dallas NYE Ball is Dallas’ #1 rated New Year’s Eve party. Held at different famous nightclubs each year, this popular ball takes place in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. At the ball, there is a countdown to the new year, a casino, live DJs, photo opportunities, and of course, fireworks show at midnight. Tickets are needed to enter this ball which can be purchased on their website.

For tickets to the ball and further information search or call 214-609-9587.

Fair Park Fourth on the Midway

Fair Park Fourth is an Independence Day celebration at the State Fair of Texas Midway. At this celebration, there will be live music, carnival rides, fair foods, and of course Fourth of July fireworks. By attending this event, you are supporting the Big Tex Urban Farms and agriculture. All proceeds collected will also be donated to the Big Tex Scholarship Program. This is a perfect place to take your loved ones and share some charitable experiences.

This fair takes place on the fourth of July and it lasts all day. Tickets are not out yet, but more details will be posted soon. You can also submit your email to get updates as soon as they come out. For event updates and tickets visit

Story By Fernanda Tronco

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