Dallas Right Now: July Events We Love

031It’s the peak of summer and Dallas couldn’t be more exciting!

This is Texas, so of course we are celebrating Independence Day in a big way!

Addison Kaboom Town, July 3 – They say everything is bigger and better in Texas, and never is that more true than when Addison, Texas hosts its legendary Addison Kaboom Town! fireworks display.

Fair Park Fourth, July 4 – The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas and WFAA-TV invite you to celebrate America with a day of family fun at the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration.

Dallas Winds presents A Star-Spangled Spectacular, July 4 – The Dallas Winds light up the Meyerson Center with a flag-waving show honoring the USA. This must-see annual musical extravaganza features the most patriotic wind band tunes in an endless parade of dazzling musicianship.

Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration, July 4 – Lone Star Park is hosting fun for everyone with live horse races, bounce houses, pony rides and a petting zoo. Bring your kids out for a 4th of July they will never forget! Don’t forget to stay at the park after the races to watch a firework display choreographed to music!

Fort Worth’s Fourth, July 4 – Fort Worth’s Fourth is a day full of free family activities, music and fireworks along the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion. It will feature live music from The Land Sharks and Downtown Fever, as well as free activities such as Jet Ski shows, Flyboard shows, pony rides, bounce houses, miniature golf, water slide, levee slide, face painting, tubing and more.

Four Seasons Resort Independence Day Celebration, July 4 – The Independence Festival has games and entertainment for all ages! Attractions include a Beer Garden, bounce houses, food trucks, face painting, photo booth, laser tag and more. And of course, spectacular fireworks to end the day!

Other fabulous events in July:

Dallas Farmers Market presents Evening in the Shed, July 2 through October 29 – Every Thursday, the Dallas Farmers Market hosts Evening in the Shed, a chance to shop artisan food vendors, feast from food trucks, sample beer and wine, listen to great music and do arts and crafts.

Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, through September 20 – The 55 paintings in the exhibition span a period of more than 400 years and include some of the greatest holdings of the Scottish National Gallery, Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art—the three institutions that comprise the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh.

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, July 7 – It seems that soccer is finally catching on in the U.S. This tournament is your chance to see teams from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football go against each other for the win. Panama vs. Haiti & USA vs. Honduras will take place at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.

Anthony Bourdain: Close to the Bone, July 10 – Of the 10 cities on Anthony Bourdain’s Close to the Bone Tour this summer, three are in Texas. He promises to give audiences more than they see on TV – expect to see brutally honest talk reflecting on his experiences seeking the road un-traveled plus a Q&A session.

Bastille on Bishop, July 14 – The 6th Annual Bastille on Bishop Festival returns. Mussels competition, outdoor markets, wine tastings, Vespa rally, crepe stands, petanque courts, french music, dancing and more will take over 3 blocks of the historic Bishop Arts District in Oak Cliff.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, July 29 through August 8 – Don’t miss out on “the greatest show on earth” coming to the American Airlines Center this summer. Pre-order your tickets now for endless entertainment of the circus show, the animal open house and meeting the stars!

Happy Independence Day! Enjoy the fun, family friendly activities in North Texas this July!

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