Remote viewing is encouraged at many scaled-back events, including Kaboom Town in Addison.
While many Fourth of July fireworks festivals are officially canceled in light of COVID-19, the skies over Addison and some other North Texas areas will still light up in celebration of Independence Day.
Addison’s Kaboom Town normally draws thousands of spectators to Addison Circle Park for fireworks and accompanying fun. According to an official release, this year’s Kaboom Town will be a fireworks-only event beginning around 9:30 p.m. on July 3. Addison Circle Park and surrounding parking garages will be closed and the airshow from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum is canceled. But the fireworks will be visible across the city, organizers said.
Pyrotechnics are also planned in Plano, Little Elm, The Colony, Forney and in the sky over Lake Grapevine. On June 27, the city of Dallas is joining Klyde Warren Park to host a pre-Fourth fireworks event for front-line healthcare workers and their families. The park lawn will be reserved for them on an invite-only basis, but the 9:30 p.m. display will be visible throughout the surrounding area, according to park spokeswoman Amanda Whitelaw Larder.
A crowd favorite that won’t be happening this year is Fair Park Fourth. The annual Fourth of July festival and fireworks show from Fair Park in Dallas has been canceled, according to a statement from the organizers of the event.
Also officially canceled are the Market Street Allen USA Celebration and displays in Irving, Richardson, Denton, DeSoto, Lancaster and Bedford.
Here’s a list of more fireworks happening on July 4. The approximate start time for all displays is 9:30 p.m. Viewing is free unless otherwise indicated. More details can be found on city websites.
Plano — Fireworks will launch near the Plano Event Center. No onsite activities.
Forney – Live music, food vendors and fireworks at Community Park, 241 S. FM 548, Forney from 4 to 10 p.m. Visitors are asked to respect social distancing.
The Colony – Fireworks will launch in the vicinity of The Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Dr. Watch from your vehicle. Parking opens at 8:30 p.m.
Little Elm – Simultaneous displays at Little Elm Park (ticketed event, parking will be limited for social distancing) and near Little Elm High School.
Lake Grapevine – Display will be viewable from parks and marinas around the lake. Parking and entrance fees may be in effect.
Fort Worth – Fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m. from Panther Island, remote viewing only. Panther Island Pavilion will be closed.
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5:01 PM on Jun 10, 2020 — Updated at 5:05 PM on Jun 11, 2020