Who would expect that a small Texas town would have one of the biggest and highest-rated July 4th celebrations in the U.S.?
Independence Day is an important holiday to me. I may talk of my Texas pride, but first and foremost, I’m an American and proud of it. I always enjoy the patriotism, the picnics and parties, the fireworks, the day off from work… but amidst the revelry, I always take a moment to remember where we came from and what the “rockets’ red glare” really represents.
If you enjoy fireworks like I do and want to see one of the country’s top fireworks shows, then you must make plans to visit Addison Circle Park for Kaboom Town! This nationally recognized pyrotechnic display is the largest fireworks show in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and it has been rated by USA Today, Travel + Leisure, The Wall Street Journal, and the American Pyrotechnics Association as one of the top ten “must see” Fourth of July events in the nation.
The Addison skies will not only be alive with dazzling fireworks, but also an amazing air show…another event that I love, and therefore, another reason for this travelin’ man to make Kaboom Town the place to be this year to celebrate our hard won independence. The show will feature formation flights, aerobatic acts, and historic planes doing flyovers over the park. There will also be musical performances (including military bands to set the mood), a Family Fun Zone which has activities for children of all ages, places where you can get food and drink…everything to make this the most explosive event of the year! Admission is free but guests must have a ticket to enter the event site. But even if tickets are sold out, I’m told it’s still worth the trip because this nationally-recognized fireworks show can be seen from anywhere in Addison. In fact, many restaurants and bars in the area have “watching parties”, with special menus, events and great vantage points to see the fireworks. > “Watching Party” list
Please note that the festivities take place on July 3, not the 4th, and are held at Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive. The park opens at noon and the event runs from at 5 p.m. to midnight; fireworks begin at 9:30. Attendance will be limited, and guests are encouraged to leave bags and coolers at home, as all will be searched. Check this site for more information.
As you can imagine, this event draws huge crowds, but if you’re like me and you want to avoid the traffic delays after the show, they’ve got you covered! You can wait it out while listening to some live post-fireworks music at the Dos Equis Main Stage.
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