Have a Kabooming Good Time in Addison, Texas on July 3rd, 2013

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Celebrate the 28th anniversary of Addison's KaboomTown on July 3rd in Addison Circle Park.

This free event is more than just fireworks. Come early (5:00 pm) and stay late (midnight) to avoid the traffic.Addison's KaboomTown

 Here's the lineup for the main stage entertainment:

  • 5:00 PM - Airlift
  • 6:30 PM - 531st National Guard Band of the Gulf Coast
  • 8:15 PM - Dallas Wind Symphony
  • 9:30 PM - Fireworks Show
  • 10:00 PM - Emerald City Band

The Addison Airport Air Show starts at 7:15pm and begins with the Cavanaugh Flight Museum Historic Warbird Flyover. The show features aerobatic acts by Jan Collmer, Mike Galloway, and the Red River Skydivers.

The evening show will also include pyrotechnic and aerobatic effects with pilots Dan Buchanan and Bill Leff at the controls.

Bring a cooler or purchase from the concession booths and don't forget blankets and lawn chairs. See you there on Wednesday night!

KaboomTown is ranked as the 3rd best fireworks event in the US and draws thousands to Addison, Texas for the evening.

(Note: Addison Circle Drive from Addison Road to Witt Place will close on Wednesday, July 3 at 8 am and will re-open just before midnight. Arapaho Road Bridge will close at 2:00 pm on July 3 and will open after the fireworks show (approximately 10:30 pm). Addison Airport Tunnel will be one way (westbound) from approximately 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm.  Lindbergh Drive will close approximately 9 pm on July 3 and will open after the fireworks show (approximately 10:30 pm). To avoid the traffic, plan to stay for the Emerald City Band who will be performing in the park after the fireworks.)

The following is an explanation, provided in 2011, from Ron Whitehead, the Addison City Manager, about how the name KaboomTown came to be.

We had an inquiry this week about how we ended up with Kaboom Town as a name for our July 3rd Fireworks Celebration.... Back in the day, when we started the event, things were booming in Addison. We had construction cranes poking their heads up all over the town. We were building like crazy. At the time our advertising firm came up with the idea of combining the concept of the town growing rapidly and the sound the fireworks made. Kaboom Town was the result of those conversations and the name is now recognized around the country as one of the best firework shows in the nation.

The other thing that distinguished us was that we decided to do the event on July 3rd rather than the fourth. The fourth was already crowded with celebrations, so we thought it would be good for our restaurants, hotels and businesses to do it the day before the holiday. There wouldn’t be as much competition for our event and people would have the next day to be with their families or recover from the night before if they needed to.

The show brings a couple hundred thousand people in to the area and is the biggest night for business all year for many of our restaurants. All of the hotels do special rates for the night and that drives a lot of business to them also. Interestingly, a lot of locals get a hotel room and make a party of the evening and that way they don’t have to drive after the fireworks.

Traffic is always an issue and we have over 200 police officers working the intersections in Addison and surrounding communities after the fireworks. We only have a little over 70 people in our police department, so we hire officers from the county and surrounding cities to help us move the traffic. The problem is people assemble for the fireworks over a number of hours, but they all want to leave within 15 minutes of the fireworks ending. We just cannot accommodate all of those cars leaving at once when they took hours to accumulate before the event. The roadway capacity is the primary problem, not so much traffic direction, although we commit a lot of resources to traffic direction.

A number of years ago we started doing a movie after the fireworks to try to freeze some of that traffic for a period while we were working on moving as much traffic as possible. That has helped, but this year we are doing a concert with the band Emerald City. We are hopeful that people will find that fun and entertaining and that a larger number will hang out with us until the traffic clears a little. So, if you are in Addison Circle Park we would like you to stick around for the concert, but if you are at one of our great restaurants, have desert and coffee and visit a while and we will move the traffic as quickly as we can.

Kaboom Town is a great event and a really fun evening. We want everyone to have a safe and happy holiday, while we celebrate this wonderful nation and the independence and freedoms we enjoy. Have a super 3rd and 4th and remember,” We’re glad you are here!” Ron Whitehead, City Manager

First published at AddisonUpdate.com.

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David Popoff
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Looks like a lot of fun, spend time with family and friends, enjoy and have a safe July 4th.

Jun 30, 2013 11:10 PM #1
Bahman Davani, CM at Texas Five Star Realty, Plano, TX (214) 457-7055
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That is a lot of fun. Plan to be there tomorrow.

Jul 02, 2013 04:40 AM #2
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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David: We celebrate the 4th on the 3rd here in Addison. It gives us a day off to recover!

Bahman: It was the best one yet! I didn't see you there last night :)

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