Here's a guide to some of the best fireworks shows and other events in Dallas-Fort Worth in 2018:
Allen USA Celebration at Celebration Park - June 30
This is a free event that starts at 4 p.m.
Frisco Freedom Fest at Toyota Stadium - July 4
The fireworks will launch from Toyota Stadium, after 7:30 p.m.
Kaboom Town at Addison Circle Park - July 3
Admission is free but traffic in and out of Addison is going to be hectic. Capacity is going to be limited, so try to show up early. The show begins around 9:30 p.m..
Red, White, and BOOM! at Craig Ranch in McKinney - July 4
Starting at 5:30 p.m. the party at Craig Ranch has live music, children’s activities, and other things. The fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. All is free.
All American Fourth Fireworks at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano - July 4
Fireworks starts at 9:30.
Family 4th Celebration at Breckinridge Park in Richardson - July 4
Fireworks are at 9:30.
Fair Park Fourth at Fair Park - July 4
Admission is free, but you’ll have to pay for parking or take DART. Free games, water activities, a zipline, and other kid-focused activities get going at 3 p.m.
Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion - July 4
Face painting, bounce houses, and pony rides, for the kids, throughout most of the day. Tubing, a zipline, and waterslides, for the kids and adults, also throughout most of the day. The F-16 flyover will start at 8 p.m., the fireworks at 10 p.m.
Light Up Arlington at Downtown Arlington - July 3
The fireworks will start at about 9:45 p.m.
Independence Day Fireworks Show at Lake Carolyn in Irving - July 4
It’s a free event but but parking in the nearby garages will cost $10 a vehicle.
The show starts at about 9:30 p.m and most of the action will be on the lake’s south shore.