We Had a Kabooming Fantastic Celebration!

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Friends, food, fun, and fireworks! Every July 3rd, the Town of Addison, a Dallas Texas suburb, celebrates Independence Day by hosting Kaboom Town. It's rated in the top 10 fireworks displays in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association. And two years ago, it was ranked as the #2 best in the nation

Addison's Water TowerRed white and blue popcorn at Addison's Kaboom Town 2021 Ellen's flag t-shirt

This year, I got an invitation to the event's VIP area. The tickets provided us a delicious dinner of pulled pork or brisket sandwich, with mac & cheese, baked beans, and red, white, and blue popcorn, plus drinks. {Sorry - no photo of the dinner; it was eaten before I remembered to take a picture. But see popcorn, above.}

Obligatory recipe: popcorn, red and blue food coloring.

Kaboom Town VIP Instructions


The Addison Freedom Flyover started about 7:30, with vintage planes from Addison's Cavanaugh Flight Museum. Here are a few of the planes.

Flyover  Flyover   Flyover

The fireworks began at 9:30 and we were awestruck for 30 minutes of non-stop entertainment. I put together a few snippets of video for you to watch:

If you missed this year's Kaboom Town, mark your calendar for July 3, 2022. The town-wide party draws crowds of about 500,000. While not all will fit into Addison Circle Park, Addison has 180 restaurants. Dozens of them host their own watch parties. Or bring a blanket and/or chair and sit along most any street in the city and you should have a great view. This year, entry into the park was limited due to Covid, but the tickets were free and first-come, first-served. Because of the size of the crowds, traffic after the event is HEAVY! Two years ago it took me 1.75 hours to get home and I only live 2 miles away. This year was better and I got home in 20 minutes.

Looking for more information on Kaboom Town? Here's a link for you: 


If you think Addison's a great place to live, you'd be correct. Let me help you find your Addison home!

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Lorrie Semler, e-PRO, GRI, SRES, CPRES, CRS
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Comments (6)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I hope you and your family had a safe and pleasant July 4 Holiday.

Jul 04, 2021 05:47 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Lorrie- stopping by to wish you a very Happy Fourth!!!


Jul 04, 2021 06:43 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Lorrie - A definite Kaboom-like Independence Day experience.  

Jul 05, 2021 07:39 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hello there Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 looks like a great time! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Jul 05, 2021 09:17 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lorrie:

Looks and sounds like you had a terrific time. What a great way to celebrate the 4th!


Jul 07, 2021 09:44 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It sounds like a fun event and I can see from the video that the pyrotechnics where spectacular.  Thank you for sharing them with us.

Jul 14, 2021 09:48 AM