The 4e July weekend is just around the corner and Denton County communities will be celebrating the birth and independence of our great nation with a host of events.
Since 1941, this federal holiday has honored the birth of our nation when delegates from the 13 colonies unanimously adopted the Declaration of Independence two days after the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence.
The historic document authored by Thomas Jefferson still holds the vital key to how our country has stood the test of time. The preamble to our Declaration of Independence rings as loud and true today as it did 246 years ago:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights including Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
As you gather with friends and family this 4th of July weekend, we wish you all a safe and memorable time together.
Here is a list of Independence Day celebrations in southern Denton County:
July 2, 9:30 p.m.
Community fireworks over Lake Josey Ranch at 1440 Keller Springs Road. The show will start after sunset around 9:30 p.m. and will last 15 minutes.
Parade down the boardwalk
July 4, 9 a.m.
The parade begins at Samuel Blvd. and Sandy Lake Rd. at 9 a.m.
Evening festivities begin at 5 p.m. at Andrew Brown Park East. Enjoy live music, lawn games and delicious food from the food trucks. The spectacular fireworks display, choreographed to patriotic music, begins at 9:30 p.m.
4th of July party and parade
July 4, 10 a.m.
400 Woodland Drive
Copper Canyon Town Hall
Immediately after the parade, everyone is welcome for hot dogs and drinks at City Hall.
Liberty 5K Run and Walk
July 2, 7:00 a.m.
Denton Civic Center
Parade of Yankee Poodles
July 2, 9 a.m.
Denton town center around the courthouse in the square
July 4 Jubilee
July 2, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Family event at Denton Civic Center and Quakertown Park. Enjoy activities such as bull riding, rock climbing, food trucks, games, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, cartoon artists, and more!
4th of July Parade
July 3, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The parade queue will be on Simmons Road, north of Cross Timbers. The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. venturing down Cross Timbers Drive and arriving at John B. Wright Park. The picnic will begin at 10 a.m. at John B. Wright Park.
Independence Day Children’s Parade
July 4, 9:30 a.m.
1900 Timber Creek Road.
Decorated bicycles, tricycles, carts and strollers are welcome. There will be free hot dogs, children’s activities and performances after the parade.
Splashtacular stars and stripes
4th of July, all day
1200 Gerault Road
Community activity center Outdoor water park
Enjoy a refreshing day in the water park.
Independence Day 2021
July 4, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Randy Rogers Band at 5 p.m.
The festival will include a children’s zone, a car show, a showcase of local vendors, food trucks and a final fireworks display at 9:50 p.m.
Frisco Freedom Day
July 3 – 4
6106 Frisco Square Blvd.
Events for the whole family including a 5k race, cornhole tournament, Taste of Frisco, fireworks and more.
Event calendar here.
40th Annual 4th of July Extravaganza
July 4, 9:30 p.m.
Watch the fireworks from various locations overlooking the lake.
TOWNS OF THE LAKE
Parade and celebration
July 2, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
101 E. Hundley Drive, Lake Dallas
Vendors and entertainment begin at 4 p.m. at Lake Dallas City Park.
Castle Hills Village Shops and Plaza Freedom Festival
July 4, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
2540, boul. King Arthur
Fun and free day with bouncy castles, food trucks, music and fireworks at dusk.
Concert & Fireworks
July 5, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
150 Church Street West, Wayne Ferguson Plaza
Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
All US fireworks and festivals
July 3, 5 p.m.
Enjoy live music followed by fireworks.
Stars and Stripes Celebration
July 3, 3 p.m. – 11 p.m.
1400 Main Street, Downtown Southlake
Food, family entertainment, music and fireworks.
Freedom by the lake
5K, 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run (6h30)
Party 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
4100 Blair Oaks Five Star Resort
Liberty By The Lake Festival starts at 6 p.m. with a concert, watermelon eating contest and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
4th of July party
7:15 a.m. Patriot 5K and fun run
9:30 Parade of the Patriots
6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Concert & Fireworks
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