From the Macy's Firework Show over the East River to the Big Bay Boom Fireworks Show in San Diego, over-the-top July 4th celebrations occur across this great nation. Don't forget the Lone Star State when writing your Fourth of July roundups.
Here are four patriotic events occurring in Fort Worth, Texas:
Let freedom ring as the largest 4th of July fireworks show in North Texas lights up the sky, lasting approximately 28-minutes. Fort Worth's Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion is THE place to celebrate Independence Day in Fort Worth with free live music, free water tube rentals, a free kid zone featuring water slides and zip lines, Jet Ski and Flyboard shows and much more. Food and drink vendors will also be on site with plenty of options to satisfy any craving. General admission is free and VIP tent tickets are available for $40 online.
Pack a picnic and celebrate Independence Day in true patriotic fashion at the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's Old-Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic July 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. Thrilling marches, heartfelt military salutes and a spectacular fireworks show will occur nightly. Picnic tables are patriotically themed red ($15 child, $30 adult), white ($20 child, $40 adult) and blue ($50 per person) with lawn passes available for $22 per person.
The world's largest honky-tonk turns it up for Billy Bob's Texas 4th of July PicnicSaturday, July 2. Formerly headlined by the great Willie Nelson, this year's picnic will feature Texas Country musicians in performance order: Mike & the Moonpies, Billy Joe Shaver, Shinyribs and Turnpike Troubadours. Doors open at 6PM and tickets are $30 for pit access and $20 for general admission.
A celebration fit for the whole family, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District will host a free July 4th festival including gunfight reenactments from the Legends of Texas following the world's only twice-daily cattle drive occurring at 11:30AM and 4PM, face painting for kids from 1-4PM and live musical entertainment inside the station.