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2024 Fourth of July events in Fort Worth

Watch the night sky light up around Tarrant County on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4.


Patrons watch the festivities at the 2023 edition of Fort Worth’s Fourth.

Photo courtesy of Fort Worth’s Fourth

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Due to 2024’s Fourth of July falling on a Thursday, some municipalities celebrated last weekend. But never fear — if you’re looking for events on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4, look no further.

Wednesday, July 3

Fireworks Frenzy After Hour Event | Hawaiian Falls Mansfield
For $39.99, get all-day admission to the park,parking, an all-day non-alcoholic drink pass. Starting at 5 p.m., jam to a live DJ, dance under the foam cannon + grab your spot for the fireworks show, which begins at sundown.

Family 4th (on the 3rd) | Birdville ISD Plaza
From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., bring the whole fam for bounce houses, a corn dog eating contest, jazz performances, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Stars and Stripes | Southlake Town Center
Head to the annual Southlake gathering from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. for two stages + four bands, kids’ activities, dozens of food vendors, and fireworks at nightfall.

Thursday, July 4

Fort Worth’s Fourth | Panther Island Pavilion
Admission is free for one of Fort Worth’s most notable Fourth of July events, including dozens of kids’ activities + food and drink vendors. Gates open at 5 p.m. + fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.

Bedford 4thFest | Generations Park at Boys Ranch
Free event features food trucks, a kid’s zone, and music from The Inspiration Band from 6-9 p.m. Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m.

Arlington Independence Day Parade | Downtown Arlington
Celebrate freedom at 9 a.m. with one of the city’s longest-running events. Plus, there’s an Arlington Firecracker 5K with a $35 entrance fee beginning at 7 a.m. for the early birds.

Also check out our Events page for more Fourth of July festivities throughout the day + bookmark our full bigger guide to summer events in Funkytown.