Festivities & Fireworks!


Happy Independence Day! As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, we hope you enjoy the many parades, outdoor concerts, festivities and fireworks commemorating our great nation’s birthday. Here are our picks for the best celebrations in your area!

ADDISON

Kaboom Town

Addison Circle Park

July 3 | 5 – 11 p.m.

ALLEN

Market Street Allen USA Celebration

Celebration Park

June 25 | 7 – 10 p.m.

ARLINGTON

Arlington Independence Day Parade

Downtown Arlington

July 4 | 9 a.m.

COLLEYVILLE

Stars & Guitars

Colleyville City Park

June 24 |  5 – 10 p.m.

DALLAS

Fair Park Fourth

Fair Park Dallas

July 4 | 4:30 – 10:00 p.m.

Independence Day Celebration

Klyde Warren Park

July 2 | 7 – 10 p.m.

FLOWER MOUND

Independence Fest 

Bakersfield Park 

July 4 | 5 – 10:30 p.m.

FORT WORTH

July 4th Celebration

Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

July 3 & 4 | 6:30 – 10 p.m. 

Fort Worth’s Fourth

Panther Island Pavilion

July 4 | 5 – 10 p.m.

GRAPEVINE

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

Grapevine Lake

July 4 | 9:30 p.m.

JACKSONVILLE

Independence Day Lake Fireworks Spectacular

Lake Jacksonville

July 4 | 9 – 10 p.m.

LAKEWOOD

Lakewood 4th of July Parade

Lakewood and Cambria Boulevards

July 4 | 10 a.m. 

McKINNEY

Red, White and Boom!

Downtown McKinney & McKinney Soccer Complex

July 4 | All Day

PARK CITIES

Park Cities 4th of July Parade

Highland Park Town Hall to Goar Park

July 4 | 9 a.m.

PLANO

All American 4th & Fireworks

Red Tail Pavilion

July 4 | 6 – 10 p.m.

SOUTHLAKE

Southlake Stars & Stripes

Southlake Town Square

July 3 | 3 – 11 p.m.

STEPHENVILLE

July 4th Celebration

Various Locations

July 4 | All Day

TEXOMA

July 4th Celebrations and Fireworks

Various Locations

July 2 – 4 | All Day

TROPHY CLUB

Trophy Club Fourth of July Celebration

Independence Park East

July 4 | 6 – 10 p.m.

TYLER

Fourth of July Celebration

Lindsey Park

July 3 & 4 | All Day

Star Spangled Snacks


These Fourth of July-themed snacks are sure to have you seeing fireworks before the show even starts! 

Star Lit Skewers

Ingredients

*1 watermelon

*1 pkg. blueberries

*1 pkg. skewers

*1 star shaped cookie cutter

Directions

  1. Cut watermelon vertically into 1 inch slices. 
  2. Use star shaped cookie cutters to cut watermelon slices.
  3. Thread blueberries onto the skewers, topping each one with the watermelon star.
  4. Chill and serve.

*Feel free to use any combination of fruits you like. You can even add marshmallows!

Patriotic Pretzels

Ingredients

*1 pkg pretzel rods

*1 pkg. red candy melts

*1 pkg. blue candy melts

*1 pkg. white candy melts

*1 pkg. star sprinkles

Directions

  1. Melt each color of candy melts until liquid.
  2. Dip pretzel rods into melted candy and let sit until hardened.
  3. Drizzle the remaining colors onto the cooled rods and add sprinkles to make more fun.

Fourth of July Jello “Firecrackers

Ingredients

*3 oz. pkg. blue Jello

*1 pkg. Cool Whip

*3 oz. pkg. red Jello

* 1 jar stemmed maraschino cherries

Directions

  1. Follow the directions on the blue jello package and divide them evenly amongst serving cups. Chill until hard.
  2. Add a layer of cool whip on top of the blue jello. Cool until hard.
  3. Follow the directions on the red jello package and pour on top of the layer of Cool Whip.
  4. Top with a cherry and chill until hard.

Red, White and Blue Donuts

Ingredients

*1 dozen donuts

*1 pkg. red candy melts

*1 pkg. blue candy melts

*1 pkg. white candy melts

*1 pkg. patriotic sprinkles

Directions

  1. Heat each package of candy melts until liquid.
  2. Drizzle the donuts with the desired colors, add sprinkles immediately.
  3. Cool until hard and serve.

Agents continue 38-year-old lemonade stand tradition


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Every year, the Park Cities community floods the streets in their best red, white and blue for the neighborhood Fourth of July parade. 

To beat the Dallas heat, parade-goers are greeted by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents at the Goar Park finish line with ice-cold lemonade. It’s a tradition almost 40 years in the making.

This year, 20 volunteers from Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate spent the morning handing out 3,000 cups — roughly 220 gallons — of lemonade as thousands gathered for the fun-filled festivities.

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For agent Ronda Needham, she still reminisces about the beginnings of the Park Cities lemonade stand, which dates back to 1981.

“I remember when the stand was just a small table with a few of us walking around juggling cups of lemonade on wooden trays, like old-fashioned carhops,” Needham said. “It was manageable with only 400 being served, but now the crowds are thousands.”

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Jamie Adler, manager of the Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate Preston Center office, says the lemonade stand is special for agents and families alike.

“Our associates have always been involved in this Park Cities’ summer highlight,” Adler said. “It’s one of our favorite ways to say thank you to our many loyal clients and the neighborhood in general, and to celebrate our common patriotic spirit.”

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