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Fair Park Fourth
Dallas, Texas 75215
$5.00 admission to the Midway.
Source: Fair Park Fourth
The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas and WFAA-TV (Channel 8) invite you to celebrate America with a day of family fun and fireworks at Fair Park Fourth.
Enjoy live music and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway, starting at noon on July Fourth. Throughout the afternoon (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.), music will be performed around the Midway by the celebratory Razzmajazz Dixieland Band, and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. guests can experience a concert by the multi Grammy Award-winning ensemble Brave Combo, near the fireworks viewing area and Top o? Texas Tower on the Midway.
Admission to the Midway is $5. Approximately 30 exhilarating rides, 14 games and 19 concession stands, including Fletcher?s Corny Dogs, will be available on the Midway. Ride, game and concession costs will vary. All proceeds from the Midway during Fair Park Fourth will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program. For more information on the State Fair of Texas, visit BigTex.com.?
Free and open to the public, this family-friendly event will feature patriotic performances, entertainment, food trucks and concessions, plus a spectacular fireworks show at approximately 9:45 p.m. Access to the Swan Boats and additional concession stands will be available in Cotton Bowl Plaza starting at 11 a.m. and several food trucks will be set up in Big Tex Circle starting at 2 p.m. Starting at 6:50 p.m. along the Esplanade, a lead singer from the Dallas Summer Musicals will sing our national anthem followed by a performance from the Dallas Winds (formerly the Dallas Wind Symphony).
While at Fair Park, be sure to visit its many attractions. Texas Discovery Gardens will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Enjoy the gardens, butterflies, crafts and activities all day long for half-priced admission. The Children?s Aquarium at Fair Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and will charge a discounted admission of $4 per person after 4:30 p.m. The Old Mill Inn restaurant and patio will be open from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. The African American Museum will be open and offering free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
View the fireworks show, sponsored by Oncor, from inside the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, on the State Fair of Texas Midway, or from various locations throughout the Fair Park grounds. For more information on Fair Park festivities, including museum information, visit FairPark.org.
For the fifth consecutive year, WFAA will present a one-hour red, white and blue, Texas-sized salute to America?s birthday from historic Fair Park. WFAA Anchors Cynthia Izaguirre and Joe Trahan will host the program from in the Cotton Bowl.?The one-hour television show will begin at 9 p.m., and is scheduled to feature special musical performances and the evening?s live fireworks display. The WFAA television broadcast is sponsored by Frontier Communications.
Other event sponsors include Earth Day Texas and Chacon Mazda. Parking for the general public is $10 per car at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11. Entrances to the State Fair of Texas Midway will be near the Children?s Aquarium and by the Fair Park Coliseum. Gate A to the Cotton Bowl will open at 5 p.m., with gates B, D and M opening closer to the start of the fireworks show. Produced by Pyrotecnico, the fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:45 p.m.
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