Fourth of July Events in Arlington: “The American Dream City”


It’s that time of year – celebrating our freedom to create our own American Dream. Here’s a list of patriotic events scheduled for this holiday weekend.

Light Up Arlington!

When: Thursday, July 3; 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.;

fireworks begin at 9:45 p.m.

Where: Levitt Pavilion, 100 West Abram Street

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Cost: Free

Thousands of people will pack downtown Arlington for the city’s number one festival and fireworks show, Light Up Arlington. This massive celebration attracts people from across the region.  People will enjoy food trucks, fun and fireworks. There will be several activities for fans of all ages: face painting, petting zoo, train rides, great food and live entertainment with American Jazz Composers Orchestra and Firefall.

Arlington 4th of July Parade

When: Friday, July 4; 9:00 a.m.

Where: Downtown Arlington (click here for map)

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Cost: Free

Head to downtown Arlington for one of the largest parades in North Texas.  This annual parade begins at the corner of W. Mitchell Street and S. West Street in UT Arlington’s College park District. There’s free public parking, free open-seating bleachers, convenient restrooms, cool mist stations and refreshments for sale. Don’t miss the kids zone featuring face-painting, games and bounce houses. An award ceremony for parade floats will be at 1 p.m. at Knapp Heritage Park, 201 W. Front Street.

Six Flags Over Texas Fourth of July Weekend Extravaganza

When: July 4-6

Where: Six Flags Over Texas

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Cost: Buy your tickets online and save up to 20% off regular ticket prices.

You’ll be dazzled by brilliant fireworks displays throughout Six Flags’ July 4th weekend celebration. By day, stroll the park snacking on scrumptious treats like churros, ice cream sundaes and funnel cakes, then gaze at the eye-popping fireworks shows and dance to live music under the warm summer skies. It’s a recipe for a great American party!

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Debbie Fuqua

If you weren’t able to rush home from work and make the fireworks on the 3rd, NO 4th of July fireworks in all of Arlington? Arlington is too big for this! What a shame 🙁


this was a great day

Lorraine Jaramillo

I would like to be a part of the pilot program of the MAX! I moved here in Feb 2014, and love Arlington, and would love to see other city residents to be able to enjoy what Arlington has to offer without the hassle of driving.

Thank you,