Fourth of July in Fort Worth

June 30, 2017

The Fourth of July may have fallen on a Tuesday this year, but there will be no shortage of holiday festivities to celebrate the United States’ 241th birthday.

  1. Billy Bob’s 4th of July Picnic kicks of the weekend at the Rodeo Plaza in the Stockyards this Saturday. Advance tickets to the event at $30 at or $35 at the door.
  2. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Botanic Gardens from July 2 – July 4. Tickets to the Garden’s Family Fireworks Picnic are available at
  3. Landmark Bar and Kitchen in the Cultural District is celebrating with drink specials from 9pm – 2am on Monday: $1 jello shots, $2 spiked snow cones and $3 “‘Merica” shots.
  4. The Firecracker 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run at Trinity River Park kicks off Tuesday morning. Registration is $20 and includes a t-shirt. For more information visit: the
  5. Stockyard’s Station will be hosting face painting, live music and gunfight shows from the Legends of Texas, starting at noon on Tuesday. For a full schedule of events visit:
  6. “Fort Worth’s Fourth” at Panther Island Pavilion includes live music, water slides, zip line, tubing and kayaking, bounce house, food vendors, and, of course, fireworks. The event is 2-10pm with live music 3:30-9:30pm and fireworks at 10. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome to this free event. Find out more at
  7. Landmark Bar will be hosting the West 7th Freedom Fest with 95.9 “The Ranch.”  There will be a hot dog eating contest, corn hole tournament, face painting, and live music to benefit the 22KILL veteran suicide awareness and prevention program. See more at

Sam Bruton