Waiting until the Fourth of July to see fireworks is like waiting until Thanksgiving to enjoy a whole roasted turkey. Or until Easter to recreate scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy entirely with marshmallow Peeps, hollow chocolate rabbits and brightly colored
Death Stars eggs.
Fortunately, at least one of the above options is not just wishful thinking.
This Monday, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra puts on a free Memorial Day concert that's capped off with a patriotic grand finale of explosive pyrotechnic devices lighting up the night sky like a rocket's red glare high above Flagpole Hill near White Rock Lake.
It's the perfect opportunity to catch our world-renowned symphony without paying a dime – or having to wear a stupid tie.
It's also a great excuse to break out the blankets, lawn chairs, and rolling ice chests for an all-American picnic spread.
Just make sure to carve that turkey before you get to the park. There's no place to plug in an electric knife.
Memorial Day Concert & Fireworks Display at Flagpole Hill
Monday, May 27
8007 E. Northwest Hwy, East Dallas
Rain Site: Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora St., Downtown
Nearby: White Rock Abbey; Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House; Barbec's