Photo courtesy Town of Addison
Powder & Kegs: Kaboom Town!
Catch one of Forbes' top-rated fireworks shows while enjoying a host of food and adult beverage options.
Roll with it: Take a break with a spin inside a Bubble Runner, a human-sized hamster ball on water.
Tonight 5p-midnight (fireworks 9:30p). Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Cir., Addison (972-450-2851). Free.
Nearby: Flying Saucer; Mercy; A Wine Bar
Pop, Music: Irving Fireworks Celebration
Enjoy live music from Kenny Chavez Combo and fireworks accompanied by the Irving Symphony Orchestra.
Thrill seeker: Keep the evening’s adrenaline flowing with a quad-bungee jump or a try at the climbing wall.
Tonight 6-11p (fireworks 9:40p). Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Las Colinas (972-252-7476). Free.
Nearby: The Cellar Restaurant & Bar; M Bar; Sfuzzi Las Colinas
Freedom Rings: Fair Park Fourth
Celebrate the nation’s actual birthday with fireworks, food, live music, and emcee-favorite Ron Corning.
Culture club: Beat the heat with a visit to the museums at Fair Park or a ride on the swan boats.
Thu 4:30-11:30p (fireworks 9:30p). Fair Park, 1300 Robert B. McCullum Blvd., Fair Park (214-421-9600). Free; wristbands required.
Nearby: Pizza Lounge; The Meridian Room; The Amsterdam Bar
Nocturnal Traditions: Safari Nights
Experience the zoo after-hours for a chance to see the real party animals.
Moves like Jaguar: Don’t miss live music from Satisfaction, The International Rolling Stones Show.
Sat 5-9p. Dallas Zoo, 650 R L Thornton Fwy., Oak Cliff (469-554-7500). Free with $12 Dallas Zoo admission.
Nearby: Waldron Lodge; Boulevardier; Mesa