Fourth of July Events


7:30 a.m. - 13th annual Liberty Run at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Check-in for the family-oriented 5K run or one-mile walk begins at 6:30 a.m., and the race starts at 7:30 a.m. Register on race day: $20 per participant. Call 940-349-7275 or visit

9 a.m. - Denton's Fourth of July Jubilee, including the Yankee Doodle Parade at 9 a.m. on the Square. Parade line-up begins at 8 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Bank parking lot at East Hickory and Austin streets; judging begins at 8:30 a.m. Parade goes to Quakertown Park, 700 Oakland St., where festivities include flag ceremony, horseshoe tournament, children's arts and crafts show, Greater Gutter Boat Race and whipped cream eating contest. From noon to 6 p.m., $1 admission at Civic Center Pool. For parade information, call 940-349-8575. For more information, visit

9 a.m. - Lake Cities Fourth of July Celebration, beginning with a parade through the streets of Lake Dallas, ending at City Park, at West Hundley Drive and Shady Shores Drive, where a flag ceremony will kick off festivities including a children's play area, food, vendors and Lake Cities Idol competition. Justin Cash performs at 4 p.m., Eleven Hundred Springs plays at 7 p.m., and fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m. Visit

11 a.m. - Flower Mound's Independence Fest, beginning with a parade starting at Eaton and Timber Creek roads. After the parade, daylong event includes free hot dogs, children's activities, live entertainment. Event also features a car show, art exhibition, free concerts and more. Visit

10:30 a.m. - Stars & Stripes Parade at Vista Ridge mall, at I-35E and Round Grove Road in Lewisville. Gather inside the mall near Oasis Cafe. Children may be on decorated tricycles or in strollers or wagons (no bicycles). Visit or call 972-315-3641.

5:30 p.m. - Denton Kiwanis Club fireworks show at UNT's Fouts Field, off I-35E at North Texas Boulevard. Gates open at 5:30 p.m.; music by City Folk, George Dunham and the Bird Dogs, and special guest starts at 6 p.m. Event includes children's activities and concessions. No coolers or chairs; bring blankets for sitting on the field. Free; donations benefit the Kiwanis Children's Clinic. Visit

7:30 p.m. - Aubrey Freedom Fest at Peace of the Rock at Rancho de la Roca, 2459 W. Blackjack Road. Event includes food, fireworks and fellowship. Call 940-365-7625 or visit

9:30 to 10:30 p.m. - Red, White & Lewisville Fireworks Show in the Vista Ridge mall area, at I-35E and Round Grove Road. Visit

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