Friends of Fair Park presents
METROPCS FAIR PARK FOURTH
City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration to feature spectacular fireworks at the Cotton Bowl sponsored by Gold Metal Recyclers, entertainment including a Dallas Wind Symphony patriotic concert sponsored by Big City Crushed Concrete, kids activities and more.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
4:30 - 11:30 p.m.
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wristbands for Cotton Bowl entry available at information booths while supplies last
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
Performance by Quiver (acoustic/rock band)
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Performance by Havana NRG (salsa/merengue band)
Gates D and E open to Cotton Bowl (handicap entrance at Gate C)
Dallas Wind Symphony patriotic performance in front of the Hall of State
Fireworks program (Limited seating for fireworks is inside Cotton Bowl on first-come, first-served basis)
10 - 11:15 p.m.
Performance by Motion (party dance band)
Fair Park is located at 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. in Dallas, TX
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Celebrate Independence Day with festivities for all ages and beautiful fireworks from inside Dallas’ historic Fair Park at MetroPCS FAIR PARK FOURTH from 4:30-11:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Fair Park. Free and open to the public, the family-fun event will feature a Dallas Wind Symphony patriotic performance sponsored by Big City Crushed Concrete, reduced admission to Fair Park’s museums at select times, “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, kids activities and entertainment, plus a spectacular fireworks show sponsored by Gold Metal Recyclers.
Fireworks can be viewed inside the Cotton Bowl or various locations around the Fair Park grounds. Due to renovations being made to the Cotton Bowl, stadium seating and handicap seating will be limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Because stadium concourses will be closed for construction, visitors should be prepared to walk several flights of stairs to get to seating. To enter the Cotton Bowl, visitors will need a wristband, which will be distributed free of charge from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on July 4 at information booths located at Gates D and E of the Cotton Bowl and across Fair Park. Cotton Bowl Gates D & E, along with handicap entrance at Gate C, will open at 7 p.m. for guests with wristbands. Strollers, coolers and pets are NOT permitted inside the Cotton Bowl. Stroller chorale will be located between Cotton Bowl Gates C and D.
Produced by Pyrotechnico, the fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. with live radio simulcast of fireworks music on 98.7 KLUV and live broadcast hosted by Shelly Slater and Ron Corning on WFAA (Channel 8) at 9 p.m. Gates D and E will open at 7 p.m. to the Cotton Bowl.
A map with recommended firework viewing areas throughout the Fair Park grounds will be posted online by June 20th. Check back for details.
Enjoy live music including a patriotic performance by the three-time Grammy-nominated Dallas Wind Symphony at 8 p.m. in front of the Hall of State sponsored by Big City Crushed Concrete. Led by guest conductor Nicholas Williams, director of the UNT Green Brigade Marching Band, the Dallas Wind Symphony will perform its beloved Red, White and Blue Concert featuring July 4th favorites such as America the Beautiful, The Star-Spangled Banner, Washington Post March and more.
Delight in Bellagio-style “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain choreographed to music including Stars and Stripes Forever, Over the Rainbow, Yellow Rose of Texas, Aaron Copland’s Hoedown of the popular Rodeo suite, Jarabe Tapatillo (Mexican Hat Dance), Irish Jig and Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Showtimes are at 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. NOTE: For the safety of Fair Park visitors and to protect the fountain mechanisms, wading and swimming are not allowed at any time in the Esplanade Fountain.
The Fair Park museums – African American Museum, Dallas Historical Society/Hall of State, The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park, and Texas Discovery Gardens – will be open at varying times on July 4th. In addition, Summer Adventures in Fair Park™ will be open until 10 p.m. Presented by the State Fair of Texas, Summer Adventures in Fair Park™ is Entertainment HQ where families of all ages can enjoy 20 acres of rides, games, stage shows, water play pools, fountains and misters daily June 7 through August 18. (Admission fees apply for museums and Summer Adventures – check fairpark.org for details
The Swan Boats will be available for $5 per person. Food trucks and concession stands will sell refreshments, or guests are invited to bring their own picnics. Please note: Concession stands and Swan Boats accept cash only. ATM machines will be available. IMPORTANT: Alcoholic beverages, glass bottles, fireworks or firearms are NOT permitted on Fair Park grounds.
MetroPCS FAIR PARK FOURTH is hosted by Friends of Fair Park, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Other sponsors are Ben E. Keith Beverage Company, Budweiser, Baylor Health Care System, Big City Crushed Concrete, Coca-Cola Refreshment Group, Dallas Historical Society and Gold Metal Recyclers. Media partners are WFAA, Univision 23, The Greensheet, 98.7 KLUV, K104, Smooth R&B 105.7, Hot 107.9, Maxima 99.1, and 90.9 KCBI.
Admission is free. The City of Dallas charges $15 for parking within the gates of Fair Park. Or visitors may ride DART’s Green Line Rail to the Fair Park or MLK, Jr. stations.
For more information, please call 214-421-9600.