CELEBRATE AMERICA WITH A DAY OF FAMILY FUN IN FAIR PARK AT FAIR PARK FOURTH.
The City of Dallas, Friends of Fair Park, the State Fair of Texas, and WFAA-TV (Channel 8) invite you to celebrate America with a day of family fun and fireworks at Fair Park Fourth.
Get the latest details at fairpark.org
Events and activities around Fair Park — including fireworks at 9:45 (approx.) — are FREE. Access to the State Fair of Texas Midway is $5 in advance and $7 at the gate.
Starting at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, guests can enjoy live music and access to rides, games, and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway. Combining traditional jazz with New Orleans street marching style, the celebratory Razzmajazz Dixieland Band will be strolling the Midway.
Access to the State Fair of Texas Midway can be purchased at the Midway entrance gates for $7. A Fair Park Fourth-Family 4-Pack can be purchased in advance for $20. (GO TO: etix.com/ticket/v/11680/state-fair-of-texas-online
Approximately 32 rides and 14 games will be available on the Midway, as well as 17 concession stands including Fletcher’s Corny Dogs. Costs for rides, games, and concessions will vary.
During the Fair Park Fourth event, all proceeds from the Midway will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program. There will be two entrances to the State Fair of Texas Midway, with one near the Children’s Aquarium and the other close to the Fair Park Coliseum.
Fair Park Fourth will feature patriotic performances, entertainment, food trucks, and concession stands, plus a spectacular fireworks show. In addition to enjoying the Independence Day activities, attendees are invited to check out the variety of attractions housed in Fair Park year-round. Texas Discovery Gardens will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., offering a special «pay what you wish» promotion for guests. Visitors can catch the butterfly release at 12 p.m., or enjoy the blooming gardens, butterfly sanctuary, and nature exhibits all day long.
The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is priced at $8 for adults and $6 for children age 3 to 11 and seniors age 65 and older, with free admission for children age 2 and under. Starting at 4:30 p.m., guests can purchase tickets for a discounted price of $4. The Old Mill Inn restaurant and patio will be open. The African American Museum will be open and offering free admission.
Guests should be sure to head to the Hall of State steps to catch a patriotic performance from the Dallas Winds at 7 p.m.
Guests can view the fireworks show, sponsored by Oncor, from the historic Cotton Bowl Stadium, the State Fair of Texas Midway, or various other locations throughout the Fair Park grounds. Additional information on Fair Park festivities will be posted here as it becomes available: fairpark.org/index.php/en/?option=com_content&view=article&id=87
Gate A to the Cotton Bowl will open at 5 p.m., with gates B, D, and M opening closer to the start of the fireworks show. Produced by Pyrotecnico, the fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:45 p.m.
FAIR PARK FOURTH WILL BE TELEVISED
For the sixth consecutive year, WFAA-TV Channel 8 will present a one-hour Texas-sized salute to America’s birthday from historic Fair Park beginning at 9 p.m.
Parking for the general public is $10 per vehicle at Fair Park Gates 5 and 6 (MAP: fairpark.org/images/pdfs/fair-park-map.pdf
). Guests can save parking costs by riding DART to Fair Park. (RIDE DART: dart.org/about/riderinsider/jun17julyfourth.asp