Time to get your Independence Day plans in order! Check out our round up of all the best Collin County 4th of July events and community celebrations. Be sure to double check the dates—the 4th of July is a Monday this year, so lots of events are the weekend before.
COLLIN COUNTY FOURTH OF JULY PARADES
JUNE 30 :: Free! :: 10am
Join in your favorite red, white, and blue gear and celebrate Independence Day at the Prosper library. YOU are the parade! Fire, Police, and Town leadership and staff are the audience.
Flower Mound | Children’s Parade
JULY 4 :: Free! :: Parade line up at 9:30am, parade at 10am.
Decorate bikes, trikes, wagons, and strollers, and parade a short route to the Leonard and Helen Johns parking lot (the old LISD School Administration Building) where there will be free hot dogs served by Summit Club of Flower Mound, drinks, children’s activities, and live entertainment See link for participation details.
McKinney | Red White & Boom
JULY 4 :: Free! :: Parade at 10am. Yankee Doodle Block Party from 11am–5pm. Fireworks at 9:45pm.
McKinney kicks off their big festival with a morning parade and block party. Check out the parade route through Historic Downtown McKinney. See more details on the evening activities at Craig Ranch below in the “Fireworks” section.
Weston | Independence Day Parade
JULY 4 :: Free! :: 10am
Weston, TX, the oldest city in Collin County, holds their 37th annual Independence Day parade down Main Street today. There’s a limited number of bleacher seats, or you can bring a chair for spectating. If you are looking to participate in an old-fashioned small town parade, this one has no registration and no fees required. Line up begins at 9am. There’s also a bake sale, raffle, face painters, music, and more.
COLLIN COUNTY FIREWORKS STANDS
If you’re doing your own fireworks, BE CAREFUL (I’m a mom, I have to say this!!). And be aware of the rules so no one gets in trouble. I found a page of fireworks guidelines for different parts of Collin County. They’re illegal in most cities, so do your homework ahead of time. And if you need somewhere to purchase your sparklers, here are a few spots that aren’t too out of the way:
Nytex Fireworks :: McKinney, TX :: Open daily, June 24 through July 4
Lafon’s Fireworks Stand :: Princeton (Branch), TX :: Open daily through July 4
Burch Fireworks :: Princeton (Branch), TX :: Open daily, June 24 through July 4
COLLIN COUNTY 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
These Collin County fireworks festivals are arranged by DATE and then alphabetically by CITY.
JUNE 25 :: Free! :: Event begins at 7pm. Fireworks Finale starts at 9:30pm and lasts about 25 minutes.
Come out to Celebration Park for live music, a food zone, and a Fireworks Finale to cap off the night! New this year is a meet & greet with Captain America, Black Panther, Spider-Man and Thor in the Marvel Zone. Here’s the FAQ!
Anna | Boots and Booms
JUNE 25:: Free! :: Event begins at 6pm. Fireworks begin around 9:15pm.
Enjoy food trucks, vendors, games for kids, fireworks, and live music at Slayter Creek Park. Pick up your free activity kit while supplies last.
JULY 1 :: Free! :: 7–9pm
Allen Philharmonic Winds will perform a mixture of marches and classic Americana melodies this evening. Enjoy pre-concert activities for the kids starting at 6:30pm (while supplies last). Bring your blankets, but not your pets. See link for additional details.
Carrollton | Fourth of July Community Fireworks
JULY 2 :: Free! :: Fireworks at 9:30pm.
There’s no corresponding festival this year, but you can still watch a 15-minute fireworks show over Josey Ranch Lake. See link for a map of the viewing area.
Celina | Celina Splash & Blast
JULY 2 :: Free! :: 5–10pm
This big festival in Old Celina Park features a large kid zone with water slides, games, foam pits, rock wall, and more. Enjoy live music, festival food, shopping, and a big fireworks show to cap it all off. See link for complete list of vendors.
Prosper | Pride in the Sky
JULY 2 :: Free! :: 5–10pm
Tonight’s festival spans all of Frontier Park. Live music, food, posting of the flags, games, and a HUGE kid zones with inflatables, rides, and games throughout the park. The evening ends with a big fireworks show set to music.
The Colony | Liberty By The Lake
JULY 2 :: Free! :: Fun runs begin at 7:30am. The festival in Stewart Creek Park starts at 6pm. Fireworks start around 9:30pm.
Start your day with the Liberty 5K, 10K, or One-Mile Fun Run and finish it at a festival featuring concerts, food vendors, Family Fun Zone, contents, rides, and more. Activities and rides are FREE this year.
Tune in to 99.9FM for music to go with the fireworks. Parking is FREE. No personal grills or glass containers allowed in Stewart Creek Park.
Addison | Kaboom Town
JULY 3 :: Free! :: Addison Circle opens at 4pm for ticketholders. Air show at 7:30pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm.
This is one of the best fireworks shows in the country, as evidenced by how many come to watch. You’ll definitely want to look at the FAQ for viewing tips and parking options. Get a free ticket to the festival at Addison Circle Park starting June 22 at 10am. These sell out!
Tune to 102.1 FM for the fireworks simulcast. You can find alternate spots to watch the display away from the crowds, including parking lots around Montfort & Belt Line, and the Galleria parking garage. Local business will also host watching parties, many with their own kid-friendly entertainment.
Princeton | July Spectacular
JULY 3 :: Free admission; $10 per car for parking :: 2–10pm. Fireworks at 9:45pm.
Live music (Pat Green), food, arts & crafts, vendors, Kids Zone, and fireworks at J.M. Caldwell Sr. Community Park. Kids Zone admission $5. You can purchase parking and kids zone passes in advance.
Sachse | Sachse Red, White, and Blue Blast
JULY 3 :: Free! :: 6–10pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm.
Meet at Heritage Park for live entertainment, food trucks, yard games, a Splashdown provided by the Sachse Fire Department, and fireworks. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and bug spray to this evening of good, old-fashioned family fun.
Frisco | Freedom Fest 2022
JULY 3 & 4 :: Free! :: Festivities start on July 3 with Night at the Races featuring a cornhole tournament, dachshund races, and 5k Glow Run in Frisco Square. On July 4, Party in the Plaza begins at 4pm. Fireworks start at about 10pm.
Freedom Fest is a big one, both the party and the fireworks show. So many attractions: Party in the Plaza, an FC Dallas match, live music, Taste of Frisco, a Children’s Expo, and more. See the event page for much more info on each attraction and check here for the schedule of events. Fireworks are visible in all areas around Toyota Stadium. Know of other great watching spots? Leave a comment below!
Farmersville | Sparks of Freedom
JULY 4 :: Free! :: 6–10pm. Fireworks begin around 9:30pm.
Head to Southlake Park for food and market vendors, novelty items, bounce houses for the kids, live music, and more. Free admission but donations are accepted, benefitting the Farmersville Volunteer Fire Department. Tune in to 92.1 FM for the music simulcast.
Flower Mound | Independence Fest
July 4 :: Free! :: Gates open at 5pm. Fireworks at 9:30pm.
Independence Fest 2022 will have fun and activities for all, including a children’s parade, vintage car show, local vendors, food and drink, hours of live entertainment, and a stunning firework show , all at Bakersfield Park. Check out the FAQs here.
Little Elm | July Jubilee
July 4 :: Free! :: All day. Fireworks at 9:30pm.
Little Elm Park will be open all day with vendors, live music, and so much more. They’ll have two concurrent fireworks shows, one at Little Elm Beach and the other at Little Elm High School. Tune to 95.3 FM for the simulcast. FYI, parking at Little Elm Park is limited and pricey (from $30-45)! See link for more details.
McKinney | Red, White and BOOM!
JULY 4 :: Free! :: Parade at 10am. Block party from 11am–5pm. Family fun at Craig Ranch begins at 5pm. Fireworks start at 9:45pm.
Celebrate in McKinney with free family activities, live entertainment, and fireworks. The day starts with a parade and Yankee Doodle block party, plus a classic car/truck/cycle show in Historic Downtown McKinney. Evening festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities, a concert, and a fireworks display. Coolers are allowed, but you can’t bring alcohol. No pets, please.
Note: Cottonwood Creek Church has a good view of the McKinney fireworks if you want to avoid the festival.
Plano | All-American Fourth Fireworks
July 4 :: Free! :: Festival starts at 6pm. Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to to the north side of the Collin College parking lot on July 4. They’ll have music playing, food and market vendors to shop, static parade floats, and a free kids’ zone. Tune to 97.5 FM for the fireworks simulcast. Parking is available at Collin College, Plano Event Center, and First United Methodist Church. Coolers are allowed, but no alcohol.