At the annual Fair Park Fourth, you can enjoy live music, water features and access to rides, games and concessions within the State Fair of Texas Midway. Throughout the afternoon, music will be performed by the celebratory Razzmajazz Dixieland Band. At 7 pm, experience a tribute to The Beatles with music from A Hard Night’s Day, near the fireworks viewing area on the Midway.
Admission to the Midway is $5, or complimentary to those who participate in the Dallas Park and Recreation’s “Dallas 7/4” race (7k/4k) that morning. Approximately 30 exhilarating rides will be available on the Midway. Ride, game and concession costs will vary. All proceeds from the Midway during Fair Park Fourth will be donated to the State Fair of Texas Youth Scholarship Program.
Texas Discovery Gardens will be open extended hours, from 10 am to 7 pm, with the annual “Red, White and Butterflies” festivities. Enjoy the gardens, butterflies, crafts and activities all day long for a reduced $2 admission. The Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park will be open from 9 am to 7:30 pm, and will charge a discounted admission of $4 per person after 4:30 pm. The Hall of State will be open from 10 am to 5 pm. The Old Mill Inn restaurant and patio will be open from 11 am to 10 pm. The African American Museum will be free and open to the public from 2 to 7 pm, and will reopen following the fireworks for an after-hours event, with a $10 admission per person.
More live music and access to food trucks will be available in Big Tex Circle starting at 7 pm. Free and open to the public, this family-friendly event will feature patriotic performances, “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, entertainment, food trucks and concessions, plus a spectacular fireworks show at approximately 9:45 pm.
View the fireworks show from inside the Cotton Bowl, on the State Fair of Texas Midway or from various locations throughout the Fair Park grounds.
For the fourth consecutive year, WFAA will present a one-hour red, white and blue, Texas-size salute to America’s birthday from historic Fair Park. Cynthia Izaguirre and Joe Trahan will anchor the program from in and around the Cotton Bowl. The one-hour television show will begin at 9 p.m., and is scheduled to feature special musical performances and the evening’s live fireworks display.
Parking for the general public is $5 per car at Fair Park Gates 5, 6, 10 and 11. Entrances to the State Fair of Texas Midway will be near the Children’s Aquarium and by the Fair Park Coliseum. Gates A, B and D to the Cotton Bowl will open at 7 pm.