Addison Kaboom Town
While communities across the United States celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, one of the country’s most lauded and most unique celebrations is in Addison. Even though Addison (at only 4.4 square miles) is home to fewer than 16,000 residents, every July 3 a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town. The celebration is city-wide, with a party at Addison Circle Park, watch parties at many of Addison’s 180+ restaurants (with more restaurants per capita than any city in the US), 23 hotels, and the Addison Airport Air Show which can be seen from anywhere in town.
The 30-minute long fireworks show is among the best in the nation, and is simulcast each year on 100.3 JACK-FM. Afterwards, while area traffic calms, attendees are invited to remain in Addison Circle Park as party band Emerald City performs on the Budweiser Stage.