Since the 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year, you are allowed to celebrate it all week. Throw back a few beers and watch fireworks the night before, or stretch the tributes into the weekend and honor fallen officers at a very special event. Here are some great ways to get the party started.
Tuesday, July 3
'Merica the Beer-tiful Party at Texas Ale Project
This event features live music from Aaron Pose, food for purchase from Cuates Kitchen, fun games, Brewer’s Choice Firkin, Crafty-Ales, and fireworks. Admission is free and the fun starts at 1 pm.
Fireworks Watch Party at The Happiest Hour
This rooftop is the ultimate spot to post up and watch the fireworks from Red, White, and Boom on the Bridge while DJ Souljah spins a firecracker-inspired playlist. There will also be a 4th of July menu with burgers, hot dogs, and barbecue sliders. Drink specials include $3.50 pints, $5 frosé, and more. These events are happening during regular business hours, and it's all free to attend.
Wednesday, July 4
Red, White and Brew at The Stoneleigh
Celebrate Independence Day with a relaxed day, poolside, feasting on hamburgers and hot dogs. Stay cool and festive with Bomb Pop popsicles served in prosecco. Admission is free, and the fun kicks off at 12 noon.
Drink the Flag at The Rustic
Uptown's favorite bar is raising funds and awareness for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation’s mission to support military, veteran, and first-responder marriages. When you purchase a beer for the flag, you get to select your desired donation amount (minimum donation is $5). In addition, all U.S. military attendees receive a complimentary Rustic burger. The event starts at 2 pm, and live music starts at 4 pm. Vincent Neil Emerson starts at 6:30 pm. Admission is free.
Brass Knuckle Corn Dog Beatdown at The Libertine Bar
This annual competition is in its 10th year and invites contestants to battle for the coveted Brass Knuckles trophy. A $100 gift certificate is up for grabs for first place, and second receives a $50 gift certificate. If you walk away with third place, you get a whopping $25 in quarters. In the event of a tie, there will be a warm well tequila shootout. The competition starts at 5:30 pm and registration free and now open.
Friday, July 6
Europeans Standards and New American Favorites Class at Scardello Artisan Cheese
This class compares the best-known European cheeses (like Roquefort) alongside new world beauties of a similar style. It touches on American cheese-making trends, too. Learn what makes these new creations so exciting while seeing how they have evolved from their European forebears. European standard wines and new American classics are included for tasting along with the cheeses. Tickets are $40, and the class begins at 8 pm.
Saturday, July 7
Fallen Five Fundraiser at Ferris Wheelers
Ferris Wheelers is partnering with Brotherhood for the Fallen to host a fundraising event to honor the memory of the fallen officers of the Dallas shooting on July 7, 2016. During the event, the Dallas Police Choir will sing the national anthem, and the Dallas Police Honor Guard will conduct a Presentation of the Colors. Bagpipers from the Fort Worth Police Department will also be present. Dallas native Ryan Berg and award-winning guitarist Mike “Junior” Clark will perform throughout the night, and there will be a silent auction with a goal of raising $100,000. Tickets start at $10 and can be reserved by calling 214-741-4141.