Complete guide to July 4th in Dallas and Ft. Worth 2017
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They say everything's bigger in Texas, and July 4th is no exception.

In the Longhorn State cities of Dallas and Ft. Worth, July 4th is set to be an explosive weekend of American fun. These two major Texas cities have plenty of Independence Day fun for everyone to enjoy from colorful firework shows to family friendly festivities — there's something for everyone and even handy guides below to help you navigate all the fun. While Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday this year, it just means the freedom parties can last all weekend (and maybe seep into Monday), so get out those sparklers and prepare for some red, white and blue American, Texas fun. 

Where to watch fireworks: Fireworks are the July 4th staple. Use this guide to make sure you pick the best show in the area and don't forget to practice your "Oohh's & Aahh's" for the combustive display. 

Family friendly events: Sometimes loud and explosive firework shows aren't for everyone, especially the little ones. No need to fret, Dallas and Ft. Worth have plenty of other family friendly events with activities for those of all ages to help celebrate their day of freedom. 

Free events: You can't beat free. Check out all the awesome events happening in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area for Fourth of July and the weekend before the colorful holiday lights up the sky.