Gaze As The Sky Lights Up With Fireworks, Watch FC Dallas Host DC United, Stuff Your Face With Corn Dogs Or Enjoy Six Other Options On This Fourth Of July.

For those of you that can’t take an exotic vacation this summer, how about a virtual vacation? That’s how Jacqui Kenney tours the globe.

Kenney uses Google Street View to explore remote locations all around the world, from Peru to Mongolia, then posts screenshots of her not-quite-trips, which she showcases on her Instagram account, Streetview Portraits.

That sound like too much work for you? Well, here are some events happening right here at home for the Fourth of July — granted they’re not as exotic as Senegal or U.A.E. — but they’re in-person, luminous and won’t break the bank.

Fair Park Fourth at Fair Park
Why settle for a grilled hot dog when you can have that sausage battered, fried and on a stick? Fair Park fare to ring in Independence Day, plus fireworks and other familiar state fair attractions.

Fourth of July at Armoury, D.E.
Let freedom ring with a free show. The poppy Jared and the Jewelers, plus indie rockers Criminal Birds and post punks Mean Motor Scooter all play in this rock-filled holiday line-up.

Fourth of July Fireworks Watchin’ Party at Double Wide
Some of us just aren’t blessed with a backyard view of the local fireworks show. The Double Wide is, though! Outsource your grilling needs with Smokin’ Joe’s Hotdogs, lean back with a $2 Lone Star and watch the night sky glow.

Fort Worth’s Fourth at Panther Island Pavilion
Festival fare, live music and a host of activities to keep you occupied while waiting for the explosions, from water slides and a zip line to tubing and bounce houses.

The Big Movie: Star Trek IV at Magnolia Theatre
If you’re going to watch an alien invasion movie other than Independence Day, you could make a worse choice than this. For the uninitiated, this is the one with the whales.

FC Dallas vs. DC United at Toyota Stadium
The Toros take on the black-and-red ahead of Frisco’s fireworks display at Toyota stadium.

A Star-Spangled Spectacular! at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
Patriotic music, marches and, yes, even someone dressed as Uncle Sam. A classier alternative to inhaling hot dogs and beer.

Old Fashion Fourth at Dallas Heritage Village
Very old school-styled threads on display, plus Victorian-era games, a stick pony race and an array of family-friendly activities.

Ninth Annual Brass Knuckle Corn Dog Eating Contest at The Libertine Bar
It’s that time again. The winner gets a $100 gift card, but everyone gets to stuff their face with corn dogs. Registration is free.

To find out what else is going on today, this week and beyond, check out our event directory.

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