Celebrate Independence With Sky Explosions
Today is that wonderful holiday where we celebrate the day that the founding fathers told England to suck it. As the story goes,Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock lit their wigs on fire and mailed them to King George III, along with pieces of chewed bubblegum and leaves they had used as toilet paper.
Naturally, we celebrate this magical day by making shit explode in the sky and dragging coolers and lawn chairs into the cities.
For America's favorite
hot dog fest holiday, there is naturally no lack of things to do this evening. Whatever your flavor — fireworks, food eating competitions or, hell, musical offerings — it's going on in Dallas tonight.
Those red, white, and blue shorts you bought on a whim are sure going to come in handy.
Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic at Billy Bob's
Continuing the long-standing Fourth of July tradition, Willie Nelson's bringing a bunch of other big names to glorify in American Independence. Those performing with him include Stoney LaRue, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Ray Wylie Hubbard and more.
Brass Knuckle Corndog Beatdown at Libertine Bar
How many corndogs can you eat in 15 minutes? If that number is “a fuckton,” then you could possibly win prizes at the Libertine. Whoever stuffs their face with the most corn dogs will earn a $100 gift certificate. Second place gets a $50 gift certificate, third place gets $25 in quarters and fourth place gets a stomachache and a pity party.
Star Spangled Spectacular at Meyerson Symphony Center
The Dallas Wind Symphony is celebrating the holiday their own way (musically), so if you're inclined to stay indoors, you can listen to the special Fourth of July show, complete with ice cream and an 11 foot tall Uncle Sam (historically inaccurate, as Uncle Sam was only 10 feet tall).
Fourth of July Pool Party with Billy the Kid at Glass Lounge
It's hotter than the weather has any right to be, so a rooftop pool party might be just what you need so you don't keel over and die. Join KISS FM's Billy The Kid and DJ Joe Vega for a party with beach balls, brisket and frozen red, white and blue cocktails.
Grand Prairie AirHogs vs. Witchita Wingnuts at QuikTrip Park
Baseball: The great American pastime. In order to turn the level of “America” up to eleven, after this game there will be a fireworks show, bounce houses and Wiffle ball. The only way this could be improved is if there were krumping lessons taught by Betsy Ross.
MetroPCS Fair Park Fourth
Here, you can watch fireworks from inside the Cotton Bowl and enjoy music, discounted museum tickets and dancing water shows. To celebrate your freedom, the event will be free.