Independence Day Celebration

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Independence Day Celebration

Tuesday, July 3, 2018  •  6:30 - 10 pm

Live Music  l  Low-level Fireworks  l  KidZone

Farmers Branch always provides one of the few, low-level firework shows in North Texas! A spectacular show will be accompanied by a high-energy dance band on stage, a FREE KidZone area, concessionaires selling festival favorites and more! You don't want to miss this yearly tradition of Patriotism, Family and Fun.

Sponsored by:


KidZone & Lawn Games sponsored by:

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General Information


Tuesday, July 3 - from 6:30 - 10 pm
Fireworks at 9:30 pm


  • Free Admission for Farmers Branch residents with Firecracker Fast Pass*;
  • $5 for non-residents
  • Kids 3 and under are free
Cash and credit card accepted

Event Location: 

Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Farmers Branch, 75234

ATM available onsite

Event Hotline: 972.919.1433

To allow for event setup, Ford Road from Christian Parkway to Farmers Branch Lane will close at 10 am on Tuesday, July 3.


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Introducing the *Firecracker Fast Pass

Available to Farmers Branch residents in advance. This pass allows free entry but does not guarantee event admission. Admission to the Independence Day Celebration is first-come, first-served, and if the Historical Park reaches capacity then overflow viewing is available at nearby Liberty Plaza.

Gates open at 6 pm for Firecracker Fast Pass holders.

Holders of the Firecracker Fast Pass will enjoy access only entrance lines as well as a 30-minute early entry into the event to allow for priority seating. Food and beverage will be available for early purchase, but please note that some event activities, such as the KidZone, will not open until 6:30 pm.

How do I get a Firecracker Fast Pass?

Firecracker Fast Passes will be mailed out in advance to Farmers Branch residents in the June/July edition of the Branch Review inside water bills. Please clip the voucher and present it at the gates.

What if I don't get a water bill?

Firecracker Fast Passes will also be available beginning Monday, June 11 at the following locations during normal business hours.

  • Farmers Branch Aquatics Center - 14032 Heartside Place
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park - 2540 Farmers Branch Lane
  • Farmers Branch Recreation Center – 14050 Heartside Place
  • Farmers Branch Senior Center – 14055 Dennis Lane
  • Information Desk at Farmers Branch City Hall – 13000 William Dodson Parkway

Farmers Branch residents must present a current photo ID or utility bill that shows a Farmers Branch address.  Limit one pass per Farmers Branch household.

What happens if I don't get a Firecracker Fast Pass?

Farmers Branch residents who arrive at the Historical Park gates without a Firecracker Fast Pass can still enjoy free entry – at the gate please present a photo ID that shows a Farmers Branch address. 

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Stage Entertainment

Limelight the Band

Fireworks Finale!


6:30 - 9 pm (closes early to allow for firework launch preparation) includes:
Bounce House, Airbrush Tattoos, Colored Hairspray, Inflatable Double Bump, Inflatable Obstacle, Sidewalk Chalk, Fireworks Wand, Scratch Masks, Selfie Station, and Lawn Games including Tic Tac Toe, Kerplunk, Memory, Cornhole, and Jenga.

Glow Items

Available for sale

General Store Exhibit

Celebrate the Birth of our Nation with the patriotic General Store display. Come peruse the shop to see 1920's merchandise you could have purchased for your Independence Day party. Items include patriotic ready-made decorations, create-your-own crafts, costumes, glassware, and even baked goods. Reproduction circa 1920's candy will be handed out during the Independence Day Firework Celebration on July 3. Exhibit runs through Labor Day.

Click here for more information on the Farmers Branch Historical Park >

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    Free Parking (including handicap parking) – Corner of Ford Road and Villa Creek. Click HERE for a map of parking location.

    Ride in on the Trails of Farmers Branch - there is bicycle parking inside the VIP gates.
    Or go green and ride DART to the event! The Farmers Branch Historical Park is a few hundred yards south of the event grounds.

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    • Red Gate/Ford Road


      – at the Bridge
    • Blue Gate/Farmers Branch Lane

       – at Ford & Farmers Branch Lane
      Admission tickets sold at both Red/Blue Gate (cash and credit card accepted)
      Non-residents - $5 each
      Kids age 3 and under are free
    • Back Gate


      – VIP Entrance
    Gates will close when park reaches capacity – alternative viewing site is Liberty Plaza

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    Lawn Seating

    General admission seating: Blankets & Lawn Chairs encouraged

    $2 Chair Rentals by Friends of the Historical Park

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    NEW for 2018! Beer available for purchase.

    • Texas Corn:
      Roasted Corn

    • Donovan Concessions:
      Foot Long Corn Dogs, Chicken Strips Funnel Cakes, Twisted Tators

    • Eastern Star:
      Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Nachos, Corn on Cob

    • Bartley's BBQ:
      Turkey Legs

    • Gypsy Scoops:
      Ice Cream
    • Event Foods of Texas:
      Brisket Quesadillas, Sandwiches, Corn Cups, Frito Pies, Hot dogs, Stuffed Jalapenos

    • Knights of Columbus:
      Cheese burgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage on a bun, Tamales

    • Nuevo Leon:
      Street Corn, Tacos, Guacamole, Nachos

    • Rainbow Girls:
      Churros, Cotton Candy, Pickle, Pretzel, Snow Cone

    • Kona Ice:
      Snow Cones

    • Uncle Willie’s Pies:
      Fried Pies

    • Nikki’s Popcorn:
      Variety of Gourmet Popcorn and Kettle Corn

    Prohibited Items

    All bags will be inspected by Police

    No pets or outside alcohol will be allowed at this event. Patrons can bring in outside food and non-alcoholic beverages.

    Items not allowed inside the gates:

    • Pets or animals (except for service dogs)
    • Alcohol (not permitted to enter or leave event grounds)
    • Illegal drugs
    • Smoking inside the event site
    • Hazardous Materials
    • Contraband
    • Frisbees
    • Canopies or Pop-Up Tents
    • Skate boards, Roller Blades, In-Line Skates and Bicycles
    • Golf Carts and ATV’s
    • Unauthorized sales, solicitations and distributions

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Please stop by their booth at the event or click the website below for more information!

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    Alcohol (no alcohol at this event)