Fourth of July

Fourth of July Weekend Itinerary

How to spend the holiday in Dallas.

Ashley Turner
Posted on Jul 1, 2020

We'd typically provide you with a list of the best fireworks show and events happening around town, but with all the canceled events we're doing things differently this year. If you're tired of the virtual events and looking to get out and about in the city, we have some ideas for spending a fun and safe weekend in Dallas.

Visit the Dallas Arboretum! The Arboretum recently reopened with new safety protocols, and they're ready to welcome you. Reserve your time slot and tickets online, and aim to beat the Texas heat by booking an entry as early as 9 a.m. While you're there, be on the lookout for the "Celebrating the Familiar" sculpture exhibit featuring a collection of 25 life-size bronze sculptures located throughout the gardens.

If your tradition is eating barbecue on July 4th, why not support a local restaurant in the process! Order take-out from one of these local favorites: Smokey John's in Northwest Dallas, Lockhart in Bishop Arts, Babb Brothers BBQ in Trinity Groves, or Slow Bone in the Design District.

Enoy a fireworks show from the comfort of your home! Enjoy Klyde Warren Park's Fireworks Salute to Healthcare Heroes pre-recorded show on the evening of July 4. The show will broadcast at 10:30 p.m. on KTVT-CBS 11.

Relax with brunch on a spacious Dallas patio. HG Sply Co's hearty breakfast bowls, The Rustic's family-style feast, and Vidorra's Mexican fried chicken and waffles are all solid choices. End the weekend exploring the outdoors with a walk around Klyde Warren Park, Katy Trail or the Cedar Ridge Preserve. Looking for some fun photo ops while you're out and about? Check out our guide to public art in the city.