Five Family-Friendly Activities For Fourth of July Weekend
Jul 05, 2018 10:01AM
● By Ashley Madonna
Let's face it: Fourth of July is hard to celebrate on a Wednesday. So whether you want to keep the party going all weekend long or introduce your kids to something new, there is a family-friendly weekend activity with your name on it.
Miss out on your festive fix on Wednesday? Dust off your cowboy boots and head over to the Fort Worth Stockyards to enjoy Red, White and Boots. From Wednesday to Saturday, guests can enjoy all kinds of Fourth of July fun ranging from live music to face painting to face trucks to a farmers market. Whether you want to take in a little bit of history by joining a walking tour of the district or go horseback riding along the Trinity River, there will be lots of family fun everywhere you turn.
Have you ever wondered how Texans survived these hot summers before air conditioning? Then head over to Nash Farm’s First Fridays at the Farm to learn about how settlers kept cool during these warmer temperatures. It’s a great way to learn about our state’s heritage and see how our ancestors got by. Admission is $3 per person, which makes it a super affordable family day out.
For one more fireworks show, head over to Lake Grapevine to enjoy SummerBlast Friday Fireworks. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, guests can enjoy a vibrant show set to music. And because of their prime location, you can enjoy the fireworks from a variety of locations. You can grab a lake view by heading out to Scott’s Landing Marina or you can park at Oak Grove Park to get more of the skyline in the background. Either way, it’s the perfect event to round out your week of celebrating our country.
Travel back in time to 1962 Baltimore when “Hairspray” comes to town as part of an unprecedented new collaboration by the AT&T Performing Arts Center and Tony-winning Dallas Theater Center. Starting this Saturday, you can watch as happy-go-lucky, plus-size high schooler Tracy Turnblad makes it on her dream dance show with moves she learned from a black friend, transforms to a star and uses her sudden fame to win the affections of her crush, help integrate a TV network and keep her hair looking totally groovy! This eight-time Tony Award-winning musical, including winner of Best Musical, is a fun, inspiring and timely production that the whole family will love.
Want to introduce your kids to some of your favorite childhood toys. Come out on Saturday to the Dallas Events Center in Farmers Branch to see more than 90 vendor tables showing off vintage toys and collectibles. Whether you think they will love seeing traditional action figures or enjoy seeing the different Hot Wheels models, there will be a classic toy to get them excited. Admission is just $2 per person, and kids 11 and under can get in free.