For July 4th, Panther Island Pavilion is offering a free day of live music and tubing, capped off by the largest Independence Day firework show in North Texas.

At Fort Worth’s Fourth, we can celebrate our country’s freedom by spending the afternoon hoisting beverages, stuffing our faces with not-so-good-for-you food, and floating the Trinity River. On top of the grownup fun, a kid zone (pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, tubing, more) will be open 2-8pm.

Based on previous years’ attendance figures, dating back to the inaugural Fort Worth’s Fourth (2008), around 70,000 people are expected to show up this year, said Matt Oliver, communication manager for the Trinity River Vision Authority.


Other events include an F-16 flyover, and a local band competition hosted by 95.9 The Ranch. Gary P. Nunn will perform at 6pm, followed by Party Machine at 8. The grand finale — the fireworks show — will start at 10pm and be coordinated to the music spinning on The Ranch. — Rowan Lehr


Fort Worth’s Fourth is 2-10 pm Mon at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St, FW. Free. Parking is $10-20.