Independence Day Events happening in and around Waxahachie, Texas

By Marshall Hinsley

If you’re looking for fireworks shows and Independence Day celebrations happening in the area, our Waxahachie Insider’s Guide to July 4th activities in and around Waxahachie has all the details on the mid-summer food, fun and fireworks that you can enjoy.

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26th Annual Crepe Myrtle Festival

July 3-4, 2024
Admission: free

The 26th Annual Crepe Myrtle Festival has everything you’d expect of an All-American Fourth of July celebration.

Here’s the lineup for this year:

Concert and Fireworks
July 3, 2024
Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Waxahachie Sports Complex
151 Broadhead Rd, Waxahachie, TX 75165

The festival begins at the Waxahachie Sports Complex with a Beach Boys tribute band, Endless Summer, performing on stage, along with a kids zone of children’s activities and food trucks.

Bring a lawn chair, blanket, food, coolers and whatever else accommodates your taste.

The fireworks display begins around 9:00 p.m.

Note: you may not bring your own fireworks, of any kind, to this event.

Dan McClinton Veterans’ Memorial Breakfast
July 4, 2024
8:30 a.m.
Victory Baptist Church
1410 W Jefferson St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

All veterans and active personnel are welcome to a veteran’s breakfast before the July 4th parade. After the breakfast, veterans may participate in the parade. To register a veteran for the parade, call Waxahachie Convention and Visitors Bureau at 469-309-4040 or visit

Crepe Myrtle Festival Parade
July 4, 2024
Starts at 10:00 a.m.

The Waxahachie Crepe Myrtle Festival parade route begins at Getzendaner Park, runs along Main Street and ends up in Downtown Waxahachie.

Fair Park Fourth

July 4, 2024
4:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Admission: free
Fair Park
3809 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210

Fair Park Fourth returns to Dallas’ Fair Park.

Enjoy children’s activities, local market vendors, live music, entertainment, and food trucks.

Just after the sun sets, fireworks will fill the evening sky.

4th of July Concert and Fireworks Show

July 4, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission: free
Grimes Park
501 E Wintergreen Rd, DeSoto, TX 75115

The cities of DeSoto and Lancaster are joining together to celebrate the 4th of July with live music and fireworks

Starting off the night of music is The Bar-Kays featuring Larry Dodson. Additionally, the Natural Change Band, Dominque Hammons, and the GoGo Band will also take to the stage.

Admission is free, but you will need tickets. Register for FREE TICKETS >>

Fort Worth’s Fourth

July 4, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Admission: free
Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Fort Worth invites you to what organizers are calling the biggest fireworks show and Independence Day celebration in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The evening will be a time to enjoy festival food, cold drinks, kids’ activities, live music, and fireworks along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion.

A variety of kids’ activities include face painting, inflatables, water slides, a zip line and more. Arrive early to enjoy the fun and festivities before the fireworks.

Fort Worth’s Fourth features a variety of food vendors on site. You’ll find hamburgers, hot dogs, turkey legs, corn dogs, street tacos, roasted corn, pizza, crawfish, snow cones and funnel cakes.

A variety of beers, wine, soft drinks and water will also be available.

No outside food, drinks and coolers will be allowed.

The schedule:

3:00 p.m.: Parking lots open

5:00 p.m.: Gates open

5:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Kids activities and swim area

6:00 p.m.: Poo Live Crew on the Waterfront Stage

8:05 p.m.: Chattahoochie on the Waterfront Stage

9:30 p.m.: Fireworks Show

Maypearl 4th of July Celebration

July 6, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Admission: free
Maypearl Community Park
200 E Second St, Maypearl, TX 76064

After all the other 4th of July celebrations have passed, the City of Maypearl offers a post-Independence Day celebration for everyone who just doesn’t want to see the summer of 2024 start its denouement.

The schedule for the night’s event:

5:00 p.m.: Chamber of Commerce Sidewalk Chalk Competition

5:00 p.m.: RoRo’s Cornhole Express – cornhole tournament begins

5:30 p.m.: Parade line up at Maypearl High School at 600 Phillips St, Maypearl, TX 76064

6:00 p.m.: Parade begins and goes south on Fourth Street to Main Street, west on Main to Third Street, and then south on Third Street Around.

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Live music by Cadillac Pearl

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Games and rock climbing

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.: Food trucks and vendors

9:30 p.m.: Fireworks show begins