While communities across the United States celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, one of the country’s most lauded and most unique celebrations is in Addison, Texas each year on July 3. While Addison (at only 4.4 square miles) is home to fewer than 16,000 residents, every July 3rd a half-million guests from across the nation come to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town!® The celebration is city-wide, with a fantastic party in the 12-acre Addison Circle Park, watch parties at many of Addison’s 180+ restaurants (with more restaurants per capita than any city in the US), 23 hotels and the incredible Addison Airport Air Show which can be seen from anywhere in town! The 30-minute long fireworks show is among the best in the nation, and is simulcast each year on 100.3 JACK-FM. Afterwards, while area traffic calms, attendees are invited to remain in Addison Circle Park as famed party band Emerald City shares a high-energy concert on the Budweiser Stage.
For over three decades, Addison Kaboom Town!® has been named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular show was named the #2 fireworks display in the country by Yahoo.com, and is ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, AOL and Travel + Leisure Magazine.
WHEN: Monday, July 3, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – midnight (all times are approximate)
4:00 p.m. Addison Circle Park gates open
5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Live entertainment on the Budweiser Stage, games, food and beverage sales
7:15 p.m. Addison Airport Airshow
9:30 p.m. Fireworks show
10:00 p.m. Emerald City performs on the Budweiser Stage
WHERE: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, Texas 75001
Memorable views can be found from anywhere in Addison, but the special watch parties hosted by many of Addison’s more than 180+ restaurants and 22 hotels offer spectators a unique viewing experience. A complete list of watch parties will be available on the website closer to the event.
TRAFFIC NOTES: The popularity of the Addison Kaboom Town!® fireworks show may cause some traffic delays, specifically following the fireworks show. Book your hotel rooms now! Addison hotels are quickly filling up for this annual event. Spectators are encouraged to spend the night in Addison at any of our hotels, stay in Addison Circle Park for the concert to avoid these delays, or remain at their favorite restaurant. Those who choose to leave immediately after the fireworks show should understand that it could take 2-plus hours to get to their intended destination in the DFW Metroplex, and they are encouraged to travel as directed for a few miles beyond Addison’s borders in order to travel in their desired direction.
EVENT NOTES: Concessions are available in the park. Guests are encouraged to leave coolers and bags at home to expedite entry into the park. Those choosing to bring coolers must limit the size to no larger than 16”X20”X12”. Absolutely no alcohol can be brought into or out of Addison Circle Park. Beer and wine will be available for sale within the park.
COST: FREE — Tickets are not required to attend the party in Addison Circle Park. Admission is first-come, first-served.