Happy 4th of July folks! It’s the 243rd birthday of our great country! This year is a unique one due to Coronavirus and the area shutdown of many area celebrations.
Usually, we’re gathering to watch these incredible displays to end our days of fun. This year, you can still do that.
It just takes a little ingenuity.
Ways to Watch This Year
Snapchat is offering special Fourth of July lenses on the disappearing messaging platform this weekend. Your background will be popping with red, white, and blue.
There are tons and tons of online options. One idea a Pinterest party planner suggested was to stream them on your largest TV. Turn up the volume as loud as tolerable and do you best to recreate the atmosphere!
Nothing beats the real thing though!
Here are some options.
Salute to America
This year’s Salute to America special on the South Lawn of the White House includes flyovers featuring vintage World War II aircrafts and a monumental fireworks display.
The best part? You don’t have to be in D.C. to enjoy the festivities. How can you watch Salute to America 2020 live online? Here’s everything you need to know.
WHAT IS THE SALUTE TO AMERICA FLYOVER SCHEDULE?
Military flyovers above the National Mall will take place from 6:45-8:00 p.m. ET.
WHAT TIME DO THE SALUTE TO AMERICAFIREWORKS START?
The fireworks display will air from 9:07-9:44 p.m. ET.
HOW TO WATCH SALUTE TO AMERICA 2020 LIVE ONLINE:
Tonight’s event will be available to watch live online at Whitehouse.goV
You can still see live fireworks, too. Many areas have them planned. Allen, Texas has their ‘Spectacular’ last night but there are still many to enjoy tonight!
Fireworks in Frisco, TX
Fireworks in McKinney, TX
Fireworks, July 4, 9:30 pm
Due to renewed concerns related to COVID-19, no parking or pedestrian traffic will be allowed at the Craig Ranch Soccer Complex. There are no activities, vendors or concerts planned. Only the fireworks show.
Craig Ranch Soccer Complex
Fireworks in Plano, TX
July 4th Independence Day Fireworks
July 4, 9:30pm
The fireworks will launch from the Lavon Farms near the Plano Event Center, which is located at higher ground from where the display is usually launched at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve. Due to the circumstances, Plano will only present a fireworks show with no vendors, activities, etc. As always, the display will be set to music on radio station KLAK 97.5.
2000 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074 (Plano Event Center)
Fireworks in Dallas, TX
(19.7 miles and 25 minutes from the southwest corner of Collin County)
Fair Park Fourth
Canceled for 2020
This is the City of Dallas’ official Independence Day celebration featuring fireworks, entertainment, “dancing water” shows at the Esplanade Fountain, activities for the kids and more. Event runs from 4:30-10:00 pm on Friday, July 4 at Fair Park. Featuring patriotic performances, Event is free with reduced admission to Fair Park’s museums at select times. Fireworks can be viewed inside the Cotton Bowl or around the Fair Park grounds.
1121 1st Avenue, Dallas (Dallas Fair Park)