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Media Relations Contact:
Morgan Lyons
Mark A. Ball

June 18, 2013

DART sparkles with July 4th celebrations

Summer is a great time for families to enjoy the freedom and ease of riding Dallas Area Rapid Transit. And there's no better time than the Independence Day celebrations, fireworks, parades and music festivals to get on board.

Information on the some of the major area events can be found at DART.org/Fireworks or by calling Customer Information at 214-979-1111. When making plans remember that DART bus and light rail follow a Sunday schedule, and the Trinity Railway Express will not operate on Thursday, July 4.

July 3
Addison Kaboom Town features dazzling fireworks choreographed to music, plus great food, live music, and the spectacular Addison Airport Air Show featuring the Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbird Flyover.
Information: 972-450-2851 or addisontexas.net/events/KaboomTown.
Via Addison Transit Center

Farmers Branch Independence Day Celebration honors America's independence with free live music and spectacular fireworks at the Farmers Branch Historical Park.
Information: farmersbranch.info/play/special-events.
Via Farmers Branch Station

Celebrate America's independence with an evening of fun, games, music and fireworks at the Independence Day Fireworks Show in the Las Colinas District of Irving.
Information: www.cityofirving.org.
Via Orange Line to Irving Convention Center Station

The Plano Community Band returns to Haggard Park to perform a special Star-Spangled Spectacular concert. The concert is free and begins at 7 p.m. Bring the entire family and enjoy the music while relaxing in the park.
Information: planoband.com.
Via Downtown Plano Station

July 4
The 33rd Plano Lions Independence Day Parade celebrates the city's colorful past and bright future with floats, marching bands, antique cars and entries by dozens of businesses and community organizations.
Information: planoparade.com.
Via Parker Road Station, then bus route 452 and a 1/2 mile walk to the Plano Senior High School campus on Independence

Enjoy a Fourth of July Parade at 9 a.m. in the Irving Heritage District. Immediately following the parade, enjoy a free watermelon reception and concert at Heritage Park, 217 Main Street.
Information: www.cityofirving.org.
Via Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing Station

Rowlett's largest fireworks show, Fireworks on Main, takes place on Main St. in Downtown Rowlett.
Information: www.rowlett.com.
Via Blue Line to Downtown Rowlett Station

Enjoy a Star Spangled Spectacular at Firewheel Town Center, 245 Cedar Sage Dr. in Garland. Firewheel Town Center, in conjunction with the City of Garland, will celebrate our nation's independence with a full day of family fun in the sun from 4 to 9:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July.
Information: www.facebook.com/FirewheelTownCenter.
Via Downtown Garland Station, then bus route 513

The City of Dallas' official Independence Day Celebration, Metro PCS Fair Park Fourth, celebrates the holiday with a free, family-fun event.
Information: fairpark.org.
Via Fair Park Station or MLK, Jr. Station

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