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What to expect on Panther Island on July 4: Hint, plenty of fireworks

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Headed to Panther Island Pavilion to celebrate July 4?

Here’s what to expect:

Plenty of family-friendly activities, tubing and fly board shows. Plus live music from self-proclaimed America’s Favorite Cover band, Poo Live Crew. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Downtown Fever will fill the evening air. The high-energy party band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the Battle of the Bald Eagle Battle of the Bands contest. Flyboarders will also be performing lively shows on the river in between music acts, then right before the fireworks show lights up the sky, the jet-pack flyboarders will light up the river. The festival ends with the largest fireworks show in North Texas on July 4.

For the kids, there’s a KidZone area. Free activities throughout the day will include pony rides, face painting, bounce houses and zip lines. Plus, the ever-popular levee and water slides are back to provide hours of good old-fashioned fun for the young and young at heart.

Where: Panther Island Pavilion – 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, TX 76102

When: Wednesday, July 4th

Gates open – 2 pm

Fireworks Show – 10 pm

Who: Fort Worth’s Fourth is made possible by our presenting sponsors Tarrant Regional Water District, Coors Light and Lockheed Martin. Supporting sponsors the Tarrant County College, City of Fort Worth, NBC 5, 95.9 The Ranch Radio, 92.1 Hank FM, Telemundo 39, Streams and Valleys Inc., Mercardo Juarez and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The festival is produced by the Trinity River Vision Authority.

Out west of the city, Eagle Mountain International Church (EMIC) will host Let Freedom Ring: An Independence Day Celebration on the grounds of Kenneth Copeland Ministries (KCM), located at 14355 Morris-Dido Road, Newark, Texas 76071. This free event, open to the public, features a live concert, spectacular fireworks, food for purchase and fun for the entire family.

The Independence Day celebration begins at 6 p.m. CT with family-friendly activities—including games and bounce houses. In addition, a variety of food trucks will be onsite from which food and drinks can be purchased.

A live concert featuring well-known, Dove Award-winning band Denver and the Mile High Orchestra will begin at 8:00 p.m. CT.

Following the concert, a Disney-inspired fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. CT. This professional fireworks production will be set to music with inspirational narration.

Attendees can register for this celebration of America’s independence at All who register will receive an all-access armband.

For more information about this free event, go to

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