Light Up Arlington FAQs
By Arlington Parks
Posted on June 27, 2019, June 27, 2019

Light Up Arlington Fireworks
Before you head to the event on July 3, please check out the info below.

What to Bring?

To make the most of your evening at Light Up Arlington, bring a fun attitude, a lawn chair or blanket for relaxing, snacks or a picnic dinner, and a cooler with beverages (alcohol is allowed, but no glass containers). You might also want a hat, sunscreen, bug spray or other protection from Mother Nature. Strollers are permitted on site.

What Not to Bring

No selling of food or merchandise without designated vendor pass. No glass containers. Due to the large crowds and loud noises, we do not encourage you to bring pets. Pets will be allowed to the events, but owners assume full responsibility for their actions.

Is There an Admission Fee?

Parking and admission to Light Up Arlington are completely free and provided by the City of Arlington Parks & Recreation Department and our generous sponsors. There will be food and drink vendors and food trucks on site at multiple locations. Most should accept credit cards, but bring cash just in case. Some of the children’s activities require a nominal fee.

Where Will the Children’s Activities Be?

    (Southeast corner of Center St. and Front St.)
    Vendors, Trackless Train, Food Trucks, Live Music, First Aid, Restrooms, Pettting Zoo, Pony Ride, Bubble Bus, Information Tent, Beverage Tent
  • Firecracker Alley
    (Northwest corner of Abram St. and Pecan St.)
    Texas Health Resources Health Tent, Vendors, Carnival Foods, Food Trucks, Information Booth, First Aid
  • Downtown Library
    (Southwest corner of Main St. and Center St.)
    Hank FM, Bubble Bus, Snow Cone Truck, All About Animals, Story Telling, Imagination Playground, Face Painters, VIP Area

Where Can I Find Food?

Food Trucks will be located at the following locations. Also, be sure to support the local restaurants in Downtown Arlington and the Urban Union district! Many will be offering food and drink specials during the event.

Firecracker Alley (Northwest corner of Abram St. and Pecan St.)
BoomTown (Southeast corner of Center St. and Front St.)
Municipal Office Tower (Northeast corner of Abram St. and Mesquite St.)
Downtown Library (Southwest corner of Main St. and Center St.)


There is free parking at UTA. Attendees are also welcome to park in any public lot in Downtown Arlington. There is no dedicated lot for the event. Parking is available on side streets. Street signs will direct to legal parking spots. A limited number of handicap parking spots are available at UTA and select City lots. These spaces are limited, so please arrive early.

When Will the Fireworks Display Start?

Fireworks are expected to begin at approximately 9:45 p.m. The display will be shot off of the Municipal Office Tower. Some lights will go out a few minutes before in order to give everyone optimal viewing. PLEASE be sure you have all members of your group (especially little ones) seated with you before the lights go out. We will communicate any weather-related delays on the website, through SMS Text messaging (text LUA to 86677 for our SMS service; standard carrier and data rates may apply), the digital screen at Levitt Pavilion, and on the Parks and Recreation social media channels. We hope to have everything running smoothly and on schedule this year, but the safety of event attendees will always be our number one priority. Location, launch and other surroundings often dictate the firework launch. Our team works diligently with local meteorologist as well as the Arlington Police and Fire Departments to ensure conditions are safe.

Share the Fun!

Use the hashtag #LUA2019 and share your great photos and videos with our social media accounts at @ArlingtonParks.

Why July 3?

Due to the long-standing Arlington Independence Day Parade, we host our fireworks show on July 3 to allow for proper emergency services staffing and ample set-up and tear-down times for both events.

If you have other questions, feel free to ask us by email at [email protected].

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