Weekend Buzz: July 1-4, 2022
By Office of Communication
Posted on June 30, 2022, June 30, 2022

Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags Over Texas

Celebrate the biggest holiday of the summer at Six Flags Over Texas, the July 4th Fest, presented by Coca-Cola. It’s an epic three-day party, July 2-4, 2022. Say Happy Birthday America with screamin’ rides, spectacular fireworks, music and of course ice-cold Coca-Cola. Get your admission now. Save up to $20 on a 2022 Pass for unlimited visits, courtesy of Coca-Cola.

Community Concerts Commemorating Independence Day

Join the Arlington Master Chorale and sing along to your 4th of July favorites at their free concert 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2022 at St. Barnabas United Methodist Church

The Arlington Community Band hosts its annual Patriotic Concert. It takes place 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Don’t miss this free concert by the Official Band of the City of Arlington. 

Light Up Arlington

Celebrate Independence Day with live music, kid-friendly activities, food trucks, and a spectacular firework display from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday, July 3, 2022 in Downtown Arlington with Light Up Arlington. This year's celebration, which encompasses 57 acres surrounding City Hall and the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, includes some of the top musical acts in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, vendors, food trucks and plenty of kid-friendly fun. Bands will perform at four stages around Downtown, starting with 6 p.m. concerts outside the Arlington Music Hall and Grease Monkey, a 6:30 p.m. concert outside of City Tower at 101 S. Mesquite St., and a 7:30 p.m. concert at Levitt Pavilion Arlington. Face painting and a bubble bus are among activities planned for the little ones at the Downtown Library. Vendors and at least eight food trucks, featuring a variety of food and desserts, will be set in “Firecracker Alley,” which will be located in the parking lot on the west side of City Hall on Abram Street between Oak and Pecan streets. Food trucks are also expected to be available near activities held at the library, City Tower and Grease Monkey. The fireworks display, which lasts about 20 minutes, is scheduled to start at 9:50 p.m. and will be set to music on 95.9 The Ranch FM. Fireworks will be shot from the roof of City Tower, which is located east of City Hall.

Arlington Independence Day Parade

Light Up Arlington isn't the only way to celebrate Independence Day and show your patriotism in The American Dream City. Head on back to Downtown on Monday, July 4, 2022 for the beloved Arlington Independence Day Parade, which started in 1965 and is billed as the oldest, longest running event in the city. Be sure to arrive early for the parade, which kicks off at 9 a.m. Each year, tens of thousands of people line the streets to watch the colorful floats, antique cars, marching bands, unicyclists and other parade entries wind through Downtown. The theme for this year's parade is “E Pluribus Unum - Out of Many, One,” which is a traditional United States motto adopted by Congress in 1782.  Parade organizers said the theme was chosen for many reasons, but most importantly, because we are a nation of many peoples and backgrounds, but we are all one as Americans.

Flag-bearers at the Arlington Independence Day Parade.

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