FAQs

What time can I come to Fort Worth's Fourth?

Gates will open at 6:00 pm.

What activities will be available?

Festival activities include live music, local food and drink vendors, and the largest fireworks show in North Texas on July 4. There will be no kids activities this year due to the modified format.

How much is admission?

General admission is FREE. Click here for parking information.

Where and How Much Is Parking?

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Where is Handicapped Parking?

Handicap parking is available in the premium lot located at 395 W Purcey St for $10. Click here for parking information.

Can I ride my bike to the festival?

Yes, skip the parking fees and take the Trinity Trails to the festival. There will be two bike parking areas. Remember to bring a bike lock, we are not responsible for stolen or damaged bikes.

Additionally, patrons that ride a Fort Worth Bike Sharing bike can leave their bike with a Bike Sharing employee in the complimentary valet area and pick up the bike after the event without accruing overage fees. Bikes must be returned to a physical FW Bike Sharing station once retrieved from the valet.

Click here for parking information.

Can I bring a small tent for shade?

Yes. All tents must be taken down by 8:00 pm.

Do you accept cash or card?

Both. All major credit/debit cards and cash will be accepted to purchase food & beverages. ATMs will be available on-site.

Are dogs allowed at the festival?

Yes, but they must remain on a leash at all times. Please also consider the noise level of fireworks before bringing your dog. Loud fireworks scare dogs and cause them to run away. Bringing a dog is highly discouraged unless you are 100% certain that you can hold on to them. 

Are coolers allowed?

NO. For the safety of our patrons, we do not allow coolers on the festival grounds. Also, no outside food or beverages. Exceptions are infant and child nourishment, one unopened bottled water per person.

Bring an empty water bottle to fill up at TRWD free hydration stations.

Will tubing be available?

The swimming area at Panther Island Pavilion will open at 6:00 pm. The public is allowed to bring their own tube and float from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. At 8:00 pm, the water will be cleared to get everyone off the water before dark. No tubes will be available to rent or use this year due to the reduced hours of the festival and limited activities. To enter the water and/or tube all children must be 30” or taller. All children 12 years and younger are required to wear a life jacket while in the water. Life jackets are free of charge and are generously provided by Cabela’s and TRWD. Supplies are limited so we encourage patrons to bring their own.

Are there limits on bag sizes/types?

We don't limit the size of bags that can be brought to the festival. However, all bags and backpacks are subject to search by law enforcement.

Can I kayak at or near Fort Worth's Fourth?

No. If you are paddling to the festival, access is limited due to safety restrictions on the fireworks. Upstream access ends at the Henderson Street Bridge on the Clear Fork and at the Fort Worth & Western Railroad Bridge on the West Fork. Downstream access ends at the North Main Street Bridge on the West Fork.

What Time Are the Fireworks?

The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:30 pm.

Will the fireworks show be live-streamed?

Yes. KDFW Fox 4 will be providing a live-stream option for those that are not able to attend Fort Worth’s Fourth in person this year!  To tune into the fireworks show live, go to fox4news.com.

Is the fireworks show choreographed to music?

Yes! The entire show is choreographed to music which can be heard throughout the festival grounds. If watching from home or afar, tune into 95.9 The Ranch for the music.

What To Bring

  • I.D. (to purchase alcohol)

  • Cash or credit/debit card

  • Sunscreen

  • Lawn chair

  • Blanket

  • Empty Bottle to fill up at TRWD Hydration Stations

What Not To Bring

  • No outside coolers

  • No outside food or beverages

    Exceptions: Infant and child nourishment and one unopened bottle water per a person

  • No glass or Styrofoam

  • No noise makers

  • No grills

  • No Drones