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Fort Worth’s Fourth: An Independence Day Celebration on the Trinity River

By June 15, 2022

This free community celebration returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Monday, July 4.

Celebrate Independence Day with an evening of festival food and drinks, live music, kids activities and the largest fireworks show in North Texas on July 4 at Fort Worth’s Fourth. Panther Island Pavilion will be open from 5:00pm – 10:00pm for the 15th Annual celebration with the Trinity River as the backdrop for festivities. Admission to the grounds is still free as Fort Worth’s Fourth continues to be a gift to the community.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and secure a spot for the fireworks show that includes spectacular special effects that can’t be seen from afar! Chairs and blankets are allowed to watch the show from the banks of the Trinity.

Festival activities for the evening include an opportunity to support local food and beverage vendors. Outside coolers, food and drinks are not allowed within the event grounds. Crowd-favorite act, Party Machine Band, will bring the energy to Texas’ only waterfront stage this year. Kids activities will make a return to this recreational destination including jump houses, a zip line, face painting and more. Festivalgoers are allowed to BYOT (Bring Your Own Tube) and float within the roped swim area. Tube rentals will not be available. Arrive early to take advantage of the Kid Zone and swim area available until 8:00pm.

The grand finale of the night will be the largest fireworks show in North Texas at 9:30pm. This can’t-miss music synchronized display will light up the beautiful Trinity River and Fort Worth skyline. Come out and celebrate Independence Day and enjoy what patrons refer to as “the best fireworks show” they have ever seen.

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Fort Worth’s Fourth is made possible by producers Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) and Streams & Valleys, Inc. Presenting sponsors Coors Light, Andrews Distributing and Lockheed Martin. Special thanks to Visit Fort Worth, Red Bull, CDM Smith and Oncor.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 547.39 550.00 -2.61
Benbrook 690.61 694.00 -3.39
Bridgeport 832.52 836.00 -3.48
Cedar Creek 319.51 322.00 -2.49
Eagle Mountain 646.49 649.10 -2.61
Lake Worth 592.01 594.00 -1.99
Richland-Chambers 312.06 315.00 -2.94
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
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