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Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

By May 24, 2021

Celebrate Independence Day with an evening of festival food, drinks, live music and the largest fireworks show in North Texas on July 4 at Fort Worth’s Fourth. Panther Island Pavilion is excited to re-open the festival grounds this year to give patrons the opportunity to return, spread out and enjoy an evening event with fireworks along the banks of the Trinity River. Admission to the grounds is still FREE as Fort Worth’s Fourth continues to be a gift to the community.


Attendees are encouraged to enter the festival grounds as early as 6:00 pm for the fireworks show that includes spectacular special effects that can’t be seen from afar! Come early and claim a spot. Chairs and blankets are allowed.


The modified evening format will include multiple local food and beverage vendors. No outside coolers, food and drinks are allowed. Ray Johnston Band will kick off the fest with live music on the Main Stage. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Party Machine Band will fill the evening air. The high-energy cover band will play dance favorites and pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. At 9:30 pm, the Fort Worth sky will be lit up with a 29-minute fireworks show which is the largest in North Texas on July 4.

Kids activities and tube rentals will not be available due to the reduced hours of the festival. However, the public is allowed to BYOT (bring your own tube) and float the Trinity within the roped swim area from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.


Modified Fort Worth’s Fourth Schedule:

6:00 pm Gates Open

6:00 pm Ray Johnston Band on the Main Stage

8:10 pm Party Machine Band on the Main Stage

9:30 pm Fireworks Show


For details on the 2021 modifications visit


Fort Worth’s Fourth is made possible by our presenting sponsors Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), Coors Light, Andrews Distributing, Lockheed Martin and Gopuff. Special thanks to our media sponsors KDFW FOX 4, 95.9 The Ranch and 92.1 Hank FM.

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