Say Yes! to Celebrating Summer in the Dallas Region

Holly Nguyen, Content Coordinator – Talent Attraction, Dallas Regional Chamber

The Dallas Regional Chamber’s Say Yes to Dallas campaign showcases multiple ways to spend your summer days, including ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Fourth of July Festivities

We’ll take any excuse to celebrate outside with a nice poolside barbecue, which is what makes Independence Day one of our favorite holidays! The Say Yes to Dallas team has compiled a list of Fourth of July events you can attend.

Need further suggestions? Consider making an adventure of your day with a road trip, hopping around different cities in the Dallas Region. Start your morning with brunch (did you hear Plano made #4 on Yelp’s Top 10 Foodie Cities in the nation?), stop in various cities for mid-day activities and cookouts, and end your day in your favorite city for a fireworks show.

Looking to stay active? If you have little ones, they may participate in the City of Keller’s Fourth of July Bike Parade. Another popular family event is the Hotter ‘n Firecrackers 5K & Glow Run at the Frisco Freedom Fest.

In the mood for some live music? Consider attending Light Up Arlington, where there’ll be free live music and entertainment throughout the evening while you wait for fireworks.

If you’re willing to pay for admission, consider celebrating at Dallas Heritage Park or Fair Park Fourth.

Want to take the scenic route? Watch the 26-minute firework show over Lake Grapevine.

Looking to celebrate early? You’ve got multiple options, including Klyde Warren Park’s Independence Day Celebration on June 29.

You can find our full list of events here.

Parks and Outdoors in the Dallas Region

Just because the biggest summer holiday is over doesn’t mean you have to go back indoors.

Trying to avoid the popular trails? We have a list of some our favorite, lesser-known trails, such as the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano or Campion Trail in Irving.

Wanting to stay in Dallas? Check out the Santa Fe Trail or Cottonwood Trail.

For our full list of hidden gems trails edition, click here. (If you’re totally fine with the popular trails, such as the Katy Trail, you can find some hiking and biking trails here.)

Water sports abound in the Dallas Region. We have lots of lakes, where you can picnic, paddleboard, fish, kayak, and more. For some of our favorite lakes, check out our website.

Need to bring your fur baby with you? No problem! The Dallas Region has more than two dozen dog parks, fit for big and small dogs. Find out which dog park is closest to you.

Need to bring your human baby with you? Check out our list of recreational areas and playgrounds that will keep your kids screen/technology-free and occupied while you both enjoy some fresh air.

The myriad of parks and outdoor recreational opportunities is just one of the pillars that makes us Say Yes to Dallas. Visit our website to learn more about jobs, living, and culture.