Plano, TX All American 4th of July 2024 Itinerary

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The 4th of July is just around the corner, and there’s no better place to celebrate America’s birthday than in the vibrant city of Plano, Texas! Known for its charming blend of historic charm and modern attractions, Plano is the perfect destination for families, friends, and solo travelers looking to make the most of this patriotic holiday. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor from afar, Plano’s unique mix of events, entertainment, and culinary delights promises an unforgettable Independence Day experience.

From spectacular fireworks displays, family-friendly activities, and mouth-watering food, Plano has it all. Immerse yourself in the community spirit as you participate in engaging events and enjoy the warm hospitality that Plano is known for. Join us as we highlight the must-see attractions and exciting happenings that make Plano the ideal spot to celebrate the Fourth of July in style. Get ready to create lasting memories and discover why Plano is the ultimate holiday destination this summer!

Where to stay

Plano has an incredible selection of more than 55 hotels, from family-friendly and affordable to modern luxury. Check out these summer hotel deals! Save money on your hotel room and have more money to spend on diningshopping, and fun experiences.

View the complete list of hotels in Plano here.

4th of July events


Celebrate Independence Day at Plano’s All American 4th on Thursday, July 4th! Bring your family and friends to enjoy free fun and games and shop the food before the grand finale – a magical fireworks show over Oak Point Park.

All American 4th opens at 6 pm, fireworks begin at 9:30 pm, and the event ends at 10 pm. This is a free, family-friendly event open to the public. Blankets, lawn chairs and coolers are welcome, but please leave all pets at home. Parking will be available at Collin College, 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074.


On July 3 at Haggard Park in the Downtown Plano Arts District, enjoy the Plano Community Band’s free Patriotic Concert at 7pm then have dinner at a Downtown Plano restaurant. Bring the whole family and get into the patriotic spirit. 

Independence Day Pool Party

Swim across Texas at The Texas Pool and enjoy food, traditional pool games and legendary fun in the sun. Admission is $10 per person. Veterans and active-duty military get in FREE with an ID. Texas Pool members get in FREE with no wait.

What to do

Some of Plano’s walkable entertainment districts include the Downtown Plano Arts District, Legacy West, and The Shops at Legacy.

Legacy West is known as a “city within a city”; it is the largest mixed use destination in North Texas and is a great place to hang. The 255-acre development boasts plenty of open-air high-end retail and restaurants.

Nearby, The Shops at Legacy (collectively Legacy North and The Shops at Legacy East) features an upscale retail mix of men’s and women’s clothing, home furnishings, beauty services, as well as some of the area’s best restaurants.

Not to be missed is the Downtown Plano Arts District, which was named one of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in America by, offering a charming setting for a simple stroll, a unique dining experience, an afternoon of shopping, or an evening’s entertainment at McCall Plaza.

Another idea – fowl-on at Fowling Warehouse! Have you seen the newest craze to hit Plano? Fowling is a unique and entertaining game that merges football with bowling, and in Plano at Fowling Warehouse, older children and their parents can have a blast playing this new sport. It’s as easy as throwing a football at ten bowling pins until someone knocks them all down.

For a complete list of Plano attractions and activities, click here.

Where to eat

With over 1,000 restaurants, from breweries to barbecue and everything in between, Plano is for serious foodies.

Try it all at Legacy Hall! In this one-of-a-kind artisanal food hall at Legacy West, visitors can wander over 20 stalls to meet local purveyors and sample everything from lobster rolls and sushi to old fashioned hamburgers and duck fat fried chicken. There is also has an on-site brewery and an outdoor entertainment stage. Legacy Hall was even named the #2 best new food hall in the nation by USA Today in 2019.

Also, The Boardwalk has the same energetic but simultaneously relaxing feel that everybody knows and loves when it comes to boardwalks. The Boardwalk at Granite Park offers various restaurants with relaxing patio dining spots, a live entertainment stage, an outside kid’s play area, and is a great place to stroll, dine, and unwind. Be sure to grab a beer from Union Bear’s in-house brewery and relax on the patio!

At both Legacy West and The Shops at Legacy you’ll enjoy meals and drinks all day at the many popular restaurants like: Bulla Gastrobar, CRU Food & Wine Bar, Del Frisco’s Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Earl’s Kitchen + Bar, Ebb & Flow, Fleming’s Steakhouse, Half Shells Seafood Grill, Haywire, Main Street Bakery, Mesero, Mexican Sugar, North Italia, RA Sushi, Tommy Bahama, True Food Kitchen, Haywire, KAI, Taverna, Toulouse, and Fogo de Chao. 

Across town, the Downtown Plano Arts District also offers amazing one-of-a-kind restaurants. From Austrian and Italian to buffalo burgers and Texas barbecue, there’s a little something for everyone. Check out all the unique finds here.

Check out our dining listing and search your craving to see what Plano offers.

Find more events and things to do in Plano on our website and blog.

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