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Plan your Fourth of July in Plano with patriotic music, a prideful community parade, swimming at a Texas-sized pool (literally), and a mesmerizing fireworks show!
Fourth of July Events
On Monday, July 3rd get in the Fourth of July spirit at Patriotic Pops presented by the Plano Community Band at Haggard Park in the Downtown Plano Arts District for free! This performance will feature Americana and patriotic music. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and picnic and enjoy an evening of live music and good company. Don’t forget about all the great restaurants to dine at in downtown Plano before the show.
On Tuesday, July 4th kick-off your day at the 38th annual Plano Early Lions Club Independence Day Parade. The parade starts at 9 a.m. from the Plano ISD Administration Building at 2700 W. 15th Street then heads north on Independence Parkway to Plano Senior High School. Line the streets with the kids and watch them smile at all the amazing patriotic floats.
The Plano Symphony Orchestra will present an entertaining and inspiring tribute to America, Patriotic Pops, at the Eisemann Center at 3 p.m. Patriotic selections will include: God Bless America, Tribute to American Cinema, America the Beautiful, Favorite Sousa Marches, Salute to the Armed Forces, Big Band Bash as well as honoring our country and the people dedicated to preserving our freedom. Joining the Plano Symphony will be the Patriotic Pops Chorus, composed of experienced choral singers from the Plano Civic Chorus and other choral groups throughout the North Texas area.
Swim across Texas at The Texas Pool from noon to 5 p.m. Members and veterans (with valid ID) get in free; everyone else is just $10 per person or $30 per family. The snack bar will be open and the grills fired up. Kids and adults alike can enjoy traditional water games like Marco Polo and a cannonball contest. Lifeguards will be on duty and picnic areas are available to enjoy your own Fourth of July picnic (food and coolers with non-alcoholic beverages are allowed).
Then comes what all kids are waiting for… Plano’s All-American Fourth firework show at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family to watch the spectacular fireworks choreographed to music and simulcast on 97.5 KLAK. Admission and parking are free.
Need a minute to relax and take-in the beauty of the day? Celebrate our freedoms at Plano’s beautiful Veterans Memorial Park. Happy Independence Day from your friends at Visit Plano!
The Texas Pool photo: David Woo