Fort Worth's Fourth fireworks show

Panther Island Pavilion is ready to go for Tuesday night's Fort Worth's Fourth.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to head to the banks of the Trinity to celebrate with music, fireworks and beautiful scenery.

People showed up early to be able to take in the event.

"Yes, every year we get here early. We stand in the line - the whole shebang out in the heat," said Amanda Hunter.

Hunter arrived at 4:15 p.m. to get a prime spot along the Trinity River.

"This is the best spot, we’re right here where the fireworks go up, and we love it every year," she said.


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The Wilson family drove in all the way from Aubrey to take part in the fun. 

"Anywhere you can get your kids to go out and have a good time and be safe, that’s a thumbs up from me," said Cleveland Wilson. "We just wanted to do something to bring the family together and celebrate the Fourth. We’ve tried different places every year. Haven’t been out here we figured it was a great time to do it." 

Dayana Ghisays is hoping for a big show since it is her first Fourth of July in the U.S.

She moved here last year from Colombia.

It’s great. I mean they have everything, music, food, drinks and fireworks so we are waiting for the fireworks so we’ll see!" she said.

Hours and Activities

Gates open at 5 p.m. and there will be plenty to do once you get inside.

Kids activities and the swim area will be open from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be free attractions like face painting, inflatables, water slides, a zip line and plenty of food and drinks.

Trey & The Tritones will perform on the Waterfront Stage at 6 p.m. followed by Coffey Anderson at 8:05.

The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. and is expected to wrap up by 10 p.m.


Several lots are available for people to park.

The main lot is at 395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth, but there will be others off of North Main Street available.

Parking lots will open at 3 p.m.

Parking will cost $20 per car.

Safety Measures

The City of Fort Worth is taking extra safety measures after a grass fire last year forced the fireworks show to stop early.

It took crews more than an hour to put them all out.

Fort Worth has watered the area for a month to keep things from being as dry as they were last year. 

They also brought sand to put out and sparks.

Live Stream

If you are unable to attend Fort Worth's Fourth, but would still like to watch the fireworks show you can do so on or the FOX 4 YouTube channel