Frisco Freedom Fest

Celebrate 2020 Fourth Of July With Aaahhh-Worthy Fireworks

Article by Julie Brown Patton

Photography by Courtesy of Frisco Freedom Fest

Originally published in Frisco City Lifestyle

One of North Texas' biggest Independence Day celebrations typically is hosted in Frisco, and 2020 Independence Day likely will feel extra special, after this year's unusual circumstances brought on by COVID-19 impacts. For inspiration, we can all still focus on the concept of "one flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!"

At the time of writing this article, Frisco city staffers definitely were planning to host fireworks and the Glow Run, however, they were considering and planning for adjustments for some of the other annual activities. They remain "hopeful" that they can fine-tune activities to work within current public health guidelines and individual safety concerns, but of course, their constant monitoring of the potential coronavirus alerts and updates will determine the final event execution. In the meantime, please enjoy these uplifting images from last year's Frisco Freedom Fest. 

During the first week of July, visit FriscoFreedomFest.org to confirm final fest offerings. 

July 3

(Traditional activities were slated, but check for updates before attending.)

6 p.m.:  Cornhole Tournament at Simpson Plaza (West Side).

6:30 p.m.:  Corny Dog Eating Contest at Simpson Plaza (in front of Main Stage).

7:30 p.m.: Dachshund Dash
Don't miss the hilarious fun of the Dachshund Dash right before the 5K run/walk starts. Little competitors chase the title of Top Dog in Frisco. Each pup will run 10 to 15 feet from start to finish, with the help of his or her owners. Winners receive prizes from the sponsor, Raising Cane's.

9 p.m.: Hotter 'n Firecrackers Glow Run
Join the community for the annual Hotter 'n Firecrackers Glow 5K Run. Participants light up the night as they race through Frisco Square sporting flashing LED lights and their brightest fluorescent gear, while energized by the beat of electronic music. Walkers and dogs are welcome. 

July 4 

(Traditional activities were slated, but check for updates before attending.)

4 p.m. until fireworks end:
Join the opening ceremony at 4 p.m., featuring local American Legion (Peter J. Courcy Post 178) and a military flyover, provided by the Service Air Corps.

Party in the Plaza and Taste of Frisco Party in the Plaza festivities will feature a community stage with local entertainers, dancers, singers and bands; a Children's Expo, complete with jump houses, face painting, strolling entertainers and games; plus the Hometown Hero Exhibit, which showcases Frisco's finest, the men and women of the city's police and fire departments, along with the equipment they use to help keep the community safe.

The Taste of Frisco features fare from local food vendors. Visit all the great businesses taking part in the Vendor Village.

Salute independence by dancing in the streets with friends and neighbors.

Around 9:30 p.m.: Fireworks Extravaganza
Top off the night with the star of Frisco Freedom Fest -- the Fireworks Extravaganza. Take blankets or lawn chairs and sit back and enjoy the show.

Fireworks are visible around Frisco City Hall, Frisco Square, Purefoy Municipal Center and from Toyota Stadium. The show will last about 20 minutes. 

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