6 things to do this Fourth of July weekend

Photo by Brittany Nunn
Lakewood Fourth of July parade. (Photo by Brittany Nunn)

One of Lakewood’s biggest events of the year, the Fourth of July parade, is all about dreaming big. Enjoy the floats, old vehicles and dancing troupes that step off from Lakewood Boulevard at 10 a.m. For all the details, visit the website.

Hop over to Fair Park to catch the biggest pyrotechnic showcase in Dallas at 9:37 p.m. The Cotton Bowl opens at 5 p.m. for viewing, and there is also a daylong festival when the Midway opens with rides, fair food and music. Get all the details here.

On Saturday, July 2, the Bath House Cultural Center will be opening its new exhibit, “Non Pixelated: The Persistence of Painting in the Digital Age.” The exhibit will run until July 31. On Saturday, there will be a reception to welcome the exhibition, which explores art in the digital age. The event is free to the public and lasts from 7-9 p.m.

The Dallas Winds take over the Cool Thursday Concert Series at the Dallas Arboretum this Thursday, June 30. Enjoy the sweet sounds with a picnic on the lawn or from one of Dallas’ best food trucks. This is the perfect opportunity to get some relaxation in before the weekend’s festivities begin. Tickets are on sale starting at $27.

Are you fan of “Lord of the Rings?” Satire? Perfect. The Pocket Sandwich Theatre is performing “Herbbits” this Thursday through Sunday. Shows start at 8 p.m., except for 7 p.m. on Sunday. For reservations, call 214.821.1860. Ticket prices vary per show.

Colorado-folk singer Gregory Alan Isakov and the Ghost Orchestra will be performing at the Granada Theater this Friday, July 1. The show starts at 7 p.m. and is restricted to 14+.

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