7 things to do in East Dallas this July

Convertible car with girls in sailor dresses at Lakewood’s Fourth of July parade (Photo by Jynnette Neal).
Lakewood’s Fourth of July parade (Photo by Jynnette Neal).

July 4
LAKEWOOD PARADE
Lakewood’s 54th annual Fourth of July fun run and parade begin at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., respectively, with classic vehicles, bicycles and candy galore. It wraps up at the tennis courts on Tokalon with refreshments.
Lakewood and Cambria, lakewoodparade.com, free

July 1-29
‘CAPTAIN BLOOD’
Enjoy this tale with old-fashioned pirates using flintlocks and swords to entertain. Plus: popcorn.
Pocket Sandwich Theatre, 5400 E. Mockingbird Lane, pocketsandwich.com, 214.821.1860, $10-$12

July 1-15
‘THE COMEDY OF ERRORS’
Two pairs of long-lost identical twins find each other in the same city. The play is set on the Isle of Ephesus and populated with 1970s era television characters. Performances are at 8:15 p.m.
Samuell Grand Amphitheater, 1500 Tenison Parkway, shakespearedallas.org, 214.559.2778, $15

July 4
LITTLE FOREST HILLS PARADE
The 15th annual Little Forest Hills Fourth of July parade offers a slightly funkier option on the east side of the lake. The parade begins at 9 a.m., so bring decorated bicycles, cars and dogs to join in the fun.
Promise of Peace Garden, 1435 San Saba Dr. lfh4thofjulyparade.webstarts.com, free

July 14
TOO HOT TO HANDLE
This event sells itself as the hottest race of the summer, with 15k, 10k and 5k options for all running levels. Races start at 7 a.m.
Norbuck Park, 200 N. Buckner Blvd., runproject.org/toohottohandle, $34-$64

July 18
‘THE DARK KNIGHT’
Enjoy a screening of this Batman flick at Sundown at Granada as a part of its free Wednesday night movies on the roof.
Sundown at Granada, 3520 Greenville Ave., sundownatgranada.com, 214.823.8305, free

July 28
SUPERCARS IN DALLAS
Check out some of the most exotic cars along with some Lakewood Smokehouse barbecue. Swag, brews, food and beautiful vehicles all will be part of the event.
Lakewood Smokehouse, 1901 Abrams Rd., lakewoodsmokehouse.com, 972.677.7906, free 


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