Shakespeare Dallas presents “As You Like It” on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesdays through July 23. Kids 12 and younger get in free. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors and $10 otherwise.

The Dallas Arboretum’s Fourth of July celebration starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 3 on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage, featuring rock music and patriotic tunes from the 36th Infantry Division Band. Highland Park Cafeteria will cater the event, but guests also can bring their own picnics. Admission is free for all active and retired military and $12 for the rest of us.

The Basically Beethoven Festival starts Sunday, July 3 in the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park, and it’s free. Young local musicians perform at 2:30 p.m., and chamber music performances begin at 3 p.m., featuring members of the Dallas and Fort Worth symphony orchestras.

The Little Forest Hills Neighborhood Association hosts its annual Fourth of July Parade, and this year’s theme is “An Old Fashioned Fourth”. The parade begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of Old Gate and Diceman, proceeding through the neighborhood. A party will follow at Casa Linda Park, including watermelon, drinks and prizes.

The Lakewood Fourth of July Parade begins at 10 a.m. at Lakewood and Cambria. Stick around for refreshments and music after the parade.

The Friends of Fair Park host a Fourth of July celebration from 4:30-10 p.m., featuring the Dallas Wind Symphony dancing water show at the Esplanade Fountain, a fireworks show and free museum visits. Parking is $10.


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