A small town in North Texas is preparing for one of the country’s grandest Independence Day fireworks extravaganzas and air shows, Addison Kaboom Town! It’s coming July 3 in the tiny 4.4-square-mile town of Addison, home to 16,000 residents.
Each year, Kaboom Town is named among the top fireworks shows in the country by People.com, Yahoo, The American Pyrotechnics Association, USA Today, Travel + Leisure Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. Celebrate the nation’s birthday in style at this most explosive event.
Where Is Addison Kaboom Town?
Addison is a northern suburb of Dallas, home to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, which houses the most extensive collection of flying warplanes in the Southwest.
More than 500,000 fans besiege the city annually for the Addison Kaboom Town, ranked among the top three firework shows in the nation by AOL.com. With nearly 200 restaurants and a population of fewer than 16,000, Addison has more restaurants per capita than any city in the U.S. and is home to more than 150 special events annually.
What’s Happening In Addison Kaboom Town?
The Kaboom Town celebration is citywide, with watch parties at 200-plus restaurants, 22 hotels, and a fantastic, limited-capacity party in the 12-acre Addison Circle Park. View the fireworks and the incredible Addison Airshow from anywhere in town.
The 25-minute-long fireworks show is tops in the nation and is radio simulcast on Star 102.1 FM. Before the Kaboom fireworks show, enjoy high-energy music at Addison Circle Park from the Razzmajazz Dixieland Jazz Band, the Walton Stout Band, and the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, who will perform after the fireworks.
The event runs from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2022, with gates opening at Addison Circle Park at 5. Bands play from 5 to 7; then, at 7:30, the airshow begins with many vintage airplanes, specialty aircraft, parachute jumpers, and dynamic aerial aerobatic displays. Planes take off from the Addison Airport, with flight paths visible throughout the city.
Pro Tip: The best viewing will be from restaurants and hotel watch parties along Belt Line Road and the Dallas North Tollway.
The patriotic presentation of the colors and National Anthem happens at 8 p.m. Jordan Kahn Orchestra performs at 8:30, and the fireworks show starts at 9:30 with the orchestra playing for the last hour until 11.
New this year at Addison Circle Park is the Caliber Auto Care Splash Zone, where you can cool off and splash around among various inflatable waterslides, an obstacle course, and a giant zip line. You can purchase an unlimited-ride wristband onsite to play in the water from 5 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are required to attend the Addison Circle Park party and will be available on June 22 at 10 a.m. to the general public. Click the above link to access a map of the park.
Best Tips For Visiting Kaboom Town In Addison
Make reservations at any of the 200 restaurants or 22 hotels in the city for special watch parties offering unique VIP viewing experiences. Access a complete list of watch parties made available closer to the event. If you’d rather avoid the crowd and the traffic, watch the event from a restaurant patio or hotel balcony nearby.
Pro Tip: Book an Addison Kaboom Town! Hotel Package and enjoy quality accommodations, a neck cooling towel, and guaranteed admission to Addison Circle Park for up to six people. The package ensures entry for prime viewing due to limited park capacity.
Concessions are available in the park, including beer and wine. Guests are encouraged to leave coolers and bags at home. If you bring a cooler, small, personal coolers are preferred. You cannot take alcohol into or out of the park.
Free parking is available in several garages around the area. Please note that traffic delays may occur after the fireworks show, so it’s best to stay where you are to let the traffic subside.
More Fun Facts About Addison
- Addison Airport is among the busiest general aviation airports in Texas and is home to various FBOs (fixed base operators) handling non-commercial aircraft passengers and services, like fuel, aircraft parking, hangers, flight instruction, maintenance, and aircraft rentals.
- Addison earned the Platinum Leadership Circle Award by the Texas Comptroller because of its financial responsibility and transparency.
- Real estate guru Barbara Corcoran named Addison among “America’s Five Sexiest Suburbs.”
- Forbes named Addison’s Oktoberfest, which coincides with the beginning of the famed Munich celebration, the most authentic in the U.S.
- The holidays sparkle with millions of beautiful twinkling lights celebrating the month-long Vitruvian Lights, a free Addison Christmas event.
- Something is always happening in Addison, with over 150 special events annually.