• Tuesday, July 3    ArlingtonTX

    6:00-10:30 PM  •  Downtown Arlington
    Fireworks: 9:45 PM

Event Sponsors

A big thanks to all of last year’s event sponsors. Interested in becoming a sponsor in 2018? Get in touch.

Light Up Arlington is right around the corner! This year we are also selling Retail Vendor Spots at the event. if you are interested in obtaining an application, please contact Angie Dennehy at 817-459-6231.

Light Up Arlington Events Map

NOTE: Map updates will occur frequently as additional vendors have been confirmed and locations are finalized.

2018 Schedule of Events

General Schedule

This year’s celebration features activities and entertainment for all ages, right in the heart of Downtown Arlington!

  • KID ZONE  6:00-9:00 PM
  • TRAIN RIDES  6:00-10:00 PM
  • FOOD TRUCKS  6:00-10:00 PM
    Set to music from 95.9 The Ranch! NOTE: Fireworks will be launched from the Municipal Office Tower (101 S. Mesquite).

Entertainment Schedule

Multiple stages of FREE entertainment with some of the top acts in DFW.


The Roomsounds

7:00 PM

Chris Watson Band

8:30 PM



6:30 PM


8:00 PM


406 West Abram St. | jrbentleys.com


7:30-10:30 PM


Kids Activites

Check out these three locations for fun and games for the kids before the fireworks.

(Northeast corner of Center St. and Border St.)

92.1 Hank FM live music stage, food trucks, train rides, face painting, inflatable games, glow-in-the-dark items for sale and more! NOTE: Some activities require a fee.

Firecracker Alley
(Northwest corner of Abram St. and Pecan St.)

Food trucks, face painting, glow-in-the-dark items for sale and more! NOTE: Some activities require a fee.

Rough Riders Remodeling Kids Area
(Northwest corner of Front St. and Pecan St.)

Concessions, bounce house, face painting, petting zoo, pony rides, glow-in-the-dark items for sale and more! NOTE: Some activities require a fee.

Need Help?

If you are in need of assistance, please locate a City staff person (identified by Light Up Arlington event shirts) or police officer.

Stay in the loop of any last-minute event updates by texting Arlington_LUA to 86677 for our SMS service (standard carrier and data rates may apply).

If this is an emergency, please call 911 emergency services.


What to Bring?
To make the most of your evening at Light Up Arlington, bring a fun attitude, a lawn chair or blanket for relaxing, snacks or a picnic dinner, and a cooler with beverages (but no glass containers, please). You might also want a hat, sunscreen, bug spray or other protection from Mother Nature. Strollers are permitted on site.

There is free parking at UTA. Attendees are also welcome to park in any public lot in Downtown Arlington. There is no dedicated lot for the event. Parking is available on side streets. Street signs will direct to legal parking spots.

What Not to Bring
No selling of food or merchandise without designated vendor pass. No glass containers. Due to the large crowds and loud noises, we do not encourage you to bring pets. Pets will be allowed to the events, but owners assume full responsibility for their actions.

If you have other questions, feel free to ask us by email at info@lightuparlington.com.



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