• Wednesday, July 3    ArlingtonTX

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

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Event Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor in 2019? 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.

Due to construction around some of the entry points to Light Up Arlington, please watch your step as you arrive/depart. Also, please be mindful of all coned off, fenced and barricaded areas. These are placed for your safety and to keep you clear of construction zones.

Waze App/Website link  |  LUA Road Closures

2019 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
  • CARNIVAL CONCESSIONS  6:00-10:00 PM
  • FOOD TRUCKS  6:00-10:00 PM
  • FIREWORKS DISPLAY 9:45 PM
    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.

LEVITT PAVILION

Live Music, Beverage Tent, Restrooms

Donovan Keith

7:00 PM

Hannah Kirby

8:30 PM


BOOMTOWN

Presented by Grease Monkey. Located at the Southeast corner of Center St and Front St.

Vendors, Trackless Train, Food Trucks, Live Music, First Aid, Restrooms, Pettting Zoo, Pony Ride, Bubble Bus, Information Tent, Beverage Tent

Devon Leigh

6:00-7:00 PM

Don Pendley

7:00-8:00 PM

Abbey Brown and The Sound

8:00-9:45 PM


MUNICIPAL OFFICE TOWER STAGE

Live Music, Food Trucks, Restrooms, Information Booth

Young Stars and Guitars

6:30-9:30 PM

 

Kids Activities

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

BOOMTOWN
(Southeast corner of Center St. and Front St.)

Vendors, Trackless Train, Food Trucks, Live Music, First Aid, Restrooms, Pettting Zoo, Pony Ride, Bubble Bus, Information Tent, Beverage Tent

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

Texas Health Resources Health Tent, Vendors, Carnival Foods, Food Trucks, Information Booth, First Aid

Downtown Library
(Southwest corner of Main St. and Center St.)

Hank FM, Bubble Bus, Snow Cone Truck, All About Animals, Story Telling, Imagination Playground, Face Painters, VIP Area

 

Food Truck Locations

Firecracker Alley

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

  • What’s Cookin’ Chef
  • Chicago Taste & More
  • OMG Mr. Munchies Jr.
  • Kona Ice
  • Rollin’ Stone
  • JBW Vending
  • Kettle Corn
  • TC Country Corn
  • Steel City Pops
  • Popcorn Stop

BoomTown

(Southeast corner of Center St. and Front St.)

  • Event Foods
  • Connie’s Louisiana Kitchen
  • Kona Ice
  • Holy Frijole

Municipal Office Tower

(Northeast corner of Abram St. and Mesquite St.)

  • Kona Ice
  • OMG Mr. Munchies
  • Greek Girls

Downtown Library

(Southwest corner of Main St. and Center St.)

  • Toadally Ice
  • Rockin Rooster BBQ
  • Pokey Os
  • Crazy Burger

LUA Partner Events

Legal Draft Beer Co. (Opens at 3:00 PM)

500 E Division St, Arlington, Texas 76011

Legal Draft Beer Co. will start the party early at 3 p.m. with the SmokingQue BBQ smokers right outside! Live music from the Tamara King Band kicks off at 5pm with Legal Draft’s wide selection of year-round, seasonal and special release beers all on tap! Arlington’s favorite brewery will also be serving up some ice-cold Beer Floats and kid-friendly Root Beer Floats for $7. Don’t forget to BYOC (bring-your-own-chairs!)

  • SmokingQue BBQ on site
  • $7 Root Beer & Beer Floats
  • Live music by Tamara King Band from 5pm-8pm

Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar
403 E. Main Street, Arlington, Texas 76010

Light Up Arlington is a family-friendly street party held every July 3 in the hours leading up to the City of Arlington, Texas’ Independence Day fireworks show. It’s one of our favorite traditions, it’s held in our neighborhood (Downtown Arlington Texas), and we can’t wait to join the fun!

We’ll be blocking off our parking lot, so bring your lawn chairs. Seating is first come, first served. We will be offering $5 glasses of our house red, white and rose wines during the event.

Cartel Taco Bar
506 E Division St Suite 150, Arlington, TX 76011

Urban Union’s resident taco and tequila masters are firing up the outdoor bar and patio with $3 House Margaritas, $4 Dos Equis, $4 Michelob Ultra Tallboys and $3 Beef or Chicken Fajita tacos topped with bourbon bacon beans, pepper jack, smoked tomato, avocado aioli and more! Fourth of July isn’t complete without a satisfied Tex-Mex craving.

  • $3 Beef or Chicken Fajita Tacos
  • Outdoor Bar serving:
    • $3 Margaritas
    • $3 Fajita Tacos
    • $4 Dos Equis
    • $4 Ultra Tallboys

J.R. Bentley’s English Pub
406 W Abram St, Arlington, TX 76010

Watching the fireworks from our patio has been a tradition for many years! Bring your lawn chairs and help us celebrate Independence Day together.

  • $4 Premium Drafts
  • $3 Bottled Domestics

Inspirations Catering
506 E Division St Suite 130, Arlington, TX 76011

Snag your lawn spot then head to Inspirations Catering for dinner with a tropical touch: chicken and pineapple bowls on a bed of rice. Plus, a $15 Charcuterie Board special! Grab 2-4 of your charcuterie-worthy friends to enjoy a custom board crafted just for the festivities.

  • $15 Special: Charcuterie Boards (for 2-4 people)
  • Chicken & Pineapple Bowls with Rice

Lone Star Axe Throwing
506 E Division St Suite 120, Arlington, TX 76011

Lone Star Axe Throwing’s long-awaited experience is open and will be hosting Light Up Arlington Watch Party attendees for a special of $10 per person for 30 minutes of axe-throwing fun (min 4 people for group!) The exciting new venue will also have drink specials, including $3 Domestic Drafts and $5 Local Drafts.

  • $10 per person for 30 min Axe Throwing Sessions (min 4 ppl per grp)
  • DRINK SPECIALS: $3 Domestic Drafts & $5 Local Drafts

Lone Star Axe Throwing
506 E Division St Suite 120, Arlington, TX 76011

Lone Star Axe Throwing’s long-awaited experience is open and will be hosting Light Up Arlington Watch Party attendees for a special of $10 per person for 30 minutes of axe-throwing fun (min 4 people for group!) The exciting new venue will also have drink specials, including $3 Domestic Drafts and $5 Local Drafts.

  • $10 per person for 30 min Axe Throwing Sessions (min 4 ppl per grp)
  • DRINK SPECIALS: $3 Domestic Drafts & $5 Local Drafts

 

The TIpsy Oak
301 E Front St, Arlington, TX 76011

The Tipsy Oak will be open at 11am with delicious food and drink specials! The hang-worthy patio will be filled with the sounds of 60s, 70s, and doo-wop music by Johnny D and the Doo Wops starting at 10pm.

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 LUA to 86677 for our SMS service (standard carrier and data rates may apply).

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

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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.

Parking
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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Arlington is a vibrant city that enjoys a high quality of life through great parks and exceptional recreational opportunities. These services provide a foundation for the physical, social, economic and environmental viability and well-being of the community.