• Sunday, July 3    ArlingtonTX

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

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2016 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!

Entertainment Schedule

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


Hannah Kirby

7:30 PM

Brad Thompson Band

8:45 PM


Idol job

5:30 PM

Brandon Steadman

7:30 PM

Phil Hamilton

8:30 PM


Jimmy Pitstick Presents Young Stars of Arlington 
6:00 to Close

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, inflatable games, petting zoo, temporary tattoo artist, face painting, 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, train rides, caricature artist, face painting, glow-in-the-dark items for sale and more! NOTE: Some activities require a fee.

Kids Corner
(Northwest corner of Front St. and Pecan St.)

Concessions, bounce house, face painting, 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. If you cannot find anyone to assist you, click the link to email us and we will be with you shortly. Email Us

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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