Texas Shaped Pool

Photo courtesy City of Plano

It’s hard to beat the Dallas-Fort Worth area when it comes to July Fourth fireworks: The cities and surrounding towns stage about 20 glorious pyrotechnic shows. But there’s also plenty to do before the sun goes down, including the Texas Pool Independence Day Party in Plano ($5 entry). The 168,000-gallon, Texas-shaped saltwater pool hosts the annual event from noon to 6 p.m. with music, games, water volleyball, a cannonball contest, and snack bar. Nearby, Plano will host its All-American Fourth fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. at Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve.

The June 2023 cover of Texas Highways Magazine

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