Lake Cities 4th of July

Event Details

This is a spectacular, one-of-a-kind celebration that unites the communities of Lake Dallas, Corinth, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores in celebration of our Nation’s birth. The festivities begin with a patriotic parade followed by food, contests, vendors, inflatable water slides, horseback rides and toe tappin’ music. The day is brought to a close with one of the largest, most dazzling fireworks displays in the area.

  • Tuesday, July 4, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Lake Dallas City Park
    101 E Hundley Dr, Lake Dallas, TX

  • Admission is FREE
  • Like us on Facebook for event updates
  • Donate to the fireworks show

2016 Schedule of Events

2016 Contests

Grand Marshall


Bobbie Mitchell
County Commissioner Precinct 3 

Patriotic Parade - 9 am

Grand Prize: $500 & trophy
WINNER - Larry Terrill 
Best Music: $200 & trophy
WINNER - Lake Shore Baptist Church Children's Choir
1st Place Float: $100 & trophy
WINNER - Corinth Gymnastics
1st Place Vehicle/Motorcycle: $100 & trophy
WINNER - James Hamilton
1st Place Walking/Equestrian: $100 & trophy
WINNER - Tiffany Wright

Apple Pie Bake-Off 

2016 Apple Pie Bake-Off Entry Form

  • Prizes
      ° 1st: $100 & Award
WINNER - Ann Martin, Corinth
      ° 2nd: $50 & Award
WINNER - Emily Moon, Hickory Creek
      ° 3rd: $25 & Award
WINNER - Candace Brooks, Hickory Creek

Watermelon Eating Contest - 1:45 pm

  • Sign up during the morning at the Info Booth, Contest will be held in front of Stage
  • 16 contestants will be drawn to compete in 2 age brackets: 5-12 and 13+
  • The 5-12 age group will have 3 minutes and the 13+ age group will have 4 minutes to eat as much watermelon as they can. 
  • Prizes
      ° 5-12: $25 and Award
WINNER - Daniel Wells, Hickory Creek
      ° 13+: $50
WINNER - Teonna Thomas, Lawton, OK

Seed Spitting Contest - 2 pm

  • Line up at 2 pm in front of stage to compete. 
  • Contestants of ALL AGES get three seeds to spit.
  • Seed that lands the furthest distance from starting point is the winner
  • Prize: $25
WINNER - Tony Labarbara, Denton

Mustache & Beard Contest - 6 pm


  • Line up in front of Stage at 6 pm
  • Best Mustache, Best Beard and Best Decorated Beard will be judged on style and personality. Decorated Beard does NOT have to be real.

Best Mustache - $25
WINNER - Kendall Strother, Lake Dallas
Best Beard - $25
WINNER - Tim Burnley, Lewisville
Best Decorated Beard - $50
WINNER - Cassie Tolar, Lake Dallas

Live Music
Eleven Hundred Springs returns for the 2016 Lake Cities 4th of July, with Big Gus and Swampadelic opening for them! 

Free Activities

Parade - Presented By DATCU

  • 2016 Lake Cities 4th of July Grand Marshals:

       2016 Parade Route Map

2016 Parade Entry Form 


Sponsoring community events is fun and rewarding.  It’s an easy, gratifying way to give back to your customers. Your sponsorship dollars help keep admission free and provide entertaining, family-friendly activities. Support the 2016 Lake Cities 4th of July celebration and we will provide a level of advertising commensurate with your contribution.

2016 Sponsorship Opportunities


The Lake Cities 4th of July celebration is a family oriented, community event. Although we have added many activities over the years, we remain true to our roots. The goal is family participation in a safe environment at a reasonable cost. There is no admission and many free activities including music all day. All of this adds to a continual stream of event-goers seeing what else there is to eat or purchase.

2016 Vendor Application
2016 Health Permit Application

Check Out Our 2016 Vendors!

 Food Trucks  Vendor Market
Kernel Lee '2
Los Amigos
Q's Tropical Sno
Crown Tacos
Tredway's BBQ
D'em Dogz "Chicago Style"
M & B Salty
Later Gater Catering
D & K Gourmet Services
The Cajun Spot
New Orleans Cuisine
Down to Earth BBQ & Bakery
Sweet Relief of Texas

Rampant Dragon
Daniels Air Inc.
Leaf Filter
Designed by Us
Blinga-D Things
No Name Needed Foundation
My Little TuTu
Tupperware, Just Jewelry, Mary Kay
It Works! by JV Wraps
Victory Life Church
Darlene Schmidt - Scentsy
Chicken Foot Emporium
Friends of the Library
Haute Styles & Collections
Bath Planet
Off the Fence Designs
Keep it Glassy by Sha
King of the Toys
Pure Romance
Scrub Life
Nutan Media
Little Jimmy's Italian Ice
HK Bar Farm
Vacations Plus International
Brazenly Beautiful

4th of July Vendor Map 2016

Looking to give back and have fun at the same time? Volunteer at the Lake Cities 4th of July celebration. Each shift is approximately 2 hours long. There are lots of fun activities you can help with including:
  • Parade
  • Parking
  • Contests
  • Info Booth
  • Kids Zone
  • Set Up/Tear Down

Sign up to volunteer
Frequently Asked Questions

Is alcohol allowed?
– No
  • Is outside food or drink allowed? – No
  • Are pets allowed? – Yes but they must be on a leash
  • Is there an ATM? – Yes
  • Can we light our own fireworks?  As defined in Section 46-2 of the City Code of Ordinances, “It is unlawful for any person to discharge or cause to be discharged any fireworks within the corporate limits of the city. Police officers of the city may confiscate fireworks from any person found to be in violation of this provision.” Through special permits for celebration and the direction and supervision of the Fire Marshall, Pyrotechnico puts on an amazing fireworks show at the Lake Cities 4th of July which continues to grow in volume and popularity every year.