Lake Cities 4th of July

4th 2022

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, and toe tappin’ music. The day is brought to a close with one of the largest, most dazzling fireworks displays in the area.

We welcome to the stage this year: Jon Christopher Davis and the Lone Star Attitude Band, The Special Edition and TJ Ferryman

  • Parade, July 2 from 9 a.m - 10 a.m.
  • Farmers Market 7a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Vendors & Entertainment start at 4 p.m.
  • Fireworks start at dusk ~9pm
  • Lake Dallas City Park
    • 101 E Hundley Dr, Lake Dallas, TX
  • Admission is FREE
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Contests and Events


2022 Parade Entry Application

Patriotic Parade  starts at 9:00 a.m.
Road closures start at 8:30 a.m.
Featuring Grand Marshal: 

Texas District 57 House Representative, Richard Hayes

  • Prizes:
    • Grand Prize :  $100 & trophy
    • Runner Up :  $75 & trophy
    • Third Place :  $50 & trophy
  • Scoring criteria:
    • Presentation - music, beauty and creativity 
    • Workmanship - detail, design and execution
    • Theme - represents the spirit of Independence Day

Apple Pie Bake off - winners announced at 5pm

Submit your homemade apple pie in a disposable container

  • FREE TO ENTER- Entry form
  • Homemade apple pies ONLY
  • One (1) apple pie entry per person
  • All pies must be in a disposable container – pies will not be returned
  • Apple pie will be accepted with the registration form on Saturday, July 2nd until 4:30 pm
  • Entries are judges on the following criteria:
    • 70% taste
    • 30% presentation, creativity, and composition

**Slices of apple pie will be sold after the contest to benefit the Lake Dallas Library and the Lake Dallas Animal Shelter**

FREE Frozen T-Shirt Contest - winners announced at 6pm

Race to put on a frozen t-shirt the fastest! Contest starts at 5 p.m.

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners will receive a trophy 

Watermelon Eating Contest - winners announced at 7pm

Contest starts at 6pm. Youth contestants will have 3 minutes to eat as much watermelon as they can without using their hands.  Adult contestants will have 4 minutes.  The rinds will be counted to determine the winners.

Youth prize: $25

Adult prize: $50

Watermelon provided by Mrs. Lively's Cajun Konnection

Mrs. Livelys Logo

Sponsors & Donors

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 2022 Lake Cities 4th of July celebration and we will provide a level of advertising commensurate with your contribution.

View our 2022 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.

2022 Vendor Application

View the 2022 Vendor & Site Map (not to scale) 
List of Food Vendors
List of Non-Food Vendors

Vendors who sell the following items will not be approved: 

  • Alcohol
  • CBD
  • Drug Paraphernalia 

Check Out Our 2022 Vendors!

JBW VendingFunnel cakes, Potato swirls, fried Oreos, fried snickers, fried pickles, corn dogs, tea and lemonade
E. Ruth's Fine Catering Turkey legs, Sausage on a stick, BBQ brisket sandwich, and soda
Los Amigos RestaurantTacos, nachos, water, Mexican drinks and soda
Kona by the LakeShave Ice
TM Ice CreamIce cream 
El Centro Meat MarketTacos, water, soda and candy
The Savory TexanFajita tacos & nachos, street tacos, hot dogs, cotton candy, meatball subs and French fries
The Good CajunCajun gumbo, Cajun shrimp & grits, Cajun pasta, Crawfish etouffee, Cajun fried catfish
Magerly Tasty CreationsSalsa, Jams & Jellies
The Pink CompanyFried pickles, corn dogs, sausage, chicken tender basket, fried honey buns, cheese steak, cheese fries, lemonade, tea
Spartan CuisineBurgers, grilled chicken, tator tots, onion rings, potato salad, cole slaw and churros
Squeezed LemonadeFresh squeezed lemonade
Hawaiian Honey ConesIce cream cones
Texas ChickenChicken baskets and French fries and drinks
JR's CatfishCatfish baskets, Shrimp baskets, Chili Cheese fries, drinks
Marshall Brother's IceItalian ice, fresh squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes
Mrs. Lively's Cajun Kounection
Ely's Mexican Grill

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is alcohol allowed?  No
  • Are pets allowed?  Yes, but they must be on a leash. 
  • Is there an ATM?  No 
  • Can we light our own fireworks?  No
    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, Big Boom Pyro puts on an AMAZING fireworks show at the Lake Cities 4th of July which continues to grow in volume and popularity every year.