It's summertime in Frisco, which means it's time to float the Lazy River at a RoughRiders baseball game, cheer on FC Dallas at a soccer match, cool down with a treat from the Snow Cone Lady, and of course, celebrate America's birthday! Here are a few ways to get in the spirit.

Frisco Freedom Fest

Frisco Freedom Fest presented by CoServ celebrates our nation's birthday with yummy food, great music, and aaahhh-worthy fireworks! Planning to be there? Here's what you need to know:

July 3: Night at the Races gets the party going at Simpson Plaza on Monday, July 3rd with a Cornhole Tournament, Dachshund Dash, Yankee Doodle Poodle Parade, and 5K Glow Run. In addition to all the racing action, food trucks will have food available for purchase, including Fletcher’s Corny Dogs.

Warm up for the Cornhole Tournament begins at 4 p.m., but you must be registered to compete. If your little dachshund is ready to race, the Dachshund Dash happens at 7 p.m. You can register on-site at 6:30 p.m. Poodle and Doodles will strut their stuff at the 8 p.m. Yankee Doodle Poodle Parade. The parade is open to the first 60 pretty pups who register, so don't delay. Proceeds from the Dash and Parade go to Collin County Animal Shelter.

All the racing fun leads up to the Hotter 'n Firecrackers 5K Glow Run at 9 p.m. Participants don their neon and get energized by the beat of electronic music. To participate in the 5K Glow Run, registration is required. 


July 4: Party in the Plaza begins at 4 p.m. and features an assortment of activities and entertainment for the entire family. Activities include a Community Stage with local dancers, singers, and bands, a Children's Expo with exciting rides, a Hometown Heroes showcase of Frisco's Police and Fire departments, a Patriotic Vendor Village to support local businesses and organizations, and a Classic Car show. While all the Freedom Fest fun is happening, Taste of Frisco has your craves covered with local food available for purchase. Some of last year's favorites include brisket, ribs, and peach cobbler from Tu Bones BBQ, buffalo chicken potatoes from The POT Baked Potato Bar, and shrimp egg rolls from Best Thai.

Fireworks begin approximately at 9:45 p.m. following the conclusion of the FC Dallas match. The 20-minute show is one of the largest in North Texas. Fireworks are visible from the area around Frisco City Hall and Toyota Stadium.

Please remember, this is a family-oriented event. No alcohol is allowed and dogs should stay home if not registered to participate in one of the races. Find information and details on the Frisco Freedom Fest website

Fireworks on the Fairway at Omni PGA Frisco Resort

Take in the inaugural Fireworks on the Fairway at PGA Frisco on Saturday, July 1st. Beginning at 6 p.m., there will be music, a kids zone with face painting and carnival games, local food trucks, plus all the fantastic PGA Frisco dining options including Ice House, Lounge by Topgolf, Ryder Cup Grille. And, of course there's the entertainment of a modern drone show followed by a traditional fireworks show. Fireworks on the Fairway is complimentary to attend but does require a ticket. No ticket? No problem. You can experience it all with VIP seating for the drone and fireworks show, a kid’s pass for carnival games, and more with the Omni PGA Frisco Resort's ultimate patriotic experience package.

FC Dallas

You have two chances to take in an MLS match over the long holiday weekend. Saturday, July 1st, FC Dallas hosts LAFC for Military Appreciation Night. The fun kicks off with the soccer match at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Stadium and concludes with a drone and LED light show. Players take to the pitch again when FC Dallas faces D.C. United on Tuesday, July 4th at 7:30 p.m. followed by the famous fourth fireworks show!

Frisco Fighters

If football is your game, lucky for you the Frisco Fighters host the Sioux Falls Storm at Comerica Center over the holiday weekend. This family-friendly, face-paced indoor football action kicks off at 7:05 p.m on Saturday, July 1st.

Frisco RoughRiders

Cheer on America's pastime and America's birthday at the same time with the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Frisco RoughRiders. The Riders start their homestand against the Midland Rockhounds with a bang on July 4th. Catch the baseball action at Riders Field at 7:05 p.m. and enjoy a double fireworks show postgame for Stars & Stripes Night presented by Rhythm Energy.

Make it a weekend and book an overnight stay in one of Frisco's many hotels. Explore the Frisco Discovery Center, make thrilling memories at iFLY, and satisfy your appetite with all the cuisine Frisco has to offer.