Fireworks, day-drinking and outdoor fun doesn’t have to end when the Fourth of July is over! Turn this holiday into a weekend-long party by checking out local happy hours and live music venues. Or, recover from a little too much partying with a chill day of healthy food, painting and playing sports with your friends. Get all the details in our guide of 7 Things to Do This Week!
Addison Kaboom Town!
Don’t miss out on this patriotic day of fun at Addison Kaboom Town!, taking place from 4 p.m.-midnight.
Although the central party happens at the 12-acre park, the whole Town joins in on the festivities, with local restaurants hosting watch parties, the 23 hotels offering specials and the Addison Airport Air Show soaring and amazing everyone around. Of course, the highlight of the day is the 30-minute long fireworks show, which includes a full two-minute finale during which one-third of the shells are fired (most fireworks finales are approximately 30 seconds-1 minute long).
Before the fireworks, you don’t want to miss the Addison Airport Air Show, where some of the oldest military heroes in the U.S. are celebrated in the air. The historic warbirds owned by theCavanaugh Flight Museum are real combat veterans from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The P-51 Mustang that will fly in the show is actually the only actively flying P-51 in the world with verifiable WWII combat experience! In addition, the show will open with the 36thInfantry Division Band of the Texas Air National Guard, and open and close with amazing sky diving teams who jump with an enormous American flag and LED-lighted suits. Finally, you can also see day- and night-time aerobatics done by stunt pilots – even some with pyrotechnics firing from the wings. The events begin at 4 p.m. when the Addison Circle Park gates open. From 5-9 p.m., live entertainment will be available on the Budweiser Main Stage, as well as games, food and beverage sales. The amazing Addison Airport Air Show will begin at 7:15 p.m., followed by the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. and a performance by famed party band Emerald City at 10 p.m.
- Sometimes beer just won’t cut it – luckily, Mucky Duck has you covered. Come in for happy hour from 3-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday for $7 specialty cocktails and $5 appetizers (they still have $3.50 wells and drafts if you prefer). Sunday, you can also get deals on select draughts, wells, Tuaca, Jager, Rumple Minze and Fireball.
- It may be summertime, but school is still in session at Public School 972, which offers happy hour every day from 3-7 p.m. Come in for $5 cabernet, chardonnay, well drinks, and a variety of beers. Food is also on the agenda, including $5 deviled eggs, bacon cheddar tots, crispy buffalo cauliflower and more. Think of it as a class in having a good time!
- Flower Child is now open in Addison! This tasty restaurant has a mission to “spread positively delicious vibes and healthy food in Addison.” They do this through a menu made with farm-fresh ingredients sourced close to home. Whether you are looking for something vegan, paleo, gluten-free or just nutritious and delicious, you’ve come to the right place. We recommend the colorful Organic Kale salad, topped with pink grapefruit, organic apple, black currant, smoked almond, white cheddar and apple cider vinaigrette; or the Summer Plate, filled with BBQ chicken, quinoa corn, crunchy kale slaw and watermelon.
- Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Stop by Loving Hut Addison for amazing vegan cuisine. Start with a Summer Roll, made with lettuce, jicama, carrots and tofu in rice paper. Next, try the pretty Rainbow Salad, mixed with cabbage, lettuce, baby spinach, carrots, crispy onions, cilantro and peanuts in a homemade dressing. Or fill up on Pineapple Fried Rice, a tropical-inspired stir-fry made with carrots, peas, broccoli and pineapple.
Chill out with elegant live music at Table 13 this weekend.
- Over a classy dinner or a romantic drink, enjoy the sounds of talented live music at Table 13. At 6:30 p.m. Friday night, Melani Skybell will be performing. This beautiful vocalist and classically trained pianist, who has been making music since she was 5-years-old, will be performing traditional jazz numbers, sultry ballads, swing standards, pop classics, original jazz-pop compositions and more. On Saturday at 6:30 p.m., the 30-year music veteran Rodney Booth will play. Booth is a UNT music professor who teaches improvisation, ear training and jazz trumpet lessons, as well as a directs the UNT Jazz Singers. He also plays with a seven-piece dance band at weddings and events throughout the area, and knows how to keep people entertained.
- Every day is something new at Pinot’s Palette, where you can have fun and create beautiful artwork for your home. Friday night make Waterfall Bliss, a serene vertical painting of a waterfall over trees. Saturday is Pinot in Paradise, a scene straight from your next vacation of a glass of pinot near an ocean as the sun is setting. Finally, Sunday afternoon you can make Blooming Cross, a pretty picture of flowers blooming on a cross.
- Challenge your friends to a friendly game of volleyball at the LoneStar Sports and Social Club Volleyball League at Vitruvian Park. This four-by-four league will play every Friday from 6:30-10 p.m. July 5 through August 16. Show off your best spikes, serves and blocks, get some exercise and have fun! Afterward, get to know the other teams off the court by enjoying cold happy hour drinks at Addison Ice House.