One of the biggest and best fireworks show is set to take place in Addison Circle Park on July 3. Ok, it’s not that big of a secret that we are talking about Addison Kaboom Town! For more than 30 years, Addison has been hosting one of the nation’s premier fireworks shows. With watch parties happening all over Addison for those who prefer it, this is the type of event that all but shuts down the entire town, and to be honest, I don’t think any of us mind. We are proud to be the community that hosts such an incredible event and one that we all have so many great memories of.
“Since 1985 one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in Addison. Each year approximately 500,000 guests from across the country converge on this small town to view the incredible Addison Airport Airshow, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Whether enjoyed from a restaurant watch party, hotel balcony, or the award-winning festival in Addison Circle Park, attendees are sure to be immersed in patriotic revelry!”
Tickets to this event are free and only available online, but please note that they go very quickly! Make sure to log in today and get your tickets early, or if you prefer, book an Addison Kaboom Town! hotel package enjoy comfortable and quality accommodations plus a complimentary blanket and admission for up to 6!
What can you expect at Addison Kaboom Town!? It’s going to be jammed-packed with live music and lots of fun, so let’s take a look at the schedule for the day.
5:00 p.m. –Razzmajazz Dixieland Band
“A mix of roaring ’20s, ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s Dixieland Jazz and Swing Jazz performed in true MARDI GRAS / Roaring 20’s style!”
6:00 p.m. – The Walton Stout Band
“One of the hottest dance bands in the Dallas/Fort Worth area! Full-on horns and full-on DANCE!! Join Bill Aaron Downing, Kristi Mattison, Kevin McCampbell, and the rest of the band for a great party and music for all ages!
7:30 p.m. – Addison Airport Airshow begins
Featuring flyovers by historic warbirds and other unique planes from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum as well as specialty stunt displays and parachute jumpers. This is one of my favorite things during Kaboom Town! “Planes will take off from the Addison Airport and follow a flight path that is visible throughout Addison and neighboring areas.”
8:00 p.m. – Presentation of the Colors and National Anthem
8:30 p.m. Jordan Kahn Orchestra performs
Get ready to party like never before and the Jordan Kahn Orchestra keeps the party going throughout the night
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks show
The star of the night! Make sure to tune in to Star 102.1 for the full experience
10:00 p.m. – Jordan Kahn Orchestra performs
We can’t forget to mention the Addison Airport Airshow which takes place throughout the event and features flyovers by historic warbirds and other unique planes as well as specialty stunt displays and parachute jumpers. This is one of my favorite things during Kaboom Town! Not only will Kaboom Town’s Airshow feature the Cavanaugh Flight Museum Warbirds, other nationally ranked performers will be taking to the air as well. These performers include Buck Roetman of Wildhorse Aviation, David Martin Aerobatics, Mike “Spanky” Galloway, Curt Richmond Airshows, and Red River Skydivers. This is a show you won’t want to miss!
Food and Concessions will be available for purchase and let me just say, as a foodie, I am very excited about the lineup:
Amadeo Cuisine – Fried Food Favorites
Bonchon Korean Fried Chicken – Fried Chicken
Conway Corndogs – Corndogs, Cotton Candy
Corndog With No Name – Corndogs, Funnel Cakes
Cristi & Ali Cuisine – Chicken, Steak, & Lamb Gyros
El Chifrijo – Street Tacos, Empanadas
Frutiland Gourmet – Mangonadas, Elote
FryDay Concessions – Fried Alligator, Cajun Chicken
Mint’s Kitchen – Egg Rolls, Shrimp Tempura, Rice
Mr. Sugar Rush – Ice Cream, Snow Cones
Ms. Bettie’s Gumbo – Seafood Gumbo
Pizza by the Slice – Fresh Pizza by the Slice
Pop’s Kettlecorn – Fresh Popped Kettlecorn
Smo’s Mini Donuts – Cinnamon & Chocolate Donuts
Soulful Street Bites – Brisket & Pork Nachos, Mac & Cheese
Taylor’s Sweet Shop – Caramel Apples, Fresh Fudge, Cheesecake
Tikiz Shaved Ice & Ice Cream – Shaved Ice & Ice Cream
Tu Bones BBQ – Brisket Sandwiches, Ribs
There is free festival parking available in select garages near Arapaho Road and the Dallas North Tollway, make sure to get here early.
One of the new additions to Addison Kaboom Town! this year is the Caliber Auto Care Splash Zone. “Cool off with a variety of inflatable waterslides and attractions! Purchase an unlimited ride wristband onsite for $15 (card payment only) to splash around from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.” This is a game-changer for those of us with kids. A great way to keep the kiddos cool during the event and also keep them entertained.
If you are not able to make it into Kaboom Town! or you prefer to attend one of the many watch parties around Addison, check out the complete list of the different watch parties around Addison here.
For more information, visit the Addison Kaboom Town! website. You can find a list of frequently asked questions, detailed information about hotel packages, parking, and a very helpful Festival Map.
Don’t miss this amazing event! Grab the family, a friend, chairs, picnic blanket, and get ready for a special night full of live music, food, and fireworks!
Please note due to the popularity of Kaboom Town! road closures will occur in the days before the event. Please sign up here for the latest road closure information.