There’s something aggressively patriotic about fireworks over Fair Park. Maybe it’s the stunning art deco architecture or the childhood memories of the State Fair, but seeing sparklers crackle in the night sky while Lee Greenwood plays over the loud speakers brings an American tear to my eye every red, white, and blue time. Grab your kids, dress them in American flag shirts, pack an apple pie and head to Fair Park Fourth (3809 Grand Ave). The festivities start at 12 p.m. Friday with music all afternoon, access to rides, games, and concessions culminating in fireworks. Entry is free, but parking is $5. More information available at fairpark.org.
Fri., July 4, noon, 2014