Independence Day Celebration & 75th Anniversary

Firecracker Fast Pass 20212

Celebrate Independence Day with Us!

Friday, July 2 | 6:30 - 10 p.m. | Farmers Branch Historical Park

Early Entry at 6 p.m. for residents with a Firecracker Fast Pass

This year’s annual patriotic salute takes on a special meaning as the City of Farmers Branch also celebrates its 75th Anniversary of becoming an official Texas city! In 1946, residents of Farmers Branch voted to incorporate into a municipality, and today we recognize and celebrate our history and heritage.

Mayor Robert Dye, our current city council, and other past dignitaries will recognize the occasion from the main stage, and we’ve enhanced this year’s fireworks show to give this City’s birthday, as well as our country’s, a proper night to remember.

 As you enter the park be sure and grab your free, commemorative backpack. Five of the backpacks contain a “golden ticket” that can be redeemed on-site at the Information Booth – lucky winners will receive a customized cooler from RTIC that features the 75th anniversary logo and other cool swag!  

There will be displays throughout the park highlighting the past 75 years as well as volunteers dressed in period costumes. One of Farmers Branch's newest restaurants, Cedar Creek Brewhouse & Eatry will provide a commemorative beer in a 75th anniversary collectors cup.

Firecracker Fast Pass

  • Available to Farmers Branch residents in advance. This pass allows free entry but does not guarantee event admission. Admission to the Independence Day Celebration is first come, first served, and if the Historical Park reaches capacity then overflow viewing is available at nearby Liberty Plaza.
  • Holders of the “Firecracker Fast Pass” will enjoy “access only” entrance lines as well as a 30-minute early entry into the event to allow for priority seating. Gates open at 6 p.m. for Firecracker Fast Pass holders.
  • Food and beverage will be available for early purchase, but please note that some event activities such as the KidZone will not open until 6:30 p.m.
  • Firecracker Fast Passes will be mailed out in advance to Farmers Branch residents in the July edition of the Branch Review. Please clip the voucher and present it at the gates.
  • Firecracker Fast Passes* will also be available at the following locations during normal business hours:
  • Farmers Branch Recreation Center – 14050 Heartside Place
  • The Branch Connection – 14055 Dennis Lane
  • Farmers Branch Historical Park – 2540 Farmers Branch Lane
  • Farmers Branch Aquatic Center - 14050 Heartside Place
  • Parks & Recreation office at Farmers Branch City Hall- 13000 William Dodson Parkway

*Farmers Branch residents must present a current photo ID or utility bill that shows a Farmers Branch address.  Limit one pass per Farmers Branch household.

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  1. General Information
  2. Firecracker Fast Pass
  3. Concessions
  4. Kids Activities
  5. VIP Cabanas
  6. Lawn Seating
  7. Prohibited Items
  8. First Aid
  9. Lost & Found
  • Admission is free for Farmers Branch residents with the Firecracker Fast Pass
  • Farmers Branch residents who arrive at the Historical Park gates without a Firecracker Fast Pass can still enjoy free entry but will need to present a photo ID that shows a Farmers Branch address at the gate
  • Gates open at 6 p.m. for “Firecracker Fast Pass” holders
  • Non-residents $5 per person purchased at the gate
  • Farmers Branch swag bag for the 75th person to enter the event
  • Live Music Featuring: Cover Down Band
  • FREE commemorative backpacks 
    • Five (5) will contain a "golden ticket". The "golden ticket" can be redeemed for a customized RTIC cooler at the Information Booth.
  • Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.