For more than three decades, one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in the North Texas town of Addison. While 4.4 square mile Addison is only home to 15,000 residents, each July 3rd Addison Kaboom Town! wows fans as one of the top fireworks shows in the country.
The 2020 fireworks show will go on as planned with even more shells than ever before, but due to COVID-19 social distancing concerns, the party in Addison Circle Park has been canceled, and the park, as well as area office parking garages, will be closed to the public. The accompanying air show has also been canceled for 2020. However, the fireworks, which are presented in partnership with Star 102.1FM and Spectrum Reach, can be seen city-wide, and there are four ways Addison recommends you view them:
- Book a staycation in one of the over 20 hotels in Addison, many of which have a view of the display. Watch the 30-minute fireworks show from hotel property and avoid the post-show traffic.
- Enjoy great food while watching from the patio of your favorite Addison restaurant.
- Watch from your car. Find a parking lot and watch the fireworks display from the safety of your car. Listen to the simulcast on Star 102.1 FM.
- Stay home and watch the fireworks from the comfort of your living room on a computer or TV screen. Addison Kaboom Town!® fireworks will be live-streamed on social media.
“Addison Kaboom Town! is one of the most uplifting and anticipated events of the year,” said Addison Special Events Director Jasmine Lee. “While we’re extremely sad that we can’t hold the party in the park this year due to COVID-19, we are thrilled that the fireworks show will continue, and we’re proud this year’s display will be nearly 30% larger than last year’s.”
Each year, Addison Kaboom Town! is named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular show was named the No. 1 fireworks display in the country by Inverse.com, and is ranked as one of the top fireworks displays in the country by the American Pyrotechnics Association, New York Times, Yahoo, Fodor’s, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Travel + Leisure Magazine.
WHAT: Addison Kaboom Town!® Fireworks Show
WHEN: Friday, July 3, 2020 at 9:30 p.m. (time is approximate)
WHERE: Memorable views can be found from anywhere in Addison, and it will be simulcast on STAR 102.1 FM and live-streamed on social media.