Friday, June 25, 2010
Fair Park Fourth-on-the-Fifth replaces canceled Fair Park Fourth event
Two companies gave last-minute money to help put the event on.
DALLAS Fireworks will happen this year at Fair Park but on Monday, July 5!
That’s right. Thanks to the last-minute generosity of Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Gold Metal Recyclers, fireworks will launch at Fair Park Fourth-on-the-Fifth on Monday, July 5, a day after the traditional holiday. The event is free and open to the public.
Presented by Friends of Fair Park, the evening begins with a 45-minute concert performed by the Dallas Wind Symphony in front of the Hall of State at 8:30 p.m., followed by the fireworks program at approximately 9:30 p.m. As visitors arrive, they’ll get a chance to enjoy the “dancing water” shows choreographed to music in Fair Park’s newly renovated Esplanade Fountains at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, and 8 p.m.
“Who says celebrating patriotism in America has to be restricted to a particular day?” said Craig Holcomb, president of Friends of Fair Park. “And a big all-American cheer goes to Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Gold Metal Recyclers for stepping up to bring the tradition of fireworks back to historic Fair Park.”
The Dallas Wind Symphony will perform patriotic favorites including "America the Beautiful," the "1812 Overture," "God Bless America," and the official National March, "The Stars and Stripes Forever." The fireworks program is created by Pyrotecnico, a Pennsylvania firm founded by the Vitale family in 1889 in Italy,
Concessions will be sold or guests are invited to bring their own picnics.
All gates will open at 6 p.m., and parking is available at Gates 5, 6, 13 and 14. Parking is $10. Handicap parking will be available at Gates 5 and 6. DART will operate the Green Line and add extra trains to accommodate the July 5 visitors.
The Texas SkyWay Gondola Ride will offer an aerial view of Fair Park for $5 per person or $20 per carload (cash only). ATM machines will be available at Fair Park.
In addition to Dr Pepper Snapple Group and Gold Metal Recycling, sponsors are MetroPCS, Ben E. Keith and WFAA Channel 8.
For more info, go to www.fairpark.org or call the Fair Park information line at 214-421-9600.
Source: Fair Park
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