Friday, June 28, 2013
You don’t want to watch fireworks? 6 other ways to light your bulb this Fourth
That includes some sips of the red, white, and brew.
You can bet hundreds of thousands of people in Dallas-Fort Worth watched fireworks on Fourth of July. We even picked the five best places to see them. But maybe cramming eight people onto a ratty blanket you found in your trunk wasn't how you prefered to practice your independence. Plenty of fun events occur in Dallas-Fort Worth the week of July Fourth that will surely light your bulb.
Have a blast: Rather than overheat outside, hop in the water and cool off. At Allen's Hydrous Wake Park, you can spend just $25 for an hour of wakeboarding -- and that includes equipment and instruction. Advanced wakeboarders can blast over ramps like a pro.
Be a Belieber: The Justin Bieber concert is July 3 at Dallas' American Airlines Center. Biebs has been taking quite a bit of heat from people who think he can't sing. You said you didn't want fireworks.
Take a musical picnic: Willie Nelson's 40th Fourth of July Picnic will offer an afternoon and evening packed full of down-home tunes. Plus, why light up the sky when you can light up something else?
Eat, eat, eat: Corndogs are downright American. At the 2013 Brass Knuckle Corndog Beatdown at the Libertine Bar on Greenville Avenue on July 4, entrants compete to see how many corndogs they can eat. The top three winners receive cash prizes (though third place winner gets his or her prize -- $25 -- all in quarters).
Red, white and brew: Support our local breweries and take a tour of one of them this weekend. Saturday's your best bet, as most open for all or part of the day for samplings. Check out nearly 10 breweries that'll offer you sips on Sunday (info here and here).