Lake Cities 4th of July

2023 The Lake Cities 4th of July Poster_REV


Corinth Primary Logo two colorHickory Creek TOHC Logo
Town of Shady Shores Logo resized
Lake Dallas logo


Event Details

This is a spectacular, one-of-a-kind celebration that unites the communities of Lake Dallas, Corinth, Hickory Creek and Shady Shores in celebration of our Nation’s birth. The festivities begin with a patriotic parade followed by food, contests, vendors, and toe tappin’ music. The day is brought to a close with one of the largest, most dazzling fireworks displays in the area.

We welcome to the stage this year: Jon Christopher Davis and the Lone Star Attitude Band, Matt Wayne and Company, and The Vintage Yell.

  • Parade Entry Form, July 1st from 9 a.m - 10 a.m 
  • Vendors & Entertainment start at 4 p.m.
  • FREE Children's Area
    • Bungee Jumping
    • Bounce House
    • Facepainters
    • Balloon Twisters
    • Trackless Train
    • Rock Climbing Wall
    • Reckless Carnival Ride 
  • Fireworks start at dusk ~ 9 p.m.
  • Lake Dallas City Park
    • 101 E Hundley Dr, Lake Dallas, TX
  • Admission is FREE
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Contests and Events


2023 Parade Entry Form

Patriotic Parade starts at 9:00 a.m.

Road closures start at 8:30 a.m.

Featuring Grand Marshal: 

  • Prizes:
    • Grand Prize :  $100 & trophy
    • Runner Up :    $75 & trophy
    • Third Place :   $50 & trophy
  • Scoring Criteria:
    • Presentation - music, beauty and creativity
    • Workmanship - detail, design and execution 
    • Theme - represents the spirit of Independence Day 

Apple Pie Bake Off - winners announced at 5pm

Submit your homemade apple pie in a disposable container.

  • FREE TO ENTER- Apple Pie Bake-Off Entry Form
  • Homemade apple pies ONLY
  • One (1) apple pie entry per person
  • All pies must be in a disposable container – pies will not be returned
  • Apple pie will be accepted with the registration form on Saturday, July 1st until 4:30 pm
  • Entries are judges on the following criteria:
    • 70% taste
    • 30% presentation, creativity, and composition

**Slices of apple pie will be sold after the contest to benefit the Lake Dallas Library and the Lake Dallas Animal Shelter**

FREE Frozen T-Shirt Contest - winners announced at 6pm

Race to put on a frozen t-shirt the fastest! 

Contest starts at 5 p.m.

1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winners will receive a trophy 

Watermelon Eating Contest - winners announced at 7pm

Contest starts at 6pm. 

Youth contestants will have 3 minutes to eat as much watermelon as they can without using their hands. The rinds will be counted to determine the winners.

Adult contestants will have 4 minutes to eat as much watermelon as they can without using their hands. The rinds will be counted to determine the winners.

Youth prize: $25

Adult prize:  $50

Sponsors & Donors

Sponsoring community events is fun and rewarding.  It’s an easy, gratifying way to give back to your customers. Your sponsorship dollars help keep admission free and provide entertaining, family-friendly activities. Support the 2023 Lake Cities 4th of July celebration and we will provide a level of advertising commensurate with your contribution.

View our 2023 Sponsorship Informational Opportunities!

Lake Cities Fourth of July Sponsorship Form


The Lake Cities 4th of July celebration is a family oriented, community event. Although we have added many activities over the years, we remain true to our roots. The goal is family participation in a safe environment at a reasonable cost. There is no admission and many free activities including music all day. All of this adds to a continual stream of event-goers seeing what else there is to eat or purchase.

2023 Vendor Application

2023 Health Permit Application (Food Vendors Only) 

View the 2023 Vendor & Site Map (not to scale)

Vendors who sell the following items will not be approved: 

  • Alcohol
  • CBD
  • Drug Paraphernalia 

Check Out Our 2023 Vendors!

 Food VendorsGoods
JBW Vending, LLC 
potatoe swirls, corn dogs, sausage on a stick, fired pickles, fried oreos, fried snickers, funnel cakes  
Mr. B's Gumbo & Mo, LLC 
gumbo, boudin, red beans, rice, hot dogs, beignets, ice cream
E. Ruth's Fine Catering 
smoked turkey legs, sausage on a stick
The Savory Texan 
chicken tenders, nachoes, fajitas, hot dogs, french fries, cotton candy 
Marshall Brothers Ice 
Italian ice, fresh squeezed lemonade, funnel cakes 
Los Amigos 


 Non - Food VendorsGoods
It's A Vinyl Thing 
custom tumblers, key chains t-shirts
Fitts Souvenirs 
light-up toys 
Charmed and Dangerous 
show charms for crocs, keychains, shoes
toys, picture frames, hats, pocket knives, self defense novelties, light-up novelties
Jayzeta, LLC


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is alcohol allowed?  No
  • Are pets allowed?  Yes, but they must be on a leash. 
  • Is there an ATM?  No 
  • Can we light our own fireworks?  No
    As defined in Section 46-2 of the City Code of Ordinances, "It is unlawful for any person to discharge or cause to be discharged any fireworks within the corporate limits of the city. Police officers of the city may confiscate fireworks from any person found to be in violation of this provision." Through special permits for celebration and the direction and supervision of the Fire Marshall, Big Boom Pyro puts on an AMAZING fireworks show at the Lake Cities 4th of July which continues to grow in volume and popularity every year.