Parades, fireworks and patriotic music, oh my

Be sure to check out the following events marking Independence Day 2017:

July 1: Viridian will have music at 6 p.m. at 1001 Viridian Park Lane, followed by fireworks.

July 2-4: July 4th Fest at Six Flags Over Texas.

July 3: Light Up Arlington starts at 6 p.m. with music at Levitt Pavilion, followed by fireworks.

July 4: Arlington’s 4th of July Parade will roll through downtown, starting at 9 a.m.

July 4: Mansfield’s annual Rockin’ 4th of July celebration at Big League Dreams Park starts at 7 p.m. and features music, food and fireworks.


July 1, 5, 16, 25

What: Dallas Wings basketball

Where: College Park Center

When: Check website for times.

In a nutshell: The city’s WNBA team will host four games this month: the Seattle Storm (July 1), the Atlanta Dream (July 5), the Chicago Sky (July 16) and the Indiana Fever (July 25).

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July 1-31

What: Planetarium Shows

Where: The Planetarium at the

University of Texas at Arlington  (700 Planetarium Place)

When: Check website for show times.

In a nutshell: July shows will include “Back to the Moon for Good,” “One World One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure,” “Astronaut,” “We are Astronomers,” “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket,” “Phantom of the Universe,” “Spacepark 360” and “Pink Floyd.”

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July 1 – Aug. 6

What: Milton H. Greene: Women

Where: Arlington Museum of Art   (201 W. Main St.)

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday-

Saturday; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday

In a nutshell: The range of Milton Greene’s subjects include such notable women as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, Judy Garland, and Catherine Deneuve, as well as many others. The exhibit is organized by diChroma photography and curated by Anne Morin.

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July 1 – Dec. 31

What: Donray Traveling Exhibits

Where: Arlington Museum of Art   (201 W. Main St.)

When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday-

Saturday; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday

In a nutshell: This exhibit demonstrates the majesty of the Western American landscapes, birds, and performers. Donray’s technique captures the beauty of the natural world while commenting on the silent danger that exists out in the open, secluded space.

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July 3-5, 7-9, 24-26, 28 – Aug. 2

What: Texas Rangers baseball

Where: Globe Life Park

When: Check website for times

In a nutshell: The defending American League West champs will entertain five teams this month: the Boston Red Sox (July 3-5), the Los Angeles Angels  (July 7-9), the Miami Marlins (July 24-26), the Baltimore Orioles (July 28-30) and the Seattle Mariners  (July 31-Aug. 2).

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July 11 – Dec. 2

What: Animal Exploration

Where: River Legacy Living Science Center  (703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.)

When: 2 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

In a nutshell: Youngsters and their parents can discover the habits and adaptations of a native animal during a live animal observation with a River Legacy Naturalist. This “nature-iffic” event is free, but space is limited. RSVP to the number below.

For more: (817) 860-6752


July 22

What: CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017

Where: AT&T Stadium

When: Noon

In a nutshell: AT&T Stadium will be one of the host locations for a semifinal soccer match that is part of the 2017 Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Gold Cup tournament.

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