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Light Up Arlington slated for Saturday

16th edition of celebration includes children’s events, live music and fireworks display
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The city’s 16th Light Up Arlington event is scheduled for Saturday, July 29. The celebration is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. with children’s events, followed by live music beginning at 6 p.m. The event is scheduled to conclude with a 20 minute fireworks display beginning at 9:50 p.m.

ARLINGTON, Texas—Arlington is set to provide residents with a sparkling celebration Saturday as part of the city’s Fourth of July celebrations.

Arlington Parks and Recreation set up for its Light up Arlington night as well as the annual Arlington Independence Day parade on July 4.

The downtown Light Up Arlington event has been a yearly tradition for the city of Arlington for more than a decade, and officials said the city plans to show visitors an event unlike any before. This year’s event will unfold on 64 acres surrounding Arlington City Hall and the George W. Hawkes Downtown Library. The event is scheduled to include band performances across several stages, including a 6 p.m. concert outside Arlington Music Hall and Grease Monkey, a 6:30 p.m. concert outside City Tower and a 7 p.m. concert at Levitt Pavilion featuring Kiara Mullins & Crash Through The Floor. At 8:30 p.m., Levitt Pavilion is scheduled to host a performance by Donovan Keith, an Austin-based R&B performer.

“We’re kicking off the Independence Day celebrations a little earlier this year,” Arlington communication coordinator Susan Schrock said. “Light Up Arlington is this Saturday, and we’re excited to welcome thousands of people downtown to enjoy live music, family-friendly activities, and a spectacular fireworks display that will start at 9:50 p.m.”

The city’s 16th Light Up Arlington event is scheduled to include live music, local vendors, and free fireworks. Organizers said Light Up Arlington provides a child-friendly environment, making the day perfect for family fun. Parents can expect a bubble bus, face painting, an Imagination Playground, Fourth of July activities, and an Independence Day scavenger hunt for children.

“We’re bringing back lots of family favorites, like the bubble bus and the Imagination Playground at the Downtown Library, and adding attractions like the Arlington Police Department’s new GameUp 5-0 trailer,” Schrock said. “Light Up Arlington will feature more than 10 bands performing throughout downtown, 20-plus food trucks, face painting, magicians, and more.”

The Light Up Arlington event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, beginning with children’s events. Live music is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., with the June 29 event capped off with fireworks scheduled to begin at 9:50 p.m.

The annual Arlington Independence Day Parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. July 4 in Arlington’s downtown.

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    Vynita HutsonJun 29, 2024 at 10:01 am

    Never said where!?!?

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      adviserJun 29, 2024 at 11:42 am

      Sorry, we could have been a bit clearer. It is in downtown Arlington, so if you think of Levitt Pavilion, Arlington City Hall and the downtown library area, that’s where you’ll find the bustle and activities.

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