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Thank you for making 2023 a success! 

Activities for the entire family. Two days of free hometown fun! 

The City of McKinney celebrates Independence Day at Red, White and BOOM! with free family activities, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show.


Monday, July 3 | 6 - 10 p.m.

Fireworks and Concert

Gabe Nesbitt Community Park

Festivities at  Gabe Nesbitt Community Park with music, food, kids’ activities, a concert, and a fireworks display. 

All activities are free and open to the public; for more information about the event, email Parks and Recreation. Red, White and BOOM! is presented by the City of McKinney.

Event Map

Family in lawn chairs at park event

Parking Options

All parking is free and open to the public. At designated parking areas, attendants will guide vehicles to a parking spot. Please note that paved parking will be filled first followed by grass lot parking near John & Judy Gay Library. 

Public parking is available at:

  • Apex Centre
    • Enter from Alma Rd.
  • Gabe Nesbitt Community Park
    • Enter from Eldorado Pkwy.

Overflow Parking

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking is available within the park itself. To access the designated parking lot, please enter Gabe Nesbitt Community Park from the south entrance on Alma Rd.  Please note you must show a state-issued accessible parking placard and/or license plate to checkpoint staff in order to access the lot.

Schedule of Activities

TimeEvent / Location
6 - 9 p.m.Kids Zone - Family activities and food
6 - 7:30 p.m.Concert - The Rumble Kings
8 - 9:30 p.m.Concert - Intensity Band
9:45 p.m.Fireworks Display - Music Simulcast on WRR 101.1 FM


Additional Information

  • Coolers, blankets, and lawn chairs are encouraged. No canopies allowed.
  • Alcohol and grilling on-site are prohibited. 
  • No pets are allowed at the event.
  • Be courteous. No parking in surrounding neighborhoods.

Fireworks Within City Limits

Enjoy professional fireworks at Red, White and BOOM! but remember, other fireworks are illegal within city limits.



Tuesday, July 4

Parade and Block Party

Downtown McKinney

The Red, White and BOOM! Independence Day celebration continues with downtown events that include a hometown parade and the Yankee Doodle block party. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that downtown has to offer. For more information about the parade or block party, email McKinney Main Street.

People marching in parade holding sign

Schedule of Events

TimeEvent / Location
10 a.m.Hometown Parade
11 a.m.Yankee Doodle Block Party


Additional Information

Special Thanks to our Hometown Parade Sponsors

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