From the Billybob Texas Picnic to the Fort Worth Fireworks Display to the Six Flags over Texas celebration, Fort Worth families are busy cooking out and firing up their grills to spend time with family and friends. 


Small towns are having parades with volunteer fire department personnel cooking up hamburgers and hot dogs as children wave flags and welcome a cold soft drink. 


Looking forward to the fireworks, our own Little Pawners, Maryssa and Makenna Mahaney were “decked out” and ready to roll into a day of fun and festivities at the Daniel Diva Diggs. 


The Panther Island Pavillion is already gearing up for record crowds this year by publishing parking tips early and opening at 2:00PM where the fireworks are scheduled to go off at 9:30PM with free live music and family fun including pony rides, a cardboard slide derby and water wars with plenty of food options available too. 


The traffic in Cowtown is crazy with out of towners heading over to BillBobs Texas and everywhere you look, it’s red, white and blue.  While my husband, Matthew Wortham takes a moment to tune in to NASCAR, I finish whipping up a plate of deviled eggs (my specialty) with hamburgers and grilled corn. 


Cindy Daniel and I are planning to take both of our SUV’s to the fireworks display tonight and enjoy having her husband and my dad accompany the team for a day of family fun. 


It’s hot in Texas today ya all, be sure to pack your coolers with plenty of cold water and Gatorade, wear sunscreen and for all the folks outside this evening- don’t forget to spray yourself with insect repellant too. 


Independence Day in the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress declaring that thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, The United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire. 

 Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches or ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government and traditions of the United States.  Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. 


God Bless America, the families, the military members and the history that brought us the freedom we enjoy today.