How Dallas celebrated the Fourth of July

This year July 4th was very different from others. In the middle of a pandemic and social distancing being enforced, Dallas still found a way to celebrate the 4th of July.

Friday, July 3, 2020- Governor Greg Abbott issued a face mask executive order for counties that have 20 or more cases of COVID-19 and encouraged fellow Texans to maintain a six-foot distance from one another in public spaces.

Although with these circumstances, across North Texas celebrations were seen virtually and in-person with social distancing guidelines to be followed. The city of Dallas posted options online for the public to celebrate.

The Dallas Arboretum was open to the public with guidelines to be followed. Visitors could reserve a time slot online for their visit. Masks are required indoors and are required outside when standing within six feet of other visitors. Visitors were invited to see the garden and to enjoy the “Celebrating Familiar” sculpture exhibit that features 25 life-size bronze sculptures throughout the gardens.

Klyde Warren Park hosted Fireworks Salute to Healthcare Heroes. The fireworks show was in honor for the Dallas-area frontline healthcare workers and their families. The show was aired on Saturday, July 4, at 10;30 PM on CBS 11.

Los amantes de barbecue were encouraged to order pick-up online and to support local businesses. These are businesses that the city of Dallas recommended.

  • Smokey John’s- Northwest Dallas  
  • Lockhart- Bishop Arts 
  • Babb’s Brother’s BBQ- Trinity Groves
  • Slow Bone- Design District


Aquí en Vaquero celebramos este pais hermoso que nos da oportunidades! Gracias a los frontline health workers that are working hard every day during these times.



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