McKinney celebrates Fourth of July with Red, White and BOOM!

McKinney celebrates Fourth of July with Red, White and BOOM!

(McKinney) June 19, 2012 – McKinney celebrates the Fourth of July in a big way at Red, White and BOOM! On Wednesday, July 4, the City of McKinney brings back the popular free community celebration of our nation’s independence, with family fun, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show. The Red, White and BOOM! event features activities across McKinney from Historic Downtown to Craig Ranch.

Red, White and BOOM! kicks off July 4 with a parade in Historic Downtown McKinney, followed by a car show at 1 p.m. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that historic downtown McKinney has to offer.

In the evening, festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch and include live music, food, kids’ activities and a fireworks display to round out the traditional Independence Day celebration. Jon Christopher Davis & Lone Star Attitude will be on stage to provide live entertainment. WRR will provide ‘Sounds of America’ on a live simulcast during the fireworks on Classical 101.1.

“This annual event is a quickly becoming an Independence Day tradition for the city,” said Parks, Recreation and Open Space Superintendent Ryan Mullins. “We hope everyone will celebrate with us and enjoy music, food, family fun and a great fireworks show.”

Event schedule for Wednesday, July 4

Historic Downtown McKinney

Hometown Parade –10 a.m.
Sidewalk Sales – 10 a.m.
Car Show – 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch, 6375 Collin McKinney Parkway

Family activities and food – 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Live entertainment – Jon Christopher Davis & Lone Star Attitude – 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks – 9:45 p.m.

Red, White and BOOM! is presented by the City of McKinney and Craig Ranch. Sponsors for this fourth annual event include Classical WRR 101.1 and the McKinney Courier-Gazette.

All Red, White and BOOM! activities are free and open to the general public.

For more information about the event, including parking locations, visit or call 972-547-7480.

Submitted by Anna Clark, City of McKinney. 

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