Tue, Jul 3
Traffic in and out of Addison is usually thick on July 3, for good reason. This fireworks extravaganza is regularly hailed by writers and pyromaniacs as one of the finest in the country. Addison Circle Park, the epicenter of the fireworks and on-the-ground action, opens its gates at 4 p.m. Admission is free, which is good news. The bad news is that capacity is limited, so try and show up early if you want to catch the festival, with live music, food and beverage vendors, face painting, and celebratory things of that nature. But if you can’t make it onto the grounds, or don’t want to wade through the crowds, no sweat: find a good vantage spot at one of the parking garages or bar/restaurant patios in Addison, and look to the skies for the bright lights. The show itself, what makes Kaboom Town go kaboom, should begin around 9:30 p.m.. The officially coordinated patriotic music will be on 100.3 Jack FM on your radio dial.