Spectators wait for the fireworks show to begin near the Texas Star ferris wheel during the Fair Park Fourth celebration in Fair Park on Monday, July 4, 2016, in Dallas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

Spectators wait for the fireworks show to begin near the Texas Star ferris wheel during the Fair Park Fourth celebration in Fair Park on Monday, July 4, 2016, in Dallas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News)

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Dallas loves spectacle. The bigger the better. So, it's no surprise that the city -- and its regional outposts -- go hard for the Fourth of July. We've rounded up scenes from four of the area's most elaborate Independence Day festivals, plus 15 incredible Instagram shots from around D-FW. 

You'll see stunning fireworks displays, mouth-watering barbecue and folks -- maybe you're even among them -- celebrating the Grand Ol' Flag in Dallas-Forth Worth. 

Fair Park Fourth

Addison Kaboom Town

Pioneer Picnic at Kitchen LTO

Red, White and Boom on the Bridge

Bonus: 15 fabulous Instagram pics

Happy Independence Day! From last night's first annual "Red, White & Boom on the Bridge."

A photo posted by Will Rain (@willrain14) on

Fourth of July festivities

A photo posted by Andrew Welch (@andrewbwelchphoto) on

Happy 4th of July from Dallas, Texas! #moodygrams #๓พ“ฆ

A photo posted by Brad S (@disasterfilm) on

Happy 4th!!!! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

A photo posted by Legendary Youth McKinney (@legendary_mckinney) on

We had a blast yesterday! Thanks for stopping by, Fort Worth! Great pic, @avery_sadler!

A photo posted by Steel City Pops - Fort Worth (@steelcitypopsfw) on

Fair Park Fourth fireworks show.

A photo posted by Matthew Borrett (@matthewborrett) on

love me some freedom and all things stars๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ happy fourfff // big things happening this week :))

A photo posted by S H E I L A K I L E Y โ‹โ™ (@sheilakiley) on

Happy 4th of July again! From Fort Worth, TX this time.

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