Celebrate Independence Day at “First to the Fourth”, the 2017 Market Street Allen USA Celebration

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The City of Allen will be celebrating Independence Day early by throwing DFW’s biggest summer party with Dallas’ best party bands!

Keeping the tradition of being “First to the Fourth,” the 2017 Market Street Allen USA Celebration will be held on the last Saturday in June, with this year’s annual event beginning at 4 p.m. on June 24 at Celebration Park in Allen.

This fun, family friendly event for all ages is free to attend and will include live music, games and activities, diverse food options and one of North Texas’ most exciting fireworks displays choreographed to contemporary and patriotic music.

“We’re really excited about the changes we made to this year’s event! From the music and activities to the fireworks, there’s something for everyone,” said Tim Dentler, Director of Allen Parks and Recreation. “Instead of one pop band, the music this year will span decades and appeal to multiple generations.”

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Opening the main stage’s music lineup will be Jon Christopher Davis (and Lone Star Attitude), performing a catalog of Texas and Americana music, including rock, country and blues from bands such as ZZ Top, Willie Nelson, George Straight and The Eagles. Following will be Le Freak, which prides themselves on being the greatest disco band in the world, bringing high energy hits of the 70s. Headlining will be Emerald City, voted the best live party band in the United States, rocking out with your favorite Top 40 songs and more!

New to this year’s event is the “Are You as Tough as a Cowboy?” Combine Challenge powered by Michael Johnson Performance. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in variations of NFL combine drills, such as the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and pro-agility shuttle for a chance to meet Dallas wide receiver Cole Beasley. To register, visit AllenParks.org/Cowboy.

Returning this year will be the popular PFSweb Military Zone, Allen American Sports Zone and Jurassic Zone by Billings Productions (The Dinosaur Company). Also, a diverse range of food vendors will provide options that will delight all tastes.

An unforgettable fireworks display set to popular music will wrap up the evening. The fireworks show also includes ground effects that can only be experienced from Celebration Park, which will amaze attendees.

Market Street Allen USA Celebration is a free community event by the City of Allen coordinated by Allen Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Allen Parks Foundation. Visit AllenUSA.org for more information.