Addison Kaboom Town!® Named Among Country’s Best By USA Today

June 19, 2023

Texans have always known that Addison Kaboom Town!® is one of the best fireworks shows in the country, and now the world will know. Today, Texas’ most famed fireworks event was named a winner in the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest for Best Place to See Fireworks. Addison Kaboom Town!® joins other great fireworks events across the country. The list of winners includes:

1.            Navy Pier

2.            Big Bay Boom

3.            Addison Kaboom Town!®

4.            Wawa Welcome America July 4th Fireworks

5.            Let Freedom Sing!

6.            Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

7.            Fair Saint Louis

8.            A Capitol Fourth

9.            San Francisco Fourth of July Fireworks

10.         Go 4th on the River

Nominees were chosen by a panel of relevant experts that include a combination of editors from USA TODAY, editors from, relevant expert contributors and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties.

More than a half-million guests pour into Addison to celebrate Addison Kaboom Town!® each July 3, and they fill not only Addison Circle Park but most of Addison’s 200+ restaurants as well. The show is made even more unique by the incredible Addison Airport Airshow which can be seen from anywhere in town.

The event is one of the largest gatherings in North Texas and is a real point of pride for the Town of Addison.

“We’re proud to produce one of the world’s most beloved fireworks shows each year,” explained Addison Director of Special Events Abby Morales. “Our team works a full year to create a memorable event that can be seen from anywhere in Addison’s 4.4 square miles.”

Tickets to the limited attendance party in Addison Circle Park are free and will be made available to the public beginning at 10 a.m. on June 21.

WHEN: Monday, July 3, 2023, 5-11 p.m.

  • 5 p.m. – Addison Circle Park gates open; Razzmajazz Dixie Jazz Band performs
  • 6:00 36th Infantry Division – Rock B4 Dawn
  • 7:00 36th Infantry Division – Rhythm N’ Boots
  • 8:00 Presentation of the Colors & National Anthem
  • 8:30 Emerald City Presents
  • 9:30 Addison Kaboom Town! Fireworks presented by Luzianne Tea
  • 10:00 Emerald City Presents

WHERE: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, Texas 75001

Memorable views can be found from anywhere in Addison, but special watch parties hosted by many of Addison’s more than 200+ restaurants and 22 hotels offer spectators a unique viewing experience. A list of watch parties will be available on the website closer to the event.

TRAFFIC NOTES: The popularity of the Addison Kaboom Town!® fireworks show may cause some traffic delays, specifically following the fireworks show.  Book your hotel rooms now!  Addison hotels quickly fill up for this annual event.  Spectators are encouraged to spend the night in Addison at any of our hotels or remain at their favorite restaurant till traffic subsides.

EVENT NOTES: Concessions are available in the park.  Guests are encouraged to leave coolers and bags at home to expedite entry into the park.  Those choosing to bring coolers must limit the size to small, personal coolers.  Absolutely no alcohol can be brought into or out of Addison Circle Park.  Beer and wine will be available for sale within the park.

COST: FREE — Tickets are required to attend the limited capacity party in Addison Circle Park. Tickets will be available online to the general public at 10 a.m. June 21. Book an Addison Kaboom Town!® hotel package and enjoy quality accommodations, a complimentary blanket and guaranteed admission for up to 6.