McKINNEY (June 18, 2014) — The City of McKinney celebrates the Fourth of July at Red, White and BOOM! with free family activities, live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show on Friday, July 4.

Red, White and BOOM! kicks off Independence Day with a parade and classic car, truck and cycle show in Historic Downtown McKinney. Families can also explore the many dining and shopping options that downtown has to offer.

Johnny Quinn, a member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic bobsled team, will serve as the Grand Marshall of the parade and will receive a key to the city prior to the fireworks display.

Evening festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities and a fireworks display. County music singer/songwriter Zane Williams, who frequently appears on the docu-reality series Troubadour, TX, 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 FM.

Event schedule for Friday, July 4

Historic Downtown McKinney

  • Hometown Parade: 10 a.m.
  • Classic Car, Truck & Cycle Show: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch, 6375 Collin McKinney Pkwy.

  • Family activities and food: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Live entertainment: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks: 9:45 p.m.

All Red, White and BOOM! activities are free and open to the public. For more information, including parking locations, visit mckinneytexas.org/RWB or call 972-547-7480. Red, White and BOOM! is presented by the City of McKinney and Craig Ranch.

 

About McKinney

McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population exceeding 149,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers rolling hills, lush trees, a historic downtown square and unique neighborhoods and developments. The city ranks No. 2 on the Money Magazine Best Places to Live list for 2012. Visit the city’s website at mckinneytexas.org.