Boys Ranch Park - 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. Bedford, TX 76021. Keep in mind Forest Ridge Drive between Harwood Road and Shady Ridge Drive will be closed beginning at 4:00 p.m.
For more information call 817-952-2323

Not going to make it to 4thFEST, but want to hear the fireworks music? No problem, visit the following link to listen while you watch from home! Press play when the first of the fireworks begin. Please be considerate of onlookers nearby before playing the music and keep in mind that your timing with the fireworks might not exactly line up.

Bedford 4thFEST 2018 Fireworks Music


4thFEST 2018

Parking 

General Parking will be available in the grass lot at the corner of Forest Ridge Drive and Harwood Road. General Parking opens at 11:00 a.m. for Bedford Splash patrons. General Parking is $20 (Enter via Eastbound Harwood).

Bedford Public Library Parking located at 2424 Forest Ridge Drive is $15 (Enter via Bedford Road). Parking at the Old Bedford School (2400 School Lane) is $10. Parking at the Library and Old Bedford School begins at 4:00 p.m. proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

Keep in mind Forest Ridge Drive between Harwood Road and Shady Ridge Drive will be closed beginning at 4:00 p.m. There is no shuttle service available.

Handicapped parking is available in the Boys Ranch Park and accessible via the main entrance from Eastbound Harwood Road to Forest Ridge Drive. A handicap placard or tag is required. These spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

FAQ's 

What time does the firework display start?
Fireworks will begin promptly at 10 p.m. weather permitting.

Where is the festival located?
Bedford Boys Ranch Park - 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. Bedford, TX 76021

What type of event is 4thFEST?
It is a fun and interactive outdoor festival that accommodates people of all ages.

Who may attend?
Everyone. This event is open to the general public.

When is the festival?
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 

What time is the festival?
4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

How do I get to the festival and where can I park?
General Parking will be available in the grass lot at the corner of Forest Ridge Drive and Harwood Road. General Parking opens at 11:00 a.m. for Bedford Splash patrons. General Parking is $20 (Enter via Eastbound Harwood).

Bedford Public Library Parking located at 2424 Forest Ridge Drive is $15 (Enter via Bedford Road). Parking at the Old Bedford School (2400 School Lane) is $10. Parking at the Library and Old Bedford School begins at 4:00 p.m. proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

Keep in mind Forest Ridge Drive between Harwood Road and Shady Ridge Drive will be closed beginning at 4:00 p.m. There is no shuttle service available.

Handicapped parking is available in the Boys Ranch Park and accessible via the main entrance from Eastbound Harwood Road to Forest Ridge Drive. A handicap placard or tag is required. These spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

Are there ATMs on site?
Yes. ATMs are conveniently located around the festival.

How may I contact the festival’s organizers?
Please contact City of Bedford Events cob.events@bedfordtx.gov with questions or inquiries.

How can I get the most updated information about the festival? 
Follow us on Facebook for updated information, and much more!
Check out our Facebook page

What is the festival cost?
Admission to 4thFEST is FREE and includes general seating for the live music. There are plenty of fun free kids crafts and games in the Children's pavilion. There is an additional cost for the InflataFUN activity area ($20 for an all day wristband or pay per activity) and food.

General Parking will be available in the grass lot at the corner of Forest Ridge Drive and Harwood Road. General Parking opens at 11:00 a.m. for Bedford Splash patrons. General Parking is $20 (Enter via Eastbound Harwood). Access to this lot is located directly past the entrance for Clubhouse for Special Needs (1308 Harwood Rd). 

Bedford Public Library Parking located at 2424 Forest Ridge Drive is $15 (Enter via Bedford Road). Parking at the Old Bedford School (2400 School Lane) is $10. Parking at the Library and Old Bedford School begins at 4:00 p.m. proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

Keep in mind Forest Ridge Drive between Harwood Road and Shady Ridge Drive will be closed beginning at 4:00 p.m. There is no shuttle service available.

Handicapped parking is available in the Boys Ranch Park and accessible via the main entrance from Eastbound Harwood Road to Forest Ridge Drive. A handicap placard or tag is required. These spots are available on a first come, first served basis.

There is also a charge to enter your antique car into the Car Show.

What are the hours and costs for Bedford Splash on July 4th?
Bedford Splash Aquatics Center is open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission for Splash is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for Children under 18yrs. old, and free to children two yrs. and younger. Parking onsite is an additional cost on July 4th only.

Are there any additional costs other than the festival admissions tickets? 
All stage performances and entertainment are included with admission. Food and beverage costs are not included in the admissions cost.

Will there be road closures?
Keep in mind Forest Ridge Drive between Harwood Road and Shady Ridge Drive will be closed beginning at 4:00 p.m. There is no shuttle service available.

Is the event pet friendly?
Leashed pets are allowed, but many times pets get scared by the fireworks. Please take caution when bringing them out.

What is allowed on site?
You may bring lawn chairs, blankets, sun screen, mosquito spray, hats, coolers, nonalcoholic beverages, sunglasses or shades and your patriotic spirits! 

What should I wear to the festival?
Please wear weather appropriate clothing and shoes as the festival site has much to see and do!

Can I bring strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs?
Yes. We strive to make the park as ADA-Friendly as possible, but not all areas are easily accessible with a wheelchair or stroller.

What can I bring to the festival?
Lawn chairs, blankets, coolers and non-alcoholic beverages (No glass containers) are allowed.

What is prohibited on site?
Please leave your alcoholic beverages, weapons, knives, sharp objects, laser pointers, fireworks (including sparklers), explosives, and drones at home.

How do I enter the Car Show?
D&D Rockin Rods handles the car show independently. The City of Bedford requires that all participants enter via Lakeview and show a registration form for entrance. Entrance to the park will only be for the car entered into the show, no additional cars will be allowed into the park. Gates opens 3:30 for car show parking. Only cars participating in the show will be allowed in the park.
The flyer REQUIRED for entry into the car show can be found here.

This celebration is filled with music, vendors, food & after the car show wonderful fire works! You will have the best seat in the house - bring your lawn chair and enjoy the show after the show.

AWARDS & REGISTRATION: 42 Awards including - Best of Show, Bedford’s Choice, Under Construction, Special Interest, Late Model, Rat Rod, Cycle & more! Push it, pull it or tow it in & we will register you. Open class registration for participants $20.00 per vehicle.

The flyer REQUIRED for entry into the car show can be found here.

Special Note: For this show our registration is $20.00 per vehicle and a registration form or flyer is required for entry. Only the car entered in the show will be allowed into the park.

PROCEEDS FROM THE CAR SHOW GO TO D & D Rockin’ Rods Christmas for Kids 2018. All events subject to change & weather conditions. For more information call 817-797-1197.

Where can I find more information about the festival activities and entertainment?
Live music featuring the Keller Area Youth Jazz Orchestra begins at 5:00p.m.
The Salute to our Soldiers honoring veterans and military and featuring our own Fire Department honor guard.
Crowd favorite the Inspriation Band begins at 6:30p.m and will continue until the fireworks end at 10p.m.

What time does the firework display start?
Fireworks will begin promptly at 10 p.m.weather permitting.

Is there a Lost Kids Area at the Festival?
Yes. Lost Kids is located near the stage

Where is EMS located at the festival?
EMS is located in various areas around the site or you may ask a festival staff representative with a radio for assistance with an emergency

Will there be handicap accessible areas and restrooms for the disabled?
The event utilizes the ramps currently within the park during the festival. There are portable handicap restrooms on site. Handicapped parking is available in the Boys Ranch Park and accessible via the main entrance from Eastbound Harwood Road to Forest Ridge Drive. A handicap placard or tag is required. These spots are available on a first come, first served basis. Please contact cob.events@bedfordtx.gov if additional assistance is needed.

Is there a shuttle to the event?
No. There is not a shuttle to the event.

Where can I stay near 4thFEST?
Bedord hotels can be found at https://www.bedfordtx.gov/447/Bedford-Hotels

How do I pay for food and beverages?
Prices will vary.  All food purchases must be made with CASH ONLY. There are multiple ATMs located throughout the site.

What types of food will be sold at the festival?
A variety of family-friendly food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.

Are there ATMs on site?
Yes. ATMs are conveniently located around the festival.

Can I bring my drone?
For the safety of our patrons, drones cannot be flown in or around the park at any time during the event.

What is the rain out plan?
If the weather warrants cancellation of the fireworks and/or supporting activities on Wednesday, July 4, only the fireworks will be rescheduled for Thursday, July 5, at 10:00 p.m. (more details TBA).  If the celebration is rescheduled, there will be extremely limited entertainment and food options. All other supporting activities will be cancelled on the rain make-up date at the Boys Ranch Park. Parking will not be monitored (until 8pm) on July 5, and will be extremely limited at all locations.

The safety of our residents and visitors is always our first priority; and we want to get this information out so everyone can plan accordingly. We will plan to provide an update at least forty-five (45) minutes prior as to whether the fireworks will be delayed or cancelled. We hope that we won't have to postpone or cancel, but want to ensure that everyone has a safe and festive 4th of July.

Updates will be available on the City of Bedford’s Facebook page and event page, via Twitter and the City of Bedford website. For additional information patrons can call the Boys Ranch at 817-952-2323.

Vendor Registration 

Type of Booth
Size of Booth
Price
Marketplace Vendor
​(Handmade/Craft Items)
10' X 10'
$75
Business Exhibitor
​(Local Business Sponsorship)
10' X 10' $500
Food Vendor

10' X 20' $270
​+ 80/20 split

Sponsors

 
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for 4thFest Independence Day Celebration contact Wendy Hartnett.

Directions


Bedford is strategically located in the metroplex between Dallas and Fort Worth.

The 4thFest Independence Day Celebration will be held at the newly renovated Bedford Boys Ranch Park located at:
2801 Forest Ridge Drive
Bedford, TX 76021