Do you hate fireworks? Grand Prairie will host a “quiet zone” this July 4


For those who hate fireworks, Grand Prairie wants to help.

The city will host a so-called Quiet Zone at the Main Library on the evening of July 4.

Billed as a “quiet place away from the hustle and bustle,” the event will offer access to library computers, coloring sheets and an indoor imaginative play area. Participants can also register for library cards and view materials.

Noise canceling headphones and white sound machines will be available.

The Quiet Zone is sponsored by PlayGrand Adventures, a Grand Prairie playground designed for all ages and abilities.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Quiet Zone is from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Main Library, 901 Conover Drive in Grand Prairie.

Fireworks and more

For those who want to watch fireworks, Lone Star Park will celebrate with the Lone Stars and Stripes Festival and Fireworks Show on July 3 and 4.

The party will feature live music by Vegas Stars, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, airbrush tattoo artists, inflatable slides, obstacle courses and games.

Doors open at 3 p.m. and the first horse race begins at 5 p.m. A choreographed fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m.

Lone Star Park is located at 1000 Lone Star Parkway. General admission is $10 and parking is $20.

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