July 22, 2024

Join us at Bedford 4thFest from 5 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at Generations Park at Boys Ranch, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. 

Bedford 4thFest will feature free live music by The Inspiration Band, a kid’s zone (sponsored by Conquer Ninja Gym), food trucks, and a spectacular fireworks show when the sun goes down. Admission to 4thFest is FREE. Feel free to bring lawn chairs, blankets, coolers, and non-alcoholic beverages (no glass containers are permitted). 

The Inspiration Band will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. 

The fireworks show will begin around 9:30 p.m. and will be shot off from Generations Park at Boys Ranch. 

View the Bedford 4thFest FAQ.

Marketplace Vendors and Food Trucks

Applications for market vendors and food trucks at the event are closed. If you are interested in participating in future City of Bedford events, please email Parks and Recreation staff.

A list of food trucks participating in Bedford 4thFest are as follows: 

  • Flavor After Flavor 
  • Kona Ice
  • Taste of the Wild
  • Flat Top Biscuits & Gravy 
  • Fifty Fifty Food Trailer 
  • Tikiz Shaved Ice
  • Muu & Luu’s Ice Cream
  • Braided Bites
  • McKinney Food Services (corn dogs and funnel cakes) 
  • Del Cielo Kitchen 
  • Aloha Dreamers Shave Ice 
  • Frio Gourmet Pops

Fireworks

The fireworks show will begin at 9:30 p.m. and will be shot off from within Generations Park at Boys Ranch. Similar to previous years, the City will continue to shoot the fireworks 200-feet higher so residents can view them from further away. 

Please remember, private fireworks are prohibited in the City of Bedford.

Parking

There will be very LIMITED on-site general parking at The Bedford Center YMCA, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. Once this parking lot fills up, it will be closed for the remainder of the event. Parking will need to enter via eastbound Harwood Road, right next to the post office and McLain Road.

There will be designated handicap parking spaces also available at The Bedford Center YMCA. Those with handicap parking will enter the park via eastbound Harwood Road, right next to the post office and McLain Road. You MUST have a handicap placard to park here.

If you are not parking in this area, parking will be available for the general public at the Bedford Library (2424 Forest Ridge Dr.), Old Bedford School (2400 School Lane), City Hall buildings, and in the grass lot across from Bedford City Hall, Building C (1805 L. Don Dodson Dr.). Please note, all of these locations are park and walk. 

If you will be using Uber, Lyft, or another ride share app driver, please have them drop you off and pick you up at 1725 Bedford Rd. (directly in front of the Bedford Library and Old Bedford School) to avoid any road closures and pedestrians. The City will have Ride Share App signage in place.

There will be NO shuttle service available. As with every year, we ask to please respect all traffic laws (which will be strictly enforced) and be considerate to the neighborhoods adjacent to the park when finding parking locations for the event.