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Old Fashioned Fourth Enjoy a game of checkers under a shade tree! Fun for everyone!


In honor of the Village’s 50th anniversary, this year’s Old Fashioned Fourth event is FREE for everyone

and will bring back some favorite activities of past events at the Village


One of Dallas Heritage Village’s most beloved annual events, Old Fashioned Fourth, will offer free admission this year in honor of the Village’s 50th Anniversary.  On Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., families, decked out in red, white, and blue, will celebrate Independence Day throughout 13 acres of Dallas Heritage Village, 1515 S. Harwood Street, with picnicking and a parade as well as fun games and activities.


“This year we thought it would be fun to bring back some activities from favorite past events over the last 50 years,” said Melissa Prycer, president and executive director, Dallas Heritage Village.  “From Dairy Day and Circus in the Park to Teddy Bear Picnic and puppet shows, guests will have a chance to enjoy these fun activities along with all the traditional ones, making for a memorable holiday celebration at the Village.”


Visitors may learn what it is like to milk a cow at the Dairy Day area.  Also, nestled under the shade trees guests may participate in circus games like juggling at our Circus in the Park experience.   Kids will enjoy spotting Teddy bears in each of our buildings and participating in puppet shows in Browder Springs Hall.


A highlight of the day is always the patriotic parade.  Kids bring their red wagons and decorate them at the craft station for the parade around the Village, beginning at noon.  The Junior Historians, volunteers ages 11-18, will hold their annual carnival with game booths of skill and chance as well as the popular stick pony race for ages 3-11. “Go fishing” for prizes and bean-bag toss rank among the annual favorites. Historic games like horseshoes and graces and checkers will also be available. Throughout the village, musical performances will keep toes tapping. 


Historic buildings will be open for touring, and costumed interpreters will be on hand to visit about life in North Texas from 1840 to 1910.  The saloon is a popular afternoon spot for a cold root beer and a game of cards or dominoes. Popcorn, cotton candy, water bottles and root beer will be for sale. Dallas Heritage Village is located 1515 S. Harwood, in Dallas. Visit  


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