Fireworks, hotdogs and baseball. You've done the standard Fourth of July so many times now that it's becoming a little stale. How about a new lineup?
Here are a few ideas for how you can show your patriotism by supporting American owned and operated businesses while having a little fun in honor of the red, white and blue.
Chat Up the Neighbors Over Breakfast
From 8 to 10AM every Thursday, Bridge Bistro hosts a complimentary coffee and biscuits meet-and-greet event for the Dallas Design District neighbors. Even if you don't live in the area, drop by and maybe you'll run into a showroom or gallery owner who could give you tips for shopping in the district. During the weekend, enjoy brunch at Bridge Bistro, where you can dig into shrimp and grits or made-to-order French toast with agave syrup and fresh fruit.
Try for a Lucky Strike
Haven't been bowling since high school? It might be time to rent a pair of shoes at Bowlounge and work on your throw. Bowling is a great way to escape the heat while getting some exercise and having some fun. You can even order a bucket of chicken and a few scratch-made sides at the onsite restaurant.
Tour a Brewery and Grab a Beer
From 2 to 5PM on Saturdays, Community Beer Company hosts an open house and tour. The weekly event includes displays by local artists, live music and a food truck. You can even bring your kids or your fur babies. Tickets are $10 online and $15 at the door.
Retail therapy is always an option. Here are a few necessities you might be looking for this season.
Bring Summer Home
SJ Silk Designs on Chemical Street is having its annual summer sale July 5 through 8. Find arrangements for your indoor spaces and patio. The showroom is open 9AM to 5PM, and drinks will be provided during the event.
Keep the Heat Out
There’s no denying Texas summers are hot, and Fourth of July weekend is no exception. When light streams in through your windows, it makes your air conditioning work even harder, costing you more in utility bills and flooding your house with ultra-bright light. Not a fan of heavy drapery? Visit TimberBlindMetroShade for window covering choices in wood, metal, woven and sheer. Styles include honeycomb, Roman, shutters and motorized options.
Make this Fourth of July memorable by starting a new tradition, whether it's coffee, bowling, beer or shopping. Supporting Dallas Design District businesses is a wonderful way to show your local and American pride on Independence Day!