Jump start your independence

With July 4 so inconveniently falling on hump day, why not just celebrate America’s independence from now until then? The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is. Actually, it’s their tradition to. Starting tonight, the FWSO hosts its Family Fireworks Picnic through Wednesday as part of their Concerts in the Garden series. You bring the food, they provide the patriotic music and the fireworks. Or just let it be the start of your celebration when explosions in the sky will happen all throughout DFW over the next couple of days.

DEETS: Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth. 8:15 p.m. $22–$48. Parking $10–$15. FWSymphony.org.