A New Way to Celebrate!

  The Sound at Cypress Waters presents the  Second Annual  Sensory Sensitive Fourth of July       Celebration, on July 3 starting at 6 pm.

This Independence Day Celebration provides a fun and safe alternative to people and pets
who deal with noise sensitivity.
Traditional fireworks will be replaced with a colorful patriotic laser light show at dark
to celebrate our nation’s independence.
This event has been created to keep individuals with sensory sensitivities in mind.
These individuals may be:
    • Individuals who experience all spectrums of autism or a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech, and nonverbal communication
    • Individuals who suffer from an aversion to loud noises, including Veterans
    • Families who own pets that are typically affected by loud noises
Join us July 3rd from 6 – 10 PM for a concert by 1999 The Legacy of Prince, animal education from Creature Teacher, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Petting Zoo, Disc Dog Demonstrations on the
lawn, face painting, and more.

6-8 PM
Creature Teacher
DFW Disc Dog Demonstrations – Event Lawn
Dallas Symphony Orchestra Petting Zoo
Spin The Spectrum
Face Painting
Balloon Artist
Arts and Crafts Area

7:30-9:30 PM
 Live Music with 1999 The Legacy of Prince

9:40 PM – 10 PM
Laser Light Show

More information on this event will be coming soon, but you’ll want to mark your calendars now for this spectacular event!
Family outting Fourth of July colorful event for fireworks

Tips For The Autism Community

July 4th is a wonderful holiday to celebrate, but it’s also a noisy and busy one. This can present challenges for people on the autism spectrum.


Preparing for the 4th

Preparing for the 4th of July activities will help any situation that arises.  Here are 6 tips to help…then put the. 


Sparkler Closeup With American Flag In Background. Celebrating 4th Of July Independence Day

Tips For Veterans

Americans celebrate our country’s birthday with parades, picnics and cookouts. For many, the fireworks are the “icing” on the cake of the 4th of July. But for individuals with…


Young border collie dog on a leash in park

Tips For Pet Owners

Whether for the Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, or another celebration, many dog owners deal with howling, barking, and generally anxious dogs during fireworks.


A short Story of what to expect at our Sensory Sensitive Event!

frequently asked question

The Sensory Sensitive 4th of July Celebration has been designed to be sensory-friendly and welcoming for people with Autism, sensory issues, Veterans, and pets! There will be a number of activities at The Sound including a balloon artist, face painting, Creature Teacher, 1999 The Legacy of Prince and a Laser Light Show in place of fireworks!

Read our “What to Expect at the Sensory Sensitive 4th of July Celebration!” story to your children or loved ones with Autism or anxiety! Knowing what to expect ahead of time can help people feel better about trying something new!


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm:

Picnic areas open, Animal Educational area, Dallas Symphony Orchestra Petting Zoo, DFW Disc Dog Demonstrations, Riverside Church Arts and Crafts, Face Painting and Balloon Art

7:30 pm – 9:30 pm: 

1999 The Legacy of Prince on stage at the Rogers-O’Brien Amphitheater

9:40 pm: Patriotic Laser Light Show

Click Here For Our Event Story

Earplugs and fidget toys will be available at the Arts and Crafts tent at The Sound! Sunglasses can cut down on visual and sensory input, and ear plugs will help block out the noise. For those feeling overwhelmed, using these simple items may offer a sense of relief from too much sensory input. We suggest reading the “What To Expect” Story above with your child or loved one so they’ll be better prepared to attend! Knowing what to expect in advance often cuts down on anxiety! For older teens or adults, viewing The Sound’s website and reviewing photos of the stage and surrounding buildings may help them feel less anxious! You may also want to discuss what your family or group will be doing in advance- i.e.- eating at one of the restaurants, or bringing your own food, or whatever the case may be. Managing expectations ahead of time can often cut down on anxiety or conflict.

The entire event was created to take into account the needs of those with sensory issues, but should you or a loved one feel overwhelmed during the event, The Sound will have one designated “Calm Zones” for anyone who may need a break from the action!  This “Calm Zone” will be located in the Town Hall above Flying Saucer, door to enter faces the retail parking (signs will direct).   These zones can be easily located on the Event map found on the Sensory Sensitive website at http://www.4thattheSound.com.

Ear Plugs and Pom Poms will be located at the Riverside Church Arts and Crafts area.

For parents of children with Autism, we suggest bringing snacks, toys, and activities to do while waiting for the activities and festivities! You may want to bring your own sensory items such as noise-canceling headphones, or any other preferred items. All Sensory Sensitive Celebration guests should bring their own blankets and/or lawn chairs to sit on in the grass areas of The Sound.

There are seven restaurants within The Sound and you can check out the restaurants and menus here: https://thesoundtx.com/dine/ Restaurant staff have received training on how to be Autism-friendly which will also benefit those with sensory challenges! If you want to cut down on wait times, you can pre-order your food from the restaurants using the link provided!  You are also welcome to bring your own picnic food and drinks!

Parking is free and available! You can see the Parking map below.

Sound Event Parking Map 2022

Yes! Pets are welcome! All pets must be on leashes!

drop us a line

We want to make sure you ahve all the information you need to make this a stress-free and enjoyable event. If you have any questions at all, please contact us below!



3111 Olympus Blvd, Coppell, TX 75019

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A special thanks to our sponsors