Addison sits at the crest of northern Dallas. The town, which has grown substantially since the 1980s, offers excellent municipal services and outstanding parks and recreation programs. Addison is well-known for it special events, which take place approximately 30 weekends of the year and include such popular events as the North Texas Jazz Fest, Oktoberfest and Taste Addison. Addison Circle Park, built in the early 2000s, is the venue for many outdoor events and concerts. The town is well-known for hosting Kaboom Town!, one of the largest 4th of July fireworks shows in the United States. Addison is also home to more than 170 restaurants and Addison Airport is the nation’s third-largest general aviation airport. Residents enjoy exceptional shopping at the Galleria Dallas and Village on the Parkway. Addison is approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Dallas, and offers easy access to major highways within the city.