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Things to do on the 4th of July in Austin | Austin 4th of July Events


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Parades, fireworks, and live music are just a few of the ways locals enjoy celebrating the 4th of July in Austin. Our city never disappoints, hosting numerous parties packed with super fun activities and firework displays in and around town. We’ve compiled a list of July 4th events in Austin to make planning your day a lot easier, all located between 1-20+ miles from Downtown! Grab your family and friends, and start planning your 4th of July festivities!

Things to do For 4th of July Around Austin:

  • Bastrop Patriotic Festival

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    1200 Willow St, Bastrop, TX 78602

    Bastrop’s Patriotic Festival is back and better than ever! Join the city of Bastrop with your family and friends and participate in the multiple events that will be held at this year’s festival! There will be a water wonderland for the kids, contests, petting zoos, a car show with Bastrop Area Cruisers, a children’s activity area, live music performed by a DJ, washers, a domino tournament with cash prizes, food and treats, a live performance by the Austin Symphonic Band, fireworks and more!

  • Bob Schneider’s Independence Day Celebration

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    12225 US-290, Austin, TX 78737

    If you are looking for a live, outdoor show that you can wear your cowboy boots to and have some beer, then the Nutty Brown Amphitheatre is the perfect place for you to spend the 4th of July! This 4th of July, Bob Schneider will be performing with Eric Tessmer and Jane Ellen Bryant. This 4th of July party will be a rock and rolling party!

  • Carpenter Hotel 4th of July Luau

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    400 Josephine St, Austin, TX 78704

    Carpenter Hotel is throwing their 1st Annual 4th of July Luau, and they want you to come! A $35 entrance fee gets you into their pool, grub from Carpenters Hall, and luau style entertainment. Tiki cocktails will also be available for purchase. The Menu will include Kalua Pork, Huli Huli Chicken, Spam Musubi, Lomi Lomi, and more! Grab a shaved ice to take on the walk to auditorium shores to watch the fireworks! (Friendly Reminder Austin Symphony 4th of July Concert and Fireworks starts at 8:30 PM at Auditorium Shores).

  • Cedar Park 4th of July Parade and Celebration

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    510 Lakeway Dr, Lakeway, TX 78734

    Begin your 4th of July by attending Cedar Park’s 4th of July parade at 10 a.m! The parade route is along Discovery Blvd, will be starting at the H-E-B Center and ending at the Cedar Park Recreation Center for more exciting events. The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. and will feature live music performances, bingo, a washer tournament, air castles, free watermelon, a fireworks display and more! You can also cool off in Milburn Pool, which is open from Noon – 8 p.m.!

  • Doc’s First Annual July 4th Festival

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    111 Congress Ave, Buda, Texas 78610

    Bring the whole family out for a day of fun in the sun to celebrate Independence Day 2019! Doc’s has dozens of local wineries and craft breweries coming out; try them all with your Doc’s July 4th official festival glass! They’ll have a very exciting all-day musical lineup (TBA), BBQ, patriotic food and drink specials, local artisans and vendors selling their hand-crafted items, kids activities, yard games such as giant beer pong, cornhole and so much more! To top it all off, we’ll be serving up Buda’s big firework show at the end of the day!

  • Fire In The Sky- 4th of July Fireworks

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    1042 Event Center Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

    Independence Day is almost here, and it’s time to celebrate our country’s founding and the values that knit our society together: liberty and justice for all. In that spirit, we invite you to this free professional fireworks show! The fireworks themselves are free to enjoy, but tickets are also available for a VIP dinner beforehand featuring The Salt Lick, live music, local beverages, and more. The optional air-conditioned dinner helps cover the costs of producing the fireworks show. Because of the overwhelming generosity of the attendees and sponsors, we are able to donate the remaining proceeds throughout the community, with a major portion of the proceeds benefiting North Hays County Fire Rescue!

  • Grey Rock Stars and Stripes Firework Show

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    7401 TX-45, Austin, TX 78739

    Grey Rock Golf Golf Course and Tennis Club hosts their annual Stars and Stripes event the first week of July! Members of Grey Rock Golf Golf Course and Tennis and their friends are eligible to purchase tickets to get an up-close relaxing view of the event from the 18th Fairway. They provide great food the whole family will enjoy, it’s held at an awesome location, and Grey Rock’s firework show is the best in South Austin! Make sure to plan ahead and buy your tickets sooner than later!

  • H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks

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    900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

    Always a popular choice for July 4th, the firework show at the Long Center for the Performing Arts is back again for another year. Many families will be decked out in red, white, and blue and heading down to Vic Mathias Shores for an amazing event complete with a fireworks display fill the city skyline! Come early so you can scout out a perfect spot on the grass!

  • Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration

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    12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738

    The Austin and Bee Cave communities are invited to celebrate America’s freedom at Hill Country Galleria’s annual Independence Day Celebration! The event includes backyard games for the whole family, live music by local bands Edison Chair and Vallejo, face painting and more for the kids, an all-day sidewalk sale, along with the “best fireworks show in Central Texas” to end the evening. Guests are encouraged to dine in or order from the Galleria’s 20+ restaurant and food options and bring chairs and blankets to enjoy live music beginning at 6:30 p.m. on the Central Plaza lawn. Kids can also cool off and enjoy the splash pad, adjacent to the Central Plaza lawn. New this year; Hill Country Galleria is starting the festivities early at 4 p.m. with backyard games hosted by Camp Gladiator, including three-legged race, potato sack race, obstacle course, tug of war, and more, offering fun for the whole family!

  • July 4th Fireworks Paddle

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    2418 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746

    Celebrate Independence Day from the water! Be dazzled by the fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake from the best seat in the house; your boat! Late night rentals of kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards are by reservation with prepayment only. Rowing Dock will close for regular rentals at 7:00 pm and will re-open at 7:45 pm for this event. Music at Auditorium Shores starts at 8:30 pm and fireworks begin at 9:30 pm. They have a limited number of boats, so make your reservations today!

  • Kyle Independence Day Celebration

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    4301 Benner Rd, Kyle, TX 78640

    Join in the celebration of Independence Day this July 4th as the City of Kyle once again has planned for a spectacular fireworks show! There will be live music performances by The Psychic Cowboys and The Starlight Symphony Orchestra and hot dogs, cold drinks, and snacks at Plum Creek Golf Course. After sunset, find a spot to sit on the golf course while the firework show goes on above you! It’ll be a firework show to remember!

  • Lago Vista 4th of July

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    Multiple Locations

    Come and celebrate 4th of July with your family and friends at Lago Vista’s 4th of July party! Start your day with a chip timed race through the rolling hills of Lago Vista, march in the parade, ride on float or golf cart or wave your flag and cheer on the colorful floats down Dawn Drive! After that take the time to relax, enjoy the lake, do whatever makes you happy. There will also be a golf tournament from 1 pm to 5 pm. Then hop on a free CapMetro bus and ride down to the Lago Vista Golf club and listen to live music with Jennifer B and the Groove, eat some delicious food, participate in pickleball and enjoy the best firework show in town!

  • Lakeway 4th of July Celebration

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    Multiple Locations

    Lakeway’s festive parade will wind its way from the Live Oak Golf Course to the Lakeway Activity Center and this year’s theme is ‘Salute To Volunteers.’! Immediately following the parade, join them at the Activity Center for the Pageantry of Flags program featuring a keynote address by the Grand Marshal, Bill Dickson, and patriotic music by The Wildflowers and the 36th Infantry Division Band. Donuts, orange juice, and coffee will also be provided! The Lakeway Swim Center will be open for fun at noon with special pricing and all day with in-and-out privileges!

  • Liberty Fest

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    449 San Gabriel Campus Drive, Leander, TX 78641

    Join the city of Leander in celebrating the Fourth of July at Liberty Fest! This FREE, family-friendly event is perfect for the whole family to enjoy live music, food and craft vendors, children’s activities and a spectacular fireworks display! This year’s headline for live music performances are Jason Boland & The Stragglers and Mike Ryan!

  • Lockhart 4th of July Extravaganza

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    504 E City Park Rd, Lockhart, TX 78644

    Join the city of Lockhart for a fun and relaxing time watching children play games and waving sparklers, getting their faces painted, visit with friends, family, and neighbors! There will be a variety of booths open with food, arts ‘n’ crafts for shopping, and games for the kids. At approximately 8:45 pm bring your lawn chairs and blankets and save a spot to watch Sky Dive San Marcos put on a fantastic show that is sure to entertain the crowds, followed by a spectacular firework display at dusk for the citizens of and visitors to Lockhart!

  • Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival

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    1440 W Pecan St, Pflugerville, TX 78660

    Pflugerville invites you and your family to attend this year’s Pfirecracker Pfestival on July 4, 2019, at the Pfield! There are plenty of family-friendly activities before the fireworks such as a kid’s area with games, crafts and face painting, and 16 food trucks with something for everyone. From 6 pm, enjoy live music from Suede, followed by their Independence Day program you will not want to miss. The best part is that it’s all free!

  • Red, White and Buda

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    204 San Antonio Rd, Buda, TX 78610

    Come and celebrate Independence Day in Buda! Watch or be a part of the morning children’s parade filled with decorative bicycles, wagons, and unique kid’s floats as it takes route on Main Street. Bouncy houses and more family fun can be found at City Park immediately following the parade. The celebration continues at night with live music, activities and a spectacular fireworks display! This is a perfect event to attend with your family!

  • Round Rock Express Independence Day

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    3400 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665

    For the sports fanatics, venture out to the Dell Diamond to watch the Round Rock Express baseball team and their firework 4th of July show! Inside the Dell Diamond, you can find a sports court, pool and spa area, and numerous places to grab something to eat and drink. Fans are encouraged to stick around following the fireworks to run the bases on the field and enjoy live music, free of charge in the Intel Club.

  • Round Rock Frontier Days

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    Mays Street, between Mays Crossing and Highway 79

    The Round Rock Sertoma July 4th parade has become a signature event in Round Rock. With 20,000 spectators made up of residents and visitors from Austin, Georgetown and beyond! There are so many activities to participate in such as carnival rides, jalapeno pepper eating contest, Swifty Swine Pig Races, children’s games, Sam Bass Shootout, Movies in the Park (movie TBA) and our course fireworks! And this year, awards will be presented to the best floats, bands, cheerleading squad, drill team, decorated vehicle, equestrian and more!

  • San Marcos SummerFest

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    206 N C M Allen Pkwy, San Marcos, TX 78666

    Celebrate Independence Day along the banks of the San Marcos River with the city of San Marcos! SummerFest offers fun for the whole family. There will be live music throughout the event along with a parade, children’s patriotic costume contest, food vendors, and a fireworks display to top off the evening! Free parking is available and if you have time, float the river before the fireworks show!

  • Taylor Annual 4th of July Fireworks

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    1600 Veteran’s Dr., Taylor, TX 76574

    If you happen to be in Taylor, Texas on July 4th, you don’t want to miss out on the best firework show in town! The Taylor Community proudly presents Fireworks in the Park on July 4th at dusk. Before the fireworks begin, you can enter in the 4th Annual Rubber Duck Race and have the chance to win prizes! The fireworks can be seen from almost anywhere in the park’s vicinity and make sure to bring your lawn chairs, blankets and get there early to get a good spot for the firework show!

  • Westlake 4th of July Parade

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    101 Westlake Dr Suite 100, Austin, TX 78746

    Begin your morning at Northstar Bank, a Branch of Independence Bank, where you can find breakfast tacos from Texas Honey Ham, cookies from P. Terry’s and ice cream and more! The Westlake parade starts at 9 am and there will be live music, bouncy house games and more fun activities continue after the parade. The best part is that there is a costume contest and your pets can be a part of it too! Let’s not forget to mention that all of this is FREE!

  • Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

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    9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin, TX 78617

    Live Nation, C3 Presents, and Circuit of The Americas (COTA) are proud to announce the return of Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic to Circuit of The Americas! Legendary Willie Nelson plays host to one of America’s most celebrated festivals, and the 4th of July Picnic returns to Circuit of the Americas for the fifth year, presented by Budweiser. This year, Willie Nelson is coming back with an entire lineup of artists including Luke Combs, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Alison Krauss, Jamey Johnson, Steve Earle & The Dukes and more! Joining Willie at this year’s party with your friends and family, it’s guaranteed you’ll have a great time!

  • 4th of July Celebration at Blue Starlite

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    2103 E M. Franklin Ave, Austin, TX 78723

    Blue Starlite Urban Mini Drive- In’s Independence Day celebration is a one of a kind tradition in Austin! This 4th of July, watch the well known and patriotic movie, Independence Day starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum! They will also be playing The Goonies, The Big Lebowski, and Jaws at different times! After the thrilling movie is over, Blue Starlite will have a firework show on their high definition screen. Make sure to bring some popcorn from home and have fun without having to leave your car!

  • 4th of July Dance Party at The Volstead

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    500 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702

    If you don’t want to have a traditional 4th of July party, then come and join The Volstead on Thursday, July 4th for their annual Fourth of July dance party with special guest ulovei. The will be no cover to enter the party, plenty of drink specials. This event is for adults 21 and older. Come by Wednesday, July 3rd too for their Fourth of July Eve dance party!

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