Austin 4th of July Fireworks and Celebration Guide

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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 and firework displays in and around town. Realty Austin has 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!

 

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

 

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Always a popular choice for July 4th, the firework show at the Long Center for the Performing Arts is back again for another year. Sit back and relax at Vic Mathias Shores while Austin Symphony Orchestra performs and fireworks fill the city skyline. Come early so you can scout out a perfect spot on the grass! Back to top.

 

Rollingwood’s July 4th Parade, Picnic and Fireworks

 

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Rollingwood's July 4th Parade starts early in the morning with breakfast food, ice cream, water and T-shirts available for purchase. Afterwards, walks to the Rollingwood park for music, face painting, sack races, balloon tosses, and much more. End the day at Zilker Clubhouse, a perfect spot to overlook the downtown firework show. Back to top.

 

Westlake Fourth of July Parade

 

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Begin your morning in the Northstar Bank parking lot where you can find breakfast tacos from Texas Honey Ham, cookies and ice cream. The Westlake parade starts at 9am and live music, bouncy house games and more fun activities continue after the parade. Back to top.

 

July 4th Celebration at Blue Starlite Urban Mini Drive-in

 

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It is an Austin one-of-a-kind tradition that Blue Starlite Urban Mini Drive-in plays Independence Day on July 4th and afterwards plays a firework show on their High Def screen. Bring some popcorn from home and have fun without having to leave your car! Back to top.

 

Delight in a Live Concert for July 4th

 

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If you are looking for a live, outdoor show that you can wear your cowboy boots to, the Nutty Brown Café is perfect. Not your thing? The Austin360 Amphitheater puts on a huge musical performance with a handful of bands and fireworks show. Find some red, white and blue attire to wear and dance the night away! Back to top.

 

Red, White, and Buda

 

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Located in the charming, small town just 20 minutes south of Austin, Buda hosts a morning children's parade with fun and games in their City Park. Come back in the evening to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show. Back to top.

 

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

 

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The Hill Country Galleria offers a free, family-friendly day of activities for July 4th. Live music, barbecue, fair rides, games, the finest artwork and artisans showcasing their work and fireworks is only half of the things offered during this jam packed day. Back to top.

 

Liberty Fest

 

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Liberty Fest in Leander is a fantastic, free event perfect for the whole family with live music from Granger Smith and Gary P. Nunn, laser tag and other fun games for kids, and admission is only $10 if you bring a cooler. Back to top.

 

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Show

 

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The City of Kyle celebrates July 4th with a golf tournament, food, refreshments, and live music at their Plum Creek Golf Course. After sunset, find a spot to sit on the golf course while the firework show goes on above you. Back to top.

 

Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival

 

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The Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival features two live music stages, a children's area on both the north and south shores of the lake, food vendors, and much more for the whole family to enjoy on July 3rd. Back to top.

 

Lakeway July 4th Celebration

 

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The City of Lakeway kicks off a day-long July 4th celebration with a morning festival parade on Lakeway Drive. The rest of the day is followed with swimming at the Lakeway Swim center, parade awards, food and drinks. Back to top.

 

4th of July Parade & Celebration

 

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Cedar Park 4th of July starts with a parade in the morning, next to the Cedar Park Recreation Center. After, enjoy live music, inflatables, concessions, bingo, washer tournament, face painting, carnival games and rides, plus fireworks at dusk! Back to top.

 

Dripping Springs Fire in the Sky

 

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Grab your comfiest blanket or chair and head down to Dripping Springs Ranch Park for fireworks, Salt Lick BBQ and drinks. A portion of donations taken at the gate will go towards the North Hays County Fire & Rescue, as well as the flood relief efforts. Back to top.

 

Round Rock Frontier Days Celebration

 

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If you live anywhere near Round Rock you can't miss out on this grand celebration that includes a parade, fireworks, live music from Austin Symphonic Band, carnival rides, pig races, children's game and much more! Plus, it is free for the entire family! Back to top.

 

Independence Day Firework Extravaganza

 

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Since 1992, thousands have come to watch Independence Day Firework Extravaganza in Lockhart. Located in City Park, this event provdies a variety of booths open with food, arts 'n' crafts for shopping, and games for the kids. Sky Dive San Marcos puts on a fantastic show, followed by fireworks. Back to top.

 

Round Rock Express Independence Day

 

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For the sport fanatics, venture out to the Dell Diamond to watch the Round Rock Express baseball team and their firework show. Inside the Dell Diamond, you can find a sports court, pool & spa, and numerous places to grab something to eat and drink. Back to top.

 

Bastrop Patriotic Festival

 

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Fisherman's Park is hosting its annual, family friendly Bastrop Patriotic Festival for July 4th. The event includes fireworks, food booths, live music and children's activities. Back to top.

 

SummerFest

 

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San Marcos Plaza Park celebrates July 4th with live music, children's parade, a patriotic costume contest, food vendors and a grand finale fireworks display! Free parking is available and if you have time, float the river before the fireworks show! Back to top.

 

Taylor Annual 4th of July Fireworks

 

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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. Before the fireworks begin, you can enter in the 3rd Annual Rubber Duck Race and have the chance to win prizes. Back to top.

 

Lago Vista 4th of July Celebration

 

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There are many ways to have fun at the Lago Vista 4th of July Celebration, starting with their Community Patriotic Parade on Dawn Drive with floats of all kinds. The rest of the day provides family games like Giant Jenga and Limbo, food, music, and fireworks in the evening. Back to top.

 

SERTOMA's 4th of July Celebration

 

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SERTOMA's 4th of July festivities begin in the morning and last until late in the night. Check out their arts and craft booths, food vendors, kiddie rides and much more! Back to top.

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