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10 Unique Austin Fourth of July Celebrations to Enjoy

10 Unique Austin Fourth of July Celebrations to Enjoy


Austin has recently moved up on the list of America’s best cities in which to spend the Fourth of July, and we can definitely understand why! Enjoy the holiday in Austin at these fun events. 

Round Rock Express Fourth of July Celebration

3400 E Palm Valley Blvd - Round Rock | July 3 | 7:05p | Website

Join Round Rock Express for an Independence Day Celebration on July 3rd! Also happening on Winning Wednesday, adults 18 and older can win prizes at this game — all ages will love the postgame fireworks show! 

1st Annual Carpenter Hotel 4th of July Luau

400 Josephine St | July 4 | 3-7p | Website

Experience the new Carpenter Hotel at their fourth of July luau, with pool fun, shaved ice and traditional Hawaiian dishes. Purchase tickets here.

Red, White, & Blues

605 Davis St | July 4 | 8p | Website 

Stop by Geraldines at Hotel Van Zandt for an evening of live music at Red, White, & Blues. Elijah Zane and Jo James will be playing and the evening will be finished off with fireworks at 9:30.

4th of July Dance Party*

1500 E 6th St | July 3 | 10p-2a | Website

Enjoy a cover-free night of dancing with a live DJ and drink specials, or make it a two-night event by attending their 4th of July Eve dance party on July 3rd.

4th of July Corn Dog Eating Contest* 

2108 S Lamar Blvd | July 4 | 2-5p | Website

Celebrate your freedom to eat as many corndogs as possible at this fun event! Black Sheep Lodge will be hosting this corndog eating contest while selling $2 ballpark hot dogs. Sign up here — All entry fees and a portion of sales during the event will benefit Lucky Lab Dog Rescue.

July 4th Pig Roast

4501 Manchaca Rd | July 4 | 1p | Website

Indulge in one of El Chilito’s signature pig roasts and chow down on their $2 Crispy Pork Tacos this fourth of July. Cold beer, micheladas, mimosas and music will also be yours to enjoy. Stop by for their July 4th Piñata and the chance to win a gift card!

4th of July Pickle Eating Contest 

2310 Manor Rd | July 4 | 3-5p | Website

Join Haymaker for a truly American experience on the 4th of July. The pickled egg eating contest starts at 4pm and the winner will walk away with a $250 cash prize. Sign up here — All contestants will get a tee and drink of choice.

St. Elmo & Soursop July 4th Hot Doggin’ Party* 

440 E Saint Elmo Rd | July 4 | 12-6p | Website

To celebrate their recent collaboration with Fairweather Cider Co, Hot Doggin’, St. Elmo Brewing Company will be hosting a free event for the 4th. Expect plenty of the cider/double IPA hybrid, Soursop chili dogs and a hot dog eating contest. 

Red, White, & Blue Owl Indoor Picnic*

2400 E Cesar Chavez St | July 4 | 12-10p | Website

Celebrate the Fourth of July inside at Blue Owl Brewing. The best parts of the holiday cookout — a watermelon  eating contest, putt-putt challenge and even Pop Rocks-infused beers — will be brought inside for this fun event.

Bikes, Fireworks and the Avocados: A 4th of July Luau 

1305 W Oltorf | July 4 | 12-8p | Website

Hosted by the ABGB and Ghisallo Cycling Initiative, this patriotic event will feature a luau-themed cookout, annual watermelon-eating contest and surf rock from The Avocados. Bring your bike — They’ll be saddling up and heading to Auditorium Shores for the fireworks show around 7:30p. 

For a full list of events on July 4th, click here. Don’t forget to check out our recent post about the best places to watch fireworks in Austin!

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