What to Do as a Family for the Fourth of July in Austin
If you’re spending the Fourth of July with family, be sure to check out these classic patriotic events in Austin. There’s everything from picnics to drive-in movies and fireworks to enjoy! Don’t forget to check with your neighborhood board for info on hyper-local parades, events and fireworks shows.
Volente Beach / Starnes Island Fireworks Show
16107 Wharf Cv | July 3 | Sunset | Website
Join in the fun for Lake Travis’ largest fireworks show! VIP ticket holders can enjoy a meal, special seat and free waterpark access.
HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Auditorium Shores at The Long Center | July 4 | 8:30p | Website
Join HEB and the Austin Symphony for this fourth of July extravaganza. The 43rd July 4th celebration will be the largest in Austin, with plenty of live music from the symphony, local bites and a fireworks show over the city skyline.
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks
Austin360 Amphitheater | July 4 | 11a | Website
Celebrate America with some good old country music and a fireworks show to boot. Willie Nelson, Luke Combs and more will perform at Austin360 Amphitheater in an all-day music fest with a picnic and fireworks to close out the day.
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
12700 Hill Country Blvd | July 4 | 6-9:30p | Website
Enjoy fireworks, live music, face painting and the “best fireworks show in Central Texas” at this annual celebration. To see the schedule of events, click here.
Lago Vista Fireworks Show
Bar K Park | July 4 | Sunset | Website
Spend the day in the park before the Lago Vista fireworks show. Slip and Slide baseball, train rides, cotton candy, food trucks and more will keep the family occupied before the fireworks show at sunset.
Doc’s July 4th Fireworks & Flix
Doc’s Drive In - Buda | July 4 | 8:30-11:30p | Website
Dinner, classic movies and a great fireworks show are the perfect way to spend the 4th in Buda. The Sandlot and Rocky IV will be screening — Bring your car or a blanket for cozy drive-in viewing!
July 4th Frontier Days Celebration
Old Settlers Park - Round Rock | July 4 | 9a-11p | Website
Free for the whole family, this Round Rock event can’t be beat. A parade, carnival rides, jalapeño pepper eating contest, pig races, and screening of Captain Marvel are a few things you can expect during the day before the Independence Day fireworks show. Click here for the full schedule.
Kyle’s Independence Day Fireworks Show
100 W Center St - Kyle | July 4 | 9:30p | Website
The city of Kyle will be launching fireworks from Plum Creek Golf Course. Enjoy the city’s sprawling parks and catch a glimpse of the show at dusk!