Where to Catch a Glimpse of Fireworks Around Austin on the Fourth
Get in the holiday spirit with these fireworks shows — July 3rd, 4th AND 5th! From city-wide shows to smaller local displays, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. If you prefer to witness fireworks from afar, we’re recommending plenty of places to watch as well.
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. https://secure.affinipay.com/pages/volentebeach/fireworks
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!
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Presents Barton Creek Live
8212 Barton Club Dr | July 5 | 7:30p | Website
Kick off the Omni Barton Creek Live summer series with a performance by Wade Bowen at the hotel’s Red, White & Blue BBQ + Fireworks event. Delicious Texas BBQ and hand-crafted cocktails will be served as families play games with friends on the event lawn and close out the evening with a performance and fireworks. Click here for package information — For hotel guests and country club members only.
WHERE TO WATCH
Austin 360 Overlook | Free to Hike
1250 W Riverside Dr | Free to Enjoy; Pay to Park
Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge
Entrances at 900 W Cesar Chavez St & 1300 W Riverside Drive | Free
First Street Bridge
Entrances at 106 S 1st St & 315 W Cesar Chavez St | Free
Congress Avenue Bridge
Entrances at 208 S Congress Ave & 111 E Cesar Chavez St | Free
2418 Stratford | $22-$100 Water Transportation Rentals
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve Scenic Overlook
805 N Capital of Texas Hwy | Free to Hike
Lady Bird Lake Trail
Lady Bird Lake | Free to Walk
Barton Creek Square Mall Parking Lot
2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy | Free
St. Edward’s University
3001 S Congress Ave | Free
Downtown Austin’s infamous rooftop lounges, condominiums and hotels also make for a great way to enjoy fireworks in Austin. If you have a boat, take it on the water to watch the fireworks shows for some of the best views around!