Where to See the Best 4th of July Festivals & Fireworks in Austin

July 4th is right around the corner, and there are plenty of festivals and patriotic parades planned to help you make the most of Independence Day. But whatever else you do, make plans to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks in Austin!

Festivals and Fireworks in Austin and Beyond

40th Annual Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Where: Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores) in front of the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Concert begins at 8:30 p.m.
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Tens of thousands of families will be decked out in red, white, and blue and heading down to this amazing event complete with a fireworks display over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics.
Cost: FREE admission. Some free parking available; see details here.

Bob Schneider’s Independence Day Celebration
Where:
Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Highway 290 W, Austin.
When: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 
Following concert.
Cost:
General admission tickets are $20. All ages welcome.

Fireworks at the Quarries
Where: The Quarries, 1400 N Mopac Expwy, Austin.
When: Sunday, July 2, 2017.
Fireworks: At sundown.
Cost: FREE

Bastrop Patriotic Festival (Bastrop)
Where: Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow St, Bastrop.
When: Saturday, July 1, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 9:15 p.m.
Activities: Vendor booths, children’s activities, and live music.
Cost: FREE admission.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival (Bee Cave)
Where: Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 6-9:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Visitors can expect art vendors, festival food and treats, and several hill country fair rides and games for adults and children. Live music from The Watters and Vallejo.
Cost: FREE admission and parking. Carnival attractions cost extra.

Red, White and Buda (Buda)
Where: Buda City Park, 204 San Antonio St, Buda.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Bring a picnic, a blanket, or your lawn chair to Buda City Park and enjoy a children’s parade at 9:00 a.m. followed by children’s activities. In the evening, go back to City Park from 7-10:00 p.m. to enjoy, music, entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show.
Cost: FREE 

Cedar Park 4th of July Celebration (Cedar Park)
Where: Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Parade at 10:00 a.m. Festival from 4-10:00 p.m.
Fireworks: At dark.
Activities: Parade will begin at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, traveling down Discovery Blvd. to the Cedar Park Recreation Center. At the festival, enjoy live music, inflatables, free watermelon, bingo, washer tournament, face painting, carnival games and rides, and fireworks.
Cost: FREE admission. Carnival attractions cost extra.

People’s Patriotic Parade (Elgin)
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 109 Depot St, Elgin.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Parade at 10:00 a.m. Program follows.
Cost: FREE

Georgetown’s Sertoma 4th of July Celebration (Georgetown)
Where: San Gabriel Park, 455 E Morrow St, Georgetown.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fireworks: At dark.
Activities: Visitors will find 60 arts and craft booths, 20 food vendors, kiddie rides, bounce houses and games, and a petting zoo. Musical entertainment will begin at the Gazebo at noon and will continue all day. A parade begins at 11:00 a.m. at the low water crossing, ending at the Gazebo.
Cost: FREE admission.

Kyle’s Independence Day Celebration (Kyle)
Where: Plum Creek Golf Course, 750 Kohlers Crossing Rd and Hays CISD PAC, 979 Kohler’s Crossing Rd, Kyle.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 6-10:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Hays CISD Performing Arts Center will host free live music by The Blue Water Highway Band at 7:00 p.m. followed by The Starlight Symphony Orchestra and Community Choir at 8:30 p.m. There is also a live music show at the Plum Creek Golf Course Clubhouse from 6-9:00 p.m. that is free to the public (with parking available by donation). Both locations offer a great view of the fireworks, which are launched from Plum Creek Golf Course.
Cost: FREE

Lago Vista 4th of July Celebration (Lago Vista)
Where: Bar-K Recreational Park, 6608 Bar K Clubhouse Ct, Lago Vista.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.
Fireworks: Approximately 9:00 p.m.
Activities: Food, concerts, arts and crafts, and fireworks. Note that there is limited on-site parking. FREE air-conditioned CapMetro buses will run from the High School to the Golf Club starting at 5:30 pm..
Cost: FREE (donations are encouraged)

Leander’s Liberty Fest (Leander)
Where: US 183A South between San Gabriel Parkway and Hero Way.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 5-10:00 p.m.
Fireworks: At 9:00 p.m.
Activities: There will be live music by The Josh Abbott Band, vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks.
Cost: FREE admission. Some attractions require a fee.

New Braunfels 4th of July Spectacular (New Braunfels)
Where
: Landa Park Dance Slab, 164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 6:30-10:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 9:15 p.m.
Activities: The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with live music by Kori Free and The Groove Hounds.
Cost: FREE

Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival (Pflugerville)
Where: The Pfield, 1440 W Pecan St, Pflugerville.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 6-10:30 p.m.
Fireworks: Approximately 9:15 p.m.
Activities: Live music, a children’s area, dozens of food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, businesses on display — all before the pfantastic fireworks show.
Cost: FREE admission.

Brushy Creek 4th of July Parade & Festival (Round Rock)
Where: 
Cat Hollow Park, 8600 O’Connor Dr, Round Rock.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Activities: There will be water activities for the whole family, including a water slide and fire truck spray down. There will also be an obstacle course, rock wall, and dry inflatable slide. Free admission into Cat Hollow Pool will be available until 1:00 p.m. Enjoy music throughout the park and fill up on some yummy treats from one of the food vendors.
Cost: FREE admission. Some attractions require a fee.

Round Rock Express Baseball Game (Round Rock)
Where: Dell Diamond, 3400 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 7:05 p.m.
Fireworks: Following the ballgame.
Activities: Round Rock Express vs. Memphis Redbirds baseball game. The Express will don special Independence Day uniforms before a spectacular postgame fireworks show.
Cost: Tickets start at $7.

Round Rock Sertoma July 4th Parade (Round Rock)
Where: Main Street in Downtown Round Rock
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
Activities: Caricature artist, face painters, balloon twisters, and other fun for kids at Prete Main Street Plaza right after the Parade.
Cost: FREE admission.

Round Rock Frontier Days Festival & Fireworks (Round Rock)
Where: Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from Noon to 11:00 p.m.
Fireworks: At dark.
Activities: Pig races, live music, carnival rides, jalapeño pepper eating contest, children’s games, Sam Bass Shootout, skydivers, fireworks, and a Movie in the Park (The Lego Batman Movie).
Cost: FREE admission.

San Marcos’ SummerFest Independence Day Celebration (San Marcos)
Where: San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N C M Allen Pkwy, San Marcos.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, from 6-10:00 p.m.
Fireworks: 9:30 p.m.
Activities: Food, activity booths, a children’s parade and costume contest, live music, and fireworks. See the schedule.
Cost: FREE admission.

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