Best 4th of July Fireworks & Festivities Around Austin I Austin Moms Blog
The Fourth of July is upon us and what better way to celebrate 240 years of independence than with music and fireworks!! Here is a list of some of the big celebrations happening in and around town!

HEB Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks Presented By At&T U-Verse at Auditorium Shores

Austin Symphony’s July 4th Concert and Fireworks is an Austin Tradition. Free Fireworks, and a Free Live performance for all central Texans. Great food and drinks, and a variety of local Arts & Crafts vendors.

Independence Day Celebration at Hill Country Galleria

Celebrate our independence at the Hill Country Galleria! Enjoy shopping, dining, live music, and fireworks!

Live music by:

Vallejo and KP & The Boom Boom

Kimberly Peña 2
Courtesy of fellow contributor Kimberly Peña!

July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration & Sertoma July Fourth Parade at Old Settlers Park

A parade, fireworks, carnival rides, jalapeno pepper eating contest, Swifty Swine Pig Races, children’s games, Sam Bass Shootout, Movies in the Park and skydivers are all part of the City of Round Rock’s July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration.

This event is free for the entire family.

SERTOMA’s 30th Annual 4th of July at San Gabriel Park

The 4th of July Celebration is free to all who come to beautiful San Gabriel Park on the San Gabriel River in the heart of Georgetown. It normally attracts 4,000 to 5,000 people to the park throughout the day. Admission is free to the park. Around 9:30 p.m. people will populate all the parking lots and high ground to view the “Fabulous Fireworks Finale” provided by GWPyro. Approximately 50,000 people view the display from the various viewing venues.

July 4th Celebration at City of Lakeway

The City of Lakeway will kick off a day-long July 4th Celebration on Monday, July 4th! This year’s theme:Ignite the Spirit of America! 8:30 AM – A festive parade. 10:30 AM – Immediately following the parade, please join us at the Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek Road, for the Pageantry of Flags program featuring a keynote address by our Grand Marshal, Anna-Brita Stevens, and patriotic music by The Wildflowers and the 36th Infantry Band. Courtyard music will be provided by the Lake Travis Fiddlers. Donuts, orange juice and coffee will be provided.

Courtesy of fellow contributor Alexis Milneck Edwards!

Summer Fest San Marcos at San Marcos Plaza Park

Come out to San Marcos Plaza Park for the city’s annual FREE 4th of July celebration starting at 6:00pm. The celebration will feature live music, children’s parade, a patriotic costume contest, food vendors and a grand finale fireworks display.

4th of July – Red, White ‘n Buda Independence Day Celebration at Buda City Park

Help celebrate America’s Birthday with music, food, and fun! Bring a picnic, a blanket or your lawn chair to Buda City Park and enjoy a children’s parade, children’s activities and a concert.

Buda has bike parade down Main Street on the morning of the 4th. All the kids decorate their bikes/scooters and show up to ride in the parade. Awards given for best bike. It ends with a big festival at Buda City Park.

Courtesy of fellow contributor Aimee Gonzales Niebuhr!

Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnic at Circuit of the Americas

After returning to Austin in 2015, Willie Nelson’s legendary 4th of July Picnic has staked its claim to COTA’s Austin360 Amphitheater for another year.  Join Willie and friends in a truly unique music festival!  Check out who’s playing:

Willie Nelson & Family * Brantley Gilbert * Jamey Johnson featuring special guest Alison Krauss * Kris Kristofferson * Lee Ann Womack * Shakey Graves * Leon Russell * Jamestown Revival * Cody Johnson * Margo Price * Billie Joe Shaver * Johnny Bush * Ray Wylie Hubbard * David Allen Coe * Asleep at the Wheel * Paula Nelson * Raelyn Nelson Band * Folk Uke * Dallas Wayne * Amber Digby

Missy Sharpe
Courtesy of fellow contributor Missy Sharpe!

How do you celebrate the 4th?

Malu Talan
Hola! I am Malu. I am a UT graduated bilingual mama raising two energetic boys who love with ALL of their heart. They are my greatest teachers and they make me try to be a better person even when I am not ready. I have been married to the love of my life since 2006 and can’t wait for FOREVER more. He is my rock, my sanity and makes me feel beautiful even in my worst days. I run the Family Events Calendar for AMB and have been part of this amazing team since 2014. I love how AMB lets mamas from all over Austin share their vision, their humor, their frustrations and whatever other stories they like to tell in this platform. It is a much needed safe space for mamas navigating this wild ride we are on. When I am not being mama or finding family events, my side hustles include searching for fun ways to help my boys love languages, running my own Rodan and Fields biz, finding ways to volunteer at their school and getting my kids excited about it all!!

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