Are you ready to celebrate our all-American independence in ATX? This year, 4th of July falls on a Monday and there will be fireworks shows all weekend long and all across the greater Austin area! Most of these shows are free and family friendly. Sunset is at 8:30 p.m., so whichever event you turn out for, make sure you BYOB (blanket, people, “B” is for blanket:) and that the whole family is settled in to watch the fireworks go off by 9 p.m. 

Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks Monday, July 4th, 8:30 p.m. at Auditorium Shores and the Long Center. You won’t want to miss Austin’s largest Independence Day celebration. The Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks events includes patriotic music by the Austin Symphony with a grand finale fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake. You can see the pyrotechnics from the Long Center or from the South First Street Bridge. This event is free and is fun for all ages.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival Monday, July 4th 4 p.m. -10 p.m. at the Hill Country Galleria. This annual event includes shopping, live music, fair rides, water games, facepainting and fireworks. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the show from the grassy lawn. This event is free and is fun for all ages.

Willie Nelson’s 4th Of July Picnic & Fireworks Monday, July 4th 12 p.m. at Q2 Stadium. Go big or go home with Willie Nelson’s annual picnic and fireworks show! This huge event will feature live music from legend Willie Nelson and many more country music artists along with a fireworks finale. You’ll need to purchase tickets for this event.

Cedar Park Fourth of July Celebration Monday, July 4th 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. at Milburn Park. Stop by Milburn Park to celebrate Independence Day with live music, carnival rides, inflatables, food trucks, vendors, washer tournament, fireworks, and a movie in the park immediately following the firework show. This event is free and is fun for all ages.

Roundrock Old Settlers Park Sertoma July 4th Parade and Frontier Days Monday, July 4th at 8:30 p.m. at Old Settler’s Park. Roundrock will celebrate Independence Day with a full day of patriotic festivities including parade, festival, carnival, live music and fireworks. This event is free and is fun for all ages. (The fireworks are at 8:30 p.m., but the fair runs from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.)

Lake Pflugerville Fireworks Monday, July 4th at 9:00 p.m. Celebrate Independence Day with Pfireworks! You can enjoy the show from all across Pflugerville, but fireworks will launch from the field next to the Typhoon Texas waterpark located at the intersection of SH 130 and Pflugerville Parkway. The central location will allow for viewing all across Pflugerville. This event is free and is fun for all ages.

Starnes Island Fireworks Sunday, July 3, 8:30 p.m. over Lake Travis at Volente Beach and Starnes Island. Watch what is probably the biggest firework show on the lake by boat! This event is free to watch from your own watercraft or the hilltops surrounding the lake in the Volente area. To get front row seats at Volente Beach Resort you’ll need to purchase tickets. (The fireworks are at 8:30 p.m. over Lake Travis, but the Lakeway 4th of July Celebration runs from 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Lights Over Lago Fireworks Show Saturday, July 2nd, 9 p.m. at Bar-K Park. This fireworks show will follow the Freedom Festival held at Bar-K park and will be approximately 20 minutes long. This event is free and is fun for all ages. Parking passes and shuttle buses are available! (The fireworks are at 9:00 p.m., but the Freedom Festival runs from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)

Dripping Springs Fire in the Sky Saturday, July 2nd 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Hog Heaven. This event benefits veterans, so donations will be accepted at the gate. You’re going to want to bring your own lawn chairs or blanket for this one! This event is free and is fun for all ages. 

Bob Schneider and Fireworks! Saturday, July 2nd 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Dreamland Dripping Springs. Bob Schneider will play on the main stage after opener Pat Byrne and will be followed by a spectacular fireworks show! This event is family friendly (under 5 get in free), and you can bring your own blankets and chairs. You’ll need to purchase tickets for this event.

Photo Credit :: Amy McLaughlin Photography


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