Here’s Where to See Fireworks Near Austin on The 4th of July


Fireworks are back! Central Texas is once again going above and beyond to celebrate the 4th of July. So whether you’re up for crowd or you’re trying to keep it low-key, we’ve got the perfect ways to celebrate.

Bonus: we’ve also included any Independence Day parades happening around the area as well!

Here’s where you can see fireworks in or around Austin this 4th of July!

Bastrop Big Bang Celebration
Saturday, June 29 | 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Fisherman’s Park in Bastrop

Pets, parades, music, games, fireworks! It’s all happening in Bastrop. Join neighbors in putting the BANG in Bastrop’s 2nd Annual Big Bang Celebration on June 29, 2024. Bring the kids, bring the grandparents, bring the pets! This event is FREE and open to the public.

Lago Vista Fireworks & Parade
Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 | Bar K Park in Lago Vista

This year’s fireworks show will be held on Wednesday, July 3 at Bar-K Park and should begin right after dusk. Entry is open to the public, so bring your blankets and lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy a spectacular fireworks show! The parade will take place the next morning on Thursday, July 4 around 10 a.m. on Dawn Drive. The parade will begin at the St. Mary’s parking lot and end at the newly dedicated Ann Murrow 4th of July circle located by the Overlooks. The theme for this year’s parade is “America Through The Decades.” 

Liberty Fest
Wednesday, July 3 | 6 to 10 p.m. | Devine Lake Park in Liberty Hill

Celebrate Independence Day with Liberty Fest at Devine Lake Park! Leander’s largest annual event includes live music, food, children’s activities, and a spectacular fireworks display. Admission is free for all ages.

Independence Day Celebration with Round Rock Express
Wednesday, July 3 | 6:35 p.m. | Dell Diamond in Round Rock

Presented by United Heritage Credit Union, the Independence Day Celebration during the 6:35 p.m. Round Rock Express game on Wednesday, July 3 against the Sugar Land Space Cowboys (Houston Astros affiliate) at Dell Diamond is sure to be a fun night!

Lakeway Independence Day Parade
Thursday, July 4 | 8:30 a.m. | Lakeway Drive in Lakeway

Enjoy a parade at 8:30 a.m. followed by a hot dog reception at 9:30 a.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center (105 Cross Creek).

Wimberley 4th of July Parade
Thursday, July 4 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Ranch Road 12 in Wimberley

Join for the best little 4th of July parade in Texas. Find a spot along Ranch Road 12 and see all of the amazing parade floats, cars, and organization that come together!

July 4th Parade and Frontier Days
Thursday, July 4 | 8:30 am to 11:30 pm | Old Settlers Park in Round Rock

The 2024 Annual Sertoma Independence Day Parade is bigger and better than ever and will once again feature giant helium and cold air inflatables, community groups and patriotic spirit. This parade will take place on the 1.5 mile route along Mays Street between Mays Crossing and Highway 79. The parade will start at 8:30 a.m. to beat the heat so arrive early to find the best seat to watch and celebrate!   

Frontier Days opens at 12 noon. Let the celebration continue! Join in at Old Settlers Park with patriotic fun and festivities including carnival rides, entertainment, LIVE music, Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, Pepper Eating Contest, Sam Bass Shootout, vendors and more!  Keep calm and sparkle on with a fantastic firework show at dark!

South Congress Hotel 4th of July Day Party
Thursday, July 4 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | South Congress Hotel

Austin’s favorite street meets Austin’s favorite party, First Thursday is happening on July 4 at South Congress Hotel. DJ and drink specials at the hotel with pool party upgrades available. Free to attend!

H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Thursday, July 4 | 4 p.m. | Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores)

Celebrate 47 years of fireworks lighting up Austin’s sky! Spend this Independence Day decked out in red, white and blue for the Austin Symphony Orchestra July 4th Concert and Fireworks presented by H-E-B. This event is free and open to the public, so bring your friends and family down! For those seeking a premium experience, they are offering exclusive VIP packages with some top-notch perks.

Hill Country’s Galleria Independence Day Festival
Thursday, July 4 | 4 to 10 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria

Join on Thursday, July 4 from 4 to 10 p.m. for the annual Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival. Enjoy shopping with over 40+ art vendors on the streets of Hill Country Galleria plus a full line-up of live music taking place in the Central Plaza. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the show from the grassy lawn. Bring the kids and enjoy fair rides, water games, and complimentary face painting.  Stick around until dark to enjoy a stellar firework show!

Kyle’s Independence Day Fireworks Show
Thursday, July 4 | 5 to 9 p.m. | Plum Creek Golf Course
in Kyle

Join the City of Kyle in celebrating the Fourth of July with the Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show on Thursday, July 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. This family-friendly celebration will feature live music, market and food vendors, and a community countdown culminating with a stunning 25-minute fireworks show.

Cedar Park July 4 Celebration
Thursday, July 4 | 5 to 11:30 p.m. | Elizabeth Milburn Park in Cedar Park

Celebrate Independence Day in Cedar Park! There will be live music, carnival rides, inflatables, concessions, fireworks, and a movie in the park immediately following the fireworks show. This is one of the bigger celebrations in the City of Cedar Park – something you don’t want to miss!

4th of July in San Gabriel Park
Thursday, July 4 | 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. | San Gabriel Park in Georgetown

The annual Sertoma Club Family July 4 Celebration and fireworks display will be held at San Gabriel Park, July 4. Activities begin at 11 a.m. at San Gabriel Park and will include live entertainment starting at noon. The festival also includes arts and crafts vendors, food vendors including a beer and wine vendor, a petting zoo, classic and antique cars, games, and rides for children and adults. The event concludes with a fireworks show at about 9:30 p.m. Admission to the event is free; however, there are fees for some activities.

Red, White ‘n Buda Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 4 | 4 to 10 p.m. | Buda Amphitheater and City Park
in Buda

Join at Buda Amphitheater this 4th of July for a day filled with family fun and entertainment. Dance to your favorite tunes, indulge in a variety of delicious options from our food trucks, earn your place as cornhole champion, and witness a spectacular fireworks show that will illuminate the night sky in celebration of Independence Day.

4th of July presented by the City of Hutto
Thursday, July 4 | 5 to 9:15 p.m. | Brushy Creek Amphitheater
in Hutto

This FREE, family-friendly celebration of our nation will feature live music, food trucks, kids’ activities, a fireworks show, and more! Want a ride? Take the free City Shuttle, running from 4:30 to 9:30 between Hutto High School and Brushy Creek Amphitheater. CLEAR BAG POLICY: This event has a clear bag policy for everyone.

Dripping Springs Fire in the Sky
Thursday, July 4 | 7 p.m. | Hog Heaven Sporting Club in Dripping Springs

You’re invited to Fire in the Sky, Dripping Springs’ annual Independence Day celebration on July 4! As always, the fireworks show is free and open to the public, no RSVP required. Limited tickets and sponsorships are available for an optional dinner before the fireworks. To attend the fireworks for free, follow directions to Hog Heaven Sporting Club, located at 24905 Ranch Road 12. Gates will open at 5:00, and fireworks will begin at dark. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blanket!

Independence Day Pfireworks
Thursday, July 4 | 9 p.m. | Typhoon Texas in Pflugerville

Fireworks will launch on July 4 at approx. 9 p.m. from the field next to the water-park located at the intersection of SH 130 and Pflugerville Parkway. The central location will allow for viewing across Pflugerville. Enjoy the show!

July 4th Fireworks Show San Marcos
Thursday, July 4 | Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. | Various Locations in San Marcos

No 4th of July celebration is complete without the annual firework show! Pack up a lawn chair, picnic blanket and your favorite snacks (alcohol and glass are not permitted) and make your way to the parking lots of the San Marcos Activity Center, San Marcos Public Library, City Park or Bobcat Stadium for great views of the fireworks display. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Patriotic music and a fireworks countdown will be simulcast on KTSW 89.9.

Taylor Annual 4th of July Fireworks
Thursday, July 4 | 9 to 10 p.m. | Murphy Park in Taylor

The Taylor Community proudly presents Fireworks in the Park on July 4th at dusk.  The fireworks can be seen from almost anywhere within the park’s vicinity.  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the show.

You can also catch scenic fireworks from the 360 Bridge, the Congress Bridge or any main downtown overlook! Actually, here are even more of the best locales to catch the Austin fireworks display!

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