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.
Here’s where you can see fireworks in or around Austin this 4th of July!
Bastrop Big Bang Celebration
Saturday, July 1 | 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow Street, Bastrop
Be there for the inaugural Big Bang Celebration full of patriotic events beginning with the Bastrop Stampede 5K and Kids Mile at 8 a.m. The Pet and Pal Parade begins at 10 a.m., after which Bastrop’s historic Main Street hosts a cornhole tournament. Bastrop B A N G O offers a chance for visitors to complete downtown bingo cards to be entered into a prize drawing. Lastly, Market Days takes place downtown with sidewalk vendors selling handmade items. The celebration culminates in Fisherman’s Park at 6 p.m. with music, concessions and fireworks at dusk. You can find more details on these events here.
Lago Vista Freedom Festival
Saturday, July 1 | 12 to 10 p.m. | Bar K Park in Lago Vista
The day starts with a Firecracker 5K at 8 a.m. A Freedom Festival and Fireworks happen from 5 to 10 p.m. The 4th of July parade will take place on the 4th on Dawn Drive at 10 a.m. Dawn Drive will be closed down to traffic at approximately 9:30 a.m.
Smithville 4th of July Celebration
Sunday, July 2 | 12 to 10 p.m. | Riverbend Park in Smithville
Riverbend Park Festivities open to the public at 12 p.m. From 12 until 9 p.m.. enjoy a beer booth, food and arts & crafts vendors. Live music (Nathan Colt Young Band) from 4 until 8 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m
Monday, 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. Full details here.
Sertoma Independence Day Parade & Frontier Days
Tuesday, July 4 | 8:30 am to 11:30 pm | Old Settlers Park in Round Rock
The 2023 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! Hip Hip Hurray! U.S. of YAY! 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!
H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4 | 8 p.m. | Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores)
H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks is back! Spend this Independence Day with your family and friends, decked out in red, white and blue. Head down to Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores) for an amazing event complete with a fireworks display over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. with Master of Ceremonies welcoming dignitaries and special guest. Concert begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by “mile-high” fireworks. The event is free and open to the public. Full schedule here.
Hill Country’s Galleria Independence Day Festival
Tuesday, July 4 | 4 to 10 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria
Join on Tuesday, July 4 from 4 to 10 p.m. for the annual Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival. Enjoy shopping with over 60+ 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
Tuesday, July 4 | 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 Monday, July 4. The fireworks show will last approximately 20 minutes. The city has also arranged a special treat in partnership with radio station KAZI 88.7 FM to stream music as you watch the show.
Cedar Park’s Firework Show
Tuesday, 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. Glass is prohibited in the park. This is one of the bigger celebrations in the City of Cedar Park – something you don’t want to miss
Sertoma’s 40th annual 4th of July in San Gabriel Park
Tuesday, July 4 | 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. | San Gabriel Park, Georgetown
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
Tuesday, July 4 | 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Buda Amphitheater and City Park
Fireworks will be launched from Buda Amphitheater and City Park on July 4 at dusk. But don’t worry there’s plenty to do before then. Starting at 9 a.m. with a bike parade, a market to follow, and live music leading up to the fireworks.
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks
Monday, July 4 | Doors at 1 p.m. | Q2 Stadium
The tradition continues! Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic returns to Q2 Stadium on July 4! The event will feature Willie Nelson & Family, Tyler Childers, Dwight Yoakam, Shakey Graves, Shane Smith & the Saints, Sierra Ferrell, Asleep at the Wheel, and Particle Kid.
4th of July presented by the City of Hutto
Monday, July 4 | 5 to 9:15 p.m. | Brushy Creek Amphitheater
This FREE, family-friendly celebration of our nation will feature live music, local vendors and food trucks, kids’ activities, a fireworks show, and more! Micah Marcos will kick off the show before the Steph Cash Band takes the stage. El Tule will bring their unique blend to Hutto, then headliner Jackie Venson will cap off the evening. Click here for more info!
Fireworks on the Hill
Tuesday, July 4 | 7:30 p.m. | The Hill, The Woodland Campus Of The Episcopal Church Of The Good Shepherd, Austin
Join at the Hill (1700 Woodland Avenue) at 7:30 p.m. for the annual 4th of July firework show and celebration! The evening will be full of fun and fellowship with live music, lawn games, face painting and a food truck. BYOB: bring you own beverage, blanket, and bug spray.
July 4th Pfireworks
Tuesday, 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 Typhoon Texas 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
Tuesday, 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 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 9:30pm. Patriotic music and a fireworks countdown will be simulcast on KTSW 89.9.
Taylor Annual 4th of July Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4 | 9 to 10 p.m. | Murphy Park, 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!
If you want more 4th of July festivities head to our all FREE events calendar for parades, parties, and more!
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