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 Patriotic Festival
Saturday, July 2 | 12 to 10 p.m. | Fisherman’s Park
Bastrop will turn red, white and blue with a fun-filled schedule of activities for all ages during the Bastrop Patriotic Festival at Fisherman’s Park in Bastrop. See the full list of activities here.
Lago Vista Freedom Festival
Saturday, July 2 | 12 to 10 p.m. | Bar K Park in Lago Vista
Gates and Kids Zone opens at Noon. Live music starts at 3 p.m. Little Miss Lago Vista pageant, potato sack races, hot dog eating contest, and more. Fireworks at dusk. Full festival details here.
Fire in the Sky
Saturday, July 2 | 5 to 10 p.m. | Dripping Springs Sports & Recreation Park in Dripping Springs
You’re invited to Fire in the Sky, Dripping Springs’ annual Independence Day celebration on July 2! As always, the professional fireworks show is FREE and open to the public, no RSVP required. Tickets are available for an optional BBQ dinner. Donations will also be accepted for local veterans at the gate. To attend the fireworks for free, follow directions to Hog Heaven Sporting Club, located at 24905 Ranch Road 12. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and fireworks will begin at dark. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blanket.
Bob Schneider’s Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks at Dreamland
Saturday, July 2 | 5 to 11 p.m. | Dreamland in Dripping Springs
Enjoy Bob Schneider and special guest The Pat Byrne Band up on the main lawn in the evening, and then a big bang of spectacular FIREWORKS! Gates open at 5pm to ticket holders only. Guests are welcome to bring chairs and/or blankets. Buy tickets here.
Sertoma Independence Day Parade & Frontier Days
Monday, July 4 | 8:30 am to 11:30 pm | Old Settlers Park in Round Rock
The 2022 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 p.m. Join in at Old Settlers Park with patriotic fun and festivities including carnival rides, entertainment, LIVE music with Uptown Drive, 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
Monday, 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.
Hill Country’s Galleria Independence Day Festival
Monday, July 4 | 4 to 10 p.m. | Hill Country Galleria
Join on Monday, 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
Monday, 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
Monday, July 4 | 5 to 11:30 p.m. | Milburn Park in Cedar Park
Make a day of it and bring your picnic gear to enjoy a variety of food trucks from 5 to 11:30 p.m. With music playing and plenty of room to spread out, there’s sure to be fun for everyone. Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.! And if you’re trying to avoid traffic afterward stick around for a showing up the cult classic, “The Lego Movie”.
July 4 Celebration at San Gabriel Park
Monday, July 4 | 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. | San Gabriel Park, VFW Park, and other areas of Georgetown
The 39th annual Sertoma Club Family July 4 Celebration and fireworks display will be held at San Gabriel Park Monday, July 4. Activities begin at 11 a.m. at San Gabriel Park and will include live entertainment from noon to 10:30 p.m., featuring T. Cole and the Austin Party Band before and after the fireworks show. 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. Admission to the event is free; however, there are fees for some activities. Please do not bring dogs to the fireworks show.
Red, White ‘n Buda Independence Day Celebration
Monday, 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.
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! Weather permitting. Live music kicks off the event followed by the City’s largest fireworks show of the year. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at Brushy Creek Amphitheater but attendees are encouraged to take advantage of free shuttles available at Hutto High School.
Round Rock Express’s Independence Day Celebration
Monday, July 4 | 8 p.m. | Dell Diamond in Round Rock
The Independence Day Celebration during the 6:05 p.m. Round Rock Express game on Monday, July 4 against the Albuquerque Isotopes (Colorado Rockies affiliate) at Dell Diamond is sure to be a fun night! The game will be followed by the largest postgame fireworks show of the season set to patriotic music. All fans are invited to run the bases after the postgame fireworks show.
Liberty Fest 2022
Monday, July 4 | 3 to 10 p.m. | Lakewood Park in Liberty Hill
Celebrate Fourth of July with Liberty Fest at Lakewood Park! Leander’s largest annual event includes live music, food, children’s activities, and a spectacular fireworks display. Admission is free for all ages.
July 4th Pfireworks
Monday, 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!
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks
Monday, July 4 | Doors at 11 a.m. | Q2 Stadium
The tradition continues! Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks is returning this summer after going virtual in 2021. America’s beloved icon Willie Nelson, who created this annual event in 1972, is bringing a star-studded lineup to the new Q2 Stadium in Austin, TX, home of Austin FC of MLS, on Monday, July 4. The event will feature Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Tyler Childers, Brothers Osborne, Midland, Charley Crockett, Allison Russell, Particle Kid, Steve Earle & the Dukes, and Asleep at the Wheel.
4th of July: Fireworks Show and Music on The Hill
Monday, July 4 | 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | The Hill, The Woodland Campus Of The Episcopal Church Of The Good Shepherd
Join at The Hill for the annual 4th of July Firework show and celebration! The evening will be full of games, popsicles, drinks and lots of community fellowship. BYOB: bring you own beverage, blanket, and bug spray.
Summerfest in San Marcos
Monday, July 4 | Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. | San Marcos
BEST PLACES TO PARK AND VIEW: parking lots at San Marcos Activity Center, Public Library, City Park and Bobcat Stadium.
Taylor 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
Monday, July 4 | 9 a.m. to 9:15 p.m. | Murphy Park in Taylor
Join the American Legion, Graham D Luhn Post 39 for the return of their annual Independence Day Celebration. Parade at 9 a.m., Ice Cream Social at 10 a.m., music at 7 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Park open all day.
Smithville 4th of July Celebration
Monday, July 4 | 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Riverbend Park in Smithville
A 5k freedom run, parade and a full day of activities at Riverbend Park. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Full details here.
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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