July 4 is almost here, so it is time to celebrate Independence Day Austin style! Every year there are a lot of events, festivals, parades, barbecues, and firework displays. Regardless of how you celebrate America’s independence, there’s an event we’re sure you’ll love. Whether you are a local looking to be outside throughout the long weekend or visiting Austin on July 4, here are some fantastic ways to spend the holiday in Austin.
Where to see 4th of July Fireworks Displays?
Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Long Center for Performing Arts
701 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704
Be a part of Austin’s largest Independence Day party on July 4 at Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores). The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks will feature patriotic music by the Austin Symphony with a grand finale fireworks show over Lady Bird Lake. Watch the action from the Long Center or South First Street Bridge. Be sure to arrive there early. Other bridge viewing alternatives such as Congress Bridge and Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge also exist. This family-friendly event is free to all and is put on by Austin Symphony Orchestra with support from the City of Austin and other generous event sponsors. If you want to upgrade your experience, VIP passes are available for purchase; please visit their website for details. – austinsymphony.org/julyfour
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival
Hill Country Galleria
12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Bee Cave, TX 78738
July 4, 2022 (4 – 10 PM)
The community is invited to enjoy America’s freedom at Hill Country Galleria’s annual Independence Day Festival. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will feature live music that is taking place at the Central Plaza with performances by Two Tons of Steel, Southern Angels, Rock Bottom String Band, Robin Mordecai, and The Saddle Sores. There are also water games, kids’ rides, other activities, and more than 60 arts sellers spread throughout the property, event treat vendors, and a stunning fireworks display to end the big evening. In addition, Vista Brewing will be back for a one-day get-together with their mobile beer station, curating specialty brews. Attendees are also welcomed to dine in or purchase from the Galleria’s restaurant as well as food choices and are encouraged to bring seats and blankets to enjoy live music that will start at 4 PM in the Central Plaza garden. The admission and parking are free. Plus, you can bring your pets too. The Independence Day Festival is produced by Special Events Live, curators of downtown Austin’s beloved Pecan Street Festival. hillcountrygalleria.com
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks
10414 Mc Kalla Pl,
Austin, TX 78758
July 4, 2022 (12- 11:30 PM)
Don’t miss this year’s Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks at Q2 Stadium. This annual event is bringing a star-studded line-up to Q2 Stadium for his annual picnic and fireworks display. The event will feature Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Brothers Osborne, Tyler Childers, Midland, Russell, Charley Crockett, Allison, Particle Kid, Asleep at the Wheel, and Steve Earle & the Dukes. – q2stadium.com/event/willie-nelsons-4th-of-july-picnic-and-fireworks
Pflugerville’s July 4th Pfireworks
18500 TX-130 Service Rd
Pflugerville, TX 78660
Celebrate Independence Day with an impressive fireworks show in partnership with Typhoon Texas. The show starts at 9 pm at the field next to the water-park. The Fireworks display is free and can be watched from surrounding locations; please visit their website for locations and more information. pflugervilletx.gov/for-visitors/events-and-pfestivals/july-4th-pfireworks
Red White and Buda
Buda Amphitheater & City Park
204 San Antonio St.
Buda, TX 78610
Red White and Buda is an all-day event celebrating the 4th of July that starts with a bike parade down Main Street in downtown Buda. This event makes its way to the City Park with vendors, food, live music, and a spectacular fireworks display you can enjoy from the Great Lawn. Get more information at budaamphitheater.com/redwhitebuda
Sertoma July 4th Parade and Frontier Days
Old Settlers Park
3300 E Palm Valley Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78665
Spend the day celebrating the Fourth of July at Old Settlers Park with music, a pepper-eating contest, pig races, and more. The day kicks off at 8:30 with a parade that goes down Mays Street and Mats Crossing and ends with fantastic fireworks displays that starts at dusk. Get full details, full events schedule, and parking info. roundrocktexas.gov