Celebrate the land of the free and home of the brave Texas-style. Plan your holiday with these area events and top picks on where to view fireworks.
Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
July 4, 4:00 p.m.
Join the free fun at Austin's largest Independence Day celebration, this year at Circuit of The Americas, with patriotic music by the Austin Symphony and fireworks. Doors open at 4:00 PM. The orchestra will perform at 8:30 p.m., followed by "mile-high" fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.
July 4, 8 a.m.
The 8th Annual Freedom 5000 welcomes families, pets and competitive runners to participate in a morning 5K run.
Volente Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Volente Beach Waterpark on Lake Travis features live music and a firework show that starts at dusk.
Bob's Fourth of July Extravaganza
Legendary Austin-based musician Bob Schneider hosts an all-star line-up at the Nutty Brown Café.
Carlos 'N Charlies Fireworks Extravaganza
The infamous restaurant and bar on Lake Travis hosts live music and a fireworks extravaganza.
4th of July Celebration Lone Star Riverboat
Take a romantic sightseeing cruise along Lady Bird Lake, see the bats and watch the fireworks overhead.
Wells Branch Fourth Fest
The annual Wells Branch Fourth Fest is a family-friendly event with live entertainment, kid's games, a kiddie train, fireworks and more.
Westlake's Fourth of July Parade
A morning parade complete with vintage cars, floats, bikes, scooters and pets, kicks off the day's events, followed by food and entertainment for the whole family.
Rosedale 4th of July Festivities
Head to Ramsey Park for a children's parade, watermelon feast, children's carnival, antique car show and more.
Mueller 4th of July Parade
Kids, pets, strollers and wagons make their way from Lake Park to the Ella Wooten swimming pool in this neighborhood parade, followed by a swim party at the Ella Wooten Pool.
Independence Day at Pioneer Farms
Embrace Independence Day pioneer-style with horse-drawn wagon rides, artisan vendors, historical reenactments, a watermelon seed-spitting contest, a "42" tournament, horse-shoe games and other activities.
The Invincible Czars Family Picnic
Celebrate the 1812 Overture album release with themed food and drink, roaming performers, old-fashioned entertainment, classic cartoon shorts and oddities from the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata.