Celebrate this nation's greatest month with the freedom to attend whatever activity the beautiful city of Austin has to offer. Check out some of this month's top picks and think, America.


Check out Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa's Barton Creek LIVE Summer Music Series taking place on select Friday nights through the summer season. Held in the open-air pavilion on the resorts grounds, music enthusiasts will enjoy views of the hill country, Texas cuisine, and music from artists like Sammy Kershaw, Shenandoah, Restless Heart, Little Texas, and more! - Susan Richardson, Director of Content & Publishing

7/4/15 Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony Auditorium Shores The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.

7/4/15 Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival Hill Country Galleria Shopping, music, barbecue, fireworks and fun for the whole family, including the dogs.

Looking for a unique experience? Head to the Austin Winery for a tour and then relax and sample their wines in the tasting room. Just 10 minutes from downtown, it's a hidden gem. - Katie Cook, Director of Digital Marketing

7/18/15 - 7/19/15 Forest Creek Central Texas Amateur Forest Creek Some of the best Central Texas amateur golfers will head to Round Rock to tee off in this 17th annual golf tournament.

7/18/15 - 7/19/15 Body Mind Spirit Expo Palmer Events Center This holistic expo focuses on advancements in spiritual and planetary awakening with like-minded souls.

7/20/15 - 7/26/15 Go Texan Restaurant Round Up Various Restaurants Celebrate the cuisine of the Lone Star State. See website for a list of participating restaurants, which donate a portion of their week's proceeds to food banks across Texas.

Join me, and those in Austin who possess epic music tastes, on July 23 at the Austin360 Amphitheater for Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago! This is going to be awesome. Get tickets here. - Kristen Maurel, Film, Music and Marketing Coordinator

7/25/15 - 7/26/15 Classic Game Fest Palmer Events Center Classic vivid games, retro game tournaments, costume contests, love video game music and more!