Spend the Fourth of July with your dearest friends and family right here in Texas’ capital city.

Austin is all about friends, food and fun when it comes to celebrating Independence Day. From light-up-the-sky fireworks to live outdoor music, the city does it up right. Check out these top local events and festivals on this 4th of July holiday:

Fireworks at COTA for Willie Nelsons fourth of July PicnicWillie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic. Courtesy of COTA.

Austin, TX
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
Circuit of The Americas
Grab your friends and head out to Circuit of The Americas for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic. Every year, Willie brings “Trigger” (his guitar’s pet name) and joins his closest friends to put on a star-studded Fourth of July concert followed by a spectacular firework show. This year, he will be joined by Sturgill Simpson, The Head and The Heart, Ryan Bingham, Asleep at the Wheel and more.

Austin, TX
Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Join Austin's largest Independence Day celebration at Auditorium Shores at the Long Center. The Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks includes patriotic music by the Austin Symphony with a grand finale fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake.

Austin, TX
Bob Schneider’s Independence Day Celebration
Nutty Brown Amphitheater
Another fan favorite now in its fourth year, is Bob Schneider’s Independence Day Celebration. This year, Eric Tessmer and Jane Ellen Bryant will be joining him at the Nutty Brown Amphitheater and of course it will be followed by (you guessed it), a firework show!

Austin, TX
Stunt Ranch Cinema's Independence Day
Stunt Ranch
If you’re looking for an over-the-top and unique event, look no further than Stunt Ranch Cinema. Stunt Ranch Cinema is a new Rolling Roadshow series that includes a screening of an action movie paired with a live pyrotechnic show, and because it’s the fourth of July, they will have a grand finale firework show as well. Come out early and enjoy all the stunt ranch has to offer such as ziplining, obstacle course, jumping off high platforms and more!

Austin, TX
The 4th at the ABGB
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. (ABGB)
The ABGB is celebrating this year with bikes, fireworks and Warren Hood. Enjoy the ABGB’s famous beer and pizza, then head down on a group bike ride to see the fireworks at Austin Symphony’s H-E-B concert and firework show.

Bee Cave, TX
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival
Hill Country Galleria
Head to the Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival for live music, shopping, dining and fireworks. Bring the whole family and enjoy backyard games hosted by Camp Gladiator, then finish out the evening with a spectacular firework show.

Round Rock, TX
July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration & Parade
Old Settler's Park
What fun would the Fourth of July be without pig races and a jalapeno eating contest? No problem, the City of Round Rock‘s July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration has you covered. This event is free and will include not only pig races and eating contests, but also fireworks, carnival rides, movies in the park and more. Be sure to catch the popular parade that begins at 10 a.m.

Leander, TX
Liberty Fest
ACC San Gabriel Campus
The Leander Liberty Fest is doing it big this year with special guests, Casey Donahew and Stoney Larue. This free festival has all you need for a fun filled family day including a firework show, food and craft vendors.

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