The 4th of July events in Austin are already planned and we’re here to share what’s going on because trust us, you’ll want to be part of all of them. All the big events are back and bigger than ever! Check out our guide below for all the exciting events, delicious restaurants, and outdoor activities you should put on your calendar.
Now, all you need to figure out is who you’re bringing along and what you’re wearing!
July 4th Events:
H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
This 4th of July make your way to the beautiful Long Center for Performing Arts and listen to some amazing music by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Watching the fireworks towards the end of the night is sure to make your heart flutter. This FREE event is open to the public and will feature “mile-high” fireworks in front of the skyline view.
🗓 JUL 4 | 8PM
📍 Long Center for Performing Arts
Hill Country Independence Day Festival
The perfect daytime activity where you can shop local and enjoy live music to celebrate the patriotic holiday. This FREE event will feature over 60+ vendors, plenty of kiddy rides, water games, face painting, and an awesome fireworks display to end the night! Bring your chairs or blankets, buy some yummy snacks, listen to the bands, and enjoy the fireworks!
🗓 JUL 4 | 4PM-10PM
📍 12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave, TX 78738
"The Sandlot" or "The Goonies" at Blue Starlite
Whether you’re looking to enjoy a romantic date night or planning some fun for the whole family, you’ve got to catch a classic flick at the Blue Starlite! The featured film of the evening will be The Sandlot or The Goonies, both excellent choices.
Don’t forget to grab tickets now because they’ll be gone soon. Pack your own snacks like a delicious charcuterie or purchase popcorn and other faves while you’re there.
P.S. Make sure to look up at the sky towards the end of the film in hopes of catching some fireworks.
🗓 JUL 4 | 8:45PM
📍 2015 E M. Franklin Ave, Austin, TX 78723
Splish Splash at Typhoon Texas
It’s going to be extremely hot out this 4th of July in Austin so we suggest making your way to Typhoon Texas. This place is good clean fun for everyone, adults and kids alike! Cool off at the Lazy River, explore the Gully Washer, and have fun at the Snake Pit.
Plus if you get hungry, this amazing water park offers tons of great food and drink options. Munch on burgers, pizza, or tacos, and wash it down with sour margaritas!
Plan to stay late because you won’t want to miss the spectacular firework display.
🗓 JUL 4| 11AM-10PM
📍18500 TX-130 Service Rd, Pflugerville, TX 78660
July 4th Pfireworks
Not feeling the water adventures that Typhoon Texas has to offer? No worries! You can always catch the same firework show for FREE from 3 awesome locations! Pack some snacks and enjoy the view.
Lakeway July 4th Celebration
There are plenty of 4th of July events in Austin but one of our favorite and more traditional events has got to be the fun happening at Lakeway.
This 2-day celebration starts off on Friday with live music, a movie, and yummy snacks. Monday is when the real fun starts! You and the family will be able to enjoy the parade, munch on hot dogs, listen to live music, play games, or go for a swim. Not sure what you want to do? Enjoy it all, it’s a celebration after all!
🗓 JUL 2-4 | All Day
WILLIE NELSON'S 4TH OF JULY PICNIC AND FIREWORKS
This is the first time ever that Q2 will be hosting a 4th of July extravaganza! Hop on the Willie Nelson beloved picnic tradition and grab tickets today! Not only will you get the chance to experience the first concert held at the Q2 stadium and get a chance at purchasing delicious Austin food, but the firework display at the end will be the cherry on top after all the amazing performances.
🗓 JUL 4 | 12PM-11PM
📍 10414 Mc Kalla Pl, Austin, TX 78758
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July 4th Activities:
Our friends at APK are open for business and have tons of activities you can take out onto the lake. APK is located on Lake Travis, not Lady Bird Lake. You can choose between a kayak, pedal kayak, and a SUP board for your time on the water. We highly recommend trying out the pedal kayak if you’ve never been on one!
Pro Tip: Don’t forget your water shoes and sunblock. BTW if you start feeling snackish, you can stop by the Sundancer Grill for some yummy quick eats!
Rent a Boat
If you plan to rent a boat, stop what you are doing now and book it. We went on a sunset boat ride with Float On, and we are sure they are going to get booked up for the weekend. It was THAT fun, so you want to be sure there is room for your reservation.
Below you can find the boat rental companies in Austin. Follow the link to start the process of getting your boat adventure booked!
A great way to keep your distance from others is to take a hike! We are all lucky enough to live in a city that has SO many options available within such a close distance. One of the many hiking trails around Austin is a great option to pass time!
Float the River
While it’s not necessarily in Austin, floating the river is a great way to get out of the house and spend one day cruising the water, over the weekend.
Choose between the San Marcos, Comal, and Guadalupe Rivers. Check float rental companies prior to visiting to ensure they are open and to ensure you don’t need a reservation.
Below you can find tube rental companies to get your tube reserved for the holiday weekend!
New Braunfels River
- Float In
- Rockin’ R River Rides (5 Locations)
- Horseshoe Tubbing Company
- Tube Haus
- Shanty Tubes
- Whitewater Sports
- Jerry’s Rentals
San Marcos River
Want to make a plan that doesn’t require too much planning? Grab some food, a blanket, and head on over to a local park to relax. While sipping on a refreshing drink, enjoying the summer weather is a sure way to celebrate America’s birthday.
Here are some of our favorite parks to chill at, that are in the vicinity of the fireworks display near downtown! And check out our blog for even more amazing spots around Austin.
July 4th Dining Options:
Looking for some good grub so you don’t have to bbq at home this year? Well, you’ve come to the right spot!
Here’s a list of all the restaurants you need to check out, that’ll fill your belly right on up before you head to a fireworks show. We have everything included, from Austin bbq spots that’ll make your mouth water, to great patio restaurants to enjoy under the sun. You’ll even find some Austin breweries that’ll keep you cool and refreshed.
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Rooftops in Austin with the Best Sunset Views: Grab light bites and cocktails as you enjoy the fresh air. Plus, it’s a great way to enjoy the fireworks!
Vacation or Staycation? Our Favorite Hotels in Downtown Austin: Visiting from out of town? Book your stay here! Need a break from home? Staycations are always a GREAT idea.