Austin, Texas, is famed for its vibrant music scene, rich cultural diversity, and world-class cuisine. But did you know it’s also a fantastic place to celebrate July 4th? Every year, the city puts on a show that beautifully marries tradition and innovation, ensuring a unique Independence Day experience. This guide covers the top ways to celebrate July 4th in Austin.
See this free event at 8 p.m. Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores) this July 4th. There’s a fireworks display over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics performed by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. Concert begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by fireworks. The fireworks can also be seen from Zilker Park, Deep Eddy Park, Town Lake (see them from the water by kayak, SUP, or boat!), or Congress Bridge.
This live music event takes place at Q2 Stadium, beginning at 1 p.m. and costs $49-$179.
This event is from 4-10 p.m. Live music in the Central Plaza. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the show from the lawn. Bring the kids and enjoy fair rides, water games, and complimentary face painting. Fireworks after dark. Admission and parking are free.
Rock Rock Texas festivities include a parade, festival, carnival, music and fireworks. The 2023 Annual Sertoma Independence Day Parade is bigger and better than ever and will once again feature giant helium and cold air inflatables, community groups and patriotic spirit. This parade will take place on the 1.5 mile route along Mays Street between Mays Crossing and Highway 79. The parade will start at 8:30 a.m. to beat the heat so arrive early to find the best seat to watch and celebrate!
Frontier Days at Old Settlers Park opens at 12 noon with carnival rides, entertainment, live music and a firework show at dark.
Celebrate Independence Day Brushy Creek-style. Join the parade or enjoy watching the colorful floats and walkers! Awards are given for the most patriotic parade participants. The festival includes food vendors and activities for all ages, including everyone’s favorite “spray down” from the Sam Bass Fire Department truck! Parade begins at 9 a.m. followed by the festival at Cat Hollow Park from 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. The parade line-up will begin at 8:30 am at Liberty Walk and Northfield. The parade will start at 9:00 am and end in Cat Hollow Park at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome to join us, and groups are encouraged!
Round Rock Express baseball game begins at 6:35 p.m. followed by a fireworks display.
Fireworks show on July 4, 2023 at Typhoon Texas. Fireworks will launch at approx. 9 p.m. from the field next to the water-park located at the intersection of SH 130 and Pflugerville Parkway. The central location will allow for viewing across Pflugerville.
Parade, food, music, activities, bounce houses, and more.
Celebrate Independence Day in Cedar Park will have live music, carnival rides, inflatables, concessions, fireworks, and a movie in the park immediately following the fireworks show. Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 5:00 pm to 11:30 pm at Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.
On July 4 from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. you can celebrate the Fourth of July in Buda. Downtown bike parade begins at 9 a.m., corn hole tournament begins at 4 p.m., live music on the Great Lawn begins at 5 p.m., and the fireworks start after 9 p.m. There will also be bounce houses, rock climbing, axe throwing, crafts & food market, splash pad/playground, sand volleyball, and more.
Activities begin at 11 a.m. at San Gabriel Park and will include live entertainment starting at noon. The festival also includes arts and crafts vendors, food vendors including a beer and wine vendor, a petting zoo, classic and antique cars, games, and rides for children and adults. The event concludes with a fireworks show at about 9:30 p.m. Admission to the event is free; however, there are fees for some activities.
This FREE, family-friendly celebration will feature live music, local vendors and food trucks, kids’ activities, a fireworks show, and more!
Decorate a cupcake on July 4th at Play Street Museum. Reserve your spot in advance.
Join the City of Kyle in celebrating the Fourth of July with the Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show on Tuesday, July 4. This family-friendly celebration will feature well-known Austin cover band, The Grooves, performing outside the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center, 979 Kohlers Crossing, from 5:30-9 p.m. and a community countdown culminating with a stunning 20-minute fireworks show. Fireworks will be launched from Plum Creek Golf Course. However, Plum Creek Golf Course will be closed to the public during the display.
Celebrate Independence Day with Liberty Fest at Devine Lake Park with live music, food, children’s activities, and a spectacular fireworks display. Admission is free for all ages. Monday, July 3, 2023 from 6:00-10 p.m.
Monday, July 3 at Liberty Hill Middle School. Activities and a fireworks show.
Taylor 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
Annual 4th of July Celebration at Murphy Park in Taylor includes a parade, ice cream social, live music, corn hole tournament, fireworks, and more.