Austin Area 4th of July Event Guide

Independence Day is nearly here.  Still trying to figure out your Central Texas 4th of July Plans?  Whether you want to get your fireworks on, see some live music or soak in the lake, Austin and the surrounding hill country offer it all.

Are you looking for some do-it-yourself pyrotechnics?  Fire professionals remind you to use extreme caution in these dry conditions.  Travis County is currently under a burn ban, but it does not affect the use of fireworks.   There is, as always, a total ban on personal use of fireworks in Austin and San Marcos.

H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks

fireworksIt’s the original, classically Austin way to do the 4th: Auditorium Shores, symphony music and fireworks, the 1812 Overture and a canon, blankets on the grass and lots of concessions around for purchase.

When: Thursday, July 4 at 8:30 p.m.

Cost: FREE


4th of July Celebration Lone Star Riverboat

lone star boatEnjoy the fireworks from the water!  Enjoy a nice dinner or enjoy the view form a pontoon!

When: Thursday, July 4

Cost: $20-$50 + tax and gratuity


Freedom 5000 Camp Mabry

Start off your holiday with a running bang!  The 6th Annual 5k and Kids K   will take place at the historic Camp Mabry facility near 35th and MoPac, benefitting the Texas Military Forces Museum & the Runtex Foundation.  REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE:  Wednesday, July 3, 2013 @ 9:59 pm

When: Thursday, July 4, 8:00 AM (Kids K at 9:00)

Cost: $30


Carlos n Charlie’s

boatersOne of the best celebrations in the area!  The infamous restaurant and bar on Lake Travis hosts its firework extravaganza the night of July 3rd.  On July 4th, they are not having fireworks but instead a night of live music with Lance Keltner and guests. Gates open at 6 p.m. and entry at the gates costs $15.


Wells Branch Fourth Fest

The city of Wells Branch is host to the 20th Annual Wells Branch Fourth Fest. Fireworks, parade and and kids games, including inflatables, pool games and a kiddie train.

July 4th Celebration in Lakeway:

This is unarguably the biggest event in Lakeway every year.  Get your fill of parades, the pageant of flags, a block party and a great fireworks festival.

Volente Beach 4th of July Fireworks:

Volente Beach Waterpark on Lake Travis will offer live music and a firework show that starts at dusk. The event is free to guests who purchased park admission prior to 8 p.m.


Round Rock’s July 4th Frontier Days Celebration

This FREE event offers a parade, fireworks, carnival rides, a jalapeno pepper eating contest, children’s games, pony rides, inflatables, arts and crafts vendors, Ballet Folklorico dancers and a re-enactment of the historical Sam Bass Shootout, then an annual fireworks celebration and Movies in the Park!

We hope your family has a safe and Fun 4th of July in Austin!


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