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Best Places to Celebrate Independence Day around Austin

Fireworks at Night Are Big and Bright in Central Texas

For nearly 240 years Americans around the country have celebrated our nation’s birth with community celebrations usually ending in dazzling firework displays. Central Texas is never lacking in patriotic festivities. Take your family and friends this year to enjoy some of the best 4th of July revelries in the country, right here in the Austin area and Hill Country:

Colorful Fireworks Display on the 4th of July over Lake Austin, Texas

Colorful Fireworks Display on the 4th of July over downtown Austin, Texas

Austin
H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
This is the largest Independence Day Celebration in the state! A phenomenal fireworks display will dance over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics.

Lakeway
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
Come out and enjoy shopping, dining, live music, and fireworks at this unique outdoor shopping experience.

Round Rock
Frontier Days Celebration
This celebration not only features a parade and fireworks, but also unique entertainment for the whole family like carnival rides, jalapeno pepper eating contest, Swifty Swine Pig Races and more!

Cedar Park
4th of July Parade and Celebration
Great for kids and adults with food vendors and fun activities such as games, inflatables, bingo, live music, dancing, carnival, parade, a grand firework show.

Pflugerville
Pfirecracker Pfestival 2016
This uniquely named event features live music, children’s area, food trucks, and fireworks.

Leander
Liberty Fest
Dance the day away with live music, peruse the open-air market and bring the kids for various activities before the fireworks light up the night.

Georgetown
33rd Annual Sertoma Club July 4th Celebration
Austin’s neighbor to the north is putting on two days of fun with a parade, entertainment, games, arts and crafts, food and of course, fireworks.

Killeen
Fort Hood Independence Day Celebration
The public is invited to celebrate our nation’s independence at the largest military installation in the free world. Eric Pasley will perform live and you can also enjoy food, games, military displays and a 30-minute firework spectacular put on by our nation’s true heroes.

Temple
All-American Family Fun Fest
The name says it all—live music, craft vendors, inflatables, splash pad, food, fireworks and more.

Taylor
4th of July Celebration
This small town pulls out all the stops with a flag raising ceremony, firing of the anvil, barbecue, rodeo, dance, patriotic program, 10K & 2 mile run, softball tournament and impressive fireworks show.

Kyle
Fireworks Show
A spectacular firework display awaits you along with live music, food, and brass band and orchestra.

Buda
Red, White and Buda
Bring the kids out for their very own parade and stay for the games, live music, and fireworks.

San Marcos
SummerFest
The celebration will feature live music, children’s parade, patriotic costume contest, food vendors and a grand finale fireworks display.

Lockhart
Firework Extravaganza
On Sunday, July 3rd, enjoy food, arts ‘n’ crafts, shopping, games for the kids, and an incredible skydiving show before the spectacular fireworks display begins.

Dripping Springs
Fire in the Sky
Not far from Austin you’ll find another celebration featuring great music, delicious food, fun activities for the kids and fireworks display that lights up the gateway to the Hill Country.

Bastrop
Patriotic Festival
Many towns are holding traditional parades for people but this festival is inclusive for our furry family members, too, thanks to the pet parade. Food booths, children’s activities, and an orchestra and swing band will continue the day’s celebration before the fireworks dazzle all in attendance.

Wimberley
July Jubilee
This properly-named event just south of Austin starts on Friday and runs through July 4th. It offers a Texas spin on the patriotic celebration with an exciting rodeo, festive parade, market, choral concerts, and delicious ice cream festival.

Marble Falls
Community Fireworks Celebration
A beautiful evening at Lakeside Park with live music, fun activities, friendly faces and, of course, a night sky ablaze with fireworks.

Fredericksburg
Fourth of July Weekend Celebration
If you want to take a drive deep into the Hill Country there may be no better reason than this extraordinary celebration beginning July 1 and ending with a beautiful firework display on July 4th. In between you can catch unique events including an art walk, Beatles tribute band, horse racing and much more!

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