4th of July is almost here! Can you believe it? If you’re like most people, you know that the 4th of July is one of the best times of year to be hanging out with friends and family because there’s always plenty of fun things to do, especially in Central Texas!
In this article I will provide you with a list of fun things to do in Austin and the surrounding area that will all be kicking off by July 4th, 2019.
Free Events in Central Texas
One of many great things about living in Central Texas is that we always have a variety of fun things to do during the year, especially during holiday events.
Here are a few local events happening on the 4th of July that you should consider adding to your schedule:
Red, White, and Buda
July 4th, 9:00 am-10:00 pm | Buda City Park
Patriotic Stroll Parade on Main Street followed by
more festivities at Buda City Park. Food, fun and fireworks! https://www.ci.buda.tx.us/211/Annual-Events
Dripping Springs Fire in the Sky
July 4th, 5:00-10:00 pm | Dripping Springs Ranch Park BBQ, family-friendly activities, fireworks & more! www.destinationdrippingsprings.com/events/2019/fire-in-the-sky– 4th-of-july-fireworks
Summer Fest San Marcos
July 4th, 6:00-10:30 pm | San Marcos Plaza Park, San Marcos Fireworks, food, activity booths, and live music from the Adam Johnson Band. Participate in the Children’s Patriotic Parade and Costume Contest. http://www.summerfestsmtx.com
Wimberley’s Annual Independence Day Parade
July 4th, 10:00 am | RR 12, Wimberley
A Texas Hill Country patriotic parade that can’t be missed! https://wimberley.org/event/independence-day-parade/
Cedar Park Fourth of July Parade and Celebration
July 4th, 10:00 am (Parade) | Discovery Blvd.
5:00 – 10:30 pm (Celebration) | Elizabeth Milburn Park Come celebrate in Cedar Park! At the celebration, enjoy live music, bingo, a washer tournament, air castles, free watermelon and a fireworks display. Fees apply for food concessions, face painting, and carnival games and rides. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/ parks-recreation/special-events-day-camps/4th-of-july-events-july-4
Georgetown Sertoma Annual 4th of July
July 4th, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm | San Gabriel Park
Over 60 Arts and Craft booths, 20 Food vendors. Kiddie rides, Bounce Houses and games along with a Petting Zoo are provided for the children. Musical entertainment, featuring some of the best local and central Texas talent at the Gazebo. The fun will continue all day! https://hellogeorgetown.com/4th-of-july-at-the-park-sponsored-by- sertoma/
Leander Liberty Fest
July 4th, 5:30 – 10:00 pm | US Hwy 183A S.
Between San Gabriel Parkway and Hero Way
Leander’s annual July 4th celebration featuring live music, good food and fun for the whole family! Entertainment by The Emotions. https://www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/liberty-fest-2019
Pflugerville Pfirecracker Festival
July 4th, 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm | Lake Pflugerville
The event features two live music stages, a children’s area on both the north and south shores of the lake, food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and businesses. https://pfirecrackerpfestival.com
Round Rock’s Sertoma
July 4th Parade & Frontier Days
July 4th, 9:00 am – 11:30 pm | Old Settler’s Park
Fireworks, carnival rides, jalapeno pepper eating contest, Swifty Swine Pig Races, children’s games, Sam Bass Shootout, skydivers and more! www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/sertoma-july-4th-parade- frontier-days/
Holiday Music Events
Nothing says 4th of July like Willie Nelson right? The “red headed stranger” actually lives in the ATX area and will be ready to celebrate Independence Day with his 4th of July picnic.
July 4th, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Austin360 Amphitheater (COTA), Austin
Enjoy a full day of music with Willie and his performing friends on America’s birthday with a festival atmosphere, including a celebratory fireworks display. A Texas tradition since 1972!
Source – Texas National Title
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