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Top Firework Displays & Events in Austin

There’s no shortage of fun activities to do on July 4th. From neighborhood parades to backyard cookouts with friends and family, Independence Day gives us more fun options than there are hours in the day. For those of us who want to celebrate the holiday with a bang, there’s no bigger bang than a firework show that goes all-out. We’ve rounded up some of the most jaw-dropping displays in Austin that will blow you away.

H-E-B Austin Symphony Concert & Fireworks

Celebrate this Independence Day at the state's largest 4th of July celebration. Here you'll be able to watch fireworks over the city skyline with symphonic classic patriotic songs played by the Austin Symphony. At 8:30 pm the ASO will perform followed with the "mile-high" fireworks.

You'll want to bring a blanket and picnic and get here early to grab a good spot!

If you can't attend, be sure to tune into Majic 95.5 FM to hear the concert.

Lake Travis Fireworks & Entertainment

Wednesday, July 3

Starnes Island Fireworks Show

Fireworks will start at dark. The best spots to view them are by boat, from a hilltop surrounding the lake or in the Volente area, or front row seats at Volente Beach Resort's own event.

Vanilla Ice at Emerald Point Bar & Grill

Wednesday, July 3

Emerald Point Bar & Grill

After the Starnes Island Firework show, head on over to Emerald Point Bar & Grill to watch Vanilla Ice on the lake. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts after the fireworks. You can find tickets here.

Bob Schneider at Emerald Point Marina

Thursday, July 4th

Time: 7 pm

Address: 5973 Hiline Rd

Tickets are available here.

Lago Vista Fireworks Show

Lago Vista's Independence Day celebration will be on the shores of Lake Travis at Bar K Park. There will be slip and slide baseball, kids train rides, ice cream, cotton candy, food trucks, a dunk tank, and the fireworks show starting at dark.

BONUS: Our Favorite 4th of July Playlist

Lakeway 4th of July Parade

Thursday, July 4th

The parade will begin at 8:30 am at Lake Oak County Club on Lakeway Drive to the activity center.

After the parade, you can stick around for music, hot dogs, and the chance to meet an astronaut. 

Stoney LaRue at Emerald Point Bar & Grill

Sunday, July 7th

Doors open at 7 pm

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic

Thursday, July 4th

Gates open at 11 am, music starts at 11:30 am


Willie Nelson & Family • Luke Combs • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats • Alison Krauss • Jamey Johnson • Steve Earle & The Dukes • Colter Wall • Hayes Carll • Ray Wylie Hubbard • Gene Watson • Billy Joe Shaver • Johnny Bush • Folk Uke • Raelyn Nelson Band • The Casey Kristofferson Band • David Allan Coe

Tickets are available here.

The best spots to watch the Fireworks (to avoid traffic and crowds)

360 Bridge (Pennybacker Bridge)

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve scenic overlook

Rowing Dock

Lady Bird Lake Trail

Zilker Park

Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge

South First Bridge

Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge

Vic Mathias (Auditorium) Shores

Barton Creek Square Mall parking lot

St. Edwards University

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