While last year’s Independence Day celebrations fizzled out, Austin is bouncing back with a focus on celebrating with a bang! Whether you’re a local wanting to mingle and enjoy the fresh air or are visiting the city during the long weekend, here are 5 ways to make the holiday sparkle and shine.
Friday, July 2nd to Sunday, July 4th
There’s no better way to enjoy a fireworks display in the heat of the summer than from the comfort of a wave pool. Typhoon Texas, Austin’s waterpark, will be hosting its annual Red, White and BOOM Festival this weekend. Enjoy carnival-themed activities, live entertainment, family-friendly contests, a hot air balloon ride, and a grand display of firecrackers!
Saturday, July 3 from 8:30 am to 11:30 pm
Celebrate the U.S. of YAY for over 12 hours with giant helium inflatables, community groups and a 1.5 mile parade route along Mays Street in Round Rock. The party continues with patriotic fun and festivities including entertainment, music, carnival rides, vendors, Swifty Swine Racing Pigs and more! When night falls, the excitement sparks with a fantastic firework show and performance from Uptown Drive.
Saturday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 4th from 7:00 pm
The Buda drive-in will kick off their Fourth of July weekend celebration with live music and a firework display. Afterwards, guests can choose between the sci-fi action film “Independence Day” and summer comedy “The Sandlot” on separate screens.
Sunday, July 4th from 2:00 to 6:00 pm
Sip away the afternoon at the East Austin Hotel courtyard pool with Independence Day passes! Pass holders can enjoy frozen cocktails, pool floats, fun tunes and delicious snacks. The Pool Bar will even be playing festive movies.
Sunday, July 4th from 8:00 pm
As the city’s largest Fourth of July celebration, this is one party you won’t want to miss. Located at Auditorium Shores and the Long Center, guests will enjoy patriotic music by the Austin Symphony, food, drinks, memorabilia and a grand finale firework display over Lady Bird Lake. Other viewing options include Congress Bridge and Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.