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The 4th of July is upon us and that means parades, fireworks and celebrations.  Here is a list of events to do for the whole family…

39th Annual Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th concert and fireworksAuditorium Shores, Austin.  8:30pm Admission is FREE. Bring your picnic dinner (no glass or Styrofoam containers) and enjoy an evening of patriotic music followed by fireworks. Park for free in state garages or for $8 at Convention Center garages, $10 at One Texas Center and Palmer Events Center or $15 at City Hall garage.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day FestivalHill Country Galleria, Bee Cave.  4pm Admission is FREE.  Fireworks begin at 9:45pm.  Visitors can expect over 75 local art vendors, live music, barbecue, festival food, fair rides & games, and of course, fireworks! The kids can enjoy the Red, White & Blue Petting Zoo, and can wear swimsuits for the Amazon Zipline, Slip n’ Slide, Water Tag, Screamin’ Demon, Super Slide and Bungee Trampoline. Play to earn prizes at the Hill Country Fair games, including the Bazooka Shooting Gallery, Archery Tag Hoverball, Anti-Gravity Game, Dip Bowling, Ring the Bottle and Spill the Milk. Live music includes Vallejo (4:15-5:30pm), Dawn & Hawkes (5:45-6:45pm), T Bird & the Breaks (7-8:15pm) and Uncle Lucius (8:30-9:45pm). Enjoy all of your favorite Hill Country Galleria restaurants and eateries, as well as vendors including Schmidt Family Barbecue, Snow Balls from The Candy Jar, beer and wine from Chisos Grill, iced coffee from Bee Cave Coffee Co. and more. Dog friendly.

Bob Schneider’s 4th of July Bash–  Nutty Brown Cafe, 12226 Hwy. 290 West.  7:30 show $17 general admission.  Bob Schneider is back for his annual 4th of July Bash at the Nutty Brown Cafe. Wear your red, white and blue to this celebration of the U S of A with a spectacular fireworks show! Opening acts are Wink Burcham and also The Digital Wild.

Cedar Park 4th of July Parade 10am July 4th FREE admission;Cedar Park Center traveling down Discovery Blvd. to the Cedar Park Recreation Center. Park at Cedar Park Center or the Cedar Park Recreation Center. Come celebrate and enjoy live music, bingo, a washer tournament, air castles, free watermelon and a fireworks display. Fees apply for food concessions and activities. Live music begins at 5:30pm with Common Thread, Ullrich Ellison and Connection. The Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem will take place at 8pm and then Crossline will perform. The professional fireworks display will begin

Round Rock Frontier Days Festival & Fireworks Old Settlers Park (3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock).  Frontier Days Festival opens at noon (There is also a parade on Old Settlers Blvd at 10am).  A parade, fireworks, carnival rides, jalapeno pepper eating contest, Swifty Swine Pig Races, children’s games, Sam Bass Shootout, Movies in the Park and skydivers are all part of the City of Round Rock’s July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration. Independence Day festivities will begin with free watermelon at the Lakeview Pavilion in Old Settlers Park and include music from the Austin Symphonic Band. After the fireworks, the original Jurassic Park will screen for free in the park. Admission is FREE.

Georgetown’s Sertoma 4th of July Celebration Parade begins at Cedar Park Center traveling down Discovery Blvd. to the Cedar Park Recreation Center; Celebration is at Milburn Park (1901 Sun Chase Blvd.) 10am (Parade begins) & 4pm – 10:30pm (Celebration) on July 4th.  
Come celebrate and enjoy live music, bingo, a washer tournament, air castles, free watermelon and a fireworks display. Fees apply for food concessions and activities. Live music begins at 5:30pm with Common Thread, Ullrich Ellison and Connection. The Presentation of Colors and the National Anthem will take place at 8pm and then Crossline will perform. The professional fireworks display will begin
promptly at 9:15, after which there will be an “After Glow” dance party with music from Crossline. FREE admission.

Red White and Buda Parade is downtown, evening activities at Buda City Park (121 Main St, Buda) Parade 9am – 12pm & 7-10pm on July 4th
Decorate your bike, wagon, scooter or stroller for the parade on Main Street. Awards will be given to the best decorated bikes and additional activities will take place after the parade at Buda City Park. Bring a picnic, a blanket or your lawn chair to Buda City Park for evening activities and fireworks. Admission is FREE.

New Braunfels Parade & 4th of July Fireworks Main Plaza, Downtown New Braunfels (Parade) & Landa Park (Golf Course Dr., New Braunfels)   The parade begins in the Saint Peter & Paul Church parking lot and ends at the plaza with a program, including the presentation of the Colors, a welcome, an invocation, special music, remarks by New Braunfels city officials, a benediction, retiring of the Colors and playing of the bells. The evening kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with a free concert at the Landa Park Dance Slab. This year, Uprizing will perform live music at the Fischer Park Amphitheter, starting at 6:30pm.  Fireworks start at 9:15pm and admission is FREE.

Lago Vista 4th of July Celebration  Bar-K Recreational Park, Lago Vista.  Activities begin at 9:30am on July 4th, and Admission is Free.  A parade, 5k and fun run, talent contest, family fun games, tennis, Little Mr/Ms Lago Vista Contest, live music and the fireworks show at “dark 30″ (roughly 9:30pm).

Lakeway 4th of July celebration Parade starts on Lakeway Drive at the Live Oak Golf Course and concludes at the Activity Center. Activities will take place at the Lakeway Swim Center, 3103 Lakewood Blvd.  Parade starts at 8:30am and admission is FREE.  There will be no fireworks due to the drought.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July picnic  Austin360 Amphitheater (9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd)Music starts at noon. $35 and up. To accommodate the 20 artists, this year’s picnic will feature two stages. The Grand Plaza will have picnic tables where fans can eat, drink, celebrate and watch their favorite artists, as well as a shopping area featuring a wide variety of Texas-based vendors. The picnic will also incorporate a very special fireworks display to commemorate the show and to celebrate the birth of America.

 

 

 

credits: livemom blog, Austin American Statesman.

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