Happy Birthday, America! It’s that time of the year when we stop and celebrate this wonderful country that we are privileged to call home. Cities across the USA host elaborate birthday parties complete with everyone’s favorites…fireworks! The Austin area is no exception. So, to help with your planning, I thought I would offer some links to area firework displays. Grab your blankets, a picnic, and your family and get ready to “ooh” and “aah.”
Austin Area Fireworks for 2015
Here are links to some area firework displays and festivals. I encourage you to please click on the links for more information. Many areas are hosting many events throughout the day and some even have multiple locations in which events are being held. Pricing varies from free to you will need to pay to park or bring in a cooler. So, please take a look at what you think your family will enjoy, use the links to plan for the day, and have some fun!
Austin’s Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony Orchestra – Located back on Auditorium Shores this year (last year it was out at COTA due to construction at Auditorium Shores), the show will run from 7pm-10pm and is free.
Volente Beach – They offer several options including a buffet. Please see their site for details as to times and pricing.
Lago Vista – Lago Vista will have many fun activities throughout the day. They will begin the fireworks display at “Dark 30.” Your family will enjoy all of the fun and they have included the Austin Civic Wind Ensemble this year.
The Round Rock Express will host a Red, White and Blue Weekend – What’s better to celebrate the 4th of July than “America’s favorite pastime” followed by fireworks? Go cheer on the Express and then stay as they light up the sky with a great display.
Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival – Heads up…this festival (which includes fun events during the day leading up to the Pfireworks) will be held on Friday, July 3rd. It will be at Lake Plugerville and the lake will be closed on Thursday the 2nd so they can set up.
Liberty Fest in Leander – The City of Leander is ready to celebrate with activities for your family. They will also have live music by Granger Smith Featuring Earl Dibbles, Jr. and special guest Gary P. Nunn.
City of Kyle Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show – The City of Kyle will be hosting fun events including a golf tournament and live music. The fireworks will be launched from Plum Creek Golf Course “when it gets dark enough, around 9:30.”
Sertoma’s 30th Annual 4th of July in San Gabriel Park – Those living in Georgetown will be excited to head out to a fun-filled day in San Gabriel Park. Festivities include a parade, arts and crafts, kid’s games, and a lot more. The fun starts at 11:00 am.
The City of Cedar Park – Cedar Park has so many events planned. They will begin with a parade at 10:00am and then the activities continue throughout the day. Please check the schedule for times of events. There will be so much to do! Your family will love this one.
Hill Country Fest – The Hill Country Galleria is offering free entertainment. They will have live music and all kinds of fun. You might even find a little something in one of the stores that you just can’t live without. Their fireworks display is scheduled to begin at 9:45 pm.
July 4th Frontier Days Celebration – Every year Round Rock hosts a fun-filled day of events beginning with a parade and ending with a fireworks display. Throughout the day there are so many things to do including a jalapeno eating contest. Oh my! Be sure and check the schedule for times and locations. You may be asking yourself, “Where is the Round Rock 4th of July parade?” Due to construction in downtown Round Rock, the parade will take place along Old Settler’s Blvd this year. Make sure and check out the parade map to grab a great spot!
Happy Independence Day!
I hope you and your family enjoy this 4th of July. I hope these links will inspire you to pack a picnic and get out there to have some fun. Or, maybe a backyard barbeque is more your style. That sounds like a lot of fun too! No matter what you do…please have fun and be safe.
photo credit: Austin, TX: July 4, 2013 via photopin (license)