AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Fourth of July is here – and it’s going to be another scorcher in Central Texas.

Across the local area, there are various fireworks shows, parades and celebrations to mark Independence Day.

Here’s where you can celebrate the Fourth:


The annual H-E-B Austin Symphony Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks Celebration will start at 8 p.m. at Auditorium Shores and the Long Center. The fireworks show is free and features a show over the Austin skyline. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. followed by fireworks.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks is returning in 2022 to Q2 Stadium. Music from Willie Nelson & Family and others will start at noon. This is the first concert at Q2 Stadium. Tickets can be purchased online.

Bee Cave

Hill Country Galleria will hold its Independence Day Festival from 4-10 p.m. on July 4. The event will include live music, fair rides, face painting, food vendors and conclude with a fireworks show at dark. Admission is free. Visitors should bring blankets and chairs to watch the firework show.


Red, White & Buda will start a 9 a.m. July 4 with live music, a bike parade and vendors throughout the day. Fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m on the great lawn at the Buda Ampitheater & City Park. The event is free.

Cedar Park

The city’s July 4 Celebration will start at 5 p.m. with food trucks, vendors, inflatables, carnival rides, live music and more. A fireworks show will start at 9:15 p.m. followed by a movie in the park. The event will be at Milburn Park. Admission is free.

Dripping Springs

Dreamland, an outdoor entertainment venue, is hosting an Independence Day Celebration on Saturday. The event will include music from 7-10 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $10 for children ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under.


The 4th of July Celebration will have live music, vendors, food trucks and kids’ activities with a fireworks show. The city of Hutto’s free event will be at the Brushy Creek Amphitheater from 5-9:15 p.m.


Liberty Fest will include live music, food, activities and end with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. The first music performance will start at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free.


The Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show on July 4 will start at about 9:30 p.m. and last about 20 minutes. The city recommends watching fireworks from the Hays Performing Arts Center or from other areas in town. The fireworks will be set off from Plum Creek Golf Course.


The city’s July 4th Pfireworks show will start at about 9 p.m. The city recommends parking near Hendrickson High School, Stone Hill Town Center or Costco to watch the show.

Round Rock

The Sertoma Independence Day Parade and Frontier Days event begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at night with fireworks. During the day, Frontier Days in Old Settlers Park will include music, pig races, a pepper eating contest and other activities. Live music from the Austin Symphonic Band will start at 8:30 p.m. Fireworks will start at dusk. The event is free.

San Marcos

The SummerFest firework show will start at 9:30 p.m. The city recommends watching fireworks from the San Marcos Activity Center, San Marcos Public Library, City Park or Bobcat Stadium.

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