12 ways to celebrate the 4th of July in and around the Austin area

This Independence Day, enjoy fireworks on Lady Bird Lake, rock out with Willie Nelson and get your fill of Fourth of July parades in the Austin area. Here's your guide for the Fourth of July holiday.

1. H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks

Enjoy free fireworks and a free live performance by the Austin Symphony. Food and drink, as well as local arts and crafts vendors, will be available. Free. 8 p.m. (performance begins), 9:30 p.m. (fireworks start). Downtown Austin at Auditorium Shores and the Long Center, 600 W. Riverside Dr., Austin. www.roadwayevents.com

2. Rollingwood's Fourth of July Parade, Picnic and Fireworks

Enjoy a day with family and friends at the Western Hills Athletic Club as they hold a parade and picnic in the park event with a viewing party afterward at the Zilker Clubhouse for the night's fireworks display. Free. 9 a.m. (parade), 9-10 p.m. (fireworks start). Western Hills Athletic Club, Rollingwood Drive, West Lake Hills, 512-483-108. www.nextdoor.com/events/tx/rollingwood/rollingwood-4th-of-july-parade-picnic-and-fireworks-677973

3. Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration

Enjoy free live music and fireworks at the Hill Country Galleria. Free. 6 p.m. (live music begins), 9:15 p.m. (fireworks start). Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. www.hillcountrygalleria.com

4. Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic

Join Willie Nelson, Sturgill Simpson, Asleep at the Wheel and other musicians at the annual concert at the Circuit of the Americas, hosted by Live Nation and C3 Presents. $42.50-$799. 11 a.m. (gates open), noon (music begins). Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. www.austin360amphitheater.com

5. Brushy Creek Fourth of July Parade and Festival

The Round Rock-area neighborhood celebrates Independence Day with a parade and a festival. Activities include an obstacle course, water slide, face painting and food vendors. Free. 9:30 a.m. (parade start), 10 a.m. (festival start). The corner of North Field Street and Liberty Walk (parade start), Cat Hollow Park, 8600 O'Connor Dr., Round Rock. www.bcmud.org

6. Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show in Kyle

Launched from the Plum Creek Golf Course, the city of Kyle will celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Leading up the show, a pre-show celebration with live music and food will be held at the PCGC Clubhouse. Free. 6 p.m. 4301 Benner Rd, Kyle. 512-262-5555. www.cityofkyle.com

7. Red, White n' Buda Independence Day Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day in Buda with a parade, activities and fireworks. The children’s parade will be filled with decorative bicycles, wagons, and unique kid’s floats as it takes route on Main Street. Bounce houses and more family fun can be found in the Downtown Buda Greenbelt immediately following the parade from 9 a.m.-noon. The celebration continues starting at 5 p.m. with live music, food, activities and a fireworks display starting at 9:30 p.m. all at the Buda Sportsplex. Free. 310 Buda Sportsplex Dr., Buda. 512-295-7170. www.budatxtourism.com

8. Frontier Days celebration, Sertoma Parade

Join the city of Round Rock for a parade, carnival rides, jalapeno pepper eating contests and children’s activities. Free ice cream and fireworks will be followed by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The parade begins at 10 a.m. on Main St. The festival is from noon-11 p.m. at Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock. www.roundrocktexas.gov

9. San Marcos Summerfest

Activity booths, a children’s parade, costume contest and fireworks. Live music by Adam Johnson Band and Wyzer. Free. 6-10 p.m. San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N C M Allen Pkwy, San Marcos. (512) 393-8400. www.summerfestsmtx.com

10. Leander's Liberty Fest

Celebrate the Fourth with free fireworks, vendors and children’s activities at Leander’s Liberty Fest featuring live music by the Josh Abbot Band. Parking is limited. Gates open 3 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:10 p.m. The event location is off 183A between San Gabriel Parkway and Hero Way. www.leandertx.gov

11. Cedar Park's parade and celebration

Cedar Park's parade runs from 10-11 a.m. along Discovery Boulevard, starting at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park and ending at the Cedar Park Recreation Center. Free. Discovery Boulevard, Cedar Park. The city’s holiday celebration includes carnival games and rides, fireworks, a concert by Jake Gill and a washer tournament. 5-10:30 p.m. Free admission and watermelon, with fees for food, concessions, games and rides. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500.  www.cedarparktexas.gov

12. Georgetown's July Fourth Celebration at San Gabriel Park

Georgetown will celebrate July 4 with the 35th annual Sertoma Club Family Celebration and fireworks display at San Gabriel Park. The event will start with a parade at 11 a.m. and end with a firework show at 9:30 p.m. There will also be arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, a petting zoo and classic and antique cars, among other activities. Free. 11 a.m. San Gabriel Park, 445 E Morrow St., Georgetown. www.georgetown.org


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