Leander Fourth of July Celebration set with drive-in event, livestream option

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Leander Fourth of July Celebration, previously known as Liberty Fest, will include an in-person socially distanced event and a livestream of the event's concerts and fireworks. (Courtesy Unsplash)

Leander Fourth of July Celebration, previously known as Liberty Fest, will include an in-person socially distanced event and a livestream of the event's concerts and fireworks. (Courtesy Unsplash)

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The $20 tickets include parking and greenbelt access for 100 marked pod areas with a maximum of five people. (Courtesy city of Leander)
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the $10 tickets include parking where cars will be parked in every other spot for social distancing. (Courtesy city of Leander)
The Leander Fourth of July Celebration, previously known as Liberty Fest, will go on with several social distancing measures.

The July 4 event will be a drive-in event at the Capital Metro Leander Station with a maximum of 300 cars or about 1,500 people. The event will feature fireworks launched from the Northline site, concerts and an online livestream option for people not in attendance. Some distanced greenbelt seating will be available for an additional cost.

Tickets will be sold per vehicle and will go on sale June 22 on the city website, said Tyler Bybee, the Leander parks and recreation manager. Details were presented at the June 18 City Council meeting.

The $10 tickets include cars being parked in alternating spaces for social distancing. The $20 tickets include parking and greenbelt access for 100 marked pod areas with a maximum of five people.

The lot will open at 5 p.m. followed by music performances by “LC Rocks” and “The Bodarks.” Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m.


Food trucks will have items for purchase, and Bybee said music will be audible across the Capital Metro parking lot.

Attendees may bring coolers with outside food and drinks, but no pop-up tents or canopies will be allowed. The number of people per vehicle is limited to the number of people wearing seat belts inside the car.

Event staff will wear masks and personal protective equipment, Bybee said. Hand washing and sanitizing stations will be available throughout the parking lot. Masks are recommended for people moving across the parking lot, but they cannot be enforced.

Ticketholders will sign waivers when purchasing a ticket, and security will aid in enforcing distancing and safety rules.

More information will be available on the city website.
By Taylor Girtman
After interning with Community Impact Newspaper in 2019, Taylor Girtman became a reporter for the Cedar Park and Leander edition in February 2020.


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