GUIDE: All of the Austin-area Fourth of July closures you should know about

East Valley residents can choose from any number of Fourth of July events.

East Valley residents can choose from any number of Fourth of July events.

The Fourth of July is a federal holiday, meaning many frequently used resources and facilities will be out of commission. Here is your guide to the closures of city, county, school district and transportation resources.


  • Capital Metro is operating on a Saturday-service schedule July 4 with MetroRail service beginning at 4 p.m. The last train will leave the downtown station at midnight. Bus passengers will experience detours between 7-11 p.m. on routes 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, 20, 30, 801 and 803. MetroAccess subscription trips will be automatically cancelled for July 4, but customers can reinstate them at 512-852-7272. Capital Metro offices and the Transit Store will be closed July 4.

  • Lago Vista is partnering with Capital Metro to provide a free park and ride shuttle service at this year's Lago Vista 4th of July Celebration. Bus shuttle services will run from Lago Vista High School to the Lago Vista Golf Course beginning at 5 p.m.


  • Williamson County offices will be closed on July 4 and will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday. The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter will be open on July 4 with regular hours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free adoptions will be available for all animals from July 1-4.

  • Travis County offices will be closed on July 4 and will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday.

  • Hays County offices will be closed July 3-4. The city of San Marcos Municipal Court will also be closed. Commissioners Court will not meet on July 4. Hays County Recycling and Solid Waste Transfer Stations will be closed on July 3-4. Hays County parks, Jacob's Well and Five Mile Dam will be open on both days.

School districts

  • Austin ISD will close all schools and offices from July 3-7. The district's regular summer schedule, comprised of four-day weeks, will resume July 10.

  • Georgetown ISD will limit free lunches through its seamless summer food service program from July 3-4. The following sites will reopen following the federal holiday: Mitchell Elementary, Carver Elementary, Georgetown East View High School and Clements Boys & Girls Club. The YMCA at Ford Elementary will only be closed July 4. Tippit Middle School Gymnasium will continue operating both days.

  • Leander ISD will be closed July 3-7 and will resume regular business hours on July 10.

  • Round Rock ISD is closed until July 10, when it will resume regular business hours. Free summer meals will not be offered on July 4 within the district.

  • Pflugerville ISD campuses and district offices will be closed July 3-7. Free summer meals will not be offered at the following campuses, which are closed July 3-4: Brookhollow Elementary, Dearing Elementary and Wieland Elementary.

  • Hutto ISD will continue offering free summer meals at Veterans Hill Elementary on both July 3 and 4, according to the federal program's website.

  • Lake Travis ISD will close July 4 for a student and staff holiday.

  • Eanes ISD will close central administration offices July 3-7.


  • Pflugerville will close all city facilities including city offices, the animal shelter, library and recreation center July 4.

  • Leander will close city offices July 4 in observance of the holiday. Regular garbage and recycling collection schedules will operate on a normal schedule and utility bills can be dropped off in the utility drop box at Leander City Hall as per usual.

  • Cedar Park will close city offices and facilities, including the recreation center and library for July 4. Trash and recycling pickup will remain on schedule.

  • Georgetown offices and facilities will close for July 4. The full list of facilities includes the airport terminal, animal shelter, city hall, economic development office, library, municipal complex, municipal court, parks and recreation administration building, planning department, public safety operations and training center, recreation center, tennis center and visitors center. Outdoor pools at River Ridge, Village and Williams Drive will be open from 1-7 p.m. The outdoor splash pads at San Jose Park and downtown at Ninth and Main streets will also be open. Waste and recycling collection will continue as normal.

  • Lakeway will close offices on July 4 and reopen for business at 8 a.m. July 5. Residential trash pick-up will continue as usual.

  • Bee Cave will close its city hall and library in observation of the July 4 holiday.

  • West Lake Hills will close city offices for July 4.

  • Round Rock will close city offices and facilities for July 4.

  • Austin will close city facilities, including Austin Public Library branches; Recycled Reads; the Austin History Center; recreation, senior and cultural centers; historical facilities and museums; summer playground program sites; the Zilker Botanical Garden and the Austin Nature and Science Center on July 4. The Austin Animal Center will close two hours early on July 4, operating instead from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Trash, recycling and yard trimming collections will continue regularly. Aquatic facilities, golf courses and tennis centers will be open for regularly scheduled hours.

Austin-area closures

  • Lady Bird Lake will be closed to all watercraft between 8-10:30 p.m. from First Street to the railroad trestle bridge.

  • A portion of the Butler Hike and Bike Trail will be closed from 8-10 p.m. from Walter Seaholm Drive to South First Street.

  • W. Riverside Drive will be closed from Lee Barton Drive to South First Street from 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. on July 4.

  • Bouldin Avenue will be closed from Barton Springs Road to Gibson Street from 9 a.m.-11:30 p.m. on July 4.

  • A number of other downtown streets will be closed for the city's Fourth of July festivities. For a full list, look here.


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