5 ways to celebrate Fourth of July weekend in Lake Travis-Westlake, Austin area

There are several firework displays occurring in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend. (Courtesy Pexel)
There are several firework displays occurring in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend. (Courtesy Pexel)

There are several firework displays occurring in the Lake Travis-Westlake area this weekend. (Courtesy Pexel)

The Lake Travis-Westlake region will host several festivities this July fourth holiday weekend. Annual events that were previously altered or canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic will return this year including the West Lake Hills July Fourth parade and Lakeway’s firework display.



July 4: H-E-B concert and fireworks



The annual Austin Symphony H-E-B July Fourth concert and fireworks event will return this year at Vic Mathias Shores. Those in attendance can enjoy a fireworks display over Austin’s skyline accompanied by patriotic classics performed by the Austin Symphony. The free event will begin at 8 p.m. and is open to the public. https://austinsymphony.org/education-community-concerts/july4-concert-fireworks/


July 2-4: Lakeway Fourth of July celebration

The city of Lakeway’s annual Fourth of July celebration is the city's largest event of the year. Festivities will kick off in the evening July 2 with fireworks near Rough Hollow Elementary School. The following day, a parade will take place starting at the Live Oak Country Club at 8:30 a.m. The final event will include a mermaid day at the Lakeway Swim Center on July Fourth at noon. https://www.lakeway-tx.gov/


July 4: Independence Day at Hill Country Galleria

Bee Cave’s retail and lifestyle center, Hill Country Galleria invites the public to celebrate Independence Day. The annual event will kick off at 4 p.m. to include live music from the Austin band Vallejo, games for children, food, fireworks and more. The festivities are open to the public and free. https://www.hillcountrygalleria.com/event/Independence-Day-Festival/2145551201/


July 4: City of West Lake Hills Fourth of July parade

The city of West Lake Hills will host its annual Fourth of July parade and celebration for the community. The parade led by the Westlake Fire Department will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Independent Financial Bank location on the corner of Bee Cave Road and Westlake Drive. The event will also include a patriotic costume contest, live music and free food. http://www.westlakechamber.com/pages/4thofJulyParade


July 4: Rollingwood Fourth of July parade

Rollingwood’s Fourth of July celebrations return this year with a celebratory parade and party hosted by the city and the Rollingwood Women’s Club. Decorated cars will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the corner of Riley Road and Rollingwood Drive, and the parade will begin at 9 a.m. The event will also include an after party in the lower section of Rollingwood Park with hot dogs and drinks courtesy of Trader Joe’s. Prizes will be given for the best decorated bikes and those in attendance can also join a raffle for a variety of prizes. https://www.rollingwoodtx.gov/administration/page/fourth-july-parade-and-party-rollingwood-womens-club

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.


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