Celebrate July Fourth and other upcoming events in West Travis County

Lakeway's annual July Fourth celebration kicks off July 2. A parade will take place at the Live Oak Country Club. (Courtesy City of Lakeway)
Lakeway's annual July Fourth celebration kicks off July 2. A parade will take place at the Live Oak Country Club. (Courtesy City of Lakeway)

Lakeway's annual July Fourth celebration kicks off July 2. A parade will take place at the Live Oak Country Club. (Courtesy City of Lakeway)

June 10, 11, 13 | Lake Travis Film Festival

The second annual Lake Travis Film Festival kicks off June 10 to feature more than 100 film projects from around the world. Festival events will take place at venues throughout Lakeway and Bee Cave, including the Hill Country Galleria, LaQuinta Lakeway and Star Hill Ranch. A full list of screenplays, films and events can be found on the festival’s website. Various times. $60-100 (daily wristbands), $225 (4-day badge). Various Lakeway and Bee Cave locations. 512-543-4918. www.laketravisfilmfestival.com

June 16, 17 | Legal tips for graduates

Lakeway-based attorneys Leslie Dolliver and Karla Swann will host a virtual seminar in partnership with the Lake Travis Community Library. The attorneys will discuss legal issues with both new graduates and parents. Those in attendance will receive vouchers for a free consultation. Registration information can be found on the library’s online calendar. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free. Virtual. 512-263-2885. www.laketravislibrary.org

June 19 | Austin FC’s first home game

Austin FC, Austin’s Major League Soccer team, will play its inaugural home game June 19 at the newly built Q2 Stadium in North Austin. The team will face off against the San Jose Earthquakes. The stadium will be open at 100% capacity, and masks will be required. The game can be viewed on local broadcasts and at local breweries such as Circle Brewing Co., which is located near the stadium. 8 p.m. ticket prices vary. The Q2 Stadium, 10414 Mc Kalla Place Austin. www.austinfc.com

June 27 | Virtual piano performance

The city of Lakeway Arts Committee will present a virtual live concert featuring Kiyoshi Tamagawa—a solo pianist who has performed with the Austin Symphony. Tamagawa’s piano concert will feature music by composers such as Bach, Mozart and Schubert. The arts committee will post the performance on its website and Facebook page. 2 p.m. Free. Virtual. 512-314-7530. www.lakeway-tx.gov/1742/parks-recreation

July 4 | Lakeway Fourth of July Celebration

Lakeway’s annual 4th of July celebration will kick off in the evening July 2 with fireworks near Rough Hollow Elementary School. A parade will take place at the Live Oak Country Club at 8:30 a.m. The final event will take place at the Lakeway Swim Center July 4. 8:30 a.m. (July 2), noon-4 p.m. (July 3), noon-4 p.m. (July 4). Three Lakeway locations. 512-314-7500. www.lakeway-tx.gov/718/july-4th-celebration

July 4 | West Lake Hills fourth of July parade

The city of West Lake Hills will host its annual 4th of July parade and celebration for the community. The parade will begin at the Independent Financial Bank location on the corner of Bee Caves Road and Westlake Drive, and the after-party will take place in the parking lot. 8:30-11 a.m. Free. Independent Financial Bank, 101 Westlake Drive, Ste. 100, West Lake Hills. 512-327-3088. www.westlakechamber.com

July 4 | Independence Day at Hill Country Galleria

Hill Country Galleria invites the public to celebrate Independence Day. The annual event will include live music from the Austin bands Vallejo, Fastball and The Deer. The event will include games, food and fireworks. 4-10 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com
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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