Several local cities and organizations are holding Fourth of July parades, festivals and celebrations with live music, food and more.

Bee Cave

The Hill Country Galleria will host its annual Independence Day Festival. The event will feature live music, a fireworks show, art vendors, food, fair rides, water games and face painting. Over 20 options for food will be available from the Galleria’s eateries, plus festival vendors. Performances include Two Tons of Steel, Southern Angels, Rock Bottom String Band, Robin Mordecai and The Saddle Sores. 4-10 p.m. Free (admission). 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001.


The city of Lakeway will host an Independence Day celebration featuring a parade, a hot dog reception and reduced entry fees at the Lakeway Activity Center Swim Center. The parade, themed “She’s a Grand Old Flag,” will kick o at 8:30 a.m., followed by an H-E-B Lakeway-sponsored hot dog reception at the Lakeway Activity Center with live music, food, games and awards at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee for the swim center will be reduced from noon-6 p.m. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Free-$4 (admission). Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway. 512-314-7532.


Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery will hold its Independence Day Celebration with live music by the Men of Madam Radar, frozen drinks, face painting, food, yard games and more. All ages are welcome, and on-leash pets are permitted. 1-4 p.m. Free (admission). 101 CR 409, Spicewood. 512-970-3203.

The town of Spicewood and the Highland Lakes Lions Club will hold a 4th of July Parade at 9:30 a.m. Those wishing to attend the parade are asked to assemble at 9 a.m. at the Spicewood Post Office at 121 Spur 191. The parade will make its way from the post office to the Spicewood Community Center at 7901 CR 404. Entries are free and can include decorated bicycles, decorated floats, golf carts or ATVs, riding groups, antique or classic cars, walking groups and pets. All entrants must sign a release of liability form before the parade. For questions, contact Mary Moore at 805-889-9956 or [email protected].


The Westlake Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual 4th of July Celebration and Parade in West Lake Hills. Sponsored by H-E-B Westlake, the event will feature a parade and an after party. The after party will be in the Independent Financial parking lot with live music, a costume contest and free food. 8:30-11 a.m. Free. Independent Financial, 101 Westlake Drive, West Lake Hills. 512-327-3088.