Read the latest on 4th of July celebrations in Central Texas

The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks will not take place this year due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy Ricardo Brazziel)
The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks will not take place this year due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy Ricardo Brazziel)

The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks will not take place this year due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. (Courtesy Ricardo Brazziel)

Cities throughout Central Texas have had to cancel or modify upcoming Fourth of July events and celebrations as coronavirus case counts surge.

Here is the latest update on the status of those events:

Austin

The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks event has been an annual tradition for more than 40 years, but the event will not take place this year. Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July picnic was set to take place at the country music star’s Luck, Texas ranch in Spicewood this year. Instead, Nelson will be performing on a livestream from his nearby recording facility.

Bee Cave


The Hill Country Galleria's Fourth of July celebration is canceled, management announced June 23. The event was to have included fireworks.

Cedar Park

The city of Cedar Park has canceled its annual fireworks display July 4. Neighborhood pop-up parades across the city remain scheduled.

Dripping Springs

The city's annual Fire in the Sky fireworks show is scheduled to take place at 9:30 p.m. July 4. Fireworks will be launched from Dripping Springs Sports and Recreation Park, 27148 RR 12, which will be closed during the event. Spectators are invited to watch from area parking lots and businesses downtown while practicing social distancing.

Georgetown

On June 23, Georgetown City Council canceled its Fourth of July celebration, citing concerns surrounding the coronavirus. All other Fourth of July activities put on by the Georgetown Sertoma Club in San Gabriel Park had already been canceled.

Hutto

Typically held annually at Hutto’s Brushy Creek Amphitheater, the 4th of July Celebration was canceled by the city May 15. City officials cited public health concerns as cause for the cancellation.

Lakeway

The city of Lakeway issued a statement June 30 notifying residents it has officially canceled its fireworks show for the Fourth of July.

New Braunfels

The Fourth of July fireworks display at Landa Park also fell under the axe. The Fourth of July parade had previously been canceled due to social distancing concerns.

Pflugerville

Traditionally held at The Pfield in Pflugerville, the city’s annual Pfirecracker Pfestival will take place at Typhoon Texas this year. With public health restrictions in place, the evening festival has been reduced to a fireworks celebration that can be viewed at the water park or from a distance.

Rollingwood

Rollingwood’s traditional Fourth of July parade has been canceled due to coronavirus restrictions, but residents can still anticipate several city festivities.

Round Rock

Granger Smith will perform at Dell Diamond on July 4 for a 90-minute concert. The concert will be followed by Fourth of July fireworks celebration. Due to the coronavirus, stadium capacity is limited, and social distancing provisions will be implemented. Guests can view the show from the outfield in socially distanced pods—designated 6-by-6-foot areas that can accommodate up to four guests—or in the stadium’s bleachers. For more information, click here.

Round Rock’s annual Fourth of July celebration, July Fourth Frontier Days, was initially reduced to three neighborhood parade routes due to the coronavirus, with residents encouraged to view the procession from their front yards. However, on June 30, the city canceled the neighborhood parades due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 throughout Round Rock.

The city’s annual Fourth of July pool party at its Rock’N River Water Park has also been canceled.


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