YOUR GUIDE TO THE BEST FIREWORK SHOWS AND PARADES IN THE CITY.
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at Austin 360 Amphitheater
What to expect: Fireworks, food, and live music from numerous bands (including, of course, Willie Nelson).
When: Gates open at 11 a.m.
Where: 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.
H.E.B Austin Symphony Concert & Fireworks at Auditorium Shores
What to expect: Fireworks over the skyline with the Austin Symphony playing patriotic tunes in the background.
When: Show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Where: 900 W. Riverside Dr.
Independence Day Festival at Hill Country Galleria
What to expect: Live music, carnival rides and games, shopping from local vendors, and a firework show to end the night.
When: Festivities start at 4 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Where: 12700 Hill Country Blvd.
Kyle 4th Of July Firework Show
What to expect: A dazzling firework show launched from Plum Creek Golf Course, bites, and live music.
When: Festivities start at 6 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
Where: 4301 Benner Road, Kyle
Cedar Park Parade
What to expect: Starting at the Cedar Park recreation center, floats, bands, and more will parade through town, ending 1.5 miles away at the H-E-B Center. The celebration will continue at Elizabeth Milburn Park with fireworks, live music and carnival games.
When: Parade starts at 10 a.m.
Where: 1911 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park
Westlake 4th of July Parade
What to expect: Costume contests, live music, and free food.
When: Parade starts at 8:30 a.m.
Where: 101 Westlake Dr.
Round Rock Sertoma Parade and Frontier Days Celebration
What to expect: Giant helium inflatables, marching bands, and floats, followed by more festivities at Old Settlers Park (including a firework show and a showing of Captain Marvel).
When: Parade starts at 9 a.m., festivities continue throughout the day.
Where: 1000 S. Mays St.
Red, White and Buda Children's Parade
What to expect: Decked-out children's floats, bicycles, and wagons cruising down Main Street, from Garcia's Mexican Restaurant to the Downtwon Buda Greenbelt. After-parade festivities will include bounce houses, baloon animals, and a firework show at the Buda Sportsplex.
When: Parade starts at 9 a.m., fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
Where: 104 S Main St.
4th of July Parade and Pool Party at El Salido Park
What to expect: Free entry into the pool, inflatable water slides, and a bicycle parade.
When: Pool opens at 9 a.m., parade starts at 9:30 a.m.
Where: 11449 Morning Glory Trail
BY ANDREA WILLIAMS AND GRACE MCCARTHY