Independence Day the Central Texas Way

Happy 238th birthday, America! Fourth of July celebrations take place on Friday, and Central Texas is ready with party hats, sparklers, and patriotic spirit. With the holiday falling perfectly on a Friday to start a lovely weekend, you might be wondering about your best family-friendly options for some good-ole’ red, white, and blue fun. Fortunately, no matter where you live in Central Texas, there’s a spot for you and the family to hang out, have a good time, and, of course, watch some fireworks!

The biggest Independence Day celebration in Central Texas—the Austin Symphony and H-E-B July 4th Concert and Fireworks—will take place at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). The event, which is usually held at Auditorium Shores (not this year, due to construction), will feature a live performance by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, which will also be simulcasted by Majic 95.5. and the Austin Board of REALTORS® are proud sponsors of this broadcast, and no matter where you are, tune in to Majic 95.5 for some beautiful patriotic anthems. We’re proud to be a part of this free, family-friendly event! If you haven’t made it out to the COTA track yet, this is the perfect opportunity.

There are also plenty of options for those whom don’t want to trek out to the COTA track. Here are some family-friendly alternatives for you, organized by location:

Austin: Delwood’s annual Fourth of July Parade and Neighborhood Celebration, 9:00 a.m. at 1200 Bentwood Road.

Cedar Park: Fourth of July Parade, starts at 10:00 a.m. at Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars AND the Fourth of July Celebration, 4:00 to 10:30 p.m. at Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd.

Georgetown: The Sertoma Club July Fourth celebration and fireworks, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. at San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St.

Kyle: Free Fourth of July fireworks show at two locations: 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Plum Creek Golf Course at 750 Koehlers Crossing AND Hays Consolidated Independent School District Performing Arts Center, 979 Koehler’s Crossing Road, starts at 7:00 p.m.

Leander: Liberty Fest, 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Hwy. 183-A South between San Gabriel Parkway and Hero Way.

Pflugerville: The Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival, 3:00 to 11:00 p.m. at Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane.

Round Rock: The July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

San Marcos: SummerFest, 6:00 to 11:00 p.m. at San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway.

Taylor: The July Fourth Festival, starts at 4:00 p.m. at Murphy Park, 1600 Veterans Drive.

Wherever you and the family end up celebrating Independence Day, make sure you do so safely. We hope you have a great time!

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