Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in the Austin Metro Area

4th of July fireworks display

We all (mostly) love a good fireworks show, and Austin and its surrounding cities put on great free events each year. So, whether you celebrate 4th of July or not, we wanted to gather a list of places to see the fireworks and to celebrate the holiday, if you choose.

*We do understand that with the tragic incident at the Juneteenth event in Round Rock last month, you may be leery of crowds or public gatherings. So please do what is best for you and your mental health and safety.


Star Spangled Fest

4:00pm-10:00pm

The Long Center, 701 W Riverside Dr

Austin, TX

The 47th annual Austin Symphony Orchestra July 4th Concert & Fireworks at Vic Mathias Shores at the Long Center will have music performances starting at 5:00pm, including performances by Tameca Jones on the VIP stage at 5:45pm and Bidi Bidi Banda on the Main Stage at 6:30pm.

Food trucks, family friendly activities, and a vendors market will also be available during the event, with the fireworks starting at 9:30pm. Be sure to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

This event has free general entry, but VIP areas are ticketed.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

4:00pm-10:00pm

12700 Hill Country Blvd. Suite T-100

Bee Cave, TX

The Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival will also feature food vendors, a vendor market, and music performances. There will also be free face painting, water complimentary of Chuck Norris’ CForce water, fair rides, and. The fireworks will start close to 9:30pm.

Manor 4th of July Celebration

6:00pm-10:00pm

15317 US Hwy 290 E.

Manor, TX

The City of Manor is setting itself apart from other festivities on the 4th with a skydiving show! Music, food, and vendors will also be there. The Rewind Band performs at 7:30pm, and the fireworks show starts at 9:30pm.

Pflugerville Red, White, and Boom Fireworks Show

approx. 9:00pm

18500 TX-130 North Service Road

Pflugerville, TX

The City of Pflugerville has once again partnered with Typhoon Texas for the Red, White, and Boom fireworks show. Parking will be available at the Stone Hill Towne Center as well as Costco, and the fireworks will launch from the field next to Tuphoon Texas.

The display will be viewable all across Pflugerville, and music synchronized to the show can be heard on the following stations.

  • KASE – 100.7 FM | iHeart – Country
  • KHFI – 96.7 FM | iHeart – CHR
  • KLQB – 104.3 FM | Univision – Spanish
  • KPEZ – 102.3 FM | iHeart – CHR
  • KVET – 98.1 FM | iHeart – Country

Round Rock July 4th Parade and Frontier Days

8:30am-11:30pm

3300 E Palm Valley Blvd

Round Rock, TX

Round Rock’s annual 4th of July parade will kick off the city’s festivities. Starting at 8:30am, the parade will head through downtown along Mays Street between Mays Crossing and Highway 79.

Frontier Days at Old Settlers Park will follow at 12:00pm, with carnival rides, music performances, Swifty Swine Racing Pigs, a pepper eating contest, vendors, and more. The fireworks will start at 9:30pm.

Sertoma’s 4th of July Celebration in San Gabriel Park in Georgetown

11:00am-10:00pm

445 E. Morrow Street

Georgetown, TX

The 41st annual Sertoma Club 4th of July Family Celebration and fireworks display, one of the largest events, will be at San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, Texas. Multiple events will start at 10:00am, including a kiddie parade. There will also be carnival rides, arts and crafts, food, music performances, etc., and the fireworks will start at 9:30pm.

Park Your Car

Not big on crowds or don’t want to be stuck in traffic afterwards? Find a parking lot or even a field, sit on the hood or trunk of your car (or even better, the tailgate of your pickup), and look all around. You’ll be able to see multiple fireworks displays at the same time. It’s actually pretty beautiful.

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