Where To Watch 4th Of July Fireworks

Are you looking to celebrate the 4th of July with a bang?  Then there are a few locations that can help you enjoy the traditional firework viewing this 4th of July. 

Where to watch fireworks in Austin, Texas:

Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks –

Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Join Austin’s largest Independence Day celebration on July 4, 2021, at Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores) and the Long Center.

The H-E-B Austin Symphony 42nd Annual July 4th Concert and Fireworks is planned, produced, and performed entirely by the Austin Symphony, with the help of its generous sponsors.

The Austin Symphony pays for the fireworks for downtown Austin. However, this is with the help of their generous sponsors Importantly, they rely on community support from wonderful businesses and patrons like you to help them light up the sky.

You can donate to the firework show here. 

Date: July 4th, 2021

Start Time: 8:00PM CST

Parking: We recommend carpooling or ridesharing

Cost: The event is free and open to the public

What To Expect: A grand firework display over the city skyline and Lady Bird Lake backed by symphonic patriotic classics. 

Viewing Options: Get there early and grab a seat. Don’t get there early enough then use Congress Bridge and Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge

Photo Credit: The Best Of Hill Country

Starnes Island 

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Don’t miss Starnes Island annual firework show hosted by Volente Beach

This year’s show starts just at dark at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 2nd.

If you are looking to get the best seat in the house we recommend the following:

1.) Joining thousands of boats around the island. You can do this by renting a boat from one of the boat rental companies listed on our website.

2.) Hike to Volente park and find a comfy hilltop.

3.) Buy tickets from Volente Beach Resort and get dinner and a firework show.

Event: Volente Beach Resorts 2nd of July Fireworks Show
Date: Friday, July 2nd, 2021
LocationStarnes Island on Lake Travis
HostBeachside Billy’s
Time: At dark (sunset is 8:30 pm on July 2nd)

Parking: Is on-site. 

Starnes Island Fireworks
Photo Credit Austinmoms.com

Head to the Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

Sunday July 4th, 2021

What To Expect: Shopping, dining, live music, fireworks, and local art vendors spread out on the streets of the Hill Country Galleria. If you get there early enough you can visit resident boutiques and merchants who call Hill Country Galleria home.

Time: 4:00pm -10:00pm CST

Parking: On-site

What To Bring: Bring a blanket and chair to sit on the grassy lawn. 

Cost: Free to come

Music Lineup: Fastball, Vallejo, The Deer, White Ghost Shivers, School Of Rock. 

Head to the Hill Country_Galleria_Independence_Day_Festival
Photo Credit Hill Country Galleria

Lakeway Fireworks Show

Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Join Lakeway’s biggest celebration of the year, Independence Day! Join this three day free event. 

What to expect: Old-fashioned July 4th Celebration.  We have activities for the whole family. This year, we’re including fireworks Friday evening, our parade on Saturday morning, and Swim Center activities throughout the weekend. 

Cost: Free

Parking: On-site


  • Friday, July 2nd, 2021 (fireworks).
  • Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 (Parade) Starts at 8:30 am
  • Sunday, July 4th, 2021 (Mermaid Day) Starts at Noon 

Location Map: Lakeway Firework Map

Time: 9:30pm 

Location: Near Rough Hollow Elementary

Photo Credit: lakewayartsdistrict.com

Lago Vista Freedom Festival

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Join Lago Vista for Freedom Festival 2021 where they will celebrate the independence holiday with a full day of festivities!

What to Expect: A 5k run, Parade, and Festival in the park followed by fireworks.

Event: Lago Vista 3rd of July Fireworks Show

Parking: Rideshare or purchase VIP parking
Date: Saturday, July 3rd, 2021
Location: Bar K Park
HostLago Vista 4th of July Council
Time: At dark (sunset is 8:30 pm on July 4th)

Lago Vista Freedom Festival
Photo Credit: Largo Vista Facebook Page

Bob Schneider Independence Bash & Fireworks

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

Local musician throwing a local event. Don’t miss out on the fan-favorite Bob Schneider’s Independence Day Celebration.

What To Expect: Live music and fireworks. The event is suitable for all ages. 

Location: Nutty Brown Amphitheatre 12225 Hwy 290 W Austin, TX 78737

Tickets: Event Tickets Here

Parking: $15 

What Not To Bring: No chairs, blankets, or outside drinks

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