Austin 4th of July Plans

There's no better place to celebrate July 4 than in Austin. Whether you prefer to be lakeside or have city views as your backdrop for the 4th of July holiday, we've got you covered on what to do in Austin to celebrate our country's independence.

Updated: July 05, 2011

Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in Austin

Zilker Park

2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746

Pack a picnic, spread out a blanket and stake your claim at this 400-acre oasis located in the heart of the city. Spend the day playing and stay past sunset for one of the best views of the Austin fireworks.

Lakeway Resort And Spa

101 Lakeway Dr, Lakeway, TX 78734

Skip the city crowds and head to Lake Travis. Texas Sailing is offering sunset cruises for the entire 4th of July weekend. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. Call (512) 576-3530 for reservations and for more information.

Dagar's Catering

834 Kramer Ln, Austin, TX 78758

You work hard all week. Let someone else do the cooking. Dagar's Catering is offering its BYOM (Bring Your Own Meat) Package. Dagar's supplies the grill, sides and chef. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday.


6550 Comanche Trl, Austin, TX 78732

At Soleil, you'll find some of the most stunning views on Lake Travis. And where there are stunning lake views, there are stunning firework views. As a bonus, flavors of the Mediterranean explode in your mouth while you watch the explosions in the sky.


98 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Trio is situated on the shores of Lady Bird Lake, and the chefs at this steak, seafood and wine restaurant know their way around a grill. Indulge in classic favorites on the patio with some of the best seats in town for watching the Austin fireworks.

Auditorium Shores

950 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

The Austin Symphony is presenting the city's firework display on the banks of the Lady Bird Lake. Spread a blanket and bring the family for music and a free fireworks show.


618 W Sixth St Ste 200, Austin, TX 78701

Celebrate your independence Austin-style, with live music of course! After the fireworks, come to Momo's to hear the tunes of one of Austin's favorite musicians, Dan Dyer.