The 4th of July is coming up quickly, and Austin has multiple events scheduled to celebrate the occasion. Independence Day is a good excuse to spend the day outdoors and enjoy some fireworks in the evening. Here are some events available in Austin to help celebrate:
Fireworks and Family Fun:
This list from the Downtown Austin Patch describes a variety of Independence Day Events in Austin and the surrounding communities. It’ll be easy to spend the day at a local park or parade, or to arrive later to see one of multiple nearby fireworks displays.
4th of July Fireworks Paddle:
Check out the City of Austin’s fireworks display from a kayak or paddle board on Lady Bird Lake. Rentals are available during the day, or for a special late-evening paddling session leaving from the Austin Rowing Dock.
Cycling, Fireworks, & Pizza:
If you’re interested in a medley of activities to celebrate America’s independence, consider joining this event. The Austin Beer Garden & Brewery is hosting an afternoon dance party, after which there will be a group bike ride to Auditorium Shores to hear the Austin Symphony and to watch fireworks. The Ghisallo Cycling Initiative – a non-profit organization offering bicycle training and classes for kids – will be on-site during the afternoon doing bicycle safety checks.
Round Rock Express Baseball vs. Memphis Redbirds:
If you like baseball – one of the classic American Independence Day traditions – you can watch Round Rock Express take on the Memphis Redbirds starting at 7:05 pm at the Dell Diamond. Even if you don’t make it out to watch the game, you can watch the firework display that will be over the stadium post-game.
Dance to Live Music:
Dancing can be a fun way to exercise and a great way to celebrate Independence Day! Check out an Austin classic – Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic at the Circuit of the Americas. Or the South Austin Music Society (SAMS) is hosting a 4th of July concert benefitting the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM).
If you would like additional ideas, check out this list of many things to do in Austin for 4th of July weekend. However you choose to spend the holiday, don’t forget lots of sunscreen and water. It’ll undoubtedly be hot! Have a fun, safe, and active 4th of July!