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AUSTIN -- The Fourth of July falls in the middle of the week this year, but that won't stop Americans from celebrating this important holiday.
Show your patriotism by attending one of these events -- and don't forget to wear red, white and blue!
Willie Nelson Fourth of July Picnic
Celebrate America's birthday with Nelson and a group of talented artists at the 45th edition of his Fourth of July Picnic! The picnic will feature performances on two stages starting at 11:30 a.m. at the Austin360 Amphitheater. The all-day event will have picnic tables for fans to enjoy a bite to eat. To purchase tickets for this event, click here.
H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
A Fourth of July is not complete without some fireworks to close out the night. Claim your grassy spot at Vic Mathias Shores -- located at 900 West Riverside Drive -- to enjoy a performance by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. This event starts at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m.
Lake Travis 4th of July Fireworks
Hop on a boat, climb up a hill or pick a front row seat at Volente Beach Resort's Fourth of July show on Starnes Island on Lake Travis. This event will take place Tuesday and will begin at 6 p.m. Don't miss the chance to watch their largest fireworks show on the water!
Red, White & Buda
Join Buda at their annual Red, White & Buda celebration this Fourth of July! Enjoy a patriotic parade and fun activities at the Buda Greenbelt from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Then, grab a bite to eat and enjoy some entertainment from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Buda Sportsplex. A firework show will begin at 9:30 p.m.
San Marcos Independence Day Boat and Fireworks on the Rooftop
For one of the most unique ways to enjoy Fourth of July, head over to San Marcos. Take a majestic glass-bottom boat tour on Spring Lake and then watch a firework show on a rooftop at the San Marcos Independence Day celebration.
Join Hutto for their first ">4th of July Celebration from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday! This event will feature live music, food vendors, kid's activities, fireworks and helicopter rides! This celebration will be held at the new Hutto Park at Brushy Creek.
Celebrate America's birthday by visiting Lockhart for their free annual Independence Day Firework Extravaganza. This event will have a variety of food booths, games and a show put on by Sky Dive San Marcos. Pack your lawn chairs and blankets before heading to this event to reserve a spot in the park. This event will be held Tuesday and will begin at 5 p.m. and will conclude with the "largest' fireworks show.
Kick off your Fourth of July by watching a kid's parade Wednesday in Fredericksburg. Fredericksburg's Fourth of July festival will feature two parades, barbecue, a chili cook-off and a fireworks display. This event will begin at 8:30 a.m. For a full schedule of this event, click here.
New Braunfels Fourth of July Spectacular
Enjoy a free concert and firework show over Landa Lake in New Braunfels at their July 4th Spectacular celebration. The free concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a firework show at 9:15 p.m. If you're unable to make it to the show, you can tune in to 1420 AM to listen to a live broadcast of patriotic music timed to the fireworks display.
Dripping Springs' Fire in the Sky show
Watch a free firework show in Dripping Springs at their annual Fire in the Sky show Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Although the firework show is free, VIP tickets for dinner before the show are available to purchase. The dinner will feature a meal from Salt Lick, live music and more. Dinner tickets can be purchased here.
Round Rock's July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration
If you need a free event to attend this Fourth of July, head on over to Round Rock for their July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration and Sertoma Parade. This free event features carnival rides, pig races, a free movie, jalepeno pepper eating contest, a parade and a spectacular firework show. The free movie will feature Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The parade will begin at 8 a.m. For a full schedule of this event, click here.
Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival
For an event you can count on, go to the Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival! Rain or shine Wednesday, Pflugerville says their festival is still a go. This event features a a kid's area, live music by Suede, an Independence Day Ceremony and a fireworks show. The event begins at 5 p.m. For more information about this event, click here.
Cedar Park 4th of July Parade & Celebration
From a parade to face painting, bingo and live music, the Cedar Park Fourth of July Celebration has it all! This event starts with a parade at 10 a.m. Wednesday followed by a washer tournament, carnival rides, live music, bingo and firework display. Don't miss this all-day celebration. For more information, click here.
Llano's A Walk Through History
Take a "walk though history' at the Fourth of July event in Llano. This event will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday and will feature Texas Supreme Court Justice James Blacklock and Texas Third Court of Appeals Justice Melissa Goodwin. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be served at this event located at 200 Legion Drive. Following the "walk through history" will be a firework show on Llano River. The firework show will begin at 9 p.m. at 200 West Legion Drive. For more information, click here.
Burnet 4th of July Bike Parade
Get a workout in while you celebrate Independence Day this year at Burnet's 4th of July Bike Parade. Ride though Ink Lake State Park with staff, law enforcement and firefighters at Central Park located at 3630 Park Road 4. Be extra festive by adding patriotic streamers and ribbons to your bike. This event will begin at 10 a.m.
Enjoy an evening in Marble Falls at Lakeside Park to celebrate the Fourth of July. This event -- which begins at 3 p.m. -- will feature live music, fun activities and a fireworks show. The music will begin at 5 p.m. and the firework show will start after sundown. For more information about this celebration, click here.
Fourth of July Corn Dog Eating Contest
What better way to celebrate America than stuffing your face with corn dogs? Munch on one of America's greatest foods at Black Sheep Lodge and try to eat the most corn dogs in eight minutes. The winner will take home a $250 cash prize. The $20 entry feels will be donated to Austin Pets Alive. This event begins at 2 p.m. at 2108 South Lamar Blvd.
Enjoy this holiday by sitting pool side at one of Austin's swimming pools! Take a dip and get a tan while you celebrate America's Independence Day. Holiday pool hours will be in effect form 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. For a list of open pools, click here.
4th of July Summer Bash w/ Glassing, Easy Prey, Grivo, Seafire, Trying Science & more
What's the 4th of July without some good music to jam out too? Enjoy this BYOB free event at the Granada House, located at 1184 Greenwood Ave. Donations supporting Puerto Rico's Mutual Aid Disaster Relief will be encouraged at the door. The event begins at 5 p.m. To reserve a spot, RSVP on Do512 here.
FREE admission to LBJ Presidential Library
For all you history buffs, enjoy free admission to exhibits in the LBJ Presidential Library on Independence Day. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the library invites visitors to experience its latest temporary exhibition—Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports. Get in the Game examines the intersection of social justice and sports in the United States, and celebrates athletes who have broken barriers and spoken out for equality, both on and off the playing field. Hours of operation are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 4.
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day celebration
Enjoy your Independence Day in style... with shopping, dining, live music & fireworks! The Hill Country Galleria is home to more than 20 restaurant & food options to suite your dinner time needs. There will be live music by Vallejo and emceed by Sun Radio 100.1 FM.
The evening will end with fireworks shot off the northwest end of the Central Plaza. Prime viewing area is on the Central Plaza's grassy lawn or the east side of the Central Plaza (nearest The Ginger Man), according to Do512. The fireworks show will take place at approximately 9:15 p.m. Parking and admission are free.
Leander Liberty Fest
This free, family-friendly event is perfect for the whole family with live music from Casey Donahew Band, Stony LaRue and Melissa Lawson, food and craft vendors, children's activities and a spectacular fireworks display.
Fireworks will be launched from the Capital Metro Leander Station.
Here is a schedule for the event:
3:00 pm: Gates Open
3:30 pm: Departure ATX
4:25 pm: Paradox Color Guard
4:30 pm: Melissa Lawson
5:25 pm: National Anthem by Shannon Davis
5:30 pm: Welcome, Public Announcements
5:45 pm: Stoney LaRue
8:10 pm: Casey Donahew
9:10 pm: Fireworks
9:30 pm: Casey Donahew encore
No outside alcohol will be allowed on festival grounds. Kids Zone wristbands will be available onsite for $10 each. Click here for more details.
4th of July pickled egg eating contest at Haymaker
How many Habanero house-pickled eggs can you eat in five minutes? The record at this event is 17. Can you beat it? The contest starts at 4:00 pm on July 4 at Haymaker, located at 2310 Manor Rd. There is a $20 Entry fee per person and each contestant will receive a commemorative 4th of July T-shirt and drink of choice! The winner will receive $250 and the pride of being crowned the pickled egg eating champ!
All entry fees -- as well as a portion of sales during the event -- will go to benefit Helping Hand Home for Children. To sign up or for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up next time you are at Haymaker!