10 Things to Do in Austin This Fourth of July

Not sure what to do this Independence Day?

Whether you're with friends or family, we've got you covered on all the 4th of July hot spots this year.

1) Hotel Vegas Austin July 4th Party

Hotel Vegas

If you have an appetite for good food, music and pool time this July 4th, Hotel Vegas is the place to be. This is sure to be quite the night with a Cold Lampin’ DJ on patio, pool, dunk booth, crawfish boil and free hot dogs. Tickets start at $5. Find more information here

2) Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

Hill Country Galleria

Free is always better, right? That’s the case for this July 4th event. Free admission, free parking, over 75 art vendors, 30 carnival rides, and of course, fireworks.

3) Cedar Park July 4th Parade

Cedar Park Center

Get your Independence Day started early! Enjoy live music, food, rides, fireworks and more for free. 10 am.

4) Champagne, Donuts & Dance: A Fourth of July Party

Swan Dive

Must we say more? If the name isn't enough, maybe an exciting music line-up will do the trick. Total Unicorn, Night Drive, Dj Cuba Gooding, uLOVEi and Beat Imprint, will make this a night to remember. $5 cover, doors at 9pm.

5) HEB Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks

Auditorium Shores

An Austin Tradition. and the perfect place to see the Austin Symphony and fireworks for free. Food, drinks and a variety of local arts & crafts vendors will be there.

6) Folk of July

Scoot Inn

A night you can fill with special folks as you listen to special guests Loblolly Boy, Reed Tuner, and Supermoon. This free show is 21 and over only. 9pm. Visit scootinnaustin.com. for more info.

7) Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Circuit of the Americas

With over 20 artists on two stages, you'll need to bring your blankets, RVs and tents to make this an all-day outing! Camp out near the main Austin360 Amphitheater stage or the second stage at Grand Plaza. Performers Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves and more will make this a day to remember. Noon. Find more info here.

8) July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration

Old Settlers Park

This free event is great for the whole family. Free watermelon at Lakeview Pavilion will start the festivities, followed by music from Austin Symphonic Band. Stay hydrated because the parade, fireworks, pepper-eating contests, and carnival rides will keep entertained. take a look at the entire schedule here. 10am.

9) Bob Schneider’s Fourth of July Bash

Nutty Brown Cafe

This is the perfect way for music-lovers to spend their fourth. Wink Burcham and the Digital Wild will be performing at Nutty Brown Cafe. Doors open at 6pm and general admission is $17. Visit their site for more info.

10) Fourth of July Brew & BBQ

Independence Brewery

While many of us think ‘fireworks’ and ‘water slides’ when it comes to July 4th parties, BBQ and beer is definitely another staple. The Independence Brewing Co. (appropriate name) is hosting the event with no cover charge. Enjoy BBQ from Wünder Pig Barbecue Co., ice cream from Good Times Ice Cream truck, Independence Beer and music. All ages welcome. Noon.

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