What’s Up in Austin and Round Rock for the 4th of July? 5 Events to Check Out

Jean Jones
June 27, 2017

4th of July Events around AustinHow do you plan on celebrating Independence Day? Whether you're looking for a low-key, family-friendly activity or something more lively, here are a few local events to consider attending. 


Austin 4th of July Symphony and Fireworks
600 Riverside Dr, Austin

This street festival takes place in the downtown area outside the Long Center. Enjoy live music, food, and drinks from local restaurants along with an array of craft vendors. The vendors open at 4 p.m., live music begins at 8 p.m. and fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m.

4th of July Grateful Ball
Empire Control Room & Garage, 606 East 7th St, Austin

If you're a fan of the Grateful Dead, you can't miss this 4th of July performance featuring The Travelin' McCourys and Jeff Austin. Both bands will play a full set before collaboratively covering some of the Dead's best hits. Doors open at 6 p.m., and you can purchase tickets online starting at $15 each.

7th Annual Corn Dog Eating Contest
Black Sheep Lodge, 2108 South Lamar Blvd, Austin 

If you really love corn dogs, consider entering this July 4th competition… or just show up to watch the competitors upstage one another in an epic eating battle. The contest starts at 2 p.m. and proceeds go to benefit local charities. There's a $20 entry fee for contestants and onlookers can enjoy drink specials and snacks.

Round Rock

Frontier Days Celebration
Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock

Just minutes from Springs at Round Rock, a July 4th of free family-friendly fun awaits. The Frontier Days Celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade that heads down Main Street, followed by activities in the park at noon. Listen to the Austin Symphonic Band and take in the skydivers, parade, pig races, children's games and carnival rides. The night draws to a close with an address from the Mayor at 8 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.

Brushy Creek Celebrates Independence Day
Cat Hollow Park, 8600 O'Connor Dr, Round Rock

Here's another great opportunity to watch a parade and enjoy some classic, carnival-style fun with the whole family. The parade starts at the corner of Northfield and Liberty Walk at 9:30 a.m. featuring prizes for the most patriotic float and the best pet! After the parade, there's a celebration at Cat Hollow Park with bounce houses, a foam pit, face painting and food vendors. Be sure to bring your bathing suit or clothing you don't mind getting wet, as there will be a "spray down" by the Sam Bass Fire Department!

Where do you plan to celebrate Independence Day? Have you attended any of these events in past years? Let us know in the comments section below!New Call-to-action

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