As usual, Superior Foundation Repair has been putting together a list of the top events for the upcoming holiday. In this post we will take a look at our picks for the 5 best festivals/events happening in Central Texas over the July 4th weekend. Following our list for the top 5, we will be listing links to other events and their locations. Superior Foundation Repair wishes you a safe holiday weekend, and please, don’t drink and drive.
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
- If you haven’t heard about the opening of the new Backyard in Bee Cave, you’ve probably been living under a rock, or just moved here to Austin. One of Austin’s most loved venues has recently reopened and will be hosting Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic. This Texas Country Megafest starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday July 4th and features such notable artists as Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Asleep at the Wheel, Jack Ingram, Ray Wiley Hubbard, David Allen Coe, and Kevin Fowler, just to name a few. Tickets are available online or at Waterloo Records for $55.
The official event page for Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic
H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
- The Austin Symphony will be performing their annual concert at Auditorium Shores from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Sunday July 4th. Led by Peter Bay, the symphony will perform an array of patriotic songs culminating with the 1812 overture accompanied by 75-millimeter Howitzer cannons. The performance will segue into a half hour fireworks show over Ladybird Lake. The event is free, and more than 100,000 people are expected to attend this celebration, so if you plan on attending get there early.
The official event page for H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks
The Official San Antonio 4th of July Celebration
- San Antonio’s official party takes place at Woodlawn Lake Park on July 4th. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. and include a parade at 11:30 a.m., a kids Zone with carnival rides and games, live music throughout the day, a special performance by the U.S. Air Force Band of the West at 7:30 p.m., and of course a fireworks show starting at 9 p.m. Much like the Austin Symphony performance, this event will be well attended, so get there early!
The official event page for The Official San Antonio 4th of July Celebration
Luckenbach’s 4th of July Celebration
- Luckenbach’s annual, FREE 4th of July Celebration will start at 1 p.m. on Sunday July 4th. The event is scheduled to last until 6 and will feature performances from 9 musical groups. Performers include: Walt & Tina Wilkins, The Mystiqueros, Jimmy Davis, Mike Blakely, Kevin Higgins and Barbara Malteze (of the Dust Devils), Brian Langlinais, Austin Mayse, Bill Worrell and Jason Eady. After the celebration a special July 4th edition of the Picker’s Circle will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for those who aren’t quite ready to go home.
The official event page for Luckenbach’s 4th of July Celebration
35th Annual Schertz Jubilee
- The annual Shertz 4th of July Jubilee will take place from July 2nd-4th. The festivities kick off with a BBQ cookoff at noon on Friday, and feature live music in the evening down at Pickrell Park in Shertz, Texas. On Saturday there will be a Rib Cookoff (starting at 9 a.m.), parade, special guests, live music, and a special performance by the U.S. Air Force Band of the West at 2:30 p.m. Sunday will feature an Apple Pie Bakeoff (starting at 12 p.m.), YMCA Family Fun Time (with games and activities), live music and of course a fireworks show starting at 9:15 p.m.
The official event page for 35th Annual Schertz Jubilee
Other Central Texas 4th of July Fests
Of course there are many other festivities to be found throughout Central Texas on the Fourth of July Holiday Weekend. Following is a list of links to other festivals and where they are located.
- Frontier Days Celebration Round Rock, Texas
- Lakeway City Park Lakeway, Texas
- Spicewood 4th of July Parade Spicewood, Texas
- Pflugerville Pfirecrack Pfestival Pflugerville, Texas
- Wimberley Independence Jubilee Wimberley, Texas
- Delwood II/Mueller Fourth of July Austin, Texas
- East Communities YMCA July Fourth Family Fun Festival Austin, Texas
- Elgin 4th of July Celebration Elgin, Texas
- Volente Beach Fireworks Lake Travis, Texas
- Lago Vista July 4 Celebration Lago Vista, Texas
- Carlos’ N Charlie’s Fireworks Extravaganza Austin, Texas
- Pioneer Farms Independence Day Celebration Austin, Texas
- Hutto July 4th Events Hutto, Texas
- SERTOMA 4th of July Celebration Georgetown, Texas
- Round Rock Express/Dell Diamond Round Rock, Texas
- San Marcos Summerfest San Marcos, Texas
- Cedar Park 4th of July Celebration Cedar Park, Texas
- Fredericksburg Independence Day events Fredricksburg, Texas
- Johnson City’s Fourth of July Spangle Dangle Johnson City, Texas
- New Braunfels 4th of July Celebration New Braunfels, Texas
- Lockhart 4th of July Fest Lockhart, Texas
- Opal Divine’s Drink Pink benefiting Breast Cancer Research Austin, Texas
- Kyle Fireworks Kyle, Texas
- Red, White, and Buda Buda, Texas
If you have links to any other events going on around Central Texas during the 4th of July weekend, please leave them in the comments section below. Superior Foundation Repair wishes you a happy and safe holiday. For all of your Austin Foundation Repair or San Antonio Foundation Repair needs, please contact us for a free foundation repair estimate.