Five Austin events to light up your Fourth of July weekend

Thomas Boswell

Whether you’re looking to spend Fourth of July watching fireworks with family or drinking beer and dancing with friends, Austin has a party for everyone. Check out this list of celebrations to ring in America’s birthday this weekend.

What: 4th of July Brew and Barbecue

Where: Independence Brewing Company, 3913 Todd Lane #607

When: 12–7 p.m.

Age Restrictions: None

Independence Brewing Company will host this free celebration in the spirit of the founding fathers. Wunderpig Barbecue Co. will provide food all day while performances by The Mutton Busters and Palomino Shakedown start at 12:30 p.m. Attendees should expect to enjoy all classic and limited release beers for purchase. Prizes will be awarded for patriotic flair, so come dressed in American-themed wardrobe.

For more information, click here.

What: H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks

Where: Auditorium Shores, 800 W. Riverside Dr.

When: 8:30 p.m.

Age Restrictions: None

Come claim a grassy spot with 100,000 other Austinites for the free annual celebration. The Austin Symphony Orchestra will kick-off the family-friendly evening festivities with a patriotic-themed performance followed by a “mile-high” fireworks show at approximately 9:30 p.m.

For more information, click here.

What: Big Ass 4th of July Party

Where: Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. Sixth St.

When: 6 p.m.

Age Restrictions: 21+

This East Austin venue will host this event featuring a pool party with guest DJ Cold Lampin and his crew. The pool party, complete with a crawfish boil and hotdogs, will last until 11 p.m., when the party moves inside with performances by New Orleans artists Vockah Redu and Katey Red. Attendees should expect to pay $5 to attend each event or $10 for an all access pass.

For more information, click here.

What: Dance Party: Happy Birthday America

Where: The Highball, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.

When: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Age Restrictions: 18+ all day, 21+ after 10 p.m

It’s America’s birthday, and the Highball DJ’s plan to celebrate all night long with patriotic music. Get there before 10 p.m. to view fireworks from a “secret” viewing site at the top of the parking garage. Early birds will also receive free sparklers, necklaces, and American flags.

For more information, click here.

What: Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

Where: Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, TX

When: 4–10 p.m.

Age Restrictions: None

Those looking to shop, eat, rock out or watch fireworks should find it all here. The free festival boasts 75 art vendors, fair rides and live music starting at 4:15 p.m. Stay late to enjoy the fireworks show starting at 9:45 p.m. Food vendors include Schmidt Family Barbecue and Blanco Kettle Corn.

For more information, click here.