The 4th of July is always an important part of history as it’s the founding of our country. This year, make the most of your 4th of July celebrations by visiting Austin. You will find a variety of incredible events and activities waiting for you this summer season. Here are the best ways to celebrate the 4th of July in Austin this year.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

Perhaps the most popular and recognizable event that takes place each 4th of July in Austin is the annual Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic. This is no overage picnic, however, as it is a full day of live music and festivities for you to celebrate with. Austin has been Willie Nelson’s home for decades and this event has been around for going on 50 years! This year’s event will see it return to Q2 Stadium. Expect an incredible lineup of live music that includes Willie Nelson & Family, Shakey Graves, Tyler Childers, Dwight Yoakam, and many more. The show starts at noon on the 4th of July and will be a full day of live music. Local food and drink vendors will be on hand for this single day festival making sure you have plenty to eat and drink. The event will come to a close with an incredible fireworks display to cap off your evening. Don’t miss out on this incredible event that also marks Willie Nelson’s own 90th birthday!

Austin Symphony HEB July 4th Concert

The city of Austin also puts on an incredible 4th of July celebration that is sure to complete various activities. One of those is the annual performance by the Austin Symphony for the HEB July 4th Concert. The Austin Symphony will have their patriotic concert at Auditorium Shores where you can enjoy patriotic music. You can best enjoy the show from Long Center or at the South First Street Bridge. Since this is a city event it is free to enjoy. Make sure to arrive early as the event is very popular and bring lawn chairs for you and the family. Additional viewing options for you include Congress Bridge and Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge.

More Fun Here for 4th of July in Austin

These events and many more await you this summer for the 4th of July in Austin. Make sure to book your vacation rental today to experience the best stay in town.