Texas is a state known for its independence and its patriotism, and it is a great place to spend the Fourth of July. The annual H.E.B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks kicks off at 8:30 p.m. on the 4th and features music by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. The concert of patriotic tunes is the perfect accompaniment for the fireworks display which starts at 9:30 p.m. The Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony takes place at Vic Mathias Shores, which used to be called Auditorium Shores.
The Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony
Each year the Austin Symphony Orchestra generously helps to pay for the fireworks downtown and puts on this concert to boot. The concert is also sponsored by the popular Austin based Supermarket chain H.E.B. The fireworks display is always phenomenal and past concerts have included such traditional tunes as “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” and the theme songs of each branch of the US military.
Tips for the Day
This Fourth of July Austin TX concert is one of the city’s most popular events, and you will want to get their early to claim your spot on the grass. You will find the best parking if you go north of Lady Bird Lake. There tends to be a lot of congestion just south of the park. The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood will not allow parking on the Fourth of July, due to safety concerns, and you may get a ticket or have your car towed if you park in the area.
The least expensive place to park is the Convention Center Parking lot, which will charge you the low rate of $8, from noon to midnight. If you park there, you can take the Hike & Bike Trail to the concert site or you can walk down the Caesar Chavez Promenade to get to the site. There are many other lots in the area, and the average rate is $10 to $15 for the evening.
You also have the option of taking public transportation to the festivities. CapMetro will be running buses on the Fourth of July in Austin TX and you can use their trip planner to find out how to get there.
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