Fourth of July is almost upon us, and we know where you should be spending yours: Austin, Texas! Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that includes an Austin 4th of July celebration that will put your hometown’s to shame. The hardest decision is what party to go to!
The iconic country singer Willie Nelson is headlining his 46th annual 4th of July Picnic, which lasts all day and includes stars like Johnny Bush, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and Alison Kraus playing on not one, but two stages! Doors at the Austin360 Ampitheatre open at 11, while the music starts from 11:30 until the fireworks display after sunset.
The Austin Symphony is never to be outdone, so they’re also hosting their annual Austin 4th of July concert of patriotic tunes. You probably wouldn’t have guessed this, but this is actually the largest celebration in the state! The concert starts at 8:30pm, with a firework display over Lady Bird Lake afterward, at about 9:30pm. Located on Vic Mathias Shores, it’s important to show up early to get the perfect grassy spot to kick back and enjoy the show.
Hill Country Galleria
We’re personally leaning towards the Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration, for the sole reason that we want to bring our dogs along! This dog-friendly festival is completely free and has a million and one activities to keep you occupied all day long. This is a party for locals, by locals, including some of the area’s awesome art vendors – over 100 arts & crafts booths to peruse – plus live music starting at 4pm on the outdoor stage.
We expect to eat our weight in the festival’s barbecue and festival food, not to mention making pit stops at some of the regular restaurants and bars located there. We’re not worried about it, though, because we’ll be spending hours moving around, either trying to ride all of the countless fair rides, or shopping ’til we drop to take some of the unique handmade jewelry, clothing, and artwork back home with us! This place also has its own jaw-dropping fireworks display at the end of the night!
Party Time in Austin for 4th of July!
This only skims the surface of the Austin 4th of July scene this year, and yet we’re already making summer plans for 2020 to hit up anything we can’t make it to this year. We can’t wait for 2019’s incredible Independence Day in Austin, Texas, and we hope you join in as well! Contact us today to book your stay in one of our lovely vacation rentals in Austin. Check out the best journeys to Austin, Texas!
Austin, Texas has emerged as one of the most unique cities in the country. More and more people are finding that it is an amazing place to visit regardless of the occasion. Of course, much of the fun in Austin revolves around a thriving music scene, but there is so much more to love about this culture. If you want to see the community in full swing, consider spending your 4th of July in Austin. The following are some of the best reasons and events for doing so.
Westlake 4th of July Parade
The great thing about this holiday is you can make a whole day out of it. And the best way to start the day for so many locals and visitors is with the Westlake 4th of July Parade. The festivities begin at 9pm at which point, visitors can enjoy a feast at the rally point at Independence Bank. After eating some delicious food, the parade begins along with live music and plenty of fun games. The best part is, the event is free!
Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Austin Picnic
To celebrate our Independence as only Willie Nelson can, check out this day long festival focusing on music, good food, good people, and much more. Beginning at 11 am, you can enjoy some amazing music paying tribute to this country, from Sturgill Simpson to The Head and The Heart and the man himself, Willie Nelson. The show culminates with an amazing fireworks show. This is a great way to spend the holiday with the whole family.
Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration
For something a bit more sophisticated, head to the Hill Country Galleria. Walking among these shops and restaurants always provides ample opportunity for a unique and fun experience, but on the 4th, you can throw a blanket down on the grass in this beautiful setting and take in some live music and of course fireworks at the end of the day!
Plenty of Amazing Homes to Spend your Holiday
When you are planning a vacation, including 4th of July in Austin, it does not hurt to choose a place that will have plenty of accommodations for you, and that is Austin in a nutshell. You can find anything from a loft in the heart of the city’s thriving downtown area to a beautiful home secluded in this area’s incredible natural landscape. There are no wrong choices when it comes to where you stay, but there is one right way to find it, and that is with the help of Austin Vacation Rentals, the city’s best vacation rental firm. We offer everything you want in both selection and comforts. You will find it a breeze to find the perfect place for you by scrolling through our listings; book your stay with us today!