Happy Birthday, U.S.A.: Fourth of July celebrations

Thousands gathered on the shores of Lady Bird Lake to watch the spectacular. Photo by Alberto Martinez.
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Thousands gathered on the shores of Lady Bird Lake to watch the spectacular. Photo by Alberto Martinez.

4th of July Celebration. Parade, free watermelon, live music, carnival games, face painting and more, all leading up to a fireworks display. 4 to 10:40 p.m. Saturday. Free. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5888, cedarparktexas.gov.

4th of July Concert & Fireworks. A performance by the Blue Water Highway Band, followed by patriotic music from the Starlight Symphony Orchestra with area choirs. Plus, a fireworks display on the front lawn at Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. 21003 Interstate 35, Kyle. 512-268-2141, hayscisd.net.

Thousands gathered on the shores of Lady Bird Lake to watch the spectacular. Photo by Alberto Martinez.

Thousands gathered on the shores of Lady Bird Lake to watch the spectacular. Photo by Alberto Martinez.

Austin Symphony H-E-B July Fourth Concert & Fireworks. Spend the 4th with patriotic music and fireworks at Vic Mathias Shores. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Free and open to the public. 800 W. Riverside Drive. austinsymphony.org.

Bob Schneider’s 4th of July Bash. Hear new and old song from the popular artist. 6 p.m. doors. Saturday. $17. Nutty Brown Cafe, 12225 Highway 290 W. 512-301-4648, nuttybrown.com.

Delwood’s annual 4th of July Parade and Neighborhood Celebration. Parade begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1200 Bentwood Road and will feature vintage cars, floats and musicians, followed by a noon picnic at Fairwood Road, which will include food, live music, a pie contest and children’s activities. Free.

Fourth of July Brew and BBQ. Live music from the Mutton Busters and Palomino Shakedown. With food and treats provided by Wünder Pig Barbecue Co. and Good Times Ice Cream Austin. Noon to 7 p.m. 3913 Todd Lane. facebook.com/events/853626374729864.

Fourth of July Corn Dog Eating Contest. Compete to win $250; portion of the entry fee will benefit Austin Pets Alive. $20. 2 p.m. Saturday. Black Sheep Lodge, 2108 S. Lamar Blvd. 512-707-2744, blacksheeplodge.com.

Fourth of July Lobster Boil. Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster will host a lobster boil. $48 per person or $130 for a picnic box. 5 p.m. to close. Friday and Saturday. Garbo’s Restaurant, 14735 Bratton Lane, 512-350-9814, garboslobsteratx.com.

Fourth of July at Bonneville. Bonneville will be open from 11 a.m. to post-fireworks with a lunch/brunch menu during the day and a summer menu at night. Happy hour is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. along with other specials during the day. 202 W. Cesar Chavez St., 512-428-4643, thebonnevilleaustin.com.

Fourth of July at Javelina. Javelina will be featuring $9 burgers and $5 hot dogs all day with live music by Josh Buckley at 2 p.m. 69 Rainey St., 512-382-6917, javelinabar.com.

Frontier Days Celebration and Sertoma Parade. A parade, jalapeno pepper eating contest, carnival rides, skydivers, fireworks and more. The parade starts at 10 a.m. with festivities at noon. Old Settler’s Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. http://www.roundrockfrontierdays.com.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival. Features art vendors, live music, water and carnival rides, followed by a fireworks show. 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd. Bee Cave. 512-263-0001, hillcountryfest.com.

July 4th Pickled-Egg Eating Contest. Compete to win $250; benefits Little Artist BIG ARTIST, a mentoring program in East Austin elementary schools. 4 p.m. Saturday. $20. Haymaker, 2310 Manor Road. haymakeraustin.com.

Leander Liberty Fest. Children’s activities, vendors and a live performance from Granger Smith with special guest Gary P Nunn, followed by a fireworks display. 5 p.m. Saturday. Free. Festival entry will be on U.S. 183A South between San Gabriel Parkway and Hero Way. leandertx.gov.

Mean Eyed Cat’s July 4th Pit-Nic. Offering cornhole and $12 buckets of Miller Light. Friday and Saturday. 1621 W. Fifth St. themeaneyedcat.com.

Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival. Two live music stages, arts and craft vendors, festival food and games for kids followed by a fireworks display. 3 to 11 p.m. Friday. Free. Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane. 512-990-06113, http://www.pflugervilletx.gov.

Round Rock Express Fourth of July Fireworks. The team will play against the Nashville Sounds, followed by a fireworks display. 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $16. Dell Diamond, 3400 East Palm Valley, Round Rock. milb.com.

Willie Nelson.

Willie Nelson.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic. Features Eric Church, Merle Haggard, Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson and more. Noon Saturday. $35-$75. Austin360 Amphitheater, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. 512 -301-6600, circuitoftheamericas.com/willie.


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