Heres your Guide to the 4th of July in Texas: From Addison to Wimberley & every City in between
By Meara Isenberg
Everythings bigger in Texas and thats certainly the case when it comes to celebrating our Nations Independence.
Weve compiled the ultimate guide 100 Events to help you plan the perfect Red White & Blue Holiday Week.
- Cant find the event youre looking for? Check out the Texas Highways Event Calendar.
Addison: July 3
Rated one of the top five fireworks shows in the United States by the American Pyrotechnic Association USA Today and others this celebration at Addison Circle Park features a choreographed 30-minute ground-launched fireworks show simulcast live on the radio. See fly-bys of World Class Warbirds from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and enjoy food games music and more.
Alpine: July 4
This annual celebration includes a parade car show food and craft vendors and live music from the band The Resonators. Festivities conclude with a fireworks show in Kokernot Park.
Amarillo: July 2
Explore the science of combustion at this family-friendly Independence Day celebration event at the Don Harrington Discovery Center.
Arlington: July 4
This annual Fourth of July parade is the longest-running event in Arlington. When the parade kicks off at 9 a.m. floats roll through downtown and UTAs College Park District to the beat of patriotic music.
Austin: July 4
The Austin Symphony hosts an annual family-friendly concert of patriotic music at Vic Mathias Shores culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.
Austin: July 4
This annual tradition returns to the Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas with performances by Willie Nelson & Family Luke Combs Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Alison Krauss Jamey Johnson Steve Earle & The Dukes Colter Wall Hayes Carll Ray Wylie Hubbard Gene Watson Billy Joe Shaver Johnny Bush Folk Uke Raelyn Nelson Band and more.
Bastrop: July 6
Continue the Independence Day fun with this dance celebration. Enjoy dance lessons food and drink concessions historical exhibits and live music from The Tony Harrison Band. Vintage dress is encouraged.
Beaumont: July 4
The Symphony of Southeast Texas once again joins the City of Beaumont for its annual July Fourth celebration. The orchestras patriotic concert will be held at 8 p.m. outside on the Great Lawn and is free and open to the public. Following the concert at 9 p.m. the festivities conclude with a grand fireworks display.
Bedford: July 4
Festivities begin at noon at the Splash Aquatics Center then enjoy a childrens pavilion area live music a classic car show and watch fireworks at 10 p.m. at Bedford Boys Ranch Park.
Belton: June 29-July 6
This week-long celebration draws more than 50000 people and features one of USA Todays top 10 parades in the country the Festival on Nolan Creek live music a carnival a patriotic program and kickoff barbecue with the PRCA Rodeo being the highlight of the celebration.
Big Spring: July 3
An annual celebration of Independence Day at the 400-acre historic Comanche Trail Parks amphitheater.
Boerne: July 4
Sponsored by the Boerne Fire Department this fireworks show can be viewed in many places around town but the best place is Boerne City Park. Bring chairs picnics and your American spirit.
Brownsville: July 4
This annual festival offers vendors games fireworks and free food and refreshments for veterans.
Canadian: July 4-6
Features a parade turtle races art shows rodeos arts and crafts free watermelon and more.
The fireworks finale at Texas!" in Palo Duro Canyon just outside of Canyon & Amarillo Texas.
Canyon: Through Aug. 17
This family-friendly outdoor musical drama plays Tuesdays through Sundays in the picturesque Palo Duro Canyon State Park with a special holiday fireworks show on July 4.
Chappell Hill: July 4
Celebrate the Fourth at the Biggest Small Town Parade" in Texas. The parade draws nearly 2500 visitors each year and features the World Famous Marching Kazoo Band.
Cleburne: July 4
When it comes to a party Cleburne does not miss a beatmusic food trucks and fireworks are coming to Lake Pat Cleburne on the Fourth. Head to the Cleburne Golf Links alongside Lake Pat Cleburne to hear music from Austin Upchurch and Andrew Sevener. The night will end with fireworks from the Lake Pat Cleburne dam.
Colorado City: July 4
Head to the airport bright and early to watch airplanes and eat breakfast. Then enjoy an afternoon of horseshoe and washer pitchin tournaments a hot dog eating contest and a fireworks show to end the evening at Ruddick Park.
Comfort: July 4
Parade downtown at 10 a.m. barbecue family activities and vendors in Comfort Park.
Dalhart: July 4
Enjoy a fireworks show to celebrate the nations independence at Rita Blanca Lake.
Dallas: July 4
The celebration at Fair Park includes music food and a spectacular fireworks show around 9:30 p.m.
Del Rio: July 3-4
A 5K Color Run a carnival live music at Dr. Alfredo Gutierrez Jr. Amphitheatre and a fireworks show round out two days celebrating the nations independence.
Denison: July 4
Enjoy concessions entertainment and fun for the whole family at Heritage Park and Munson Stadium.
Denton: July 4
A spectacular fireworks show is set to patriotic music at the University of North Texas Apogee Stadium.
Denton: July 4
Features the Liberty 5K and 1-Mile Walk the Yankee Doodle Parade a free childrens carnival food and a horseshoe tournament.
Denver City: July 4
Enjoy games music crafts a car show and a fireworks display in Stuffy Moorhead Park.
Dripping Springs: July 4
Celebrate U.S. independence with a professional fireworks show in Dripping Springs Ranch Park.
Dumas: July 4
Teams from all across the Panhandle descend on Dumas to take part in this all-day elimination-style tournament. Cash prizes are awarded to the top four teams. The day is capped off with a dazzling fireworks display.
Eagle Pass: July 4
On July 4 the downtown parade at 10 a.m. is followed by games musical entertainment and a fireworks display at Shelby Park.
Edna: July 6
Event features an antique tractor show and parade a kiddie tractor pull a hot dog eating contest and a fireworks display in Brackenridge Park and Campground.
Elgin: July 3
This annual event features a walking parade and a variety of activities at Veterans Memorial Park in Elgin.
Fort Davis: July 4-6
Enjoy live music entertainment great food arts and crafts live music and much more on the Jeff Davis County Courthouse lawn Thursday through Saturday. Fireworks are Friday night and theres a 5K fun run on July 4.
Fort Worth: July 4
Float the Trinity River watch jet ski shows and hear live music at this annual event taking place at Panther Island Pavilion. Admission is free and includes kids activities and tubing. Festivities are followed by the largest July fourth fireworks show in North Texas.
Fredericksburg: July 4
Enjoy a community parade down Main Street in Fredericksburg followed by a patriotic program at Marktplatz a chili cook-off at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall live music in Luckenbach and a concert and fireworks at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Fredericksburg.
Friendswood: July 4
The parade will begin on Friendswood and Heritage Drives and concludes at Stevenson Park. In the park after the parade there will be rides games food entertainment and fun for the entire family. The evening event starts at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park featuring live entertainment by band The Molly Ringwalds." Fireworks will start at approximately 9:20 p.m.
Frisco: July 3-4
Enjoy great food music and fireworks during one of North Texass biggest Independence Day celebrations at Frisco Square and dont miss the Dachshund Dash and Hotter n Firecrackers Glow Run on July 3.
Galveston: July 4
The island has a parade with performers floats and military vehicles followed by a fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico.
Garland: July 4
Families will enjoy face painters balloon artists bounce houses strolling entertainment and more at Firewheel Town Center. The event will culminate with a patriotic fireworks display sponsored by the City of Garland at 9:15 p.m.
Goliad: July 4
Enjoy live music food trucks a car show and water activities at this Fourth of July celebration in downtown Goliad.
Gladewater: July 5
Close out the day with fireworks beginning at dusk over Lake Gladewater.
Granbury: July 3
For more than 40 years the Granbury Chamber of Commerce has produced this sensational Independence Day celebration in the historic downtown square featuring a hometown parade and extreme pyrotechnics fireworks show. This years event includes the Kiwanis Firecracker 5K D&D Rockin Rods Classic Car Show a concert on the square and a top tier rodeo at the reunion grounds.
Grand Prairie: July 4
Experience the family fun park fireworks giveaways and military discounts at Lone Star Park. Includes live horse racing.
Grapevine: July 4
Celebrate Americas birthday in true patriotic style at the 37th annual event at Lake Grapevine.
Harlingen: July 3
This Independence Day celebration is complete with food vendors carnival rides a fireworks show and performances by Pat Green William Michael Morgan Los Hijos de San Juan and the Chad Cooke Band.
Henderson: July 4
Features bounce houses a giant water slide food vendors music and fireworks at Lake Forest Park.
Hondo: July 4
An all-day festival providing fun and excitement for the whole family including live music a pet parade food vendors and a beautiful fireworks display.
Houston: July 4
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets for this one-of-a-kind patriotic event at Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks that is done with a style that is all Houston. There will be a concert headlined by country music star Jake Owen and a fireworks show.
Huntsville: July 4
Features family entertainment and a fireworks show at Kate Barr Ross Park.
Irving: July 4
It all starts in Irvings downtown Heritage District with a patriotic parade live music childrens activities and complimentary watermelon.
Jefferson: July 4-6
The historic railway offers a special holiday aboard a steam train with a celebration of flags along the Big Cypress Bayou as the history of Independence Day unfolds in Narrated Historical Day Tours. The ride includes a stop at Diamond Don Gator Pit for feeding live alligators.
Jefferson: July 4
The festivities start off with a bicycle/tricycle parade followed by a homemade ice cream contest and a homemade cake and pie auction. A performance by the Shreveport Metropolitan Concert Band will lead into the Quaker State 500 Duck Race. Fireworks round out this patriotic event.
Johnson City: July 4
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade around the courthouse and fireworks and family fun at the Blanco County Fairgrounds.
Junction: July 3-4
Enjoy fireworks along the banks of the South Llano River in Junction City Park on July 3 and a parade on July 4.
Kaufman: July 4
Join in on the fun with live music inflatables water slides food vendors and a fireworks show.
Kerrville: July 4
Enjoy food vendor booths the Guadalupe River live music a free concert featuring Robert Earl Keen and fireworks at Louise Hays Park.
Kilgore: July 4
This Independence Day event features a 20-minute explosively entertaining fireworks display. Bring the family for a festival-style atmosphere with food vendors market stalls and live music at the amphitheater.
Kyle: July 4
Join in the holiday celebration with a 20-minute fireworks show at Plum Creek Golf Course. If you can see the water tower you will have a great view of the fireworks.
Lake Jackson: July 4
A four-mile run through the neighborhoods of Lake Jackson along Oyster Creek. It is a USATF-certified course.
Lake Jackson: July 4
Fireworks in Dunbar Park to celebrate the nations birthday.
Leakey: July 6
Enjoy a weekend of Independence celebrations with a small-town parade arts and crafts vendors and food vendors.
Llano: July 6
Head to Badu Park and enjoy jet ski racing a pet parade a car show and more. Dont miss the fireworks over the Llano River on July 4 and 6.
Longview: July 4
Includes amusement rides food music weenie dog races and a fireworks show at the Maude Cobb Convention Center.
Fourth on Broadway in Lubbock
Lubbock: July 4
Event includes a day full of kids games live music fireworks food trucks/vendors and more at Mackenzie Park.
Madisonville: July 4
A hometown celebration with a gigantic fireworks display an antique automobile show a fun-filled kids zone complete with splash pad water park food vendors and live entertainment at Lake Madison Park.
Marathon: July 5-7
One of the most popular events in Brewster County has the distinction of being the longest running. This year features a street dance and annual Chili Cook-Off.
Mesquite: July 6
Enjoy holiday fireworks and high-speed auto racing at Devils Bowl Speedway. Admission is required to view fireworks.
McAllen: July 4
This event features a parade and an evening of entertainment and festivities including music food games and more. Families from every corner of the Rio Grande Valley travel to witness the unique firework extravaganza dubbed the Concert in the Sky.
McKinney: July 4
The citys Fourth of July event starts with an all-American parade around the historic downtown square followed by a block party. Fireworks and a concert are free of charge to the general public.
Midland: July 4
The day begins with the childrens sidewalk parade. Evening activities include the family fun zone a beer garden for adults and live music in Hogan Park. The event concludes with one of the largest fireworks displays in West Texas.
Monahans: July 4
Includes a parade craft and food vendors swimming sand dig live entertainment the Blistering Sands Bike Tour and fireworks at Hill Park.
Nederland: July 4
Food vendors a bike and wagon parade entertainment and fireworks at Doornbos Park.
New Braunfels: July 4
Wrap up the day with a free concert and a spectacular fireworks show on Landa Lake.
Odessa: July 4
The family-friendly street festival features live bands entertainment childrens activities food trucks and more. The highlight of the evening is a professional fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music.
Orange: July 4
This event at Riverfront Pavilion will include live entertainment as well as a fireworks show after dark. There will be food and drink vendors on site as well as new and exciting childrens activities. Coolers and chairs are welcome. This event is free to the public.
Ozona: July 4
This small town Fourth of July starts with food booths games and entertainment before the start of the Patriotic Parade. After sunset there will be a fireworks display over the baseball fields.
Palacios: July 4
Enjoy the kids parade helicopter rides a re-enactment of the LaSalle landing fireworks show and more at East Bay Park.
Pearsall: July 4
Featuring country music performer Roger Creager a Patsy Torres tribute to Patsy Cline along with her Tejano Show and country artist Katy McKenzie. A day full of activities and fun at the City of Pearsalls Convention & Civic Center including food crafts and fireworks.
Plano: July 4
Flags floats marching bands drill teams cheer squads and more help celebrate Independence Day at this annual holiday parade on Independence Drive.
Plano: July 4
The 168000-gallon salt water pool shaped like the Lone Star State will host its annual holiday pool party on July 4 from 12 to 6 p.m. featuring music and traditional pool games. Guests are permitted to bring coolers with non-alcoholic beverages and food shade umbrellas canopies and camp chairs.
Plano: July 4
Wrap up your Fourth of July with this spectacular free fireworks display at Oak Point Park Amphitheater. Bring a blanket and a cooler (no alcohol please) or buy food from food trucks. A live DJ starts the music before the fireworks.
Port Arthur: July 4
Enjoy family-oriented events in the afternoon at Lamar State College.
Richmond: July 4
Try your hand at a variety of historic games and take a scavenger hunt through time as you pick up clues across George Ranch Historical Park and discover intriguing trivia about the American holiday. Enjoy a stirring reading of the Declaration of Independence at the 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion then fill your stomach with an amazing feast.
Rockport: July 4
Get in the patriotic mood as you view the patriotic boat parade at noon. Best views are from Broadway adjacent to Little Bay. The Wendell Family Fireworks Show is held at dark.
Roscoe: July 6
Includes a parade food and craft vendors a mud bog and live music. A fireworks show follows the street dance.
Round Rock: July 4
Fireworks carnival rides pig races movies in the park a parade and more beginning with music from the Austin Symphonic Band.
Round Tops Fourth of July Jubilee. Photo: J. Griffis Smith
Round Top: July 4
The community has celebrated the Fourth of July every year since 1851 making it the longest-running Fourth of July celebration west of the Mississippi. The civil war-era cannon roars at 10:30 a.m. announcing the parade of handmade floats antique cars and tractors fire engines trail riders and longhorn cattle. Food includes delicious barbecue and sides.
San Angelo: July 4
See hourly artillery salutes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Parade Ground at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark to mark the nations birthday.
San Antonio: July 4-July 7
Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery textiles jewelry woodwork paintings beadwork and more.
Seguin: July 4
Join crowds of more than 10000 people that line up along Austin Street for the annual parade. With more than a 100 entries including floats from local businesses elected officials churches schools military representatives and more the entire parade takes about two hours to roll by.
Sherman: July 3
This 10th annual Independence Day celebration includes a free concert food vendors a family-friendly Kids Alley and a fireworks show.
Snyder: July 3-4
Includes live music an arts and crafts show a carnival vendors fireworks and a parade in Towle Park.
Sugar Land: July 6
Pack up your chairs and head to the plaza in Sugar Land Town Square to indulge in snacks and brews from Baker Street and live country music from Tribute to George Strait to kick off your holiday weekend. Note: This will not include a firework ceremony only live entertainment.
Taylor: July 4
Features a free firework display in Murphy Park that can be seen from anywhere in the parks vicinity.
Temple: July 4
The celebration at Miller Park includes live entertainment arts and crafts food and games for the kids. The highlight of the evening is the amazing fireworks display. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy a free day of relaxation.
Texas City: July 4
This Independence Day parade begins at 9 a.m. at the Sanders-Vincent Community Center. Bring family and friends out to watch the event.
Tomball: July 4
Celebrate American independence at the largest July 4th event in northwest Harris County. The celebration is a half mile of live music vendors food fireworks and fun including a performance from Texas Country Music Hall of Fame group The Posse. Gates open at 5 p.m. with fireworks around 9:20 p.m.
Waco: July 4
Enjoy a celebration of food music and fireworks in Touchdown Alley at McLane Stadium. The fireworks are visible along both sides of the river and from areas around Baylor Campus and downtown starting at 9:15 p.m.
Waxahachie: July 3-4
Crape myrtles are a favorite local flower that just so happens to bloom as Independence Day rolls around each summer. Enjoy a concert and fireworks on Wednesday evening at Lumpkins Stadium Parking Lot followed by a parade through historic downtown on Thursday.
Wichita Falls: July 4
Join artists Clint Vines and The Hard Times and headliner Forte in a free outdoor concert celebrating Independence Day.
Wimberley: July 4
The Best Little Parade in Texas" features bands horses and floats through Wimberley Square. Its small-town America at its finest.