100s of Ways to Celebrate the 4th in Texas

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.

Addison Kaboom Town!

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.

July Fourth Celebration

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.

Fourth of July Parade

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.

H-E-B Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert and Fireworks

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.

Willie Nelsons Fourth of July Picnic

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.

Red White and You: Dancing Through the Decades

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.

July Fourth Celebration

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 4thFEST

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.

Fourth of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo

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.

Pops in the Park

Big Spring: July 3

An annual celebration of Independence Day at the 400-acre historic Comanche Trail Parks amphitheater.

Fourth of July Fireworks

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.

Salute to Freedom Fourth of July Festival

Brownsville: July 4

This annual festival offers vendors games fireworks and free food and refreshments for veterans.

Fourth of July Rodeos and Celebration

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.

TEXAS!" Outdoor Musical

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.

Fourth of July Parade and Cowboy Round-Up

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.

Fourth of July Celebration

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.

July Fourth Fly-In

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.

Celebration of American Independence

Comfort: July 4

Parade downtown at 10 a.m. barbecue family activities and vendors in Comfort Park.

Fourth of July Fireworks

Dalhart: July 4

Enjoy a fireworks show to celebrate the nations independence at Rita Blanca Lake.

Fair Park Fourth

Dallas: July 4

The celebration at Fair Park includes music food and a spectacular fireworks show around 9:30 p.m.

Fourth of July Celebration

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.

Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration

Denison: July 4

Enjoy concessions entertainment and fun for the whole family at Heritage Park and Munson Stadium.

Fireworks Show

Denton: July 4

A spectacular fireworks show is set to patriotic music at the University of North Texas Apogee Stadium.

Fourth of July Jubilee

Denton: July 4

Features the Liberty 5K and 1-Mile Walk the Yankee Doodle Parade a free childrens carnival food and a horseshoe tournament.

July Fourth Celebration

Denver City: July 4

Enjoy games music crafts a car show and a fireworks display in Stuffy Moorhead Park.

Fourth of July Fire in the Sky

Dripping Springs: July 4

Celebrate U.S. independence with a professional fireworks show in Dripping Springs Ranch Park.

Fourth of July World Championship Mud Volleyball Tournament

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.

Independence Day Parade and 5K

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.

Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

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.

Fourth of July Peoples Parade and Celebration

Elgin: July 3

This annual event features a walking parade and a variety of activities at Veterans Memorial Park in Elgin.

Coolest Fourth of July

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 Worths Fourth

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.

Fourth of July Celebrations

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.

July Fourth Celebration

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.

Freedom Fest

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.

Beachfront Parade and Fireworks

Galveston: July 4

The island has a parade with performers floats and military vehicles followed by a fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico.

Star-Spangled Spectacular

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.

Hometown Freedom Fest

Goliad: July 4

Enjoy live music food trucks a car show and water activities at this Fourth of July celebration in downtown Goliad.

Fireworks over the Lake

Gladewater: July 5

Close out the day with fireworks beginning at dusk over Lake Gladewater.

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

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.

Lone Stars and Stripes Fireworks Celebration

Grand Prairie: July 4

Experience the family fun park fireworks giveaways and military discounts at Lone Star Park. Includes live horse racing.

July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza

Grapevine: July 4

Celebrate Americas birthday in true patriotic style at the 37th annual event at Lake Grapevine.

Freedom Fest

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.

Independence Day Celebration

Henderson: July 4

Features bounce houses a giant water slide food vendors music and fireworks at Lake Forest Park.

Red White and Boom

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.

Freedom Over Texas

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.

July Fourth Celebration

Huntsville: July 4

Features family entertainment and a fireworks show at Kate Barr Ross Park.

Independence Day Parade and Reception

Irving: July 4

It all starts in Irvings downtown Heritage District with a patriotic parade live music childrens activities and complimentary watermelon.

Jefferson Railway July Fourth Train

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 Salutes America

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.

Fireworks at the Fairgrounds

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.

Freedom Celebration

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.

Red White and Boom Independence Celebration

Kaufman: July 4

Join in on the fun with live music inflatables water slides food vendors and a fireworks show.

Robert Earl Keens Fourth on the River

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.

Fourth of July Extravaganza

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.

Independence Day Fireworks Show

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.

Firecracker 4 Run

Lake Jackson: July 4

A four-mile run through the neighborhoods of Lake Jackson along Oyster Creek. It is a USATF-certified course.

Fireworks Display

Lake Jackson: July 4

Fireworks in Dunbar Park to celebrate the nations birthday.

July Jubilee

Leakey: July 6

Enjoy a weekend of Independence celebrations with a small-town parade arts and crafts vendors and food vendors.

Rock N Riverfest

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.

Fireworks and Freedom Celebration

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

Fourth on Broadway Festival

Lubbock: July 4

Event includes a day full of kids games live music fireworks food trucks/vendors and more at Mackenzie Park.

Fourth of July Celebration

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.

Fourth of July Dance and Barbecue

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.

Fireworks Extravaganza

Mesquite: July 6

Enjoy holiday fireworks and high-speed auto racing at Devils Bowl Speedway. Admission is required to view fireworks.

Fourth of July Parade and Concert in the Sky

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.

Red White and Boom

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.

Star-Spangled Salute

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.

Freedom Fest

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.

Fourth of July Celebration

Nederland: July 4

Food vendors a bike and wagon parade entertainment and fireworks at Doornbos Park.

Fourth of July Spectacular

New Braunfels: July 4

Wrap up the day with a free concert and a spectacular fireworks show on Landa Lake.

Firecracker Fandango

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.

Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks

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.

Fourth of July Celebrations

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.

July Fourth Celebration

Palacios: July 4

Enjoy the kids parade helicopter rides a re-enactment of the LaSalle landing fireworks show and more at East Bay Park.

Fourth of July Celebration

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 Lions Independence Day Parade

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.

The Texas Pool Independence Day Party

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.

All-American Fourth

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.

Fourth of July Celebration

Port Arthur: July 4

Enjoy family-oriented events in the afternoon at Lamar State College.

An American Tradition

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.

July Fourth Boat Parade and Fireworks

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.

Fourth of July Celebration

Roscoe: July 6

Includes a parade food and craft vendors a mud bog and live music. A fireworks show follows the street dance.

July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration

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 Fourth of July Parade

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.

Holiday Artillery Salutes

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.

Fourth of July Artisan River Walk Show

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.

Biggest Small-Town Fourth of July Parade

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.

Lights on the Lake

Sherman: July 3

This 10th annual Independence Day celebration includes a free concert food vendors a family-friendly Kids Alley and a fireworks show.

July Fourth Celebration

Snyder: July 3-4

Includes live music an arts and crafts show a carnival vendors fireworks and a parade in Towle Park.

Red White Blues and Brews

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.

July Fourth Family Fun Fest

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.

Independence Day Parade

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.

July Fourth Celebration and Street Festival

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.

Fourth on the Brazos

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.

Crape Myrtle Festival

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.

Fourth in the Falls

Wichita Falls: July 4

Join artists Clint Vines and The Hard Times and headliner Forte in a free outdoor concert celebrating Independence Day.

Annual Independence Day Parade

Wimberley: July 4

The Best Little Parade in Texas" features bands horses and floats through Wimberley Square. Its small-town America at its finest.

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