It is time to get a little patriotic this summer season. Of course, by that we mean you need the best travel plan for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday this summer season. You can have an incredible Fourth of July celebration by spending the holiday with us here in Austin. Everyone knows that Texas is one of the most patriotic states in the country, but Austin is always inviting to everyone no matter how you want to spend the holiday. Take a look below at the many ways to spend the Fourth of July in Austin:

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47th Annual Austin Symphony Orchestra Star Spangled Fest

Each year Austin hosts a variety of special events for the Fourth of July holiday that will bring in our nation’s birthday in style. The events have a variety of exciting activities that are sure to be a blast for anyone of all ages in your family. One of the most popular Fourth of July events taking place each year here in Austin is the annual Star Spangled Fest put on by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. This will be the 47th consecutive year for the festival, making it one of Austin’s longest standing traditions.

Come decked out in your best red, white, and blue attire for this patriotic event that is absolutely free to attend to the public. Everyone is invited to the shoreline of Lady Bird Lake where you will be able to take in the views of the orchestra and closing fireworks display. Attendees will want to make their way to Vic Mathias Shores for the event where you can enjoy plenty of space to hang out. The general admission area opens up at 4:00 PM and early entrance is highly recommended to ensure a great viewing spot for the event. The Master of Ceremonies will begin at 8:00 PM sharp with the Austin Symphony Orchestra Concert beginning at 8:45 PM. Of course, it would not be a Fourth of July Celebration without a stunning fireworks display lighting up the sky. The fireworks will begin at 9:30 PM and is sure to be a huge demonstration of patriotism.

During the event you will find plenty of exciting activities for the family to enjoy. Live music entertainment will be provided by Tameca Jones, Bidi Bidi Banda, and DJ Du among others starting at 5:00 PM. Local Austin food trucks will be on hand to ensure everyone does not get hungry with some local favorites being present. Explore the rest of Vic Mathias Shores for all kinds of family-friendly activities such as yard games and much more. Local watering holes and market vendors will be just down the street so the adults never get thirsty and so you can find plenty of event swag to purchase.

For those wanting the best seats in the area, consider upgrading to VIP passes. A variety of VIP passes are available including VIP tables, VIP lawn access, and Shoreline Access each offering special amenities and viewing areas. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event just in time for the Fourth of July in Austin.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival

If you wish to beat the crowds over at the Star Spangled Fest here in Austin you can always head out to Texas Hill Country for the annual Galleria Independence Day Festival. This incredible event is an all-ages affair that offers a backyard-type feeling with exciting games and local live music on hand. In addition to the music attendees will also be able to enjoy plenty of shopping along with incredible dining at some of the Texas Hill Country’s best restaurants. The Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival will close off the festivities with a sprawling firework show. If you have been wanting to experience Texas Hill Country this is your time to do so!

Find Some Delicious Food

You do not come to Texas and not experience the delicious food found all over Austin. Treat yourself to a Fourth of July feast by dining out at some of the local favorite restaurants. Lucy’s Fried Chicken offers some tasty home cooking with favorite dishes such as Chicks and Chips or the Deep Fried Deviled Eggs. Everyone knows that Texas has some of the best BBQ around, so don’t miss out on a stop by Micklethwait Barbecue. This local BBQ joint has been named a Top Ten BBQ Joints in Texas by Texas Monthly, so you know it is the real deal.

More Texas Fun Just in Time for the Fourth of July in Austin

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to kick start your Fourth of July celebrations right here in Austin. Make sure to get ready for the fun by booking a 4th of July Austin vacation rental with us here in the area.