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Austin, Texas, is home to a wide range of incredible fireworks displays every year. This year, COVID-19 has led to the cancellation of some events, while others have yet to be officially confirmed. To help you plan your festive day in advance, we’ll break down some of the best places to watch 4th of July fireworks in Austin this summer.


With the help of updated guidelines amidst COVID-19, this exciting event is here to make this 4th of July a special one. Taking place at ACL Live, 3TEN & W. Austin, this live event features food, drinks, and five stages of live music, with musicians such as Jackie Venson, Los Coast, Ida Red, and more set to perform.

Worried about social distancing? Luckily, so is the event. During the festivities, wearing masks and social distancing in venues are requirements. There will also be a limited guest capacity, and organizers have put thorough sanitation procedures into place. From temperature checks to sanitation stations, Red, White, and Willie Nelson Blvd. is pulling out all the stops to give you a great time while keeping you safe and secure along the way.


The annual Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration occurs just outside of Austin. This beloved event offers great barbecue, live music, and carnival activities for you and your friends to indulge in. Unfortunately, this event has not been officially announced this year, so if you’d like to attend this annual event, keep an eye out for updates.

As mentioned before, COVID-19 has put some of the city’s famous annual events in limbo or outright cancellation. Thankfully, this event isn’t officially in the cancellation bin just yet.


This iconic location doesn’t have a firework display of its own. However, it will give you an incredible view of downtown Austin, as well as the Colorado River and Texas’ Hill Country. This dazzling view offers you a chance to witness any number of fireworks shows occurring across the city.

Now that you know some of the best places to watch 4th of July fireworks in Austin this summer, you can plan your day accordingly. Despite the cancellation of some events due to COVID-19, there will still be fun ways to celebrate when this beloved holiday finally arrives. Make sure to stay up to date with the event that sounds the most appealing to you, just in case any last-minute changes occur leading up to the big day. If you’d like to spend that special day out on the water, ATX Party Boats can help.

Our Lake Austin boat tours will provide you with a beautiful venue for you and your guests to have a private party. That way, you can spend a day in the hot Texas heat on the cool water before sitting back and enjoying any one of the night’s dazzling fireworks displays.

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