Texas Fourth of July Celebrations

Patriotic Events to be Held Across the Lone Star State

4th of July Fireworks at Miller Outdoor Theatre
••• 4th of July Fireworks at Miller Outdoor Theatre. atbaker/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

If you happen to be heading to Texas over Fourth of July weekend, you'll have no shortage of Independence Day activities to choose from. In fact, since the Fourth falls on a Monday this year, it will be a true 'Fourth of July Weekend.' Here is a small sample of what's on tap in Texas for the Fourth of July, 2016.

Monday, July 4

The Austin Symphony Orchestra will be performing their annual Fourth of July Fireworks & Symphony at Auditorium Shores.

There will be a full day of activities in and around Fredericksburg, starting with a Fourth of July parade down Main Street at 10 a.m. The balance of the day will see events throughout the town and surrounding area. The day will be capped with a fireworks display at Lady Bird Municipal Park beginning at "dark-thirty."

Houston's celebration, the Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration Presented by US Health Plans at Eleanor Tinsley Park features a fireworks display and live music. The fireworks display is being billed as the 'largest land-based fireworks show in the nation.'

Luckenbach will be hosting their annual July 4th Luckenbach Family Picnic, which includes entertainment, games, food and more.

South Padre Island, the "Fireworks Capital of Texas," will have a Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza over the Laguna Madre bay starting at 9:15 pm.

In San Antonio, visitors and residents will be treated to a free fireworks display and celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park.

This event generally draws a big crowd, so those wishing to attend should show up early to ensure they have a spot to watch the fireworks. 

And, in Dallas, Fair Park Fourth is a free event featuring food, games, live music and fireworks in Fair Park. The event is one of the largest Fourth of July celebrations in Texas.


Granbury's July 4 Celebration begins Friday and continues through Sunday. The event includes a car show, tractor pull, ranch rodeo, children's games, arts & crafts, parade and fireworks display.