Fireworks and barbecues, parades and patriotism. Whether you’re hoping to watch a small-town parade or take in some Texas-style live music, this list has you covered. We’ve included events happening in both San Antonio and surrounding areas, where you can make your own family memories. Have yourself a safe Independence Day!
June 28 & 29
Freedom Fest, Friday, 6:00 P.M.–12:00 A.M., and Saturday, 2:00 P.M.–12:00 A.M. at Floresville Event Center (Floresville) | Tickets: $10 for adults; children 12 and under FREE!
Enjoy two days of carnival rides, food and craft booths, and musical entertainment. Athletic tournaments take place all day Saturday, in addition to the car show. Fireworks start at 11:15 P.M.
Saturday, June 29
Independence Day Celebration, 6:00–11:00 P.M. at The Roundup (Boerne) | FREE! (Parking: $5)
Families can enjoy face painting, cotton candy, kettle corn, food trucks, their favorite craft beer, games, and a whole lot of Texas fun! Guests are allowed to bring in small folding lawn chairs and place them in designated areas. Live music by the Smoke Wagon Band. Fireworks at the end of the night.
June 29 & 30, July 3
Freedom Fiesta, Saturday, 6:00 P.M.–12:00 A.M., and Sunday, 7:00–8:30 P.M. at Central Park (Seguin) | FREE!
Food, games, and kiddie parade led by Uncle Sam. Musical entertainment by The Bittersweet Band. Hosted by local radio station, KWED 1580. On Sunday, the San Antonio Symphonic Band plays a medley of patriotic tunes beginning at 7:00 P.M. Bring your lawn chairs and beverages of choice. On Wednesday, July 3, at 9:30 P.M., catch the best views of the Fireworks Fiesta near Starcke Park and the surrounding area.
Big Splash 4th of July Week at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park-Camp Resort (Canyon Lake) | Pricing information coming soon!
Happy birthday, America! Help celebrate American heritage big time with red, white, and blue crafts and a 4th of July bike and golf cart parade with Yogi Bear™, Cindy Bear™, and Boo Boo™! Enjoy karaoke, tie-dye, and everything else that is Jellystone Park™! Reservations required.
July 4th Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas | Included with Park admission
Present a can of any Coca-Cola® product along with a park admission or season pass, and you’ll receive exclusive early access to select rides one hour before the park opens, from 9:30–10:30 A.M. each day. Enjoy the daily fireworks display in the evenings.
Freedom Fest, times vary each day, at Historic Market Square | FREE!
Market Square’s 4th of July Celebration is week-long. Live music and entertainment throughout the market on different stages each day. Enjoy delicious food, artisan crafts, live music, dancing for everyone, and much more.
Wednesday, July 3
Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks, 6:00–10:00 P.M. at Helotes City Hall (Helotes) | FREE!
Enjoy a live concert performed by the Helotes Area Community Band starting at 7:00 P.M. and the fireworks display starting at dusk. Arrive early for free hot dogs, apple pie, and ice cream (while supplies last). Free face painting, caricature artist, train rides, and a bouncy slide will be available. Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, bug spray, flashlights, and umbrellas to this outdoor event.
Thursday, July 4
4th of July Festival & Fireworks Spectacular Celebration, 7:30 A.M.–10:30 P.M. at Raymond Rimkus Park (Leon Valley) | FREE!
Food, drinks, music, soap box derby, activities at the pool, and carnival all day. Parade starts at 10:00 A.M. Fireworks begin at dusk. Absolutely no outside food, beverages, ice chests, or firearms allowed.
Independence Day Celebration, 9:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M. at the Alamo | FREE!
All day the Alamo will have special living history demonstrations, photo opportunities with reenactors, firing demonstrations, free paletas, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a performance by Fort Sam’s Own 323d Army Band.
43rd Annual 4th of July Jubilee, 9:00 A.M.–10:00 P.M. at Pickrell Park (Schertz) | FREE!
Enjoy the Freedom 5K, parade, carnival, live music, fireworks, and much more. Watermelon-eating contest for kids ages 5 to 18. Grab tickets for the coolest seat in the house for just $3 (gets you into Pickrell Park Pool to enjoy the fireworks display).
Old Time 4th of July Parade & Patriotic Program, 9:15–11:00 A.M. at Main Plaza (New Braunfels) | FREE!
Wear your most star-spangled attire and join the party with an old-fashioned parade followed by a short patriotic musical program provided by the New Braunfels Community Band. Parade kicks off at 9:15 A.M.
July 4th Parade, 9:30–11:30 A.M. at Monte Vista | FREE!
Parade starts at Howard and Lynwood and ends with awards ceremony at Landa Library. Pie, hot dogs, lemonade, and ice cream will also be available.
July 4th Extravaganza, 9:30 A.M.–3:30 P.M. at Comfort Community Park (Comfort) | FREE!
The Hill Country’s famous parade starts at 9:30 A.M. with the kids’ ride through town. Then barbecue, games, live music throughout the day with a great dance floor, vendors, and live and silent auctions. One of the town’s favorite days of the year.
4th of July Celebration, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at USO JBSA Fort Sam Houston Community Center | FREE!
Join the fun! There will be food, drinks, fun, and games.
Biggest Small Town 4th of July Parade in Texas, 10:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M. at Central Park (Seguin) | FREE!
Crowds of flag-waving people will line Austin Street for the annual event. The exact year the event started is unknown, but each year this celebration gets bigger and better. Watch more than 150 patriotic floats make their way through downtown, including floats from local businesses, elected officials, churches, schools, military representatives, and more.
4th of July Parade & BBQ, 10:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M. at Great Northwest Community Improvement Association | FREE!
Line up on Timber Path road to watch the parade. The parade starts at 10:00 A.M. from Zachry Middle School and ends at the Silver Creek Lodge (8809 Timberwilde Dr.). Stick around after the parade for a picnic pool party. Free hot dogs, chips, and lemonade served on a first-come, first-served basis.
City of San Antonio 4th of July Celebration, 11:00 A.M.–9:30 P.M. at Woodlawn Lake Park | FREE!
Families are invited to participate in a fun-filled day of games, food, and musical entertainment. Celebration will feature the always popular Firecracker Fit-Family Walk/Run around the lake, free Zumba sessions, carnival games and rides, face painters, and children’s activities and workshops. Live entertainment includes the U.S. Air Force Band of The West and local Selena tribute act Bidi Bidi Banda, with more artists and performers to be announced. Stay until the end for the fireworks extravaganza.
Robert Earl Keen’s Fourth on the River, 2:00–10:00 P.M. at Louise Hays Park (Kerrville) | FREE!
Live musical performances starting at 5:00 P.M. Robert Earl Keen performs at 8:00 P.M. Largest fireworks display in the Hill Country starts at 9:30 P.M.
Red, White, and Bloom, 6:00–9:30 P.M. at San Antonio Botanical Garden | Tickets: $12 for general admission; $10 for children 3–13
Surrounded by the beautiful garden blooms, watch the sky light up with red, white, and blue fireworks provided by the San Antonio Country Club. Listen to live music by Texas Tide Band on Concert Lawn. Have fun playing giant lawn games in the company of family and friends. Please note the Family Adventure Garden will close at 8:00 P.M. The No Name Creek stream will run until 7:30 P.M.
Fireworks in the Park, 6:00–10:00 P.M. at Friendship Park (Kirby) | FREE!
Fireworks, food, music, games, and more.
SummerFest, 6:00–10:00 P.M. at San Marcos Plaza Park (San Marcos) | FREE!
Celebration will feature live music, a children’s parade, a patriotic costume contest, food vendors, and a grand finale fireworks display.
Fourth of July Spectacular, 6:30–9:30 P.M. at Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs (New Braunfels) | FREE!
Music concert at 6:30 P.M. Fireworks will launch from Landa Lake at 9:15 P.M. Seating will be available starting at 6:00 P.M. and only in designated areas. Fireworks viewers will not be allowed to sit on greens or putting areas.
Fourth of July Fireworks, 7:00–10:00 P.M. at Boerne City Park (Boerne) | FREE!
Fireworks will start a little after dark. The fireworks can be viewed in many places around Boerne, but the best place is Boerne City Park. Bring chairs, picnics, and your American spirit.
Salute to America’s Heroes, 10:00 A.M–4:00 P.M. at Morgan’s Wonderland | Included with park admission (discounts available)
Free hot dogs and apple pie for Morgan’s Wonderland guests will be offered from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. while supplies last. Sodas and bottled water will be available for $1. Opening ceremonies will begin at 10:30 A.M. Enjoy added entertainment such as “The Magic of Friendship” puppet show, DJ Happy, free face painting, therapy llamas, and more. Military members, first responders, and their immediate families who present valid ID cards at the Welcome Center can obtain a special discounted admission of $9 per person. Add admission to Morgan’s Inspiration Island for an additional $10 per person!
4th of July Celebration at SeaWorld San Antonio | Included with Park admission
In honor of Independence Day, guests will get in the patriotic spirit when they witness a colorful fireworks display at Bayside. This stunning mix of pyrotechnics is set to a triumphant musical score. Enhance your experience with reserved seating and an exclusive picnic.