4th of July Fireworks & Festivities in San Antonio

Wow—there is no shortage of Independence Day celebrations in and around San Antonio! Just look at the list below with 22 events so far. We’ve included a lot of smaller events taking place in the Hill Country and surrounding area if you’re up for a quick road trip. If we’ve missed any good ones, feel free to add the event info in the comments section below.

Alamo City Moms Blog wishes everyone a safe 4th!

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Saturday, July 2

4th of July Weekend Celebration, 5:30–9:00 P.M. at Pearl Stable–Celebration and special rendition of the Summer Dance Hall Series with music from Texas Swingbillies. Sponsored by Shiner Beers, there will be food from various Pearl restaurants as well as beer samplings, all to celebrate the holiday weekend and to honor and support our military service members who protect our freedom worldwide. The event is free and open to the public. Free.

Independence Day Celebration, 6:30 P.M. at Helotes Municipal Complex (Helotes)—Free concert by the Helotes Area Community Band, a bouncy slide for the kids, food vendors, family-friendly activities, and more. Plus, free hot dogs, ice cream, and apple pie while supplies last. Bring your own chairs/blankets and feel free to bring your own food and drinks as well. Fireworks will be launched at dusk. Free.

4th of July Celebration, 10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M. at Downtown and Comfort Park (Comfort)—Parade begins at 10 A.M followed by BBQ in the park and then live music, food trucks, and raffles starting at 2:00 P.M. Free.

July 2-4

Freedom Fest, 12:00–8:00 P.M. at Historic Market Square—Food, drinks, and fun for the whole family. Entertainment lineup featuring Whiskey 2 Step, the Palacios Brothers, Ruben V, and Augie Meyers. Free.

Independence Day Celebration at Central Park (Seguin)—Kickoff with Freedom Fiesta on Saturday, Patriotic Concert on Sunday with fireworks at 9:30 P.M. Flag-raising ceremony at 9:00 A.M. followed by Biggest Small-Town Parade in Texas at 10:00 A.M. on Monday. Free.

July 4th Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas–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 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. each day. Lights of Liberty is scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m. on all three days and can be best viewed in Lone Star Lil’s. Event is included with park admission.

Fireworks Spectacular at SeaWorld San Antonio–Witness a colorful fireworks display at Ski Lake. This stunning mix of pyrotechnics set to a triumphant musical score will begin at 9:45 p.m. all three days. Prior to the show, guests can enjoy live music and entertainment for all ages. Event is included with park admission.

July 3-4

Jubilee 2016 at Pickrell Park (Schertz)—Live musical entertainment, parade, 5K run, carnival, BBQ cook-off, food, and the Star Spangled Spectacular. Free.

Monday, July 4

City of San Antonio 4th of July Celebration, 8:00 A.M.–9:30 P.M. at Woodlawn Lake Park—Families are invited to participate in a fun-filled day of games, food, and musical entertainment. Event begins with Zumbathon and races, followed by children’s parade at 11:00 A.M. Fireworks extravaganza begins at 9:30 P.M. Free.

Independence Day Celebration, 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M. at the Alamo—music, living history, readings of the Declaration of Independence, photo opps with reenacts, and more. Free.

Salute to America’s Heroes, 9:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M. at Morgan’s Wonderland—Free food for guests will be offered from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. while supplies last. Hot dogs with all the trimmings and apple pie will be served, and sodas and bottled water will cost just a dollar. 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. Individuals with special needs and children ages 2 and younger are always admitted free of charge.

Photo from InNewBraunfels.com

Fourth of July Parade & Program, 9:15 A.M. at Main Plaza (New Braunfels)—Sponsored by the Sophienburg Museum in coordination with the City of New Braunfels and the Parks and Recreation Department. Patriotic program begins at 10:00 A.M. Free.


Stinson Commemorative Air Force & Freedom Flyers, 10:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M. at Stinson Airport—Flights and tours of vintage military aircraft. Vintage aircraft tour fee is $10 for adults; $5 for children under 12; $20 for a family of five. Event also includes free family fun fair with children’s activities and exhibits.

4th of July Festival & Fireworks Spectacular Celebration, 10:00 A.M. to dusk at Raymond Rimkus Park (Leon Valley)—Food, drinks, music, carnival, and pony rides all day. Parade starts at 10:00 A.M. Fireworks begin at dusk. Free.

Fireworks in the Park, 2:00–10:00 P.M. at Friendship Park (Kirby)—Event includes a car show, live music, kids activities, food, fellowship, fun, and fireworks. Free.

Robert Earl Keen’s Fourth on the River, 12:00–10:00 P.M. at Louise Hays Park (Kerrville)—Live musical performances starting at 4:00 P.M. Robert Earl Keen performs at 8:00 P.M. Largest fireworks display in the Hill Country starts at 9:30 P.M. Free.

KEDA Radio’s 4th of July Celebration, 3:00–11:00 P.M. at La Villita Historic Arts Village—The festival will include various food vendors, music, and family fun. Free.

Movie Night at the Park & Fireworks, 5:00 P.M. at Somerset City Park (Somerset)—Free food and activities for the family, followed by fireworks. Free.

Photo from San Marcos Convention & Visitors Bureau website

SummerFest, 6:00–10:00 P.M. at San Marcos Plaza Park (San Marcos)—Celebration will feature live music, children’s parade, a patriotic costume contest, food vendors, and a grand finale fireworks display. Free

4th of July Spectacular, 6:30–9:45 P.M. at Landa Park (New Braunfels)—Event features live music starting at 6:30 P.M. and fireworks over Landa Lake at 9:30 P.M. Come early, bring a picnic, and enjoy the show. Free.

Music & Fireworks Show, 7:00–11:00 P.M. at Retama Park (Selma)–Gates open and live music from Jeffrey Charles begin at 7 P.M. Fireworks begin at 9:45 P.M. Food and beverage available for purchase. Bring your lawn chairs or sit in the stands and enjoy the show. Free.

Fourth of July Fireworks, 8:00 P.M. at Boerne City Park (Boerne)—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! Free.


Heather was born and raised in San Antonio and became a mom in 2013 and again in 2018. She never imagined she'd be raising two sons but is grateful for the opportunity! Heather enjoys the outdoors and even mowing her own lawn. She and her husband Santiago look forward to raising two feminist boys who will hopefully be better at Spanish than she is. Her professional experience since graduating from Tufts University with a degree in Art History includes working for a variety of arts and cultural nonprofit organizations, from grassroots to governmental. She spent a few years as a stay at home parent and is easing her way back into the workforce. Her dream job would be to work for Sesame Workshop, or President of the United States. In the meantime, Heather enjoys filling her family's weekends with the diversity San Antonio has to offer. Favorite Restaurant: La Tuna Favorite Landmark: Hemisfair Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Breakfast tacos


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