Are you as ready as we are for the return of fireworks, barbecues, and parades for the 2021 Fourth of July celebration? We have curated the perfect palette of RED, WHITE, and BLUE events happening in and around San Antonio this Independence Day weekend.
Freedom Fiesta at Central Park (Seguin) | FREE!
Get fired up for Fireworks, Fiesta, and “The Biggest Small Town Fourth of July Parade in Texas.” Friday is the Freedom Fiesta hosted by KWED 1580 with live performances, great food, and time to connect with the whole community. Saturday, crowds of flag-waving people will line Austin Street for the annual parade. Saturday evening will feature the Fireworks Fiesta display. And Sunday, the celebration concludes with a patriotic concert by the San Antonio Symphonic Band.
Independence Day at the Alamo, 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. | FREE!
Celebrate Independence Day weekend at the Alamo with live music, a variety of demonstrations, and activities. Demonstrations include weapons, medicine, artillery, drill, and firing demonstrations. Interactive activities will include period games, kids’ drill, learning to make candy cartridges, learning to make yarn or corn husk dolls, and more!
July 4th Fest at Six Flags, 10:30 a.m.– 10:00 p.m. | Included with park admission
Start your summer off with a bang! Enjoy fireworks, rides, discounted tickets, and more when you celebrate Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, where the special fireworks show lights up the sky nightly. Stay late, grab a snack, take your seats and let’s make this a summer to remember together!
4th of July Celebration at SeaWorld San Antonio, 10:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. | Included with Park admission
Celebrate the 4th of July with a bang! Join SeaWorld for a spectacular fireworks display. In honor of Independence Day, guests will get in the patriotic spirit when they witness a colorful fireworks display at Bayside—free with admission to SeaWorld. This stunning mix of pyrotechnics is set to a triumphant musical score. This jaw-dropping show will illuminate SeaWorld’s skyline and captivate guests with its spectacular display of colorful flames and twinkling sparks.
Saturday, July 3
Armed Forces River Parade at the River Walk, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | FREE!
A free patriotic parade dedicated to the men and women who serve in all branches of the Armed Forces. Eighteen star-spangled floats will carry representatives of all six branches of the military. Patriotic and American-themed rock/pop music will play from the floats throughout the 2 1/2-mile downtown parade route on the River Walk.
Independence Day Celebration at the Helotes Festival Grounds, 6:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. | FREE!
The Helotes Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks returns this year—bigger and better! You are invited to enjoy an evening of food, drinks, live music, vendors, and fireworks!
Sunday, July 4
Red, White, and Boom at the La Vernia Community Park, 5:00–10:00 p.m. | FREE!
The City of La Vernia is hosting a picnic in the park with food trucks, water slides, a DJ, and an amazing fireworks show! Feel free to bring your own canopy, lawn chair, blanket, towel, and cooler.
4th of July Parade in Windcrest, 6:00–9:00 p.m. | FREE!
Celebrate the 4th of July with the City of Windcrest’s Annual 4th of July Parade. Festivities kick off at 6:00 p.m. with a greeting from Mayor Dan Reese, Pledge, and Presentation of Colors. The parade will begin after the opening ceremony. The parade will start at City Hall and will make its way around the golf course; then the party kicks off at the City Hall parking lot with free food (while it lasts), vendors, games, and fellowship.
4th of July Parade and Fireworks Spectacular at Leon Valley Raymond Rimkus Park, 7:30 a.m.–9:45 p.m. | FREE!
Join the 27th Annual 4th of July Parade! Elements include a morning 5K Pioneer Firecracker Run/Walk, the 27th Annual Leon Valley Parade, DJ Stevie Mac’s Dance Machine, Food Trucks, and a Fireworks Spectacular…the perfect way to end a celebration!
Schertz 4th of July Jubilee, 8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. | FREE!
Join the City of Schertz for a tribute to freedom and fun in 2021! Elements include a morning “Let Freedom Run” 5K and downtown parade; in the evening a carnival, live music, Float & Fireworks, festival food, family zone activities, and a Fireworks Spectacular.
H-E-B Fourth of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park, 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m. | FREE! After forgoing the beloved celebration in 2020, The San Antonio Parks Foundation in partnership with The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, presents The Official City of San Antonio Fourth of July Celebration presented by H-E-B. There will be plenty of July Fourth fare, including local food trucks and vendors serving up hot BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, tacos, aguas frescas, and cold drinks galore! Carnival games will also be available for the duration of the event.
Independence Day Fireworks Boerne at the Boerne City Park, 9:15 p.m. | FREE!
This spectacular display of fireworks is sponsored by the Boerne Fire Department. Grab a chair and be amazed by the wonderful show in the sky. Free parking is available at Boerne City Park & Champion High School. Fireworks will begin after dark.