After a long terrible year of being locked indoors in 2020, Independence Day Celebrations are back and open in Austin. Whether you’re a local or a visitor looking to enjoy the long holiday weekend, here are several delicious options to celebrate the fourth of July.
Build-Your-Own Chicken Salad Shoppe picnic basket for two. Choose two sandwiches, sides, chips, 1/2 pound monster cookies and drinks you would like to enjoy while enjoying the fantastic outdoor parks Austin has to offer. Order online at https://chicken-salad-
Geraldine’s, the 4th floor rooftop bar and live music venue inside the Hotel Van Zandt is hosting live blues performances all weekend long, from July 1-4, 2021, including performances by Jo James, Blake Whitmire, Vin Mott and Paul Val. On Sunday, July 4, the bar will welcome blues musician Paul Val from 8-9:30 p.m., then view the fireworks display across the lake from 9:30-10 p.m.
Enjoy Austin’s largest 4th of July celebration at Auditorium Shores. The Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks includes patriotic music by the Austin Symphony with a grand finale fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake. Get there early and leave the chairs at home – this is a popular spot.
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Launderette will host its third annual Lobster & Friends seafood boil on Sunday, July 4 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The menu includes a seafood boil with lobster, shrimp, crab, clams, mussels, sausage, corn & potatoes, family-style sides and special desserts ($50 per guest). Patrons will need to pre-purchase tickets through Resy (available for both dine-in and to-go). https://resy.com/cities/atx/
Salt & Time Café
Celebrate 4th of July with Drinks, Dogs, and Desserts. Nothing screams cold beer and hot dogs more than a summer holiday weekend in Texas and to help kick off July 4th and celebrate the return of the annual fireworks show over the lake, Salt & Time Café is serving up $4 drinks, dogs, and desserts. $4 Housemade Hotdogs, $4 Fireman’s Light Draft Beer, $4 Soft Serve Ice Cream with Choice of Toppings.
Fireworks – Day-trip to Dripping Springs and hit Dreamland, the outdoor arts, entertainment and recreation venue in the Hill Country, for their fireworks show happening on the 4th of July. The viewing will take place on the main stage with the show starting at 10 p.m. The 64-acre property also installed a new Splashpad, perfect for cooling off all day long. There will also be food and drink specials all day from Dreamland’s food trucks and taproom that features 50 local beers, hard seltzers, ciders and kombuchas with a wine selection of 40 Central Texas and world-renowned varietals.
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Seafood Steamer Buckets: TLC has introduced Cook at Home Seafood Steamer Buckets. Cook your own crab boil for the holiday weekend, all you need is a cup of water and a stove, and TLC preps the rest! Steamer Buckets feed between 4-9 people and include a variety of Snow Crab, King Crab, Littleneck Clams, Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Corn and Potatoes, and come with your choice of boil seasoning and sauce. Buckets begin at $210. Available for takeout, preorder or order for same-day pickup online at https://www.toasttab.com/
On July 3rd, Boom Baptist a Texas based DJ known for revising the winning 90’s Boom-Bap formula, pioneered by golden era hip-hop greats, will play at Meanwhile Brewing. 8:00 – 10:00 pm with free admission. RSVP here.