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.

 

North Austin

 

Buddy's Burgers

Buddy’s Burgers

Stop by this family-owned burger joint for $3 beers all day on Sunday, July 4!

 

Yard Bar

Enjoy July 4th festivities with your pup during the day at Yard Bar’s bar and dog park. Yard Bar will be open from 12-7 p.m. and will be featuring $2 Busch Light drafts, $4 domestic canned beer and frozen watermelon margaritas for the holiday.

 

Chicken Salad Shoppe Sandwich Platter

Chicken Salad Shoppe

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-shoppe.square.site/?location=11eb875dfdb91a64ad0bac1f6bbba828

 

Freebird

Need a way to get around for the holiday weekend? Download Freebird, an app that rewards you for ridesharing. With an easy-to-use platform, riders can link their Uber or Lyft accounts, select a local destination through the Freebird app, and earn points and cash-back rewards for going out. Freebird is available in the App Store and Google Play.

 

Cork & Barrel

(Round Rock) Head out to Round Rock for a July 4th celebration at Cork & Barrel. If you’re attending the Round Rock Express game that evening, you can get 10% off your bill by showing your game ticket (limit to one per bill). The Irish pub will also feature live music starting at noon with musical performances by Ty Grubb, The Kristen Gibbs Band, Davey Arwine, and Beat Root Revival.

DOWNTOWN

 

Geraldine's Pool Deck

Geraldine’s Austin

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.

 

Austin Fireworks

Austin Symphony 4th of July Concert & Fireworks

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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Craving some of Austin’s best BBQ for the 4th of July? Get an order of some of the best brisket from our favorite spots in Austin.

 

EAST AUSTIN

 

Launderette - Lobster & Friends

Launderette

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/launderette

 

salt and time

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.

 

Jello Shots

Revelry Kitchen + Bar

Jello Shots To Go: Bring the party to your 4th of July celebration! Revelry Kitchen + Bar is offering 12-packs of Jello Shots to go. $20 per 12-pack. Email revelryatx@gmail.com to preorder. 

 

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Hill Country

 

Dreamland

credit Matt Lankes

Dreamland

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.

 

Volente Beach Resorts

Hosting the 2nd of July Fireworks Show on Friday, July 2nd, at Starnes Island on Lake Travis.  Fireworks begin at 8:30pm.

 

SOUTH AUSTIN

 

TLC Crabs

TLC Austin’s 

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/TLC-austin/v3

 

Meanwhile Brewing

Meanwhile Brewing

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.

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