The Best Fireworks Displays in the Greater Austin Area

June 29, 2018 12:25 pm

No Independence Day celebration is complete without a fireworks display. So break out the hot dogs and face paints and get in gear for some of Austin’s best fireworks displays. MorningStar is proud to be situated in such a vibrant community, with ready access to a veritable cornucopia of fun events. These are our picks for the best displays this year.


July 4 Celebration at San Gabriel Park

This all-day event opens at 11 am with a parade. Kids can bring and decorate bicycles, wagons, or strollers (though motorized vehicles and pets aren’t allowed). The fireworks display begins at 9:30, with plenty of seating to view the show.

Location: San Gabriel Park, Georgetown, TX

Admission: Free


Leander Liberty Fest

Another great free event, Leander Liberty Fest begins at 3 pm on the 4th of July. Featuring entertainment by Casey Donahew and Stoney Larue, this event is chock full of vendors, carnival games, and amazing food. Enjoy the kid zone, then head over to the fireworks display at sunset. But the fun’s not done yet. Casey Donahew offers an encore after the fireworks display.

Location: East of ACC Campus, Enter from San Gabriel Pkwy or 183A Frontage

Admission: Free, Kids Zone Wristbands 410


Round Rock Frontier Days Celebration

This free family event offers all-day entertainment for families of all types and kids of all ages. With vendor booths, carnival rides, and a pepper eating contest, there’s something for every member of your family. Watch stunt experts display their skills. Participate in the cowboy sing-along, or join the parade. Then stick around at dusk to watch the largest Round Rock fireworks show ever. After the fireworks have ended, there will be a movie in the park featuring StarWars: The Last Jedi.

Location: Old Settlers Park, Round Rock, TX

Admission: Free


Cedar Park 4th of July Parade and Celebration

This family-friendly celebration begins at 5 pm, featuring a washer tournament followed by a wide range of inflatable games and carnival rides. With free bingo, watermelon, face painting, and music by Jacob Gill, it’s the perfect celebration to get your family in the patriotic spirit. The firecracker display begins at dusk.

Location: Elizabeth Milburn Park, Cedar Park, TX

Admission: Free


Pfirecracker Pfestival

The Pfield in Pfleugerville, Texas, offers an all-in-one family-friendly extravaganza beginning at 5 pm on the 4th of July. Enjoy food trucks, face painting, and other kid-friendly activities, followed by live music by Suede. Then top off the day with a traditional fireworks celebration that will leave you speechless.

Location: Pfield, Pflugerville, TX

Admission: Free


Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks

There’s no better way to take in a little classical music than while watching fireworks. Introduce your kids to the Austin Symphony at the state’s largest Independence Day celebration. The concert begins at 8:30, followed by “mile-high” fireworks that will impress even the most skeptical fireworks lovers. Location: Vic Mathias Shores, Austin, TX

Admission: Free


Hill County Galleria Independence Day

Beginning at 4 pm on July 4th, this family-friendly event features a sidewalk sale, face painting, and lots of backyard games. Live music by Edison Chair begins at 6 pm, followed by music by Vallejo at 7:30. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the fireworks with your family at 9.

Location: Hill Country Galleria, Bee Cave, TX

Admission: Free


Independence Day Celebration at MorningStar

It’s time for MorningStar’s grand—and kid-friendly—Independence Day celebration! You can enjoy 4th of July fun without traveling across town—or keep the kids out late. Even better, because our event is the Saturday before Independence Day, you can still enjoy one of the many events we’ve listed above.


Bring the kiddos in the wagon. Ride your bike with the neighbors. Or hop in the car for a quick ride to see all your friends. The celebration begins on Saturday, June 30th, at 12:30 pm. We’ll kick things off with a patriotic parade featuring residents and their kids, friends from across the city, pets, bikes, wagons, and strollers all adorned with the best patriotic décor. The parade begins in the MorningStar amenity complex parking lot, then ambles down Ridgeview Court and back.


We’ll have a patriotic costume contest, with a $50 gift card for the winner! And don’t worry about keeping your kids entertained. We’ll have a variety of activities that are great for all ages—including grown-up kids who want to have a little fun of their own! Highlights of this fun day will include:

  • Scrumptious food catered by Southside Market
  • Face painting
  • Music
  • Kona Ice snow cones
  • A balloon artist


New to the MorningStar community? This is a great chance to meet your neighbors, help your kids make new friends, and see all that makes MorningStar great. We’re proud of this little community we’ve built, and we can’t wait to see everyone.


For questions and more details, contact Cassandra.