Food, Festivals, and Fireworks!


There is not much that can compare to a Fourth of July in Texas, and if you are in Austin this weekend be prepared for Texas sized patriotic festivals, parties, and most of all fireworks! In Austin we have the best spots to watch fireworks that would give Katy Perry a run for her money. So let us help you craft the perfect Fourth of July Weekend with our Top Picks for this weekend.

Everyone loves a Parade:

Barton Hill Market Parade

Thursday morning round your kids, dogs, cats, strollers, cars, longboards, and unicycles for the Barton Hills Market Parade. After watching and/or participating in this parade (which is open to anyone) stay around for some great patriotic festivities and food!

Cat Hollow Park Parade and Festival

Does you dog just have that ‘Merica look? Or do you have a bicycle or wagon just screaming red, white, and blue? If you do you could win a prize at this parade, along with many other parade categories. Even if you don’t win you can be a winner as you chow down on a good ole’ American hot dog and an ice cold brew at this festival.


Firework Worthy Music:

Folk of July Festival

With tunes from Whiskey Shivers, Mayeux and Broussard, Rosie and the Ramblers and more this is a concert you will not want to miss. So scoot over to the Scoot Inn Saturday and listen to some of Austin’s favorites bands at this great party.

July 4th Rock and Roll Celebration

Thursday night the place to be is the Sunset Bar and Grill for this awesome party. Come listen to the Jesse Redman Band play for FREE. Should we say more? Catch some fireworks, and then sit back and watch this great band serenade the night away!


Finally Fireworks


Fireworks at Auditorium Shores

Don’t miss Austin’s annual celebration with the Austin Symphony Orchestra at Auditorium Shores on Thursday! These classy guys know how to throw a great show with the largest fireworks show in austin, and tons of great food and drinks. Did we mention this is a free event?


Fireworks on Lake Travis

Volente Beach is hosting a firework show (WITH a Fajita Bar NOM) on beautiful Lake Travis. Did we mention that there is a fajita bar? Make sure you get your tickets to this event before they sell out. I mean fajita bar ya’ll.


For more information on all the Fourth of July festivities happening this weekend check out our Fourth of July Top Picks list So let us be your wingman for this Texas sized ‘Merican weekend, and remember to check out the Half Past Now App to help you find events around you as you are out and about this weekend.


Enjoy the Fireworks!

The Half Past Now Team

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