4th of July Safety

  • Please be considerate of your neighbors this 4th of July.   
  • Fireworks are illegal in the City of Austin and with the dry conditions sparks can easily start a fire.
  • Fireworks can trigger PTSD symptoms in veterans.
  • Cats and dogs with noise sensitive ears can trigger intense fear and responses.

Here are several places KXAN identified where you can watch firework displays in the area.


The annual H-E-B Austin Symphony Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks Celebration will start at 8 p.m. at Auditorium Shores and the Long Center. The fireworks show is free and features a show over the Austin skyline. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. followed by fireworks.

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks is returning in 2022 to Q2 Stadium. Music from Willie Nelson & Family and others will start at noon. This is the first concert at Q2 Stadium. Tickets can be purchased online.

Bee Cave

Hill Country Galleria will hold its Independence Day Festival from 4-10 p.m. on July 4. The event will include live music, fair rides, face painting, food vendors and conclude with a fireworks show at dark. Admission is free. Visitors should bring blankets and chairs to watch the firework show.


Red, White & Buda will start a 9 a.m. July 4 with live music, a bike parade and vendors throughout the day. Fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m on the great lawn at the Buda Ampitheater & City Park. The event is free.

Cedar Park

The city’s July 4 Celebration will start at 5 p.m. with food trucks, vendors, inflatables, carnival rides, live music and more. A fireworks show will start at 9:15 p.m. followed by a movie in the park. The event will be at Milburn Park. Admission is free.

Dripping Springs

Dreamland, an outdoor entertainment venue, is hosting an Independence Day Celebration on Saturday. The event will include music from 7-10 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $10 for children ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under.

For violations:

Call 311 to report violations.  The Austin Fire Department has a presence on the streets, and the Fire Marshal’s Office still issues citations for violating the fireworks ordinance, and vigorously prosecuted persons responsible for starting fires as a result of fireworks.