Normally this time of year we would list the best places to see fireworks in and around Austin. Well this year the list is short, as Travis County and Austin Fire Departments have agreed to deny all permits for fireworks because of the drought and hot weather we have experienced over the last few months. Some of the annual fireworks displays have been cancelled are the 35th Annual Austin Symphony at Lady Bird Lake, the fireworks at Lake Travis and the Pfirecracker Pfestival at Pflugerville Lake.
Fireworks Shows Around Austin
Just because Austin has canceled its show, doesn’t mean all fireworks shows around Austin have been canceled. Check out July 4th Fireworks Around Austin for a list of cities with fireworks in 2011.
Things to Do in Austin on the 4th of July
Although there will not be any grand fireworks display in Austin this year, there are still several things to do for Fourth of July Weekend. You can venture down to Buda for the Red, White and Buda Celebration. Although no fireworks, there’s still a children’s parade, food and music. The City of Round Rock will have their Frontier’s Day Celebration at Settler’s Park with a parade starting at 10 a.m. Want to stay indoors? Try checking out the Liberty or Death interactive murder mystery show at the Courtyard by Marriott Convention Center held on July 2nd. Are you a wine connoisseur? Take a drive north to Marble Falls for the Annual Vino Palooza Wine Festival where you can spend your day sipping wine from 5 Texas Hill Country Wineries, sampling food from local vendors and listening to live music. Or….if you’re like me, go to Lake Travis, Lake Austin or your favorite local pool and take some time to cool down and take a break from this hot summer weather.
Have Another Suggestion for Things to Do in Austin on the 4th?
No matter what you have decided to do this Fourth of July Weekend, we would love to hear how your friends and family will be spending this holiday weekend. If there are more events going on that we have failed to mention, let us know and I would be happy to add them to the list.