PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST IS FROM LAST YEAR (2015). TO VIEW THE 2016 LIST OF FREE FIREWORKS AND OTHER 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS, VISIT THIS PAGE.
This 4th of July, 2015, take your family to one (or more!) of the many wonderful Independence Day celebrations in and around San Antonio. Check back soon as we’ll add more as we find them. Happy 4th of July!
~~~~~FREE 4th of July celebrations~~~~~
City of San Antonio 4th of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake
Saturday, July 4, 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
The City of San Antonio’s official 4th of July celebration takes place at Woodlawn Lake Park. Fun and festivities include: a Zumba-thon, HEB’s Pet Place, SeaWorld’s Children’s Red, White, and Blue Parade, a costume contest, Rio San Antonio Cruises’ All American Kids Zone with inflatables and games, a Family Pavilion with arts and crafts, live music, food, and HEB’s fireworks show which begins at 9:30 p.m.
Freedom Fest, Market Square in downtown San Antonio
Saturday, July 4 (noon – 8:00 p.m.), Sunday, July 5 (noon – 8:00 p.m.), 514 W. Commerce, 78207
Celebrate the Fourth of July in Market Square with live music, art and crafts for kids, food booths, and more!
Leon Valley’s 2nd annual 4th of July Fun and Fireworks Spectacular Celebration
Saturday, July 4th, 8:00 a.m. – dusk, Raymond Rimkus Park, 6440 Evers Rd.
This free admission community party for the 4th of July features a 5k (8am), parade (10am), opening ceremonies (11am), live music and entertainment, food, drinks, fun activities, and fireworks at dusk. No outside food and beverages allowed.
Traders Village Fourth of July Celebration, Brown Expo
Saturday, July 4, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 9333 Southwest Loop 410 at Old Pearsall Road, 78242
Free admission and activities for kids on this 4th of July at Traders Village. Activities include face painting, a magician, balloon artist, mechanical bull riding for kids, chalk area for drawing, and free American Flags for the first 3,000 guests. Specials on food will also be available. Enjoy hot dogs, chips, snow cones and 12 oz sodas for only one dollar each, while supplies last. All activities are free, no admission and just $3 for parking.
The Schertz Jubilee
Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, Pickrell Park
This annual 4th of July celebration is the Schertz Jubilee! Over two days, bring your family out for live music, a parade, a 5K Run, a carnival, BBQ Cook-Off, food and fun. Schertz is especially proud produce their annual Star Spangled Spectacular – fireworks that go off in rain, shine, drought or flood. It’s a party your whole family will love.
Boerne, Texas Fourth of July Fireworks
Saturday, July 4, 8:00 p.m., Boerne City Park
Boerne’s annual fireworks show starts just after dark. You can view them from all over Boerne, but the best spot is in Boerne City Park. Bring chairs, food and drinks, and your family for this beautiful show.
New Braunfels, Texas 4th of July Parade and Program
Saturday, July 4, 9:15 a.m., Main Plaza, Downtown New Braunfels, Texas
This daytime celebration of Independence Day includes a parade (open to everyone with a patriotic theme) and program featuring the presentation of the Colors, a welcome, an invocation, special music, remarks by New Braunfels city officials, a benediction, retiring of the Colors, and playing of the bells. To register to participate in the parade, stop by the Sophienburg Museum for an application or get it online at sophienburg.com.
Independence Day Celebration at the Blue Lotus Winery
Saturday, July 4, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 5151 FM 20, Seguin, 78155
Enjoy free hamburgers and hot dogs (while supplies last) and sign up for the Blue Lotus Wine Club to receive free tastings. Live music by Dirty River Dixie Band from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Snack plates for purchase.
Kirby, Texas, Fireworks in the Park
Friday, July 4, 2:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m., 5745 Binz-Engleman Road
Sponsored by HEB, Kirby’s annual Independence Day celebration offers free admission and includes food booths, family games, $15 wristbands for inflatables and other activities, live music, and fireworks.
Seguin’s Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 4
Seguin kicks off the day’s festivities with a Flag Raising Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at Central Park. Music and speakers will be featured. A parade at 10:00 a.m. begins on Austin Street. Want to march in the parade? Get your application here. Known for its annual 4th of July parades, past crowd estimates have exceeded 10,000. There will be more than a hundred parade entries including floats from local businesses, elected officials, churches, schools, military representatives, and more. The day ends with a fireworks extravaganza at the Max Starcke Park Golf Course at 9:30 p.m. We hear the best place to see the show is from Max Starcke Park East.
Comfort’s 161st annual 4th of July Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. – midnight, Comfort Park, Comfort, Texas 78013
Spending 4th of July in Comfort is a true Texas tradition. This year’s festivities include a parade at 10:00 a.m., live music from noon to midnight, the Miss Comfort Pageant, BBQ, Beer, live and silent auctions, flyovers, and, of course, a spectacular fireworks show.
City of Kyle Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show
Saturday, July 4, 6:00 p.m.
Two free pre-fireworks events take place in Kyle this year:
1. A pre-show celebration at the PCGC Clubhouse is free to the public and includes live music and a great look at the fireworks which start around 9:30 p.m. Food will be for sale. No outside food and drink is permitted.
2. Hays CISD PAC (Performing Arts Center) Star Spangled Event. This free program begins with live music performed by The Blue Water Highway Band, followed by The Starlight Symphony Orchestra and Community Choir. No alcohol permitted on school grounds.
The fireworks show begins around 9:30 p.m.
SummerFest at San Marcos Plaza Park
Saturday, July 4, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Located on the banks of the San Marcos River in Plaza Park, SummerFest includes food and activity booths, live music, children’s parade and costume contest, and fireworks (at 9:30 p.m.).
Kerrville’s 4th on the River with Robert Earl Keen
Saturday, July 4, Louise Hays Park, 11:00 a.m.
Free admission to this musical celebration of the 4th of July brings Robert Earl Keen along with four other bands to the stage. Food, drinks, and beer sold on site. No coolers or outside alcoholic beverages allowed. Vendors, food and drinks, and a kids’ will keep you busy until the live music begins at 4:00 p.m. Robert Earl Keen hits the stage at 8:00 p.m. and the fireworks start at 9:30.
~~~~~Not Free (but still lots of fun!) 4th of July celebrations~~~~~
SeaWorld’s 4th of July Celebration
Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4
On July 3 and July 4, SeaWorld guests will witness a jaw-dropping fireworks show over Ski Lake at 9:45 p.m. Pyrotechnics illuminate SeaWorld’s skyline with its spectacular display of colorful flames and twinkling sparks. Prior to the show, guests can enjoy live music and entertainment for all ages.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas July 4th Fest
Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5
Six Flags Fiesta Texas boasts the area’s largest fireworks display during all three nights of 4th of July weekend. Included with park admission.