This Independence Day, take your family to one (or more!) of the many fantastic 4th of July events in and around San Antonio. There’s something fun to do no matter what part of the Greater San Antonio area you live in. May the 4th be with you!
We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to be 100% sure that their free offerings are still available.
FREE INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS IN & NEAR SAN ANTONIO
Traders Village Fourth of July Celebration, Brown Expo
Sunday, June 30th, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., 9333 Southwest Loop 410 at Old Pearsall Rd., 78242
Free admission and activities for kids on this 4th of July at Traders Village. Activities include face painting, 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. Don’t miss special appearances by Cap’s Crusaders. All activities are free, no admission and just $4 for parking.
Helotes Independence Day Celebration
Wednesday, July 3rd, 6:oo p.m. – 10 p.m., 12951 Bandera Rd., 78023
The City of Helotes will host its annual Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, July 3 starting at 6:00 p.m.! The event includes a free concert from the Helotes Community Band, children’s activities, food vendors, and more! There will be free hot dogs, ice cream, and apple pie (while supplies last). Feel free to bring your own chairs or blankets and your own food and drinks. Fireworks will begin at dusk!
Seguin Fireworks Fiesta
July 3, 9:30 p.m., 650 River Dr W, 78155, Starcke Park
Seguin is hosting their own two-day event, starting on July 3. Enjoy a fabulous fireworks show starting at 9:30 pm. You can view the show from Starcke Park and surrounding areas.
City of San Antonio 4th of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake
Thursday, July 4, 11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The City of San Antonio’s official 4th of July celebration takes place at Woodlawn Lake Park. Fun and festivities include live performances from the US Air Force Band of the West. Jojo from KJ97, children’s activities, a carnival, and of course the H-E-B Fireworks Extravaganza which begins at 9:00 p.m.
Independence Day at the Alamo
Thursday, July 4, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 300 Alamo Plaza, 78205
Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Alamo with music, living history, readings of the Declaration of Independence and more. Throughout the day, enjoy Living History demonstrations and photo ops with reenactors.
Leon Valley’s 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Spectacular Celebration
Thursday, July 4th, 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m., Raymond Rimkus Park, 6440 Evers Rd.
This free admission community party for the 4th of July features a 5k (7:30 am), parade (9:30 am, live music and entertainment, food, drinks, carnival, pony rides and fireworks at dusk. No outside food and beverages allowed. *Bags will be checked*
The Schertz Jubilee
Thursday, July 4, 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Pickrell Park
This annual 4th of July celebration is the Schertz Jubilee! Bring your family out for the morning 5K and parade. The 5K begins at 9:15 am. Immediately afterward is the parade with food vendors and more. Come back in the afternoon for live music, a carnival, food, and fun. Schertz is especially proud to 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. Free gate admission and parking. You can also float at the pool while you watch the show!
Seguin’s Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, July 4, 9:00 a.m. – 12 noon, 201 South Austin St., 78155
If you want to see the fireworks, you’ll have to check out their extravaganza the night before. Seguin’s 4th of July events kick off at 9 am with a flag raising ceremony. The parade is from 10 am to noon, through downtown.
Boerne, Texas Fourth of July Fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 7:00 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
Thursday, July 4th, 8:45 a.m., Main Plaza, Downtown New Braunfels, Texas
This daytime celebration of Independence kicks off with the Comal Community Band performing the historic bandstand in the plaza at 8:45 am. The parade begins at 9:15 at Saint Peter and Paul Church. The traditional Patriotic Program begins at 10 am.
Landa Park Fourth of July Spectacular
Wednesday, July 4th, 6:30 p.m., 110 Golf Course Rd., New Braunfels, 78130
The largest Independence Day celebration is in New Braunfels with live music at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks over Landa Lake at 9:15 p.m. Come early, bring a picnic and enjoy the show! Seating will be available on the Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs for fireworks viewing this year. Seating will be available starting at 6 pm and only in designated areas. Free for all ages.
SummerFest at San Marcos Plaza Park
Thursday, 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.). Free parking will be available at the Public Library and Activity Center parking lots, City Park and Texas State’s Strahan Coliseum parking lot.
City of Kyle Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show
Thursday, July 4, 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a pre-fireworks show at the PCGC Clubhouse! The show is free and open to the public with live music. Food and drinks will be for sale. The fireworks start at 9:30 pm.
CHEAP & TICKETED 4TH OF JULY EVENTS IN & NEAR SAN ANTONIO
Kirby, Texas, Fireworks in the Park
Thursday, July 4, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., 5745 Binz-Engleman Road
Join Kirby’s annual Independence Day for live music, kids activities, food, fun & fireworks! Entry is $5 per car and there are no outside food or drinks allowed.
Don Strange Ranch 4th of July Picnic & Fireworks
Thursday, July 4th, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Enjoy live music, yard games, zip lines, and more. There will also be food and drink specials and a market! Admission is free, parking is $10. The fireworks start at dusk.
SeaWorld’s 4th of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4
On 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. The 4th of July Celebration is included with your park admission. You may be able to reserve seating for an additional fee.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas July 4th Fest
Wednesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 6
Six Flags Fiesta Texas boasts the area’s largest fireworks display during all three nights surrounding 4th of July. “Stars, Stripes & Thrills ” fireworks is included with park admission and is scheduled to begin at 9:15 p.m. on all three days. The fireworks can be best viewed in Lone Star Lil’s. Seating is limited. However; the show can still be viewed from the Texas State Square, Rockville’s main street, or the open area in front of Superman Krypton Virtual Reality Coaster. You can save up to $21 on admission for a limited time!
Morgan’s Wonderland – Salute to America’s Heroes
Thursday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 5223 David Edwards, 78233
Opening ceremonies for the Salute to America’s Heroes will begin at 10:00 a.m., and the day’s activities will include special entertainment such as The Inclusion Fusion show choir. Complimentary hot dogs, apple pie and $1 drinks will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., while supplies last. Everything is included with the price of admission. Children and individuals with special needs are always free. Military members and their families can get in for just $9 per person.
Did we miss your favorite San Antonio area Independence Day festivities? Let us know in the comments!