This 4th of July, 2018, take your family to one (or more!) of the many fantastic Independence Day celebrations in and around San Antonio. Check back soon as we’ll add more as we find them. Happy 4th of July!
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.
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Comfort’s annual 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 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 BBQ and fun in the park from 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and there will be vendors, games and more from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Helotes Independence Day Celebration
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, a bouncy slide for the kids, food vendors, family-friendly activities, 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!
Independence Day Celebration at the Blue Lotus Winery
Sunday, July 1, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., 5151 FM 20, Seguin, 78155
Enjoy free hot dogs (while supplies last) and sign up for the Blue Lotus Wine Club to receive free tastings. Snack plates for purchase.
Traders Village Fourth of July Celebration, Brown Expo
Sunday, July 1, 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 and 12 oz sodas for only one dollar each, while supplies last. All activities are free, no admission and just $4 for parking.
Independence Day at the Alamo
Wednesday, July 4, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 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.
The Schertz Jubilee
Wednesday, July 4, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Pickrell Park
This annual 4th of July celebration is the Schertz Jubilee! 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. Free gate admission and parking.
Seguin’s Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 3 – Wednesday, July 4
On Tuesday, July 3rd, the night sky will light up with a dazzling fireworks display starting at 9:30 p.m. The best views are from Starcke Park and the surrounding area. On Wednesday, July 4th, Seguin kicks off the 4th of July festivities with a Flag Raising Ceremony at 9:00 a.m. at Central Park. Music and speakers will be featured. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. 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.
City of San Antonio 4th of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake
Wednesday, July 4, 8:00 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: a Zumbathon, 1K & 5K, live music, food, parade, carnival and of course the H-E-B Fireworks Extravaganza which begins at 9:00 p.m.
Leon Valley’s 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Spectacular Celebration
Wednesday, 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 (7:30am at 6828 Poss Road), parade (9:30am at 7410 Huebner Road), live music and entertainment, food, drinks, carnival, pony rides and fireworks at dusk. No outside food and beverages allowed. *Bags will be checked*
Boerne, Texas Fourth of July Fireworks
Wednesday, 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
Wednesday, 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.
Kirby, Texas, Fireworks in the Park
Wednesday, July 4, 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., 5745 Binz-Engleman Road
Join Kirby’s annual Independence Day for a car show, live music, kids activities, food, fellowship, fun & fireworks!
Landa Park Fourth of July Spectacular
110 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels, 78130
Join us on Wednesday, July 4 for the largest Independence Day celebration 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 6pm and only in designated areas. Free for all ages.
City of Kyle Independence Day Celebration Fireworks Show
Wednesday, 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 (7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.), followed by The Starlight Symphony Orchestra and Community Choir (8:30 – 9:30 p.m.). No alcohol permitted on school grounds.
The fireworks show begins around 9:30 p.m. and will last about 20 minutes.
SummerFest at San Marcos Plaza Park
Wednesday, 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 Actvitiy Center parking lots, City Park and Texas State’s Strahan Coliseum parking lot.
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SeaWorld’s 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, 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. For an additional fee, you can reserve your premier spot in Ski Stadium for the fireworks show with the 4th of July VIP Fireworks Package. Prices start at $34.99!
Six Flags Fiesta Texas July 4th Fest
Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4
Six Flags Fiesta Texas boasts the area’s largest fireworks display during all three nights of 4th of July weekend. “Lights of Liberty” 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.
Morgan’s Wonderland – Salute to America’s Heroes
Wednesday, July 4, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 5223 David Edwards, 78233
Opening ceremonies for the Salute to America’s Heroes will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the day’s activities will include special entertainment such as Joy’s Dance Party. Complimentary hot dogs, apple pie and $1 drinks will be available from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., while supplies last.
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