Things To Do This 4th Of July

Things To Do This 4th Of July

Jones|Carter would like to wish everyone a Happy 4th of July! If you haven’t already made plans to stick around the grill and the pool, check out some of our team member’s favorite ways to spend the 4th!


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After burgers and hotdogs, fireworks are a staple for any good 4th of July celebration. In Austin, the annual July 4th HEB Austin Symphony Concert and Fireworks event will bring in the masses. If you want to check out the fireworks with a new perspective, try renting a kayak or canoe and watch from Lady Bird Lake. Lady Bird Lake is close to the 2nd Street District and Greenwater Redevelopment, Second Street is great for shopping and both are host to several excellent restaurants where you can cool off with a drink and some dinner.

If you’re not into the water, try watching from the First Street Bridge, Zilker Park, or the Capitol Grounds. All of which will be heavily trafficked – remember to get there early.

If you’re looking to get out of the city, Leander has a great, free, family-friendly festival. Liberty Fest has live music, food, activities for children, and fireworks. Kyle, Dripping Springs, and Lockhart are also hosting 4th of July Celebrations.

Dallas/Fort Worth

Preempt the 4th of July with a 3rd of July celebration! The City of Roanoke is hosting its annual 3rd of July Independence Day Celebration. The event is free and family friendly. You can bring your own food and drinks or purchase some. There will be fun for everyone with bouncy castles, music, food, and fireworks.

On the 3rd and 4th, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will play its Independence Day concert. The event also offers a spectacular fireworks display. Children get in free with an adult. You can also attend Fort Worth’s Fourth – the annual celebration will have live music, horseback riding, ziplining, other fun activities – and, of course, fireworks. Admission is free, you just pay to park.

Dallas has plenty of options – from Fourth on the Midway to Shakespeare in the Park, there is bound to be something for everyone. Shakespeare in the Park will be performing “As You Like It,” a comedy – the joke just might be that Shakespeare was British. Fourth on the Midway will have rides, games, food, and fireworks.


In the Houston Metro, the only problem with finding something to do over the 4th, is choosing between several great options. Start your day on our side of town, right down the street from Jones|Carter headquarters, with the City of Bellaire’s parade and festival from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Beyond the parade, there will be a petting zoo, carnival games, and more!

Houston is host to CITGO’s Freedom Over Texas every 4th of July in Eleanor Tinsley Park. This year, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler are the musical headliners. There will be a kid’s stage which will present a variety of shows for the children as well as an abundance of food, drinks, and fireworks.

If you live a little further out , there’s plenty to do in the metro area as well. Drop by Freedom Celebration from 9 AM to 1 PM at Katy Heritage Park and Fire Station #1 and spend your afternoon at Cinco Ranch’s LaCenterra’s 4th of July Celebration. Both events are free and fun for everyone.

If you live in Rosenberg, stop by the Family Fourth Celebration at Seabourn Creek Nature Park. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, food, and fireworks close to home. Additionally, The Woodlands is celebrating freedom with live entertainment, food, and family fun starting with a 4th of July Parade at 9 AM. Fireworks will be launched from several locations.  – to make sure that spectators have the best view possible, they will set off a few teaser fireworks to give everyone time to get to a good viewing location.

Recover from the 4th with a visit to Harvest Green’s weekend Farmers Market. Load up on summertime fruits and veggies, as well as other locally sourced goods.

College Station

The “I Love America” Fourth of July Celebration is being held at the George Bush Presidential Library at Texas A&M University. The fun begins at 9:30 AM and will conclude after the 9:45 PM fireworks show. There will be food trucks on site as well as plenty of activities for the whole family.

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San Antonio

The San Antonio Riverwalk will be decorated in red, white, and blue throughout the holiday week. Get some patriotic family photos taken by the water, the setting will be beautiful. Woodland Lake Park will present the annual San Antonio 4th of July Celebration. There will be fun runs, a parade, games for children, and, as always, fireworks! Admission is free, so bring the whole family!

SeaWorld and Six Flags will both be hosting their own celebrations. Six Flags’ Coca-Cola 4th of July Fest is rumored to have the largest fireworks display around.

We are thankful to celebrate Independence Day with our friends and families. Please stay safe over the holiday if you are traveling or handling fireworks and don’t forget your sunscreen. There is plenty of fun to be had all over Texas!