The Weekenders: Events for Austin Families, July 4-6, 2014


38th Annual Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks- Friday, July 4, gates at 4:00 p.m., concert at 8:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. While Auditorium Shores is under construction, this show will move out to the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) this year. COTA will host a variety of fun, old-fashioned July 4th holiday activities, including interactive games and contests for the whole family. There are plenty of details regarding what is allowed to bring in and what is restricted. FREE! Free parking in Lot F, Up-close parking available on Lots H & A for $10. Circuit of the Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd, Austin.

July 4th Frontier Days Celebration (Round Rock) – Friday, July 4 from Noon to 11:00 p.m. A parade, fireworks, carnival rides, jalapeño pepper eating contest, children’s games, vendor booths, rubber duck races, Sam Bass Shootout, Movies in the Park, and skydivers are all part of Round Rock’s Frontier Days Celebration. Festivities will begin with free watermelon at the Lakeview Pavilion and include music from the Austin Symphonic Band. Your family will also enjoy the new Swifty Swine Pig Races this year. View full schedule of events here. FREE! Old Settlers Park,‎ 3300 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock.

Pfirecracker Pfestival (Pflugerville) – Friday, July 4 from 3-11:00 p.m. This celebration features two stages, vendors on both the north and south sides of the lake, children’s areas on both sides, and the best fireworks show in Central Texas after sundown. Enjoy a patriotic concert by Austin Civic Wind Ensemble, dance to music–from blues to country and pop to patriotic–on both sides of the lake after the fireworks. There will be no onsite parking this year; take the shuttle buses from either Hendrickson High School or Pflugerville High School. The fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. View the full schedule of events hereFREE! Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Ln, Pflugerville.

4th of July Celebration (Cedar Park) – Friday, July 4 from 4-10:30 p.m. This celebration features live music, inflatables, prizes, a washer tournament, face painting, bingo, free watermelon, carnival games and rides, a rock wall and fireworks. Concessions will be available for purchase. FREE! Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park.

Liberty Fest (Leander) – Friday, July 4 from 5-10:00 p.m. This fantastic family-friendly event will feature live music, food and craft vendors, children’s activities, and fireworks. This year’s Headliner is Roger Creager. View the full schedule of events hereFREE! Future Site of ACC Leander, US 183A & Hero Way, Leander.

Check out our list of 4th of July Fireworks and Events here.


Michaels Kid’s Club- Saturday, July 5, every half hour starting at 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop! Only $2 per child reserves 30 minutes for your creative kid. This Saturday, kids will make a summer fun craft. All participating Michaels locations.
AdvertisementThe Tesla Project- Saturday, July 5, from 2:00- 10:00 p.m. Join in the fun in an all-day extravaganza dedicated to celebrating the genius of Nikola Tesla, a visionary scientist and engineer whose electrical inventions transformed the world. His most famous inventions include: AC power, the induction motor, fluorescent lighting, and radio. THE TESLA PROJECT is for all ages and open to the public and the proceeds benefit GirlStart! Enjoy live music, spin art, live screen printing, Robots! The LASA Robotics Team (Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin) and The Lady Cans Robotics Team of The Girl Scouts of Central Texas, will show off their stuff in Big Medium‘s gallery at Canopy, a Tesla-inspired art show and more! FREE! Canopy, 916 Springdale, Austin.

Summer Saturdays at French Legation- Saturday, July 5 at 1:15, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Join us for family fun with outdoor activities when you come in for a guided tour of the historic house and detached kitchen. (Tours are $5 per person, under 5 are free). This Saturday will be all about Bubbles! Design and create your own bubble wands and see who can create the biggest bubbles. The French Legation Museum, 802 San Marcos Street, Austin.

Bastrop Patriotic Festival- Saturday, July 5, from 6-9:30 p.m. Music by the Bastrop Community Chorus and Band will begin the evening festivities at 6pm with people dining, children playing, and families stretched out on the grass or relaxed in lawn chairs as they await the Austin Symphonic Band and fireworks. FREE! Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow St, Bastrop.

Lago Vista 4th of July Celebration- Saturday, July 5, 9:30 p.m. We’ve Got Talent Contest, family fun games, tennis, Little Mr/Ms Lago Vista Contest, and the fireworks show at “dark 30″. FREE! Bar-K Recreational Park, Lago Vista.


Free Family Film Series- Sunday, July 6 at 3:00 p.m. Join us for a screening of Homeward Bound as part of the ! The film follows two adventurous dogs and one sassy feline as they escape form a California ranch in a quest to be reunited with their owners. Screenwriter Caroline Thompson will be in attendance for a post screening Q&A! FREE! Open to the public.Texas Spirit Theater, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin.

Bullock Museum Free First Sunday- Sunday, July 6. Exhibit admission will be free from 12 – 6 p.m. From 12 – 3 p.m., stop by to learn all about energy. Find out why energy matters and participate in hands-on science experiments. Discover the wonders of magnetism, potential and kinetic energy, and experience the thrills of Newton’s laws with Mad Science hands-on science stations.Find out how to help the environment with Take Care of Texas, a statewide campaign from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. Explore the power of the sun and create a sun print art and experiment with solar power. Then, at 3 p.m., stay for a free screening of the Disney movie Homeward Bound. Join Story Time at 2 p.m., with stories and a special art project for preschoolers. FREE! Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Avenue, Austin.

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