Celebrate your three day weekend with a variety of 4th of July festivities taking place around Austin. Whether you’re looking to float the river, jam out to live music, or sip on something strong and sweet, we’ve put together a list to keep you busy all weekend long!

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic

America’s beloved icon Willie Nelson is bringing a star-studded lineup to the new Q2 Stadium on Monday, July 4th for the Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic! The event will feature Willie Nelson & Family, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, Tyler Childers, Brothers Osborne, Midland, Charley Crockett, Allison Russell, Particle Kid, Steve Earle & the Dukes, and Asleep at the Wheel. In addition to great live music across two stages, fans can expect delicious food, drinks, and post-show fireworks to celebrate the national holiday. Get tickets here.

Float On Special

Float On Boat Rentals is running a special 4th of July promo and are offering 25% off all boats booked now through the 4th of July! Promo available for daytime rentals, firework tours, and on both Lake Travis and Lake Austin. Use code 365austin at checkout to receive your discount. Book your boat here.

Black Sheep Corndog Eating Contest

Black Sheep Lodge is hosting their 12th Annual Corndog Eating Contest at 2 p.m. on Monday, the 4th. You’ll have eight minutes to eat as many corndogs as you can! The winner will receive a $250 cash prize. Sign up by emailing events@blacksheeplodge.com.

Tubing With Austin Tour Company 

Nothing says 4th of July in Texas like floating the river! Austin Tour Company has both private and public float options on the San Marcos River making your 4th of July celebrations wet and wild. ATC will provide you with a round trip bus ride, tubes, coolers, and ice. Book your float here.

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt’s Red White And Blues 

Enjoy several days of live musical performances, exclusive room rates when you book three nights, and views of the Fourth of July fireworks show from their pool deck. This viewing is complimentary for hotel guest and people with reservations at Geraldine’s. Day Pass tickets can be purchased through ResortPass for $50.

Austin Symphony July 4th Concert

H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks is back! Spend this Independence Day with your family and friends, decked out in red, white and blue. Head down to Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores) this July 4th for an amazing event complete with a fireworks display over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. with Master of Ceremonies welcoming dignitaries and special guest. Concert begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by “mile-high” fireworks. The event is free and open to the public.

Independence Day Garden BBQ at Lutie’s 

Lutie’s Garden Restaurant is excited to announce its first ever Independence Day Garden BBQ in collaboration with “new-school bbq” spot LeRoy and Lewis on Sunday, July 3 at the sunken gardens at Commodore Perry Estate. Food will be accompanied by brews and giant lawn games in the sunken gardens. At 9 p.m., Lutie’s transitions to an after hours cocktail party for the evening, with specialty cocktails at the bar and an all-vinyl DJ set by Clemente Castillo. Tickets are $100 per person and are now available online. Tickets include food and two drink tickets, along with access to all activities during the celebration.

BBQ Pool Party at Carpenter Hotel

On Sunday, July 3rd Carpenter Hotel is kicking summer off old school, providing a classic backyard BBQ in celebration of July 4th weekend with grilled eats from Carpenters Hall, pool access, live entertainment courtesy of the multi-genre artist, Aaron Stephens, and endless high summer spirits. Tickets are $55 and can be purchased online.

Better Half and Hold Out Brewing 1&2&3&4

Better Half and Hold Out Brewing are hosting four days of celebrations! Events include live music, a hog roast, special tattoos, food and drink specials, hotdogs and corndogs, and more. Event start on July 1st and wrap up on the 4th.

Poiesis Art Show

Join Texas Ski Ranch for their first annual Poiesis Art Show! They’ve partnered up with Texas Inked to bring you the best talent from across Texas and the US. From July 1st – July 3rd enjoy three days of tattooing, painting, pencil art, ceramics, photography, street art, and more. There will also be food trucks, axe throwing, wakeboarding, free beach access, and more. Tickets start at $20.

Sweet Treats from Walton’s Fancy and Staple 

Swing by Walton’s on West 6th for celebratory sweet treats to bring to any 4th of July gathering! Their talented pastry chef can create a custom order for you, or you can mix and match whatever they have displayed in their pastry case. Don’t skip their Red, White, and Blue Golden Eggs – nutmeg infused yellow cake, dipped in melted butter and dusted with cinnamon sugar. Place an order in-person or by calling 512-391-9966.

Fourth of July at Omni Barton Creek

Join Omni Barton Creek on their resort lawn for live music by Austin musician David Ramirez followed by a stunning fireworks display. Partake in their Star-Spangled VIP Experience offering access to  Mokara Spa’s adults-only pool, a dessert bar, and an impressive charcuterie spread. Celebrate with a selection of beer and wine at the open bar while enjoying the annual fireworks show and concert with a rooftop view. The VIP Experience costs $350 per person.

Bomb Pop ‘Ritas at TLC

TLC is celebrating the 4th with festive Bomb Pop Margs all day on Monday! Enjoy their famous frozen margs complete with a Bomb Pop to make your celebrations extra sweet. TLC’s Bomb Pop Frozen Margs will be available on Monday for $10.

Independence Day Celebration at Dreamland

Central Texans looking to celebrate this weekend in the Texas Hill Country can catch spectacular live music and a fireworks show on Saturday, July 2nd at Dreamland in Dripping Springs. The 86-acre property will have plenty of family fun throughout the day with a splash pad and playscape for kids, along with jumbo jenga, cornhole, an art walk and more. Food and drink specials will also be available all day. General admission tickets for the Independence Day celebration are $25. VIP tickets are $100 and include drinks, private backstage viewing and mini golf.

Born and raised in Austin, Emily thrives off sunlight and a good happy hour. In her free time she enjoys finding hidden spots along the greenbelt and frequent trips to Austin Pets Alive! She graduated with a degree in PR and has spent the past four years as a social media manager and writer.