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Austin, Texas: not only one of the best places to live, but one of the most fun cities to spend the Fourth of July. This Independence Day, Austin won’t only be known as the Live Music Capital of the World, but also as home of the best fireworks showcase in Texas. An Austin 4th of July isn’t truly an American celebration without a huge fireworks display, so we have compiled a list of the best places to check them out in the area!

39th Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks

This year’s Austin Symphony Fourth of July celebration, has been moved back to it’s original location — Vic Mathias Shores — where it will illuminate the skies of the downtown area, giving you a perfect view of the Austin skyline. This free event is one of the most popular in Austin, and draws thousands across the Central Texas area. Fireworks start at 8:30 p.m., so make sure to get out there and get a good spot for this year’s display!

Volente Beach Fireworks Display

This Lake Travis spot always has a great fireworks show for those looking to be out on the water this Fourth of July weekend. This show will start at dusk on July 4th, and admission is $8. Volente Beach is a perfect spot for those looking for both water and fireworks!

Round Rock July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration

You can’t beat a carnival, parade, family fun, and to top it all off, fireworks! Those living north should check out this FREE all day celebration that is perfect for this patriotic holiday. The fireworks show starts at 10 p.m.!

Best Viewing Location: Mount Bonnell

If you find yourself indecisive on where to watch fireworks this year, Mount Bonnell will provide you with one of the best views of the entire Austin area, where you can watch all of the fireworks displays going on around the city. As the highest point in Austin, there is no better spot to go and enjoy Fourth of July fireworks.

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When it comes to summer in Austin, the Fourth of July is definitely one of the summer season highlights. As you wake up and pledge allegiance to the United States this Fourth of July, make a pledge to your friends and family to check out the awesome fireworks displays going on across the Austin area!