4th of July Happenings

Happy 4th of July! While this year’s mid-week holiday might put a damper on hopes for a long weekend out of Austin, there are still several ways to celebrate our Independence around town.

The highlight of this year’s festivities is of course Austin’s Annual Fireworks display presented by the Austin Symphony. After weather prevented us from enjoying them the past few years, it will be wonderful to see the Austin skyline lit up like, well, a firework! The show kicks off at Auditorium Shores beginning at 8:30pm so head to the park or find a perfect viewing spot! More details here.


Here are a few more top picks!

 July 3:

Start your celebration early tonight, July 3, at Star Bar with beer and BBQ. The bar will open a 512 Double IPA Firkin to be enjoyed alongside FREE Stubb’s BBQ. Star Bar is located at 600 W. 6th Austin, TX. For more information go to www.starbartexas.com or call 512.477.8550.

After filling up on beer and ‘cue, throw on your best Capitan America getup and head to Kung-Fu Saloon for the America F*ck Yeah! Party. There will be DJs, drink specials, and prizes for the best American costume. The event kicks of on Tuesday, July 03 and continues until mid afternoon on the 4th.  Details here.

July 4th:

TRIO at the Four Seasons is celebrating with a special 4th of July buffet dinner featuring TRIO favorites alongside traditional 4th of July fare. Cost is $44/adult and $22/children. After dinner enjoy the fireworks on the Four Season lawn! More details here.

Slip away for a mini vacay to Travaasa Austin for a 4th of July celebration complete with food, wine, and fun. Enjoy a red, white and blue themed menu created by Travaasa Austin’s Executive Chef Ben Baker that not only tastes delicious but has a patriotic feel to it. Come for the dinner and then stay for the night! Details and reservations: TRAVAASA Austin.

Take advantage of the view from Rattle Inn’s rooftop patio for the return of Austin’s firework show. Rattle Inn is hosting a booze and BBQ filled bash complete with Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails, Ala Carte BBQ from Ranch 616 and music from the Thieving Birds. Tickets to the celebration are $50/pp. Doors at 4pm, happy hour 4-7pm, and Thieving Birds are at 9pm. Call 512.569.1636 to make your reservation on the rooftop deck. http://therattleinn.com


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