4th of July Weekend Happenings

Happy 4th of July! Hope you’re preparing to enjoy a wonderful and safe long weekend celebrating ‘merica’s birthday. Here are a few recommendations of specials and events happening around town to help get your Red, White & Blue on!

Top pick for the 4th is, of course, the Austin Symphony’s 37th Annual July 4th Concert and Fireworks Show sponsored by HEB. Pack a picnic, load up the family and head to Auditorium Shores to enjoy an outdoor concert by the Austin Symphony Orchestra beginning at 8:30pm followed by a firework display at 9:30pm. With 100,000 folks expected, I highly recommend showing up early to ensure primo seating. Full details can be found here.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Beat the heat (and the crowds) by enjoying the 4th of July fireworks from the air-conditioned comforts of The Bonneville this Thursday. In addition to amazing views of the firework display, the lakeside restaurant is running a Thursday night edition of their Bubbles & Bugs summer special. Throughout the evening, The Bonneville will make sure guests have the perfect opportunity to toast to Lady Liberty by offering July’s featured pairing of lobster rolls and champagne for $18. Visit The Bonneville at 202 West Caesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701.

Black Sheep Lodge will host its 3rd Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest on Thursday, July 4th beginning at 3pm. For a mere $20 entry fee, you too can have the opportunity to be named Austin’s answer to Kobayashi in addition to a grand prize of $250. To join in Black Sheep’s 4th of July Contest, held in honor of Austin Pets Alive, visit here. Black Sheep Lodge is located at 2108 South Lamar, Austin, TX 78704.

Both the Salty Sow and Roaring Fork restaurants are helping folks solidify their financial independence by featuring a Buy One Entrée, Get One Free this 4th of July. Enjoy the restaurants’ Dinner on Us special all day Thursday, July 4th at Salty Sow (1917 Manor Rd) and both Roaring Fork locations (701 Congress & 10850 Stonelake Blvd.).

One of 2nd Street District’s best hotspots is about to turn even more exclusive. After one final hooray this Saturday, Malverde, located above La Condesa, will cease its bar operations to focus on private events only.  Join Malverde for its found farewell bash on Saturday, July 6th beginning at 5pm. Music provided by DJ Michael Crockett and happy hour pricing will be available until 9pm.  Drink specials will continue throughout the night with Deejay Honeycomb, DJ F’in A and DJ Starsign spinning until 2am. Visit Malverde at 400 West 2nd Street.

Austin’s very own gourmet burger stand P. Terry’s is celebrating its 8th birthday this weekend. Visit one of seven P. Terry’s locations on Saturday, July 6to pick up a free commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last) alongside a burger and fries. P. Terry’s is locations can be found here: www.pterrys.com



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