How to celebrate the Fourth of July in Austin

We rounded up some local Independence Day events — like Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July picnic— to try out on America’s birthday


Kick back and relax with a “Lime in the Coconut” with coconut rum, dark rum, orgeat, and lime from Zanzibar.

Photo by Regan Velchoff

We’re going to party like its 1776.

Check out these Fourth of July events, starting this weekend.

Backyard Beefsteak Banquet | Saturday, July 2 | 6 and 8 p.m. seatings | Lenoir, 1807 S. 1st St., Austin | $95 | Celebrate the Fourth with farm-to-table bites — a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Austin Parks Foundation.

The H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks | Tuesday, July 4 | 8 p.m. | Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Dr., Austin | Free | Enjoy fireworks to the tune of classical music along Auditorium Shores at this free event.

Holiday in the Sun | Saturday, July 1-Saturday, July 8 | Times vary | Zanzibar, 304 E. Cesar Chavez St., Austin | Cost of purchase | Indulge in themed drink specials at this tropical rooftop bar.

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic | Tuesday, July 4 | 2 p.m. | Q2 Stadium, 10414 McKalla Pl., Austin | $45-$999 | Enjoy some tunes at Willie’s annual Independence Day bash.