Fireworks, friends, bar-b-que, and cold drinks make for a fun and traditional July 4th celebration. There are plenty of July 4th celebrations around San Antonio for you and your friends to enjoy this year. We rounded up a list for you to choose where to celebrate the birth of our nation and freedom.
*Indicates firework show to close the event.
San Antonio’s Fourth of July Celebration | Woodlawn Lake Park* |July 4, 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM
This is one of the biggest celebrations in San Antonio. It is an all-day outdoor event at Woodlawn Lake Park. There’s a little bit of everything including a parade-style “Firecracker Fit-Family Walk/Run” around Woodlawn Lake, free Zumba sessions, carnival-style rides, games, face-painters, and live performances by The US Air Force Band of the West, and local Selena Tribute Act Bidi Bidi Banda. Of course, there will be food trucks serving up hot bar-b-que, burgers, hot dogs, tacos and more. The night will end with The H-E-B Fireworks Spectacular.
July 4th Fest | Six Flags*|June 30 – July 4
This July 4th Fest will feature exclusive ride times, fireworks all five nights, festive foods, and more. Save up to $21 when you purchase tickets online, courtesy of Coca-Cola.
Fourth of July Drink The Flag | The Rustic | July 4, 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Celebrate July 4th at The Rustic with a free live music performance by Steve Helms Band and Friends! During this event, all proceeds from the iconic Rustic beer flag will benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation. Plus, all U.S. military attendees will receive a complimentary Rustic burger.
San Antonio FC vs. OKC Energy FC | Toyota Field* | July 4, 7:30 PM
Spend the holiday with the San Antonio FC and cheer them on as they play against OKC Energy FC. SAFC will also debut its new third alternate jersey for the first time. Stay after for the postgame firework show. Plus, Wednesday’s match is also a Dollar Drink Night presented by Bud Light, with the $1 beer and sodas being offered up to the 65th minute in-venue, and again at the ‘Extra Time’ postgame party.
Independence Day Celebration | The Alamo| July 4, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
If you’re a history buff and are looking for special daytime Fourth of July Celebration, check out the Alamo. You will find live music, Living History, readings of the Declaration of Independence, and more!
Missions Baseball and Eli Young Band | Nelson Wolff Municipal Stadium* | July 4, 5:05 PM – 11:09 PM
Spend Independence Day watching Missions baseball, Eli Young Band in concert and an epic fireworks show. This extravaganza kicks off at 5:05 PM with the Missions taking on the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. Eli Young Band will take The Wolff stage approximately 30 minutes after the game. Be sure to stick around for a fireworks show to close the night.
Fourth of July Fireworks at The Botanical Garden*| July 4, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is an ideal spot to celebrate Independence Day with friends and watch the fireworks show from its neighbor the San Antonio Country Club. Gates open at 5:30 PM and fireworks start at dusk, typically around 9:00 PM. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome. General admission applies ($12-$9).
Freedom Fest | Historic Market Square | June 30 – July 8, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Freedom Fest is the Historic Market Square’s week long Fourth of July Celebration! It’s free and open to the public. There will be live music each day, food trucks on July 2 and July 3, and a movie night in Milam Park on Friday, July 6. Visit the Facebook event page for schedule details.