The July 4th Symphony Concert and Fireworks are back on! See you this July 4th!
Austin Symphony’s July 4th Concert and Fireworks is an Austin Tradition. Free Fireworks, and a Free Live performance for all central Texans. Great food and drinks, and a variety of local Arts & Crafts vendors.
Location: Downtown Austin at Vic Mathias Shores (Formally Auditorium Shores) and the Long Center (600 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, TX).
Date: Tuesday July 4, 2023
Virtual Concert Hall
Long Center for the Performing Arts
Spend this Independence Day with your family and friends, decked out in red, white and blue. Head down to Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores) this July 4th for an amazing event complete with a fireworks display over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics. This event is planned, produced, and performed entirely by the Austin Symphony Orchestra, with the help of its generous sponsors. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. with Master of Ceremonies welcoming dignitaries and special guest. Concert begins at 8:30 p.m., followed by “mile-high” fireworks. The event is free and open to the public.
Pre-main event performances on the Long Center’s new 3D printed pavilion are for ticketed guests sitting at VIP Terrace Tables and VIP Lawn. Tickets are still available and can be purchased below.
5:00 pm to 5:30 pm – Anna Macias Fiddlers
6:00 pm to 6:30 pm – Lurleen Ladd
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Austin Soundwaves
8:00 p.m.: Master of Ceremonies welcomes crowd and special guests.
8:30 p.m.: Concert begins followed by fireworks
General Admission/Free and open to all
Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores)
VIP Section/Sponsors and VIP ticket holders, levels vary
Hartman Lawn and H-E-B Terrace
The ASO is now offering curated VIP experience opportunities for guests looking for added comfort, amenities, and access. There is limited availability so purchase your VIP experience today!
- Riverside Drive from Lamar to S. 1st St.
- Cesar Chavez between MoPac and Congress. North- and Southbound MoPac will be diverted to 5th St. and Enfield/5th St.
ALL STREETS WILL BE REOPENED NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT.
- Motorized vehicles will be prohibited on the trails.
- The lower portion of the Hike & Bike Trail on the north side of Lady Bird Lake (between Seaholm intake Structure and S. 1st St.) will be closed at 10 a.m. The upper sidewalk will along Cesar Chavez will remain open.
- For safety reasons, Lady Bird Lake between the railroad trestle bridge and the S. 1st St. Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Parking and Getting to the event
Capital Metro will run Saturday-level service on the 4th of July, with MetroRapid and MetroRail each running past midnight. Public transportation information for July 4th is available at capmetro.org/July4th.
Paid Parking Options:
Long Center for Performing Arts (Entrance on Barton Springs just west of 1st Street)
One Texas Center Parking Garage (Entrance on Barton Springs just west of 1st Street)
Free Parking Options:
TXDOT parking lots (Entrance on Riverside Just east of Congress Ave.)
ADA Parking will be by permit at the Palmer Event Center Garage on a first come, first served basis. Entrance is from the south via Barton Springs Rd.
What you Can and Cannot BringDon’t Bring:
- Food & Drinks
- Liquor Beer or Wine
- Weapons or Fireworks
- barbeque grills
- Baby Food & Drinks
- bottled water
- Ice Chest with Ice
- Small umbrellas, but please take down before fireworks so that you do not block others view of the fireworks display. Thanks!
- 4:00pm: Vendors open for business
- 8:00pm: Symphony performance begins
- 9:30pm: Fireworks begin
- 10:00pm: Fireworks over