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KGSR's Weekend Guide

What to do this long holiday weekend...

4th of July:

If your 4th of July isn’t complete without fireworks, here’s where you can catch them:

Buda:   Red, White and Buda Independence Celebration Parade and Fireworks features children's festivities starting at 5:30 p.m.  The Buda Chamber of Commerce will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs. The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. More info here

Cedar Park:  Carnival games, face painting and free watermelon. Plus fireworks from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Free. Milburn Park. More here

Circuit of the Americas:  Austin Symphony H-E-B July Fourth Concert & Fireworks @ Circuit of the Americas. 8:30 p.m. Free. 9201 Circuit of the Americas. More here.   

Georgetown:  The Sertoma Club July 4th Celebration and Fireworks features arts and crafts, food, a petting zoo, and a car show, followed by a fireworks. 11 a.m. Free. San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow, Georgetown. More here

Kyle: 4th of July Concert & Fireworks.  Music by Starlight Symphony Orchestra, followed by fireworks on the front lawn at Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Free. 21003 Interstate 35, Kyle. 512-268-2141. More here

Leander: Liberty Fest features games and a live performance from Roger Creager with special guest Bri Bagwell, followed by fireworks. 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Festival entry will be on U.S. 183A South between San Gabriel Parkway and Hero Way. More here

Pflugerville: The Pfirecracker Pfestival features music, festival food and games for kids followed by fireworks. 3 to 11 p.m. Free. Lake Pflugerville, 18216 Weiss Lane. More here.  

Round Rock: The Round Rock Express plays the Nashville Sounds, followed by fireworks. 7 p.m. $16. Dell Diamond, 3400 East Palm Valley, Round Rock.  More here.  OR, July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration features a parade, carnival rides, a jalapeno eating contest, movies in the park, skydivers and more. The festival opens at 12 p.m., with activities all day. Fireworks begin at dark, and the movie "Despicable Me 2" will play afterward in the park.   More info here

 Summerfest San Marcos: Food, live music, a children's parade and costume contest, followed by fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m. Free parking, free event. San Marcos Plaza Park. More here

Taylor:  Festival and Fireworks. Parade, flag-raising ceremony, contests, food and the third annual Rubber Duck Race. 4 p.m. Friday. Free. 1600 Veterans Drive, Taylor.  More here

Also happening on the 4th of July:

Bob Schneider:  Bob Schneider's Fourth of July Bash is happening at Nutty Brown Cafe. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets start at $17.  More here.   


Saturday 7/5:

The East Austin Handmade Arts Market


2307 Manor Rd

Always free, the East Austin Handmade Arts Market features all arts and crafts from ALL local artist, entrepreneurs and hand-crafters….plus live music 12-2p.  Pets are welcome and there’s free parking at the Vortex.  More here.

A Red, White & Blue Weekend with the Round Rock Express

Vs the Nashville Sound


America’s favorite pastime.  Fireworks on both Friday & Saturday nights after the game, plus free live music. More here

Sure Thing Comedy Showcase

Free @ Austin Java - Lamar


Austin’s best comics and some from across the country come together for laughs every Saturday night.   More here

Alpha Rev & The Rocketboys

The Roost


So, the 512 Festival was cancelled, but you can still see Alpha Rev & The Rocketboys @ The Roost.  More here


Sunday 7/6:


Cinema East 2014

French Legation Museum


See critically acclaimed films fresh off the festival circuit on the lawn all summer.  BYOB, along with a lawn chair or a blanket.  Plus a Q & A with the curators immediately following.  More here.

Painting Class:  “Elizabeth’s Spring Garden”

8820 Burnet Rd


This is Painting with a Twist…not serious art lessons…rather it’s meant to be fun, BYO wine & snacks.

More here


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