Multiple days of activities, celebrations, parades and fireworks mark the 4th of July Independence Day holiday on Lake Travis.

At the top of this page are dates and times for parades and fireworks on Lake Travis over the 2023 Independence Day holiday. Scroll to the bottom of this page for a list of ALL the events taking place over the Holiday Week.

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Saturday, July 1, 2023
Lago Vista Freedom Festival

Lago Vista’s Freedom Festival 2023 will celebrate the independence holiday with a full day of festivities. 5k, Parade and Festival in the park followed by fireworks. Lago Vist’s Annual Independence Day celebration features the Firecracker 5K Race, the Lago Vista 4th of July Parade, and the Lago Vista Freedom Festival, which culminates in the “Lights Over Lago” fireworks show.

Event: Lago Vista Firecracker 5K Race
Location: K Oaks Clubhouse
Time: 7:00 am Check In – 8:00 am Start

Event: Lago Vista Freedom Festival
Location: Bar K Park
Time: 9 am to 8 pm

Event: Lago Vista Independence Day Parade
Location: Bar K Park
Time: Line Up at 8:00 am – Start at 10:00 am

Event: Lights Over Lago Fireworks Show
Location: Bar K Park
Time: At dark (sunset is 8:30 pm on July 1st)

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Monday, July 3, 2023
Volente Beach Fireworks Show

Lake Travis July 3rd fireworks on Volente Beach.  Photo: Will Taylor -

The Annual Starnes Island Fireworks show has been moved several hundred yards from the Island to the mainland at Volente Beach. Show will still be viewable by boat, in the same general area as always.

This year’s show starts just at dark on MONDAY July 3rd and best observation is by boat – there will be over 1000 boats in the water.

Event: 3rd of July Fireworks Show
Date: Monday, July 3rd, 2023
Location: Volente Beach on Lake Travis

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Tuesday July 4th, 2023
Lakeway 4th of July Celebration

City of Lakeway's 4th of July Parade. Courtesy of City of Lakeway - Jarrod Wise
City of Lakeway’s 4th of July Parade. Courtesy of City of Lakeway – Jarrod Wise

Independence Day is the City of Lakeway’s biggest celebration of the year. Come and enjoy Lakeway’s famous old-fashioned July 4th Celebration. We have activities for the whole family. Parade, live music, outdoor movie, food, games, awards.

Event: Lakeway July 4th Celebration
Date: Tuesday, July 4th, 2023
Location: Lakeway Drive
Host City of Lakeway
Time: 8:30 am to 10:30 am

2023 THEME: ’63 AND FREE
In July of 1963, the Lakeway Inn (now the Lakeway Resort and Spa) officially opened with a grand ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson and Governor John Connally. The event marked the establishment of the City of Lakeway and solidified its reputation as a destination for relaxation and luxury. This year, we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the City’s founding with a special 4th of July parade with the theme, ’63 and Free.’ This theme pays homage to the official opening of the Lakeway Inn as well as the City’s rich history, and is an opportunity to celebrate its continued growth and success.

The 4th of July parade is a celebrated event in Lakeway, bringing together residents and visitors alike to celebrate America’s independence and the City’s rich heritage. The parade is a testament to the community’s spirit, unity, and patriotism, and it serves as a reminder of the values that make Lakeway a great place to live and visit.

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Tuesday July 4th, 2023
Discount Furniture & Mattress Mack’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show

Gallery Furniture & Mattress Mack have a spectacular annual 4th of July Fireworks show planned between mile marker 15 & 16 on the north side of the lake at 8:30 pm on July 4th.

Long-time Lake Travis homeowner Mattress Mac and Gallery Furniture annully put on one of the best fireworks show on Lake Travis. It’s a real tradition. 1000’s of boats watch the show by water.

When: July 4th, 2023 at 8:30 pm
Where; Between mile marker 15 & 16 on the north side of the lake.
More: HERE

If you’d like to watch one of the firework shows from the water, check out or boat rental and party barge rental pages. If you’re viewing from land check out a Lake Travis lakeside restaurant or one of the great parks on the lake.

Grab a drink and a bite to eat before the shows at a lake area restaurant or one of the lake’s waterfront restaurants.

For ALL of the Independence Day weekend events on the lake check out our events page.
Have a happy 4th !

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Holiday Week Events on the Lake