Here are your best options for great events & fireworks on Lake Travis over 2020 the Independence Day holiday. Check here for a list of ALL the events taking place over the Holiday Week. Check here for a boat or party barge rental, if you plan too watch the fireworks on the water. Check here for your Lake Travis lodging choices. Here are the best parks on Lake Travis.

Friday, July 3, 2020
Starnes Island Fireworks Show

Lake Travis July 3rd fireworks on Starnes Island.  Photo: Will Taylor - LakeTravis.com
Lake Travis July 3rd fireworks on Starnes Island. Photo: Will Taylor – LakeTravis.com

Starnes Island will once again be host to the biggest firework show on the lake. Starnes Island, just offshore from VIP Marina and Beachside Billy’s, has been host to great fireworks on the lake for years. This year’s show is sponsored by Volente Beach Resort. Here is our video flying out over the 2015 show.

This year’s show starts just at dark on JULY 3RD and best observation is: 1) by boat – there will be over 1000 boats in the water that evening surrounding the island, 2) from one of the many hilltops surrounding the lake in the Volente area or 3) get front row seats at Volente Beach Resort’s own Independence Day celebration event.

Event: Volente Beach Resorts 3rd of July Fireworks Show
Date: Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Location: Starnes Island on Lake Travis
Host Beachside Billy’s
Time: At dark (sunset is 8:30 pm on July 3rd)

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Friday, July 3, 2020
Vanilla Ice at Emerald Point Bar & Grill – CANCELLED

Yo VIP, let’s kick it. After the fireworks at Starnes Island head over to Emerald Point Bar and Grill and catch Vanilla Ice on the lake. Music lineup: Hip Hop Hooray 7 pm-10 pm. VANILLA ICE 10 pm-12 am Tickets here.

Event: Vanilla Ice at Emerald Point Bar & Grill
Date: Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Location: 5973 Hiline Rd
Host: Emerald Point Bar & Grill
Time: Doors at 7:00 show after the fireworks

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Saturday, July 4, 2020
Emerald Point 4th of July Celebration! – CANCELLED

Event: The Spazmatics and Color Me Badd at Emerald Point Marina
Date: Saturday, July 4rd, 2020
Location: 5973 Hiline Rd
Host: Emerald Point Bar & Grill
Time: The Spazmatics 7PM-10PM Color Me Badd-10PM-12AM
Tickets: Here

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Saturday, July 4, 2020
Lights Over Lago 4th of July Fireworks

Lago Vista 4th of July
The show begins at the Lago Vista 4th of July fireworks celebration.

Lago Vista’s 4th of July Celebration will be at Bar K Park alongside the shores of Lake Travis. Due to unpredictable COVID-19 social distancing measures, the 4th of July celebration will include fireworks only for this year.

Event: Lago Vista 4th of July Fireworks Show
Date: Saturday, July 4th, 2020
Location: Bar K Park
Host: City of Lago Vista
Time: At dark (sunset is 8:30 pm on July 4th)

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Saturday, July 4, 2020
Lakeway 4th of July Parade – CANCELLED

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

Event: City of Lakeway 4th of July Parade

PLEASE NOTE, THE EVENTS AS DESCRIBED BELOW WILL NOT BE TAKING PLACE THIS YEAR. NEW PLANS ARE DEVELOPING AND WILL BE POSTED SOON

Date: Saturday, July 4th, 2020
Location: Parade starts at Live Oak Country Club down Lakeway Drive to the Activity Center.
Host: City of Lakeway
Time: 8:30 AM

Following the parade there’s music and a hot dog lunch at the Lakeway Activity Center. Meet an astronaut! Parade winners may pick up their ribbons at the Lakeway Activity Center anytime after July 4th, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


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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  1. Sooo very happy Emerald Point is back in action !! Good luck 2 ya’ll !! Happy summer !!!

    linda Atwater,