Here are your best options for great events & fireworks on Lake Travis over 2019 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.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Vanilla Ice at Emerald Point Bar & Grill

Vanilla Ice at Emerald Point Bar & Grill

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. Tickets here.

Event: Vanilla Ice at Emerald Point Bar & Grill
Date: Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
Location: 5973 Hiline Rd
Host: Emerald Point Bar & Grill
Time: Doors at 7:00 show after the fireworks

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Thursday, July 4, 2018
Bob Schneider at Emerald Point Marina

Bob Schneider at Emerald Point Marina
Bob Schneider at Emerald Point Marina

Event: Bob Schneider Live at Emerald Point Marina
Date: Thursday, July 4rd, 2019
Location: 5973 Hiline Rd
Host: Emerald Point Bar & Grill
Time: At dark 7:00 PM

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Thursday, July 4, 2019
Lago Vista Fireworks Show

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

The town of Lago Vista always (almost 40 years running) has a great Independence Day celebration. A full day of great events (parade, champagne dinner, 5K run and Pickle Ball).

Lago Vista’s 4th of July Celebration will be at Bar K Park alongside the shores of Lake Travis, and will include – fireworks show at dark, Slip and Slide Baseball, train rides for kids, cotton candy, ice cream, food trucks and a dunk tank. Celebrate the birth of our Nation with the best Fireworks this side of Austin, complete with boats anchored off the shore with their gleaming lights, the stars above and space to lay out your blanket and make memories with your family while music abounds.

Event: Lago Vista 4th of July Fireworks Show
Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Location: Bar K Park
Host: City of Lago Vista
Time: At dark (sunset is 8:30 pm on July 4th)

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Thursday, July 4, 2018
Lakeway 4th of July Parade

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
Date: Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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.


Sunday, July 7, 2019
Emerald Point Bar & Grill

Stoney LaRue at Emerald Point Bar & Grill
Stoney LaRue at Emerald Point Bar & Grill

Event: Emerald Point Bar & Grill Presents Stoney LaRue
Date: Sunday, July 7th, 2019
Location: 5973 Hiline Rd
Host: Emerald Point Bar & Grill
Time: 7:00 PM

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. linda Atwater

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

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