Doulas of Austin’s Guide to the 4th of July


With all the summertime BBQs and backyard parties going on for the fourth of July, it may be tough to figure out where to spend Independence Day.

The most important factor in your Fourth of July plans is of course finding the most impressive displays of fireworks with the best view. We have compiled a list to get you past the same old plans you always make.

If you haven’t thrown a Fourth of July party maybe this is your year to shine?

This Fourth of July, stay in the backyard or get out on the town and celebrate the United States with beautiful Austin, Texas as your backdrop.

    Fourth of July party made easy.

You might be ready to get friends and family together to throw a big backyard Fourth of July bash. If you are finding yourself overwhelmed trying to plan a menu for your event, enlist the help of some local BBQ champions to do the hard work for you. Austin Barbecue Company Catering is one of the many catering services that offer on site cooking and serving or a simple delivery of amazing Texas barbecue. The menu is completely customizable to your tastes and preferences, and the ingredients are high quality and fresh. The best part is you don’t have to wash a single dish and you can sit and enjoy the company of your family and friends completely hassle free. 

Austin Barbecue Catering Company, Austin, TX 512-649-4363

           Street Fair Fireworks.

The Austin Symphony’s July 4th’s concert is a completely free concert event that you can stroll by vendors all afternoon and enjoy music and fireworks at sundown. This outdoor event has tons of local food, beverage, and craft vendors. Support local businesses, spend some with family and friends and secure a VIP view of some amazing fireworks over Lady Bird Lake. There is also plenty of live music performed at the event to enjoy in a fun casual environment.

Panoramic views on the water.

For the best view of Fourth of July fireworks in Austin, hop on the Canyon Cruiser Fireworks Cruise. Enjoy a panoramic view of beautiful fireworks as the crew grills up complimentary hamburgers and hotdogs. Sip on some free drinks and munch on some snacks with your family and friends while you relax and enjoy a spectacular view of sparkling fireworks.

Indoor and outdoor fun to beat the heat.

Another great option that you might not have considered is heading over to the Hill County Galleria for their Independence Day celebration. Do some evening shopping and grab dinner with family and friends. With over twenty restaurant options, there’s a little something for everyone. Bring chairs and blankets for the fireworks show outside and the kids will be plenty entertained with the complimentary face-painting on the premises. There will also be plenty of live music to enjoy and dance the night away while you wait for the fireworks show.

No matter what you choose to do with your family this Fourth of July, be sure to spend the time together and be thankful for all the servicemen and women that fight for the freedoms we celebrate every July, 365 days a year.

Use this holiday as an opportunity to teach your little ones why we celebrate and how to be proud of your country and its rich history.

Have a safe and healthy Fourth of July from our family to yours.