Free Fourth Of July Fun In And Around San Antonio
Festive food, music, parades and patriotism are on the menu as San Antonio and area communities celebrate the Fourth of July. Many of the events and activities are free.
In San Antonio:
Stinson Municipal Airport (8535 Mission Rd.) will celebrate Independence Day by transforming one if its hangars into a free “Family Fun Fair” from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Festivities include the Commemorative Air Force Vintage Warbirds Expo, a DJ, swing-dance lessons, food, children’s activities and a photo booth.
Visitors of all ages are invited to “experience Fourth of July in 1845” with a free event 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Alamo (300 Alamo Plaza) that includes music by the Heart of Texas Concert Band, living history, firing demonstrations, readings of the Declaration of Independence and free paletas at 1 p.m.
Brooks’ free Fourth of July celebration from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. features food booths, games for kids, live music by Raulito Navaira & Remedio, Ram Herrera, Chente Barrera and more at Hangar 9 inside Brooks (8081 Inner Circle Dr.).
The San Antonio Parks Foundation hosts a full day of free fun 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Lake (1103 Cincinnati Ave.) with activities for the entire family, such as live music, Zumba, a carnival, food booths and a “Fireworks Extravaganza” at 9 p.m.
“Red, White & Blues” from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at Pearl Park (200 E. Grayson St.) features free live music by Jackie Venson, Nakia & The Blues Grifters and Will Owen Gage, plus food for purchase from Pearl eateries.
Outside San Antonio:
The City of Leon Valley celebrates the Fourth of July starting at 10 a.m. with a parade, food, drinks, music, a carnival and fireworks finale at dusk at Raymond Rimkus Park (6440 Evers Road).
Schertz’ annual “Jubilee” celebrates Independence Day with free fun at Pickrell Park (703 Oak St.) including a parade, 5K and carnival, plus musical entertainment, food and fireworks show.
The best place to watch fireworks in Boerne is at Boerne City Park (106 City Park Rd.), where the fireworks show will start just after dark.
Wear your most star-spangled attire to the “Old Time 4th of July” in downtown New Braunfels (500 Main Plaza) with a parade at 9:05 a.m. and patriotic program afterward. The fun continues at Landa Park (164 Landa Park Dr.) with live music on the dance slab kicking off at 6:30 p.m. and fireworks over Landa Lake at 9:15 p.m.
The final day of Seguin’s Independence Day celebration is capped off with a flag-raising ceremony at 9 a.m. at Central Park (201 S. Austin St.), followed by the “Biggest Small-Town 4th of July Parade” at 10 a.m.
Beat the heat:
Enjoy the “hot art, cool museum and free hours” at San Antonio Museum of Art from 1:00-5:00 p.m.