Tuesday, June 29, 2021

H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4 Concert & Fireworks Returns 2021

Join the City of Austin and the Austin Symphony Orchestra this July 4 for an event complete with a fireworks display over the city skyline backed by symphonic patriotic classics. The Austin Symphony Orchestra presents the H-E-B Austin Symphony Annual July 4th Concert and Fireworks - planned, produced, and performed entirely by the Austin Symphony, with the help of its generous sponsors.
The performance will begin at 8:00 p.m., followed by "mile-high" fireworks. The event is free and open to the public. Logistical information about the event can be found on the City of Austin webpage.

Date/Time:      Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 8:00 p.m.
Location:          Auditorium Shores and the Long Center
Tickets:             Free and Open to Public
Box Office:       512.476.6064  www.AustinSymphony.org

Be Prepared and Leave No Trace

Please follow Leave No Trace principles. Plan ahead and prepare. Dispose of waste properly. Be considerate of other visitors.
  • You will be outdoors, so wear sensible shoes, clothes, and hats for sun protection.
  • Pack water for hydration, bug spray, and blankets
  • Pack a flashlight if you are traveling the Hike & Bike Trail
  • Personal umbrellas may be used
  • Folding chairs with attached canopies are allowed
  • Food and beverage vendors will be on site
  • Clean up after yourself
Park Rules and City Ordinances
  • No glass or Styrofoam
  • No alcohol allowed on site
  • Swimming in Lady Bird Lake is prohibited
  • Smoking and vaping is prohibited in City of Austin parks - Class C Misdemeanor
  • Vending at the park site without a permit - $200 minimum fine, Class C Misdemeanor
Prohibited Items
  • Drones are prohibited at the event per FAA regulations
  • No personal fireworks on site, including sparklers
  • E-Z Up style or pop-up canopies/tents are not permitted
  • Barbeque grills and cooking is prohibited at the event site
  • Please leave pets at home, as the fireworks during the performance is highly upsetting to our 4-legged friends. If you lose your pet, check with the Austin Animal Center. 
Getting There

For the best experience, park north of Lady Bird Lake in the downtown area to avoid the congestion in and around Lamar, Barton Springs Rd. and Riverside (all areas south of the park).
The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood will have neighborhood parking restrictions in place for safety.
Parking on green spaces and parkland is prohibited as well as along Rights of Way and medians, blocking private drives and lots, and utilizing "Not Permitted" areas may subject you to fines, ticketing and/or towing at your own expense.

Transportation Parking Options
  • Public Parking Options north of Lady Bird Lake
  • Convention Center Garages
  • State Garages (garages A, B, F, G and Lot 18 are free) on Trinity between 13th St. & 17th St. near Waterloo Park, State lots on corner of MLK & Trinity and MLK & Brazos.
  • One Texas Center
  • Palmer Events Center Garage
  • City Hall Garage
ADA Parking will be by permit at the Palmer Event Center Garage on a first come, first served basis. Entrance is from the south via Barton Springs Rd.
Road Closures

Road closures and/or lane reductions associated with this event start at 10 a.m. and may precede actual event start times. See the street closure map. All streets will be reopened no later than midnight.
10:00 a.m.
  • Riverside Drive from Lamar to S. 1st St.
5:00 p.m.
  • Cesar Chavez between MoPac and Congress.
  • Northbound and Southbound MoPac will be diverted to 5th St. and Enfield/5th St.
Trail Closures
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on the trails.
  • The lower portion of the Hike & Bike Trail on the north side of Lady Bird Lake (between Seaholm intake Structure and S. 1st St.) will be closed at 10 a.m. The upper sidewalk will along Cesar Chavez will remain open.
    • Trail users should take the Cesar Chavez south curb line trail and sidewalk between Shoal Creek and 1st Street area.
    • Interactive map (PARD to Update) of trail detours and closures.
Lake Closures

For safety reasons, Lady Bird Lake between the railroad trestle bridge and the S. 1st St. bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Austin Police Department 

The Austin Police Department is focused on saving lives in the Austin metropolitan area and making the roadways safe for everyone through education and enforcement. APD's No-Refusal DWI Initiative is effective Thursday, July 1 through Monday, July 5, from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. daily. Have a plan to get home safely. Don't drink and drive.
Austin Fire Department

The Austin Fire Department reminds you that it is illegal to possess, use, or sell fireworks within the City of Austin. Call 3-1-1 to report illegal fireworks.
Austin Public Health

Austin Public Health recommends attendees mask up if unvaccinated or immunocompromised to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
About the Austin Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1911, the Austin Symphony Orchestra (ASO) is Austin's oldest performing arts group. The ASO offers a complete season of musical and educational programming. Masterworks concerts include a series of eight concert pairs running monthly September through May in the state-of-the-art Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts. Our season also features the Sarah & Ernest Butler Pops Series: October & February Pops at the Long Center and December & June Pops at Palmer Events Center. Programming for the entire family includes the Halloween Children's Concert, "A Very Merry Symphony," H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks, as well as the popular James C. Armstrong Youth Educations Programs, which include Children's Day Art ParkYoung People's Concerts, High School Concert Tour and a variety of other school programs.
About Austin Center for Events
The Austin Center for Events is a collaborative assembly of City of Austin departments and agencies designed to streamline special event permitting on public and private property. ACE is anchored by teams from Austin Public Health, Transportation, Parks, Music, Police, Fire, EMS, Code, Austin Resource Recovery, Development Services, and partner agencies, and works closely with event organizers to guide them through the special event permitting process. More information at www.austintexas.gov/ace

About Austin Parks and Recreation
Austin Parks and Recreation seeks to inspire our community to learn, play, protect and connect by creating diverse programs and experiences in sustainable natural spaces and public places. This City of Austin Department protects and maintains parkland, urban forest, and trails as well as offering sports, recreation, educational enrichment, arts programs, cultural opportunities, and nature and aquatic activities for Austinites. For more information visit AustinTexas.gov/Parks.

About Austin Transportation
The Austin Transportation Department (ATD) is a department of the City of Austin responsible for a variety of transportation, mobility, and safety functions throughout the community. ATD works with all modes of transportation and many Austin-area partners and agencies to deploy an all-ages and abilities network. For more information, visit AustinTexas.gov/Transportation.