Monday, June 27, 2022

H-E-B Austin Symphony Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks Celebration

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 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 and the ASO event page

Date/Time:      Monday, July 4, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Location:          Auditorium Shores and the Long Center |  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
  • Have a plan and tell people who know you where you will be
  • Have your phone fully charged
  • Be aware of your surroundings

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 are 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 South Lamar Boulevard, Barton Springs Road and Riverside Drive (all areas south of the park).
 
The Bouldin Creek Neighborhood will have neighborhood parking restrictions in place for safety. Parking in prohibited areas on green spaces and parkland, along Rights of Way and medians, blocking private drives and lots; or in “Not Permitted” areas may subject you to fines, ticketing and/or towing at your own expense.

Transportation

  • Hike & Bike Trail to get to the park (bring a light and remember, motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trail)
  • Bike to the event - The park is open and you can ride your bike directly to the concert site
  • CapMetro - Use the  CapMetro trip planner to plan your trip
  • Shared Mobility / Dockless Devices – The southwest corner of Riverside Drive and South First  Street will be available for drop off 

Parking Options

ADA Parking will be by permit at the Palmer Event Center Garage and One Texas Center on a first come, first served basis. Entrance is from the south via Barton Springs Road.
 
Road Closures
Road closures and/or lane reductions associated with this event start at 10 a.m. and may precede actual event start times. There is no on-street parking allowed in the neighborhoods south of Auditorium Shores. All streets will be reopened by midnight. Click here for additional street closure information.

10 A.M.

  • Riverside Drive from Lee Barton Drive to South First Street

8 P.M. (Be aware certain roads may close earlier for safety reasons due to heavy pedestrian traffic.)

  • South First Street from Cesar Chavez Street to Barton Springs Road
  • Congress Avenue Bridge southbound closed to thru traffic
  • Riverside Drive from South First Street to South Congress Avenue
  • Barton Springs Road from Lamar to South Congress Avenue

Lake Closures
For safety reasons, Lady Bird Lake between the railroad trestle bridge and the South First Street bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. to midnight.
 
Austin Police Department
The Austin Police Department focuses 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, June 30 through Monday, July 4, from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m. daily. The Department is participating in a second initiative, sponsored by TxDOT, which will run from June 24 through July 10 and will add to current traffic enforcement efforts. Have a plan to get home safely. Don’t drink and drive.
 
Austin Fire Department
The Austin Fire Department reminds you there is always a burn ban within the city limits, and that it is illegal to possess, use, or sell fireworks within the City of Austin. Call 3-1-1, NOT 9-1-1, to report illegal fireworks.
 
Austin-Travis County EMS
Austin-Travis County EMS will provide on-site medical resources at the celebration.
 
Austin Public Health
Find Austin-Travis County's current Community Level and related COVID-19 guidance here.

Additional Considerations
Traffic may be impacted by other Austin celebrations including activities taking place at the Q2 Stadium with doors opening at 11 a.m., musical performances starting at noon, and a separate fireworks show. For more travel information, visit the City’s event page.
 
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 and programming for the entire family. Popular James C. Armstrong Youth Educations Programs also occur annually and include Tuneful Tales, Young 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.

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