Fourth of July Event Guide
6 best things to do in San Antonio on 4th of July, from festivals to fireworks
Don your most fabulous red, white, and blue attire to celebrate Independence Day at these six holiday happenings in San Antonio. Hop on carnival-style rides at the Official Fourth of July Celebration in Woodlawn Lake Park or enjoy a delicious picnic, complete with all-American eats and drinks at Pearl Park. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, July 4
Fourth of July Artisan Show
Celebrate America's entrepreneurial spirit with unique goods crafted by local artisans on the River Walk. Shoppers can stroll the picturesque route while browsing speciality gifts and products that can enhance your home, wardrobe, or garden. Participating artisans will be on-site to offer up insights, mingle, and share more information about their craft.
The City of San Antonio’s Official Fourth of July Celebration
Guests of all ages are welcome to experience the City of San Antonio’s Official Fourth of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park. The all-day event includes live entertainment, carnival-style rides and games, workshops, and more. Kiddos can get their chance to hang out with special guest Curious George while adults browse the July Fourth fare and beverages courtesy of local food trucks. Musical performances features sets by DJ Plata, The U.S. Air Force Band of The West, Chulita Vinyl Club, and other surprise guests. Admission is free.
Pearl presents Great American Picnic
Feast on American-inspired fare perfectly paired with craft beverages at Pearl Park. Picnic festivities include rounds of classic lawn games, foodie fun, and live jams by the Peterson Brothers throughout the evening. Prep your palettes for delicious bites by Bud’s Southern Rotisserie, such as barbecue chicken, corn and watermelon, and bacon-wrapped jalapeño sausage-on-a-stick. This event is free and open to the public.
It's 4th of July— San Antonio style — at the Historic Market Square. Freedom Fest returns for another full day of food vendors, pieces by working artists, and live entertainment by local bands. All ages are welcome. Admission is free.
Red, White and Bloom
Have a beautiful Independence Day at the San Antonio Botanical Garden by walking the lush grounds before sundown festivities begin. Additional attractions, including The No Name Creek Family and Adventure Garden, will be open to families until 7:30 pm and 8 pm, respectively. Additional highlights include live music, giant lawn games, and a prime location for watching the sky light up red, white, and blue, courtesy of the San Antonio Country Club next door. For tickets, visit the event website.
SeaWorld San Antonio Fourth of July Celebration
Dive into the day's festivities with the entire family at SeaWorld. Park guests can stay after the sundown and experience a colorful fireworks display on the Bayside lawn. The jaw-dropping production combines illuminating pyrotechnics with a triumphant musical score for a twinkling, patriotic tribute everyone will enjoy. Enhance your viewing experience by splurging on reserved seating tickets complete with admission to an exclusive holiday-themed picnic. For tickets, visit the SeaWorld website.