The biggest summer holiday is upon us, and you might be wondering where you can find the best firework displays in San Antonio. There's no shortage of Fourth of July celebrations around Alamo City — most of which are family-oriented and filled with live music, barbecue, and brilliant fireworks.
Here are the places to be dazzled this Independence Day:
Independence Day Celebration at Random Beer Garden
Located right at the edge of Boerne Lake, this beer garden and food truck park is a local favorite. Its Independence Day celebration — held Saturday, July 2 — is becoming an annual tradition as well. Starting at noon, the garden will be filled with food trucks, a bounce house, live music, and children’s activities. At 9:15 pm, there will be a thrilling fireworks display. In addition to the usual 90 craft beers on tap, Random will sell wine, sangria, and champagne to ring in the holiday.
SeaWorld presents Fireworks Spectacular
July 2-4, SeaWorld hosts a spectacular spectacle at Ski Lake. The radiant fireworks program is one of the best in San Antonio, taking place at 9:45 pm each night. Consider making a day of it and enjoy the water park and multiple exhibits before the evening party of live music and entertainment. If you don't want to splurge on the cost of admission, many people choose to camp out at nearby parking lots to see the display.
Fourth of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park
This celebration in Woodlawn Park is the official Fourth of July event of the city, so you can expect large crowds and fantastic fireworks. The entire day is filled with activities in the park with the fireworks beginning at 9:30 pm. Those who want a great viewing spot for should consider arriving at the park during the day as the crowds do get quite large, which makes finding seating (and parking) at night more of a hassle. There's also a 5K run, children’s parade, and carnival rides and games during the day.
Leon Valley Fourth of July Festival & Fireworks Spectacular
This event at Raymond Rimkus Park is more low-key than the popular Woodlawn Park festivities, but it still culminates in a stunning display at dusk. During the day, the Leon Valley celebration will have a carnival, pony rides, a 5K run, and a parade that starts at 10 am. There will also be numerous food and craft vendors at the park.
Bonus: Tower of the Americas
Although Stars & Stripes Over San Antonio won't take place this year, Tower of the Americas is still a great place to see many local fireworks celebrations. If you want to catch the fireworks in a romantic or more upscale environment, consider getting a table at the Chart House Restaurant. Or just visit the observation desk to catch glimpses of multiple displays.
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