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By Shay Hargus Webb | Agent in Austin, TX

Austin Celebrates the 4th

Austin Celebrates the 4th

From parades to pig roasts, there is something for everyone when it comes to celebrating the 4th of July in AustinLike everything else here, Austin celebrates the 4th in its own unique way.  Whether it's a parade, bingo, carnival games or even a pig roast, the City of Austin has something to suit everyone's taste.  As with just about all of Austin's events, live music accompanies most of the day's events.  Everything, of course, will culminate in a spectacular display of pyrotechnics at the end of the night.  Here's a list of just some of the ways Austin celebrates the 4th this year:

Northwest Austin Civic Association Parade

The 40th Annual NWACA 4th of July Parade starts promptly at 9am beginning at Waterline and Far West in Austin.  Doss Elementary School marks its final destination, where parade watchers get to enjoy games, face painting, snow cones, watermelon, a clown, magicians and more.  Admission is absolutely free to the public.

4th of July Austin Pig Roast

Another way Austin celebrates the 4th is with an old fashioned pig roast.  The Scoot Inn and Bier Garten, located at 1308 E 4th St, is the perfect place for a pig roast.  This event is geared towards to adult crowd, with live music from Killa Dilla, Loving Ugly, Holiday Mountain and Slomo Drags.  The party begins at 2pm and includes a Slip 'N Slide and an epic tug o' war.

Search the MLS for South Austin homes for saleUnion Specific 4th of July

The Buzz Mill (1505 Town Dr, Austin) is offering a full Blue Ox BBQ with live music from Austin locals Union Specific.  Even though this is a full bar, the event is totally family-friendly.  The doors open at 8pm, with a great view of the fireworks show after dusk.

Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks

One traditional way Austin celebrates the 4th is with an special patriotic-themed concert by our very own Austin Symphony at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.  An hour before the 9:30pm fireworks, the Symphony will be performing such classics as the 1812 Overture.  Concessions will be made available on site, but you are always encouraged to bring a picnic, your blanket and/or lawn chairs and make an evening of it.  Admission is absolutely free.

Round Top 4th of July Parade

This year marks the 163rd 4th of July parade that the City of Round Top has hosted, making it the longest running July 4th celebration this side of the Mississippi.  The fun begins at 10am, with the firing of civil war canons signaling the beginning of the parade at 10:30am.  After the parade, visitors can chow on tasty BBQ at the Round Hall Top Rifle Hall.  Live music, games and a raffle keep everyone entertained for the day.

Are you curious about how Austin celebrates the 4th?  As you can see, it's as varied as the people here in Austin are.  And this is just a handful of what's going on around Austin on Independence Day.  However you decide to celebrate the 4th of July in Austin this year, please be safe and responsible.  It is wildfire season.  Don't let your celebrating get so out of hand that you become a danger to yourself or others.  Happy 4th of July!

Shay Hargus, your Austin real estate specialist

Originally posted on my All About Austin Texas real estate blog here: http://allaboutaustintexas.com/austin-celebrates-the-4th/.

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