San Antonians gather each year to celebrate the nation's Independence Day. From backyard cookouts to community-wide affairs, this southwestern city's residents and visitors find plenty of ways to enjoy themselves at the country's birthday bash.
If you’re looking for San Antonio 4th of July 2019 ideas, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in July.
July 3rd through 6th: Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fireworks
The area's largest fireworks display—choreographed to a patriotic soundtrack—launches from the theme park beginning nightly at 9:15 p.m. in the days leading up to and on July 4.
You must enter the park on a paid ticket to enjoy the nightly show, but you can pick up a free seating voucher to reserve the best viewpoint.
July 6th // 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Red, White, and Blues at the Pearl
The newest San Antonio Fourth of July celebration, inaugurated in 2017, takes place on the grounds of the historic Pearl Brewery, one of the city's trendiest restaurant, retail, and residential developments. This music-centric gathering hosts local and regional artists, with picnic fare provided by the neighborhood eateries.
July 4th through 7th: Freedom Fest at Market Square
Whether for a fiesta or Independence Day, you can count on Market Square to throw a good party. For three or four days extending around the Fourth of July, the historic square on Commerce Street plays host to musical acts, dancers, arts and crafts vendors, restaurateurs, and more.
The largest Mexican market in the U.S., El Mercado extends for three blocks near San Antonio's city center. This celebration remains a favorite among locals before the fireworks show.
July 4th // 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM: Woodlawn Lake Park Celebration and Fireworks
The San Antonio Parks Foundation, in partnership with The City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, present The Official City of San Antonio Fourth of July Celebration.
This year’s live entertainment lineup will include DJ Plata, Chulita Vinyl Club (SA Chapter), and The US Air Force Band of The West, with more to be announced. On top of the carnival-style rides and games, there will be additional activities and workshops happening inside the Family-Pavilion throughout the day with a special appearance from Curious George.
Per tradition, there will be plenty of July Fourth fare, including local food trucks and vendors serving up hot BBQ, burgers, hot dogs, tacos, and drinks.
July 4th: Sea World 4th of July Celebration
The Fourth of July picnic at Sea World includes an all-you-can-eat chef-prepared dinner and reserved seating at Ski Stadium for the dazzling fireworks show.
In honor of Independence Day, guests will get in the patriotic spirit when they witness a colorful fireworks display at Bayside. This stunning mix of pyrotechnics is set to a triumphant musical score. This jaw-dropping show will illuminate SeaWorld’s skyline and captivate guests with its spectacular display of colorful flames and twinkling sparks. Enhance your experience with reserved seating and an exclusive picnic.
July 4th // 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM: Independence Day at the Alamo
The city's storied history makes a perfect backdrop for a celebration of Independence Day. Reenactments, readings of the Declaration of Independence, and musket demonstrations transport visitors back to the earliest days of the nation. Music by local concert bands underscores the patriotic mood.
July 4th: Fourth of July Parade
The Monte Vista Historical Association teams up with Landa Library to sponsor a Fourth of July parade that begins at the corner of Lynwood and Howard in the historic Monte Vista neighborhood.
Prizes for the best child and adult costume, best non-motorized float, and best-dressed dog are awarded at the Landa Library Gardens festivities following the event.