Independence Day

Fireworks dazzle alongside the Austin Symphony at Auditorium Shores

Fireworks dazzle alongside the Austin Symphony at Auditorium Shores

Cacy, Caitlin & Casey
Austinites got into the Fourth of July spirit. Photo by Alicia Vega
Patriotic teens marched through the crowd, for a cozy spot on the grass.
Patriotic teens marched through the crowd for a cozy spot on the grass. Photo by Alicia Vega
Canoers on town lake
Canoers on town lake. Photo by Alicia Vega
Camillie and Corinna
Camillie and Corinna. Photo by Alicia Vega
Children playing
Children playing at Audiorium Shores. Photo by Alicia Vega
Auditorium shores Austin skyline
Auditorium Shores. Photo by Alicia Vega
playing frisbee on the 4th of July
Playing Frisbee on the Fourth of July. Photo by Alicia Vega
 The crowds gather in anticipation
 The crowds gather in anticipation for the fireworks show. Photo by Alicia Vega
picnicking before the fireworks show
Picnicking before the fireworks show. Photo by Alicia Vega
Tricia sporting Liberty spikes and her son Loki
Tricia sporting liberty spikes with her son Loki. Photo by Alicia Vega
Austin Symphony Orchestra performing patriotic tunes
Austin Symphony Orchestra performing patriotic tunes. Photo by Alicia Vega
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Fireworks. Photo by Alicia Vega
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Fireworks. Photo by Alicia Vega
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Fireworks. Photo by Alicia Vega
Cacy, Caitlin & Casey
Patriotic teens marched through the crowd, for a cozy spot on the grass.
Canoers on town lake
Camillie and Corinna
Children playing
Auditorium shores Austin skyline
playing frisbee on the 4th of July
 The crowds gather in anticipation
picnicking before the fireworks show
Tricia sporting Liberty spikes and her son Loki
Austin Symphony Orchestra performing patriotic tunes
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fireworks
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On the Fourth of July, more than 100,000 gathered for the largest Independence Day celebration in Austin. Austinites brought picnics, blankets and Frisbees to Auditorium shores early in the day to save their spot for the iconic annual fireworks show. 

The Austin Symphony Orchestra, with ASO Music Director Peter Bay directing on baton, accompanied the patriotic show overlooking Lady Bird Lake.