Fourth of July Moves

Austin's Fourth of July fireworks and concert relocate to Circuit of the Americas

Austin's Fourth of July celebration leaves Auditorium Shores for COTA

Austin's New Year 2013 with fireworks over Austin Auditorium Shores
Don't expect to see any fireworks over Auditorium Shores on July 4, 2014. Photo courtesy of the City of Austin

The Circuit of the Americas will be where Austin celebrates America’s birthday — at least for 2014.

The Austin Symphony Orchestra announced that, due to the traditional host site of Auditorium Shores undergoing renovations, the Fourth of July concert and fireworks display will be held at the Austin360 Amphitheater. There will be no fireworks on July 4 above Lady Bird Lake.

The 38th annual edition of the fireworks display and concert will still be planned, produced and performed by the orchestra. A musical performance of patriotic compositions will begin at 8:30 pm and the fireworks will commence at 9:30 pm. There will even be a nod to this year’s host site, with a few automotive-themed tunes planned for the evening.

As always, the event is free and open to the public, and guests can also choose to bring a picnic, tailgate or even camp out with friends. The Circuit of the Americas will offer games and activities for families, too. As is tradition, you can also tune in for the simulcast on Majic 95.5 FM.

For now, the Austin Symphony Orchestra says the move is only for this year, and that the holiday celebration will return to its Auditorium Shores home in 2015. For more details on parking and items allowed into the Circuit of the Americas, visit the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s official website.