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4th of July Weekend: Closures, Celebrations, and Safety Tips

July 3, 2020


All City of Austin parks, recreation facilities, and cultural centers, including Republic Square, will be closed for the holiday weekend beginning tonight at 10:00 pm. Parks will reopen on Monday at 5:00 am, but all facilities and park amenities will remain closed. This includes facilities previously reopened such as cultural facilities, pools, golf courses, tennis facilities, park concessions, and other amenities. Both Barton Springs Pool and Deep Eddy Pool are closed until further notice.

Travis County Parks Closed for July 4th Weekend
Travis County will close all parks (including boat ramps) in its system starting today at 8:00 pm until Tuesday at 8:00 am. The notice on the website indicates parks could remain closed beyond this date.


4th of July in Austin: Know Before You Go

City of Austin, Travis County Parks Close for Fourth of July Weekend (Spectrum)

Know Before You Go: Parks Around Austin (Do512 Family)

With firework shows canceled, here’s what you need to know as families try to do their own (KVUE)


The SFC Farmers’ Market will take place as usual on Saturday, July 4 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Republic Square

Although Republic Square is closed this weekend, the SFC Farmers’ Market will be open as usual on Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Stop by to pick up watermelon, cantaloupe, and more of your favorite, fresh summer treats for your at-home celebrations! Review updates to the market safety guidelines before you go.


4th of July in Austin: Ideas for Celebrating Safely

Guide to the 4th of July in Austin (Do512)

4th Of July Around Austin (Do512 Family)

4th of July 2020: Fireworks in Central Texas, social distancing celebrations
(Austin 360)

Freedom Over Texas lights up 4th of July with virtual show and fireworks display (CultureMap Austin)

How To Watch Fourth Of July 2020 Fireworks On TV, Online (Patch)

Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Goes Virtual (Austin Chronicle)
Saturday, July 4 | 3:30 pm | Purchase tickets now!

Where to Find Fourth of July Takeout Specials in Austin (Eater Austin)

The Best Sno Cones In Austin (Do512)

Ice Cream Spots in Austin (Do512)

7 of the Best Swimming Holes in & Around Austin (Visit Austin)

No Refusal in effect 10:00 pm to 5:00 am tonight, tomorrow night, and Saturday night.

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