4th of July Celebration. Free watermelon, carnival games, face painting and more, all leading up to a fireworks display. 4 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. Free. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5888. cedarparktexas.gov.
4th of July Concert & Fireworks. Patriotic music by Starlight Symphony Orchestra with area choirs, followed by fireworks display on the front lawn at Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Free. 21003 Interstate 35, Kyle. 512-268-2141. hayscisd.net.
Austin Symphony H-E-B July Fourth Concert & Fireworks. Patriotic music and fireworks at Circuit of the Americas. 8:30 p.m. Friday. Free and open to the public. 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. austinsymphony.org.
Patriotic Festival. Family-friendly activities, followed by Patriotic music by Austin Symphonic Band and a fireworks display. 6 p.m. Saturday. Free. Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow St., Bastrop. Visit www.bastropchamber.com
Cedar Park 4th of July Parade. Begins at 10 a.m. at the Cedar Park Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, travels down Discovery Boulevard, and ends at the Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-401-5888. cedarparktexas.gov.
Delwood’s annual 4th of July Parade and Neighborhood Celebration. Parade begins at 9 a.m. Friday at 1200 Bentwood Road and will feature vintage cars, floats and musicians, followed by a noon picnic that includes food, live music, a pie contest and children’s activities. Free.
Folk of July Festival. Two stages with performances from the Whiskey Sisters, the Harmed Brothers, Aisha Burns, Canvas People and more. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $10. Historic Scoot Inn, 1308 E. Fourth St. eyeinthesky.org.
July 4th Festival and Fireworks. Parade, flag-raising ceremony, contests, food and the third annual Rubber Duck Race. Night ends with fireworks display. 4 p.m. Friday. Free ($5 fee to participate in race). 1600 Veterans Drive, Taylor. 512-365-8485. taylortx.gov.
July 4th Pickled-Egg Eating Contest. Compete to win $250; benefits Little Artist BIG ARTIST, a mentoring program in East Austin elementary schools. 4:30 p.m. Friday. $20. Haymaker, 2310 Manor Road. For more information contact email@example.com or go to www.haymakeraustin.com.
Lakeway’s July Fourth celebration. The annual parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Live Oak Golf Course, 510 Lakeway Drive, and ends at Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek; it will be followed by the Pageant of Flags, which will include a free continental breakfast and live music. Free. The Lakeway Swim Center will be open from noon to 9 p.m. ($3 per person). Visit www.lakeway-tx.gov