Best fireworks views in ATX

Birthday 246!
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It's back in ATX in person! The 45th annual H-E-B Austin Symphony July Fourth Concert and Fireworks at Vic Mathias Shores (Auditorium Shores). Rather than celebrating at the official site, Thrillist has some very cool alternative options to view the fireworks lighting up the ATX sky! Majic 95.5, our sister station, will simulcast the fireworks soundtrack. Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July!

ATX downtown rooftop bars:
Geraldine’s atop Hotel Van Zandt
Rules & Regs atop Fairmont Austin
Edge atop JW Marriott

Barton Creek Square Mall
Local secret that's great for viewing in your vehicle

Congress Bridge
See the Bats show, and stay for the double feature with fireworks

Downtown ATX apartments
Best unobstructed views are two Gables buildings by Lamar Blvd Bridge

Ladybird Lake ( on the water)
Rent a canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard / Austin Rowing Club
S. First Street, paddling to S. Lamar Blvd, and finishing at Lou Neff Point
Rent a boat/ Private Dinner Cruise / Virgin Experiences

Ladybird Lake Trail (10 miles)
Best for last minute viewing planning

Parks of ATX
Some of the best views!
Deep Eddy (pool) / Eiler Park
Rock Island (Zilker)
Zilker Park

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