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5 Things to Do in San Antonio this 4th of July Weekend

by Legacy Office Centers
Jul 01, 2021

San Antonio is buzzing with energy as the Fourth of July nears! After more than a year of distance, many people are excited to celebrate this holiday in true American fashion! This year is likely to be one of the biggest celebrations we’ve seen yet. If you’re looking for things to do in San Antonio, we have you covered!

Watch Fireworks with Friends & Family

The San Antonio Parks Foundation is sponsoring the biggest Fourth of July celebration in San Antonio at Woodlawn Lake Park for FREE! The whole family can have a fun-filled day with food, games, and musical entertainment. This all-day event will feature carnival rides, face-painting, a Selena cover band, and so much more. This is one you certainly don’t want to miss! And, of course, the night will conclude with the H-E-B Firework Spectacular! For more information visit

Spend the Day on the River

Everyone in Central Texas knows that there’s no better way to beat the Texas summer heat than by taking a dip in the river! New Braunfels and San Marcos each offer several wonderful local tubing companies that will provide tubes and transportation, so all you have to worry about is having fun! While the river authorities do not allow glass bottles, make sure to pack plenty of canned drinks and snacks to keep yourself hydrated and energized. A quick Google search will reveal several companies with holiday specials.

Go on a Day Trip

If your ideal way to celebrate is by going on a good adventure, you’ll enjoy taking a day trip from San Antonio! The Lone Star Travel Guide has 19 recommended day trips from San Antonio available here: From nature, to urban, to wineries, and more! There’s a day trip perfect for any couple, family, or group of friends looking to celebrate American Independence with an adventure.

Backyard BBQ

Is there anything more Texan than a good backyard BBQ with friends and family? Spend the day showing off your grilling skills! Don’t know how to grill? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! San Antonio Magazine offers professional insider tips in their grilling guide: Maybe grilling isn’t your thing, that’s okay! You can order a meal big enough to feed an army from local favorites like Smoke Shack BBQ + Southern Kitchen and Rudy’s BBQ. All that’s missing is a backyard, some drinks, music and the ones you love most!

Outside of San Antonio

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of our vibrant city, you can enjoy a more low-key celebration in areas surrounding such as Boerne and Kerrville! KSAT created a full guide outlining the various celebrations going on in the San Antonio surrounding area that you can check out here: