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See fireworks, find fun at the library in Austin, June 30-July 6

Nicole Villalpando
Horses and riders from Suncrest Farm participate in the Sertoma July Fourth Parade as part of Round Rock's July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration last year. [Henry Huey for Round Rock Leader]


H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks. Hear the symphony and then watch the sky light up. 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. Vic Mathias Shores, Austin.

Find other fireworks displays in smaller towns on Thursday:

Bee Cave. The music begins at 4 p.m. at the Hill Country Galleria, and the festival includes vendors and rides. It all ends with fireworks at 9 p.m. Hill country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. Bee Cave.

Buda. Red, White and Buda begins with a parade at 9 a.m. (though line up at 8:30 a.m.) and continues with free activities, food and entertainment. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Buda City Park, 204 San Antonio Road, Buda.

Cedar Park. Start the day with a parade at 10 a.m. beginning at the Cedar Park Recreation Center and following Discovery Boulevard. Events continue at 5 p.m. at Milburn Park and end in fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park.

Georgetown. Start the day with a parade at 11 a.m. at Morrow Street, continue with kids activities, a petting zoo and entertainment, and finish it off with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St., Georgetown.

Kyle. Celebrate the day with music beginning at 6 p.m. at Plum Creek Golf Course, 4301 Benner, Kyle, and continuing with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Leander. Leander's Liberty fest includes music, food and games from 6 p.m. until fireworks start at 9:25 p.m. Austin Community College San Gabriel campus, 449 San Gabriel Campus Drive, Leander.

Marble Falls. Activities start at 4 p.m. and include music, games and food. Fireworks begin at dark. First Baptist Church, 901 La Ventana Drive, Marble Falls.

Pflugerville. The Pfirecracker Pfestival begins with the kids area open at 5 p.m.  Music begins inside the stadium at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks launch at 9 p.m. Pflugerville Stadium, 1440 W. Pecan St., Pflugerville.

Round Rock Frontier Days Celebration.  The event begins with a parade at 9 a.m. along Mays Street. Frontier Days begins at Noon in Old Settlers Park with a cowboy singalong, pig races, Sam Bass Shootout, games and inflatables. Fireworks start after dark followed by Movies in the Park with "Captain Marvel." Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock.

San Marcos. Summerfest begins at 6 p.m. with music, children's costume contest and more. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. San Marcos Plaza Park, East Hopkins Street and North CM Allen Parkway.

Taylor. Head out to Murphy Park for fireworks at 9 p.m. 1600 Veteran's Drive, Taylor.

Wells Branch. FourthFest begins with a parade at 10 a.m. and continues with activities until 3 p.m. Fireworks are not included in this event. Katherine Fleischer Park, 2106 Klattenhoff Drive.


Baby Bloomers for children younger than 3. 9 a.m. Monday and Saturdays. Each month has a theme, and every week there are special performances. In July, it’s Make It Go. $5. Thinkery, 1830 Simond Ave.

Bullock Museum. Sense-sational Thursdays, explore history with your senses at 10 a.m. Thursday. This week the theme is Explore. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Bullock Museum: Make It Tuesdays. Create art at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the theme this week: World War I Animal Heroes. Bullock Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave.

Williamson Museum. Outlaw Tales. Uncover the stories of outlaws, 10-3 p.m. Saturdays in July, Chisholm Trail location. Williamson Museum, 8 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock.

George Washington Carver Museum. First Saturdays. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday George Washington Carver Museum, 1165 Angelina St.


Alamo Drafthouse Kids Club. These morning movies can be seen with a donation of $1-$5 to a local charity or school. "Kung Fu Panda." 10:45 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, Slaughter Lane; 10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Lakeline.  "Madagascar," 10:45 a.m. Friday-Saturday, Slaughter Lane. “The Neverending Story,” 10 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, Lakeline. “Wallace and Gromit: The Were-Rabbit,” 10 a.m. Monday, Mueller.

Regal Summer Movie Express. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Westgate Stadium 11, Regal Metropolitan and Gateway Stadium 16. This week:  “Despicable Me 3,” and “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch.” Tickets are $1.

Cinemark Summer Movie Clubhouse offers $1 movies 10 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays at Round Rock 8; 9:30 a.m. and 9:40 a.m. Wednesdays, Hill Country Galleria. This week: “Smallfoot.”


“Once Upon a Whaaa?!” The Hideout Theatre’s improv show for children. 11 a.m. Sunday. $12-$8. Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th St.

“Wake Up, Brother Bear!” For ages 6 and younger. Two bear siblings explore the seasons. 1 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 25. $10. Zach Theatre’s Whisenhunt Studio, 1510 Toomey Road.

Literature Life Presents “Jack and the Beanstalk.” 2 p.m. Monday, Howson library; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Little Walnut Creek.

Pollyanna Theatre Presents “Dog’s Job.” 2 p.m. Tuesday, Old Quarry library; 2 p.m. Wednesday, Willie Mae Kirk.


BookPeople10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday story times. New Books, Tuesday; Red, White & Blue, Wednesday; When I Grow Up, Saturday. BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd.

Barnes & Noble events. Baby & Me Storytime: "Hello, World! Solar System." 11 a.m. Sunday. "How to Catch a Dinosaur" Storytime. 11 a.m. Saturday.

At the library:

Water Art. 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, North Village.

Pop Art With Michael Albert. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Carver. 2 p.m. Friday, Ruiz. 2 p.m. Saturday, Twin Oaks.

Sandbank Shadow Factory Presents: Still Life. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Twin Oaks Branch.

Art Smart: Let’s Paint Space. 2 p.m. Monday, Willie Mae Kirk; 2 p.m. Tuesday, Windsor Park.

Space Camp. Create rockets, flying saucers and more. 2 p.m Monday, Windsor Park; 3 p.m. Tuesday, St. John.

Austin Reptile Show. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Southeast.

Super Narwhal and Jelly Party. Celebrate the narwhal and the jellyfish. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Twin Oaks.

Austin Public Library: An Attitude of Gratitude With Bernadette Nason. A fairy helps a cranky woman who lives in a vinegar bottle be grateful. 2 p.m. Tuesday, Cepeda. 

Elizabeth Kahura. African storytelling. 2 p.m. Monday, Spicewood Springs.

Camp Bluebonnet. Celebrate the Texas Bluebonnet Award. “The Boo-boos That Changed the World.” 2 p.m. Monday, Carver. “El Chupacabras.” 2 p.m. Monday, Old Quarry. “Magic Misfits.” 1 p.m. Wednesday, St. John.