Highland Lakes Fourth of July
Fireworks shows take place across the Highland Lakes on July 4 as well as July 2 and 3. Here are the best places to watch in 2022 in Kingsland, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, Llano, Bertram, and Krause Springs.
The night skies over Lake Marble Falls erupt in color and sound just after dark
Lake Marble Falls fireworks
on July 4, but the fun starts when the food vendors set up at 5 p.m. There’s plenty of space on the hill overlooking Lake Marble Falls to catch the show. Good views are also available at several restaurants and hotels in the area. Parking is available in Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Drive, as well as along Main Street and in Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J South.
Check the city’s website at marblefallstx.gov
When it comes to Fourth of July celebrations, Kingsland reigns with its annual AquaBoom celebration
. The multi-day event includes a fireworks display, land and boat parades, a wakeboard show, a rubber ducky race, and more. AquaBoom fireworks begin just after dark on July 4 and can be best seen from the RM 2900 bridge over the Colorado River. Parking is limited, so come early to get a spot. You can find some parking in nearby neighborhoods, but be courteous of private property and don’t block driveways.
You don’t necessarily have to be on the bridge to enjoy the fireworks. They are visible from several vantage points in town and on the lake. Be sure to tune your radio to KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune
to enjoy patriotic music synchronized with the fireworks display.
The 2022 Rock'n Riverfest personal watercraft races were canceled due to low Llano River flows caused by extreme drought. An alternative Fourth of July event, Drought Fest, is taking shape in 2022. The Llano Volunteer Fire Department will still host a fireworks show on July 4 in Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. The fun starts at 6 p.m.; fireworks start at dark. Click here for details.
Krause Springs fireworks
A hidden gem among Independence Day celebrations, the Krause Springs fireworks display on July 4 is free to attend, but if you are not already camping on the grounds, you have to arrive before 8 p.m. when the gates are closed. The fireworks also can be spotted along CR 412 or from the Spicewood Elementary School parking lot at 1005 Spur 191.
Krause Springs is located at 424 CR 404 in Spicewood. Visit krausesprings.net
for more information.
Bertram VFD fireworks
The Bertram Volunteer Fire Department invites the public to its annual fireworks display July 4 at the J.O. Wilson Sports Complex, 549 FM 243 in Bertram. Enjoy music by a DJ while waiting for the show. Veterans and first responders will be honored during the event.
Fireworks over Lake LBJ
Horseshoe Bay Resort hosts an amazing fireworks display on July 4 for its guests. Everyone else can catch it from a number of spots across the area and on Lake LBJ.
Sponsored by several local businesses and organizations, this show takes place on July 3 at Faurie's End of the Trail on U.S. 183. Gates usually open at 5 p.m., but check the Briggs and Oakalla Community Fireworks Facebook page @BriggsOakallaFireworks
for updates and more activities.
More Kingsland fireworks
Fred and Kathy Cramm host the annual Fred & Kathy Fireworks Extravaganza just after dark on July 2. Though it’s not officially affiliated with AquaBoom, the Cramms offer it as a gift to the community. The show can be seen from several points across Kingsland, especially by watercraft.