Sober 4th of July Celebrations in Austin, Texas

Sober 4th of July Celebrations in Austin, Texas

sober 4th of July celebrations

Independence Day is usually a time of gathering with friends and family, watching fireworks, and having a fun celebration. During the COVID-19 pandemic, things have changed just a bit. You can still find lots of ways to celebrate and have fun, of course. There are also a lot of options for sober 4th of July celebrations in Austin, Texas, which is even more important when you are in addiction recovery.

Celebrate with Supportive Friends and Family

The first step to enjoying sober 4th of July celebrations is to have the support of your friends and family members who understand and share your goal of a successful recovery. Encourage everyone to stay sober and stay safe this Independence Day. When you do plan outings, bring along some refreshing lemonade or iced tea to drink. Get creative with frozen, non-alcoholic drinks that will keep you hydrated and cool in the hot Austin sun.

Catch a 4th of July Movie

Drive-in movies are becoming more popular as the coronavirus outbreak continues into the summer. In Austin, the one-of-a-kind Blue Starlite Urban Mini Drive-In is planning a unique 4th of July celebration. What better movie to watch on Independence Day than … Independence Day, starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum! The drive-in will also be showing Cabin in the Woods, Dirty Dancing, and Jaws. After the movies, the Blue Starlite will have its own fireworks show on their high definition screen. Bring the popcorn and your refreshing, non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy one of the most entertaining sober 4th of July celebrations in Austin, Texas!

Watch Fireworks in Pflugerville

While a lot of towns have canceled their fireworks displays, others, like Pflugerville, have shortened their celebrations to include only the fireworks. The Pflugerville Pfirecracker Pfestival, hosted by Typhoon Texas, will begin its fireworks at 9:30 p.m. You can enjoy the fireworks from three spots around the water park:

  • Stone Hill Town Center
  • Costco
  • Hendrickson High School

Enjoy an Outdoor Concert

At Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, KASE 101 is sponsoring a concert featuring Granger Smith. The show will start at 7pm and fireworks will follow at around 9:30pm. The field will be divided into six-foot by six-foot areas for people to sit in and stay socially distant, and Round Rock Express personnel will be taking other COVID-19 precautions as well.

Join the Fun in Buda

The Red, White, and Buda celebration will be just fireworks this year, but the city is planning on shooting off the fireworks in two different locations. You can enjoy fireworks, while social distancing, at the Buda Sportsplex and at Buda City Park, starting at 9:15pm.

Go for a Hike

There’s no better way to enjoy sober 4th of July celebrations in Austin than to explore the country we are celebrating! Get outside, get some fresh air, and enjoy the natural beauty of Austin and the surrounding area. You can stroll along the Butler Hike and Bike Trail around Lady Bird Lake, which offers spectacular views of the city. You can also plan a trek through the Barton Creek Greenbelt or a day trip to enjoy the McKinney Falls State Park. Up for something more challenging? Check out Slaughter Creek Trail, five miles of horse, hike, and mountain bike friendly pathways.

Stay Safe and Healthy

Celebrate the 4th of July this year in a sober, healthy, and fun way. Stay safe by maintaining an appropriate distance from others when you venture out. Wear your mask to protect yourself and others. When you’re out in the hot Austin sun, be sure to use plenty of sunscreen also! Focus on having a healthy and sober 4th of July celebration with supportive friends and family members. Celebrate our country’s independence as well as your own recovery!


At Sober Austin, we’re dedicated to providing you the resources you need to move forward with your addiction recovery. Whether you need resources for treatment, sober living, or having fun at sober celebrations, we are here for you. If you or your loved need to learn more about available resources, please browse our site to learn more about finding support in Austin. Please feel free to contact us directly by calling (512) 522-7135 or emailing