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Public firework displays and rules in San Antonio

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Unless you love bonding over a cul-de-sac cleanup, it’s nice to let someone else handle the Independence Day spectacle. Plus, local organizations are pros at showing off some incredible displays.

Consider us your one-stop firework shop. Read on for public firework displays, parades, live music, and firework safety tips.

Public firework displays

  • 4th of July Jubilee | Thursday, July 4 | 9 a.m. | Pickrell Park, 703 Oak St., Schertz | Free | Bring your lawn chairs to Pickrell Park to enjoy a parade, live music, and a kids carnival.
  • 4th of July Celebration | Thursday, July 4 | 11 a.m. | Woodlawn Lake Park, 1103 Cincinnati Ave, San Antonio | Free | Enjoy a jam-packed day at the city of San Antonio’s official Fourth of July event — don’t miss the Air Force Band of the West’s performance.
  • 4th of July Festival | Thursday, July 4 | 4 p.m. | Raymond Rimkus Park, 6440 Evers Rd., Leon Valley | Free | Come for the Firecracker 5K, parade, and live music — stay for the fireworks display.
  • Kerrville’s 4th on the River | Thursday, July 4 | 9:30 p.m. | Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Dr., Kerrville | Free | View the fireworks, listen to live music, and shop from a vendor market.

Ready for more firework shows? Check out our guide.

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Head to the Westside for the largest Fourth of July event in San Antonio.

Firework safety

Did you know that larger fireworks explode at a diameter of 800+ feet (about 50 ft shy of the Tower of the Americans’s height)? Pretty incredible — until they go off on your lawn. Luckily, there’s rules in place so you can contribute to the spectacle safely.

Due to ongoing drought conditions, most fireworks have been banded in Bexar + surrounding counties (except for sparklers, poppers, and smoke bombs). If you decide to DIY, follow these guidelines.

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