San Antonio 4th of July Weekend 2019 – 10+ Fun Things to Do in July

There are few states as patriotic as Texas, so you know there’s bound of be plenty of 4th of July fun in San Antonio.

If you’re looking for San Antonio 4th of July 2019 ideas, check out some of these local activities and fun things do in San Antonio in July, including…

  • 4th of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park
  • SeaWorld San Antonio Fireworks Spectacular
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas 4th of July
  • Independence Day at the Alamo
  • and more…

Save on Admission to Popular Attractions

Regular admission to a number of these attractions are available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass.

Choose as you go from top San Antonio attractions and activities and save up to 40% off combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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Please note, some of these special July and 4th of July weekend events may be separately ticketed and not available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass.

4th of July Celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park
July 4, 2019

This is San Antonio’s official 4th of July celebration and it’s a great thing to do during your trip.

It’s fun for the whole family, and has great attractions like live entertainment, games and activities for kids, 1k and 5k fun runs, and a parade. And of course, fireworks!

The event runs from 8:00 am – 9:30 pm.  It’s the must-not-miss event of the season!

Getting In: 4th of July at Woodlawn Lake Park is free.

SeaWorld San Antonio Fireworks Spectacular
July 4, 2019

SeaWorld-San-Antonio July 4thIf you’re visiting SeaWorld San Antonio on this vacation, be sure to stick around in the evening for their amazing fireworks.

Don’t arrive at the last minute, either. You’ll get to enjoy festive live entertainment and family-friendly activities in the hours leading up to the fireworks.

If you want to make your visit special, consider upgrading your ticket to enjoy an all-you-can eat picnic, as well as reserved seats to see the fireworks.

Getting In:  SeaWorld San Antonio tickets are available as a premium attraction option with the San Antonio Explorer Pass; picnic upgrade is separately priced and is not included on the pass.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Coca-Cola July Fest
July 2-4, 2019

Six-Flags-Fiesta-Texas- July 4th San AntonioAnother great theme park option for family fun, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is hosting their very own 4th of July celebrations.

The Coca-Cola July 4th Fest boasts the largest fireworks display in the region, so it’s a smart choice for fans of the pyrotechnic arts.

Hang out in Rockville for festive activities, games, prizes (including free season tickets!), and Coke product sampling.

Insider Tip: Present a can of Coca-Cola alongside your regular admission pass and receive early access to select rides! Eligible rides include the BRAND NEW Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, Batman the Ride, Poltergeist, SCREAM, and Hustler.

Getting In: Six Flags Fiesta Texas tickets are available as a premium attraction option with the San Antonio Explorer Pass.

Explore More Texas History

TX-Hill-Country-and-LBJ-Ranch-Tour- San Antonio July 4thIf you want to get into the spirit of learning about American history around the 4th of July — more specifically, the history of the great state of Texas — then a visit to Texas Hill Country is a top option.

Celebrate our nation with a tour of the LBJ Ranch as part of this tour. You’ll get to explore the amazingly diverse heritage of the region, and see some beautiful countryside to boot.

Getting In: Texas Hill Country and LBJ Ranch Tour tickets are available as a premium attraction option with the San Antonio Explorer Pass.

Independence Day at the Alamo
July 4, 2019

SAT Alamo San Antonio July 4thHow appropriate, right? Visit the Alamo for a bevy of patriotic events, including a reading of a Declaration of Independence. Plus, there are folk music performances, and musket demonstrations, and a performance by Fort Sam’s Own 323d Army Band.

The whole event is free and family-friendly! This is a good option for those looking to reflect on the history of the day. The event begins at 9:30 am and concludes at 4:30 pm.

If you have time and love the neighborhood, check out a few local activities throughout the various Alamo Plaza attractions, and the historic Battle for Texas: The Experience.

Getting In: Alamo Independence Day celebrations are free to attend. Battle for Texas: The Experience tickets are available as an option with the San Antonio Explorer Pass.

Explore the River Walk

SAT Riverwalk San Antonio July 4thSan Antonio’s River Walk neighborhood is the perfect place to stroll around on the 4th of July before you head off to see the fireworks.

You’ll find everything from artists and craft vendors to street musicians to food trucks.

If it’s a really hot day, hop aboard a San Antonio River Cruise! This 30 minute excursion is a great opportunity to see the sights along the riverfront, and to cool off in the sultry Texas July heat.

However, if you’re visiting later in July, check out the Summer Artisan River Walk Show, filled with artwork and artisan wares for sale. This event runs from August 2-4, 2019.

Getting In: Go Rio San Antonio Cruise tickets are available as an option with the San Antonio Explorer Pass.

4th of July Fireworks in the Garden

If you’re searching for a unique fireworks experience, head to the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

In addition to offering acres of inspiring flora from across Texas and around the globe, this hidden gem of San Antonio also knows how to party.

Head to the Botanical Garden on the day itself to enjoy fireworks over a beautiful setting. Fireworks begin at 9:00 pm, but you’re welcome to explore the garden during the day.

This event is included with regular admission to the San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Getting In: San Antonio Botanical Garden tickets are separately priced and are not included on the San Antonio Card.

Market Square Freedom Fest
2019 Info TBD

This free event is a favorite among locals. The Freedom Fest is filled with fun, food, and a totally festive atmosphere, and takes place in the historic Market Square.

Spend some time here exploring their many shops and stalls, and soak up the historically Mexican culture.

There is an impressive slate of live entertainment lined up, too, with everything from local favorites to well-known stars.

The event runs from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Getting In: The Market Square Freedom Fest is free to attend.

Trader’s Village Independence Day Celebration
July 1, 2019

Traders Village July 4th San Antonio

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Lastly, this kid-friendly event is perfect for families visiting San Antonio who want to enjoy holiday festivities during the day.

You’ll find loads of fun free activities for kids, like face-painting, chalk drawing, balloon art, a magician, and event the chance to ride a mechanical bull.

The event runs from 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Insider Tip: The first 3,000 guests get a free American flag!

Getting In: The Trader’s Village Independence Day Celebration is free to attend.

Remember to Save on Attraction Admission with a Go San Antonio Card

There you go – plenty of fun ideas for things to do in San Antonio in July to help you plan your 4th of July weekend itinerary.

Remember, many of these great ideas are included on the Go San Antonio Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

We really hope you consider adding a few of these popular options to your upcoming plans. Enjoy!

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